Industry Monitor - February 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.

In this edition of the Industry monitor we speak about:

  • European flights increased by 3.0% in January 2019 compared with January 2018. For 2018 as a whole, total flights in Europe rose 3.8%. Preliminary data for February show average daily flights up 2.4% on February 2018.
  • New seven-year forecast (2019-2025) predicts 12.7 million IFR flight movements in Europe in 2025; this is 15% more than in 2018. The flight growth rate for 2019 is forecast to be 2.8%.
  • Brent crude oil prices climbed to a monthly average of €57 per barrel in February from €53 per barrel in January.

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Industry monitor - February 2019