Total flights in Irish airspace fall 5.3%

Total flights in Irish airspace in February 2013 decreased by 5.3 per cent, when compared to February 2012, according to the Irish Aviation Authority.

12th March, 2013
Eurocontrol’s latest seven year forecast on air traffic forecast for Ireland predicts an average of 2.5 per cent growth per year up to 2019.

Total flights in Irish airspace in February 2013 decreased by 5.3 per cent, when compared to February 2012, according to the Irish Aviation Authority.

There was an average of 1,227 daily flights during February 2013, with the busiest day being 22nd February with 1,369 flights in Irish airspace.

February 2012 contained one extra day due to a leap year, slightly distorting the comparison. Nevertheless, the figures show a sharp decrease of 6.9 per cent in Ireland’s en route traffic movements during...

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