Eurocontrol reported that the number of flights in Europe in 2008 rose just 0.1% year-over-year to around 10 million, the smallest increase in five years. Major markets saw significant traffic declines, particularly Italy (2.7%), the UK (1.7%) and Spain (2.1%). Eastern Europe, especially Turkey (up 8.3%) and Poland (up 9.8%), continued to grow. Low-cost traffic fell for the first time in 15 years to 4,600 flights per day in November, down around 6% year-over-year. Business aviation traffic ...

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