Network Operations Report – November 2018

14 December 2018

November 2018 saw a fall in traffic compared to October as aircraft operators moved to the winter schedule, except for the South/West axis where the traffic is going up due to end of the year period. Traffic increased by 4.2% compared to November 2017 and was in line with the baseline forecast. Ten states added more than 50 flights daily to the network with Germany, France and Spain as the top contributors.

En-route ATFM delays (13,305 min/daily) increased by 133.1% and airport ATFM delays (15,588 min/daily) increased by 54.2% compared to November 2017. There were, on average, 301 daily flights with an en-route ATFM delay of at least 15 minutes (+93.1% compared to November 2017).

Highlights include:

Lanzarote and Fuerteventura connected to the network as Advanced ATC Tower airports on 20 November.


  • En-route ATC capacity delays in Karlsruhe, Lisbon ACCs;
  • High ATC staffing delays in Karlsruhe UAC;
  • Seasonal weather impacted Canarias ACC.


  • Seasonal weather impacted London and Paris airports;
  • Airport capacity in conjunction with maintenance generated high delays at Athens airport.

The average en-route ATFM delay per flight in the NM area in November was 0.49 min/flt, which is above the corresponding monthly guideline value of 0.18 min/flt. The average YTD en-route ATFM delay per flight in 2018 in the NM area is 1.81 min/flt which is more than three times the corresponding guideline value of 0.52 min/flt.

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