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Space Weather: Effects on Aviation.
Space weather - solar activity and solar wind in the magnetosphere, ionosphere and thermosphere - can affect space- and ground-based technology’s performance and reliability
Traffic decreased by 4.4%, which is the lowest level for January traffic for the past five years. Total ATFM delays increased by 33% compared to January 2012 due to a 79% increase in airport weather delays. The average ATFM delay per flight remained stable at 0.9 minutes for the third month in a row. En-route ATFM delays were slightly lower than January 2012.
Overall European traffic decreased by 2.4% in 2012. Preliminary data for January show a 5.5% decrease in traffic on January 2012.
Yet more savings have been made in Europe's ATM network, thanks to the latest European Route Network Improvement Plan.