The European countries exceeded one million monthly flights in July 2023 carried out in its airspace for the first time since September 2019before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, as reported by the organization on Tuesday Eurocontrol.
Specifically, in July there were 1,018,890 flights around the European continent, which means an increase in the 7% compared to the 951,099 journeys in the same month of the previous year.
However, the records for last month still do not reach the levels of the July before the pandemic, that of 2019, in which there were 1,093,734 flights.
Even so, Eurocontrol detailed that approximately half of the member countries of the organization (all those of the European Union and 12 more nations) reached or exceeded the levels of July 2019 in July 2023, mainly due to the current good rate of growth. air traffic in Southeast Europe.
Regarding the punctuality in the arrival of the flights at the destination airport, the 63.6% of the routes carried out arrived at the estimated time.
It is an increase of two points compared to the 61.6% registered last year, with less air traffic, but it is still far from punctuality in the arrival of the 72.3% Registered in July 2019.
On average, there was a departure delay of 4.1 minutes per flightan increase of 6% compared to July 2022, which Eurocontrol attributes to bad weather and storms that have occurred in several European countries.
From the organization they maintain that, if the weather variable is eliminated, the delays are reduced to an average of 2.5 minutes per flight.
(With information from EFE)
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