ENAIRE surpasses the 2-million-flight mark for the year
ENAIRE managed 2,000,789 flights in the first eleven months of the year, 50,880 more than from January to November 2018. This represents a growth of 2.6%, higher than the European average, which stands at 0.9%.
ENAIRE handled 51.000 more flights that in the same period last year
So far this year, every traffic type has grown: overflights (flights that do not depart from or arrive at a Spanish airport) totalled 430,999 (+5.2%); domestic flights, 400,976 (+3.9%), and international flights, 1,168,814 (+1.2%).
By control centre, Seville handled 394,324 flights (+5%); Barcelona, 924,174 (+3.5%); Madrid, 1,098,408 (+2.4%); Canary Islands, 326,163 (+1.1%); and Palma, 318,352 (+0.1%).
Decrease in November
ENAIRE managed 147,954 flights in November, 0.7% fewer than in the same month in 2018. Although domestic flights went up 1.2% (33,689), international flights fell 1.4% (80,909) and overflights 0.6% (33,356).
The decrease in November affected every control centre except for Barcelona. From lowest to highest, the traffic figures for November are as follows: Barcelona, 60,813 flights (+3.1%); Madrid, 89,046 (-1.4%); Seville, 31,100 (-3.4%); Canary Islands, 30,154 (-4.5%), and Palma, 12,874 (-5.9%).
ENAIRE is the company belonging to the Public Works Department that provides air navigation services in Spain. It renders aerodrome control services at 21 airports, including the busiest in terms of air traffic, plus en-route and approach control, from five control centres: Barcelona, Madrid, Gran Canaria, Palma and Seville. In addition, ENAIRE provides communications, navigation and surveillance services to 45 air control towers.
In 2018 ENAIRE handled 2.1 million flights to and from four continents (Europe, America, Asia and Africa), transporting 300 million passengers.
ENAIRE is the fourth most important European air navigation service provider, and, in a clear commitment to the Single Sky initiative, belongs to international partnerships such as SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) Joint Undertaking, SESAR Deployment Manager, A6, iTEC, CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation) and ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization).