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Seasonal shift continues traffic increase for NATS

imagesDuring September NATS handled 205,396 flights, an increase of 2.3% compared to the same period last year.

At 11 out of the 15 airports where NATS operates air traffic services there was a rise in scheduled air traffic. Stansted led this increase with a rise of 9.8%, Glasgow saw a rise of 9.2% and Cardiff a rise of 7.9%.

NATS-attributable delays totalled 12,487 minutes last month, making it the fourth lowest September total since records began in 1996.

The UK market grew by 2.3% last month, with the Non-transatlantic Overflights sector leading the way again with a 4.9% rise and Transatlantic Arrivals/Departures also growing by 4.3%.

Martin Rolfe, Managing Director Operations, NATS, said: “I am pleased to report that NATS has handled further traffic growth alongside low levels of delay. This is good for the economy, travelling public and for our airline and airport customers.”