This is published four times per year: independently in May and December, and as an integral part of the medium-term forecast in February and September.
This update of the flight forecast uses the improved method that was first put into operation in February 2009 and enhanced in February 2010. This method is outlined in Annex A. Reporting of the forecast for this summary report remains focused on the main flows for each State, and for the EUROCONTROL Statistical Reference Area (ESRA08).
The ESRA081 represents the whole of Europe. It is a large, stable subset of the Member States used for comparison purposes since 2009.
In the remainder of this document:
- Section 2 looks at what has changed since the last forecast, and what this says about trends in growth.
- Section 3 summarizes the forecast for 2012.
- Section 4 outlines the forecast for 2013.
The next short-term forecast will be published at the end of September 2012 as part of the seven-year flight forecast update.