EUROCONTROL update on flight situation in Europe - 4 Dec 14:30 CET

Saturday 4, December 2010


EUROCONTROL update on flight situation in Europe - 4 Dec 14:30 CET


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.



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