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NATS handles traffic increase as Autumn begins

Screen Shot 2014-11-13 at 16.25.01NATS handled 197,313 flights during October, a rise of 1.5% compared to the same period last year.

NATS-attributable delays totalled 4,196 minutes last month, making it the third lowest October total since records began in 1996.

The UK market grew by 1.5% last month, with the Non-transatlantic Overflights sector leading the way again with a 4.6% rise and Transatlantic Arrivals/Departures also growing by 4.4%.

At nine out of the fifteen airports where NATS operates air traffic services there was a rise in scheduled air traffic. Stansted led this increase with a rise of 10.7%, Farnborough saw a rise of 9.9% and London City a rise of 6.3%.

Martin Rolfe, Managing Director Operations, NATS, said, “I am delighted that we are entering the autumn season on a high. Once again we have kept delays to a minimum in conjunction with a rise in scheduled traffic for this time of year, which is fantastic news for our airline and airport customers as well as passengers.”