skeyes' performance during the first quarter of 2019

skeyes' safety performance - the company's top priority - was again excellent in the first quarter of 2019: no category A or B incidents were recorded from early January to late March. The number of controlled flight movements and the punctuality rate are decreasing.

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During the first three months of 2019, we observed the following results (which we compare with the same period in 2018):

Flight movements

skeyes controlled a total of 221,437 movements (-7.3%), with the following trends:

  • decrease at CANAC 2 centre (119,224 movements, -9.1%);
  • decrease at Brussels Airport (50,875 movements, -2.8%);
  • decrease at all regional airports: Antwerp (10,068 movements, -19%), Charleroi (19,460 movements, -5.1%), Liège (13,332 movements, -2%) and Ostend (8,478 movements, -2.6%).

Aviation safety

No category A and B incidents.


The delay per en-route flight is 0.41 minute (it was 0.00 min/flight during Q1 2018).

In terms of delay per flight for arrivals we record a decrease at Charleroi airport (0.00 min/flight) and an increase at Brussels Airport (0.12 min/flight) and Liège Airport (0.10 min/flight).No delays for arrivals were recorded at the airports of Antwerp and Ostend.

Service units

En-route service units are up (+1.2%), as well as for the terminal (+1.3%).


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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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