Seven-year Forecast of Flight Movements and Service Units - September 2017

This report presents the September 2017 update of the EUROCONTROL seven-year flight and service units forecast.

This update of our February 2017 report uses the most-recent traffic statistics and economic forecasts, and more up-to-date information in terms of traffic trends and recent air-industry related events.


Medium-term forecasts look seven years ahead and build on the short-term forecasts. The medium-term forecasts combine flight statistics with economic growth and with models of other important drivers in the industry such as costs, airport capacity, passengers, load factors, aircraft size etc.

The forecasts give a comprehensive picture of anticipated air traffic development in Europe.Using high- and low-growth scenarios, a likely range for growth is presented. The medium-term forecast is published in February and refreshed in September.


EUROCONTROL Seven-year forecast - September 2017