The number of controlled flights in Europe increased 4.3% to 10.6 million in 2017, the fourth year of growth, according to Eurocontrol. In a draft performance review report issued in March, the Brussels-based air traffic management organization said the total number of flights exceeded the previous peak in 2008, equating to an additional 1,191 flights per day on average compared to the previous year. Peak traffic load occurred on June 30, when European air navigation service providers ...

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