skeyes performs very well as regards punctuality

Despite the continued increase in air traffic in Europe during last summer, skeyes’ results in terms of punctuality are once again outstanding. With only 0.11 minutes of average delay per en-route flight in the first three quarters of 2018, the company has one of the best punctuality rates in FABEC (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, France and Switzerland). The number of air movements is increasing by 2.5%. A total of 845,477 flights were safely managed by skeyes' air traffic controllers from 1 January to 30 September.

skeyes performance report - Q1-Q3 2018

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During the first nine months of 2018, we observed the following results (which we compare with the same period in 2017):

skeyes controlled a total of 845,477 movements (+2.5%), with the following trends:

  • increase at CANAC 2 centre (467,507 movements, +3.7%);
  • increase at regional airports: Antwerp (45,294 movements, +3.1%), Charleroi (74,875 movements, +2.7%), Liège (44,556 movements, +7.2%) and Ostend (33,901 movements, +0.2%);
  • decrease at Brussels Airport (179,344 movements, -1.2%).

Aviation safety: two category B incidents were recorded (during Q1 and Q2). A third incident is under investigation (Q3).

The delay per en-route flight is 0.11 min. skeyes has the second best performance within FABEC (Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland).

In terms of delay per flight for arrivals, we record a decrease at Brussels Airport (0.04 min/flight, -53.2%) and Charleroi (0.02 min/flight, -49.8%). No delays for arrivals were recorded at Antwerp, Liège (-100%) and Ostend airports.

En-route service units are up (+1.8%), as well as for the terminal (+4.7%).

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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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