Air transport movements

Introduction

The number of commercial air transport movements increased by +3.7% to 496,748 (of which 3.6% operated by full freighters). The average number of passengers per movement increased by +3.6% to 143 passengers, whilst we see no change in average Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) in 2017.

Monthly and annual totals

Monthly totals

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

I. Air transport

Scheduled

Passenger services

33,475

31,363

37,082

39,053

41,998

40,681

42,083

42,224

40,554

41,519

36,039

34,523

Full-freighter services

1,238

1,159

1,354

1,288

1,328

1,314

1,314

1,353

1,339

1,325

1,184

1,132

Subtotal

34,713

32,522

38,436

40,341

43,326

41,995

43,397

43,577

41,893

42,844

37,223

35,655

Non-scheduled

Passenger services

721

666

772

1,328

1,887

1,824

2,890

3,121

2,171

1,763

551

664

Full-freighter services

229

212

228

204

207

193

209

164

210

242

189

181

Subtotal

950

878

1,000

1,532

2,094

2,017

3,099

3,285

2,381

2,005

740

845

Total air transport

35,663

33,400

39,436

41,873

45,420

44,012

46,496

46,862

44,274

44,849

37,963

36,500

II. General aviation

Taxi / Business / Private

566

750

854

861

1,054

1,036

975

745

1,021

954

948

742

Other flights

558

542

725

710

672

608

585

651

585

618

626

491

Total general aviation

1,124

1,292

1,579

1,571

1,726

1,644

1,560

1,396

1,606

1,572

1,574

1,233

Grand total

36,787

34,692

41,015

43,444

47,146

45,656

48,056

48,258

45,880

46,421

39,537

37,733

Annual totals

2017

Compared to
2016 in %

I. Air transport

Scheduled

Passenger services

460,594

3.5%

Full-freighter services

15,328

1.3%

Subtotal

475,922

3.4%

Non-scheduled

Passenger services

18,358

14.5%

Full-freighter services

2,468

-8.1%

Subtotal

20,826

11.3%

Total air transport

496,748

3.7%

II. General aviation

Taxi / Business / Private

10,506

0.6%

Other flights

7,371

0.0%

Total general aviation

17,877

0.3%

Grand total

514,625

3.6%

Air transport
movements
Air transport movements:
Commercial aviation

Per hour of the day

Landings

Take-offs

Total

Night

23:00-05:59

15,438

5,588

21,026

Early morning

06:00-06:59

6,364

4,809

11,173

Day

07:00-18:59

174,817

182,844

357,661

Evening

19:00-22:59

51,749

55,139

106,888

Total

248,368

248,380

496,748

Punctuality of passenger services

Average Take Off Weight

in tonnes

2017

Compared to 2016 in %

Passenger or mixed version

94.2

0.3%

Full-freighter version

343.9

1.0%

Total Air transport movements

103.2

0.0%

Main countries

Main European countries

Ranking

(2016 ranking)

Country

Total Movements

Compared to
2016 in %

1

(1)

United Kingdom

95,224

0.3%

2

(2)

Germany

44,332

0.4%

3

(3)

Spain

38,034

8.5%

4

(5)

Italy

31,590

4.7%

5

(4)

France

30,822

-1.2%

6

(6)

Norway

18,313

-1.7%

7

(7)

Switzerland

18,123

2.9%

8

(9)

Denmark

13,933

1.4%

9

(8)

Turkey

12,354

-13.3%

10

(10)

Sweden

11,875

11.4%

11

(11)

Portugal

10,453

10.8%

12

(12)

Greece

10,057

17.5%

13

(13)

Ireland

9,821

30.8%

14

(14)

Austria

7,106

7.2%

15

(15)

Poland

6,745

9.7%

16

(17)

Russia

5,561

8.6%

17

(16)

Czech Republic

5,496

2.0%

18

(18)

Finland

4,490

19.2%

19

(20)

Belgium

3,556

8.4%

20

(19)

Romania

3,319

-0.7%

Rest of Europe

23,281

14.8%

Total Europe

404,485

3.7%

Main Intercontinental countries

Ranking

(2016 ranking)

Country

Total Movements

Compared to
2016 in %

1

(1)

USA

24,050

3.1%

2

(2)

China

10,377

5.3%

3

(4)

