|Inside air traffic control. Photo: NATS
[Avionics Today 11-13-2014] NATS October traffic report details a buoyant increase in air traffic for the month. The Air Traffic Control (ATC) service provider handled 197,313 flights over the course of October, a rise of 1.5 percent compared to the same period last year.
Furthermore, NATS-attributable delays were the third-lowest October total since records began in 1996.
The U.K. market grew by 1.5 percent last month, with the Non-transatlantic Overflights sector leading the way again with a 4.6 percent rise. Transatlantic Arrivals/Departures also grew by 4.4 percent. Additionally, at nine out of the fifteen airports where NATS operates air traffic services there was a rise in scheduled air traffic.