EUROCONTROL update on flight situation in Europe - 4 Dec 14:30 CET
Saturday 4, December 2010
European air traffic today is suffering from serious disruptions caused by unofficial industrial action in Spain and bad weather.
On Saturday 27 November there were 19,146 flights in European airspace and a similar number would have been expected today. Of these, 3,704 flights were to or from Spain, with 1,006 to or from Madrid, 616 to or from Barcelona, 220 to or from Malaga, 230 to or from Palma and 200 or from to the different airports in the Canary Islands.
At the current time, airports and airspace is gradually reopening across Spain with reduced capacities. EUROCONTROL has been coordinating closely with countries surrounding Spain to find alternative routes for flights that were planned to cross Spanish airspace. At the same time, bad weather is causing heavy delays in Amsterdam and several other European airports.
Yesterday, 3 December, 25,245 flights were operated in European airspace. This is 1500 less than Friday 26 November.
More and more travellers think that researching and planning a European city break is half the fun and they're not interested in pre-arranged trips or escorted tours. Self-guided tours offer a lot of advantages but require some guidance and good resources.
With the recent wild fires, disrupting flights and increasing air pollution, environmental quality is a growing factor in attracting tourists.
The hotel price comparison site www.trivago.co.uk has put together a list of the fifteen most spectacular hotel rooftop terraces in the world.