EU Sources - Increase in strikes by air traffic controllers - January 31, 2019

According to Airlines for Europe there is a clear increase in the frequency and duration of air traffic controller strikes in Europe, with 30 days of strike in 2018 compared with 24 days in 2017. Last year air traffic increased by 3.8% to a record of 11,011,434 flights. En route delay per flight in 2018 averaged 1.73 minutes—or more than triple the EU-wide performance target 0.5 minutes—and the delay per delayed flight averaged 19 minutes. Eurocontrol data shows that capacity and staffing issues caused 60.4% of en route delays, while weather issues generated 25.3% of the delays while air traffic controller strikes and other disruptive events accounted for 14.3% of the delays.

Read on: in English ...

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer wdebacker@etui.org © ETUI


News Archive

Loading...