United Arab Emirates

5,165

10.4%

4

(3)

Canada

4,820

1.8%

5

(5)

Morocco

3,643

6.0%

6

(6)

Israel

3,307

8.9%

7

(7)

Kenya

2,412

2.1%

8

(12)

India

2,379

28.2%

9

(8)

Indonesia

2,070

0.2%

10

(9)

Netherlands Antilles

2,065

5.1%

11

(11)

Egypt

2,025

9.0%

12

(10)

Japan

1,887

1.2%

13

(13)

South Africa

1,723

1.2%

14

(14)

Brazil

1,669

0.1%

15

(18)

Mexico

1,574

25.4%

16

(16)

South Korea

1,524

3.0%

17

(15)

Qatar

1,472

-7.3%

18

(17)

Singapore

1,257

-14.2%

19

(20)

Ecuador

1,152

6.7%

20

(21)

Kazakhstan

973

-15.9%

Rest of Intercontinental

16,431

1.2%

Total Intercontinental

91,975

3.8%

Intercontinental

Total Movements

Compared to
2016 in %

North America

28,870

2.9%

Asia

23,306

3.4%

Africa

14,748

4.5%

Middle East

12,957

3.0%

Latin America

12,094

6.6%

Total Intercontinental

91,975

3.8%

Per type

According to type, passenger or mixed version

Ranking

Type

Average MTOW1

Movements

Compared to
2016 in %

1

Boeing 737-800

74

107,509

8%

2

Embraer 190/195

45

71,894

0%

3

Airbus A320

75

54,542

6%

4

Boeing 737-700

62

41,217

-2%

5

Airbus A319

66

35,514

4%

6

Embraer 170/175

38

26,880

142%

7

Fokker 70

37

16,262

-45%

8

Airbus A321

87

15,210

27%

9

Airbus A330-300

234

13,200

9%

10

Boeing 777-300

349

10,908

36%

11

Boeing 777-200

298

10,359

4%

12

Boeing 737-900

78

9,978

-2%

13

Airbus A330-200

232

9,332

-1%

14

Dash 8-400

30

8,627

4%

15

Boeing 747-400

395

8,109

-21%

16

Boeing 787-9

253

5,799

70%

17

Boeing 767-300

182

5,342

-4%

18

Bombardier CRJ 700/900/1000

38

5,244

9%

19

BAe 146/AVRO RJ

42

4,494

-12%

20

Boeing 787-8

228

3,025

-9%

21

Embraer ERJ 145

20

2,901

-4%

22

Boeing 737-300

61

1,961

-21%

23

Boeing 757-200

115

1,626

-10%

24

Airbus A380

516

1,460

-5%

25

Boeing 737-500

58

1,402

-5%

26

Airbus A350-900

276

1,136

142%

27

Bombardier CS300

68

900

5525%

28

Airbus A318

61

674

-46%

29

Boeing 737-600

60

654

-13%

30

Boeing 767-400

205

578

-67%

According to type, full-freighter version

Ranking

Type

Average MTOW1

Movements

Compared to
2016 in %

1

Boeing 777-200

347

6,635

6%

2

Boeing 747-400

402

5,921

-1%

3

Boeing 747-8

446

2,419

5%

4

Airbus A300

157

1,230

-1%

5

Boeing 757-200

105

618

16%

6

Embraer EMB 120

12

376

-5%

7

Boeing 737-400

69

216

-21%

8

Airbus A330-200

233

215

6%

9

Airbus A330-300

233

110

41%

10

Boeing 737-300

63

30

-77%

11

Boeing 747-200

379

6

-89%

12

Airbus A310

164

4

-88%

13

ATR72

23

4

-33%

14

Boeing C-17 Globemaster

266

4

100%

15

Boeing 767-300

187

2

-96%

Main airlines

Air transport movements 2017

Ranking

(2016 ranking)

Airline

Total

Compared to
2016 in %

1

(1)

KLM

239,311

5.1%

2

(2)

easyJet

38,315

6.4%

3

(3)

Transavia

32,949

8.7%

4

(4)

Flybe

12,541

-0.9%

5

(5)

Delta Air Lines

11,676

0.8%

6

(6)

Air France

11,599

4.5%

7

(7)

British Airways

10,951

-1.1%

8

(8)

