Thursday, 10 July 2014

Air Traffic Communications on Flights Between Europe and North America Exceeds 2008 Peak

Irish Aviation Authority 
In June, the IAA saw an increase of 4.4% in the volume of North Atlantic Communications flights between Europe and North America.  For the first time, the volume of these flights exceeded the previous peak experienced by the IAA in 2008, reflecting the global upturn for the aviation industry.

Total flights in Irish airspace in June increased by a robust 7.6%, when compared to the same month last year, including an increase of 10.7% in Ireland’s en route traffic movements (flights that pass through Irish airspace but do not land).

There was an average of 1,759 daily flights during June 2014. The busiest day was 24th June with 1,955 flights in Irish airspace.

Eamonn Brennan, Chief Executive, Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) said: ‘Irish air traffic growth continues to gain pace in 2014. In June, the number of North Atlantic Communications flights we safely handled was higher than the previous peak we experienced back in 2008 so that’s very encouraging. It is also very encouraging to see robust growth in our en route air traffic. Irish airspace forms the crucial gateway between Europe and North America and the increase in this traffic is greatly reflective of the continuing global upturn’.

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