• Overflights grow by 82.4%, international flights by 27.7% and domestic flights by 18.9% • The growth of air traffic in Spain exceeds the European average by 10.2 points • All ENAIRE control centres saw a double-digit increase in the number of flights managed
ENAIRE, Spain’s air navigation manager, managed over 140,000 (140,292) flights in January, 35.4% more than in the same month last year.
Of those, 73,566 were international (+27.7%), 32,046 were domestic (+18.9%), and 34,680 were overflights (which do not land at or depart from a Spanish airport) (+82.4%).
The growth of air traffic in Spain exceeds the European average, which is 25.2%, by 10.2 percentage points
All ENAIRE control centres registered a double-digit increase in the number of flights managed: Seville recorded 33,570 flights (61.5%); Barcelona, 56,975 (39.0%); Madrid, 84,947 (33.7%); Canary Islands, 32,276 (22.3%) and Palma, 12,106 (18.4%).
Air traffic comparison January 2023-2022
ENAIRE drives the aviation sector
To prop up the aviation sector, the en route rates for 2023 remain well below the rates prior to the pandemic (2019), 11% lower in mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands and 8% lower in the Canary Islands.
Moreover, compared to the average fees of Europe’s four largest air navigation service providers, ENAIRE’s rates are 28% cheaper in mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands and 40% cheaper in the Canary Islands.
World leader in safety
ENAIRE’s priority when managing these flights is safety. Safety, efficiency and sustainability characterise ENAIRE’s management.
ENAIRE and CRIDA, its research, development and innovation subsidiary, received the 2021 CANSO Global Air Safety Award at the 2022 World ATM Congress.
This award acknowledges the work done by ENAIRE and CRIDA to develop a tool to automatically monitor for loss of separation between aircraft (Automatic Safety Monitoring Tool – ASMT).
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