Industry Monitor - April 2019

The Industry Monitor is a regular briefing for EUROCONTROL Member States and associated organisations on the air transport and related industries.

It covers matters of relevance for understanding air transport statistics or preparing air transport forecasts.

Our Industry monitor for April 2019 is now out!

Due to the summer schedule starting a week later in 2019 than in 2018, European flight growth slowed down sharply to 1.4% in March 2019 compared with March 2018. For the first quarter of 2019, the flight growth of 2.4% was in line with the baseline forecast. Preliminary data for April 2019 show an increase of 1.2% in flights on April 2018.

Airbus delivered 55 aircraft during the first quarter of 2019 and surpassed Boeing which recorded 24 aircraft deliveries for Europe.

Brent crude oil prices surged to €63 per barrel in April, their strongest April in five years. Brent crude prices averaged €56 per barrel for the first quarter of 2019 marginally up from €55 for the same quarter in 2018.

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Industry Monitor - April 2019