Performance Report 1 January – 30 June 2020

It is clear that the coronacrisis has had an enormous impact on air traffic and on skeyes' operations.

During the first six months of 2020, we observed the following results (which we compare with the same period in 2019):

skeyes controlled a total of 275,051 movements (-47.3%), with the following trends:

  • decrease at CANAC 2 centre (141,170 movements, -50.7%);
  • decrease at Brussels Airport (54,918 movements, -52.4%);
  • decrease at all regional airports: Antwerp (15,695 movements, -35.1%), Charleroi (23,780 movements, -49.3%), Liège (25,210 movements, -12.4%) and Ostend (14,278 movements, -30.9%).

Aviation safety: no category A or B incident was recorded.

The delay per en-route flight is 0.12 minute.

In terms of delay per flight for arrivals a decrease was recorded at Brussels Airport (0.06 min/flight), and no delays for arrivals were recorded at the regional airports of Antwerp, Charleroi, Liège and Ostend.

En-route service units are down (-37.2%), as well as service units for the terminal (-40.9%).

Performance Report 2020 Q1-Q2.pdf

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Dominique Dehaene

skeyes - Communication Manager & Spokesperson

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About skeyes

skeyes ensures the safety and efficiency of air traffic in Belgium 24/7. The skeyes air traffic controllers manage over 3,000 aircraft every day, which makes up over a million flight movements per year. The autonomous public company is active at the heart of Europe, in one of the busiest and most complex sections of airspace of the continent. skeyes is active at Brussels Airport and at the airports of Antwerp, Charleroi, Kortrijk, Liège and Ostend. Thanks to its CANAC 2 control centre skeyes manages the flight movements above Belgium and a part of Luxembourg up to an altitude of 7,500 metres (*). The company relies on its nearly 900 experienced staff members who are at the service of their customers: airline companies, airports, the aviation sector and the authorities. skeyes also develops innovating services regarding drones and contributes to a sustainable future of the aviation sector, among other things with respect to the environment.

skeyes is a member of FABEC, a joint airspace block (Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland) with the aim of improving air navigation efficiency in the heart of Europe in the framework of the Single European Sky.

(*) The upper airspace of the Benelux countries and North West Germany is managed jointly with the EUROCONTROL centre in Maastricht. 


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