TUIfly

10,141

0.2%

9

(9)

Vueling

10,060

10.6%

10

(10)

Lufthansa

7,938

-0.4%

11

(11)

SAS

5,592

7.0%

12

(13)

Corendon

4,821

-0.2%

13

(16)

Alitalia

4,001

11.0%

14

(14)

Aer Lingus

3,945

-7.7%

15

(15)

Turkish Airlines

3,736

-5.4%

16

(18)

Ryanair

3,262

11.6%

17

(17)

Emirates

3,245

7.8%

18

(19)

Swiss

2,892

-0.8%

19

(20)

TAP Portugal

2,866

3.2%

20

(26)

LOT Polish Airlines

2,856

28.6%

21

(21)

United Airlines

2,740

1.3%

22

(24)

Air Baltic

2,721

10.3%

23

(22)

China Southern

2,610

1.2%

24

(23)

Austrian Airlines

2,556

0.0%

25

(25)

Pegasus

2,369

2.8%

26

(29)

Norwegian

2,322

16.3%

27

(33)

Jet Airways

2,314

37.4%

28

(27)

Aeroflot

2,190

0.1%

29

(30)

Eurowings

2,139

23.3%

30

(28)

AirBridgeCargo

2,076

-2.2%

Other airlines

50,014

-0.1%

Total

496,748

3.7%

Air transport movements by airline segment

2017

Share in total

Skyteam & partners (pax only)1

308,027

62.0%

low cost carriers

83,235

16.8%

leisure carriers

24,252

4.9%

full freighter carriers

17,797

3.6%

legacy carriers intercontinental

13,271

2.7%

legacy carriers europe

50,166

10.1%

total air transport movements

496,748

100.0%

New airlines

Example of airlines starting services in 2017

Airline


BH Airlines


passenger


Israir


passenger

Origins and destinations Intercontinental

Main Intercontinental origins/destinations

Ranking

(2016 ranking)

Airport

Air Transport Movements

Compared to
2016 in %

1

(1)

Shanghai

4,005

8.0%

2

(2)

Tel Aviv

3,307

8.9%

3

(3)

Atlanta

2,896

0.0%

4

(4)

New York JFK

2,835

3.0%

5

(5)

Detroit

2,473

-1.1%

6

(6)

Dubai

2,473

2.0%

7

(8)

Toronto

2,426

6.5%

8

(7)

Nairobi

2,411

2.1%

9

(11)

Minneapolis

2,099

12.2%

10

(10)

Hong Kong

2,000

3.7%

11

(9)

Chicago

1,922

-3.9%

12

(25)

Abu Dhabi

1,643

35.4%

13

(14)

Seoul Incheon

1,524

3.0%

14

(13)

Houston

1,499

-1.8%

15

(15)

Beijing

1,489

1.4%

16

(12)

Doha

1,469

-7.3%

17

(23)

New Delhi

1,462

13.2%

18

(31)

Mexico City

1,409

28.3%

19

(21)

Washington

1,370

2.5%

20

(19)

Los Angeles

1,364

1.7%

Origins and destinations European

Main European origins and destinations

Ranking

(2016 ranking)

Airport

Air Transport Movements

Compared to
2016 in %

1

(1)

London Heathrow

12,941

-2.1%

2

(7)

Munich

9,021

12.1%

3

(3)

Paris de Gaulle

8,856

-2.8%

4

(2)

Manchester

8,742

-5.2%

5

(14)

Dublin

8,569

38.7%

6

(5)

London City

8,448

4.6%

7

(6)

Barcelona

8,371

3.8%

8

(4)

Frankfurt

8,042

-1.7%

9

(8)

Copenhagen

7,870

2.6%

10

(12)

Zurich

7,683

6.9%

11

(9)

Birmingham

7,490

2.0%

12

(11)

London Gatwick

7,367

0.9%

13

(10)

Rome

7,186

-1.9%

14

(13)

Madrid

6,699

2.2%

15

(19)

Stockholm

6,347

14.3%

16

(15)

Oslo

6,030

0.6%

17

(17)

Geneva

5,826

-0.6%

18

(18)

Vienna

5,743

-0.8%

19

(21)

Lisbon

5,667

8.9%

20

(20)

Prague

5,496

2.1%

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