2018 'one of worst years for flight delays in a decade'
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

This is likely to be one of the worst years for flight delays and cancellations in almost a decade, according to Airlines for Europe (A4E). It said Eurocontrol has revealed air traffic control capacity and staff shortages led to a 50% increase in delayed flights in October compared to the same month last year. And Eurocontrol estimates that total delay minutes will be up by 53% in 2018 due to strikes and capacity shortages. It claims that flights have been delayed by a total of 14.3 million minutes this year compared with 9.3 million in 2017. As a result, A4E is increasing pressure on the EU and national governments to take 'swift and decisive action' to reform Europe's air traffic management system. Read on https://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php?c=setreg®ion=2&m_id=_rs~dnd~A&w_id=35520&news_id=2035122

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