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ASH CLOUD IMPACTS GLOBAL TRAFFIC
Global air traffic during April dropped by 2.3% as a result of the Ash cloud crisis.
North European ANSPs were generally hit worst, with airspace closures leading to significant reductions in air traffic. The crisis will add additional pressure on many ANSPs, but particularly ISAVIA, which has controlled fewer movements for several months.
Other regions appear to have been less affected by the ash crisis, with Airservices Australia, ATNS South Africa, the FAA, and State ATM Corporation of Russia, among others, reporting growth.
EUROCONTROL: Volcanic Ash - chronology of events
Discover in detail what happened during this critical event, which airspaces were closed by States and when, and how EUROCONTROL reacted.
On 14 April 2010, the EUROCONTROL Central Flow Management Unit (known as the CFMU) received the first messages relating to the volcanic eruption in Iceland, and indicating possible consequences on European air traffic.
CANSO announces 3.5% drop in global air traffic,
impact of volcanic ash cloud
CANSO, the Global Voice of Air Traffic Management, has announced that the closure of European airspace in response to the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud lead to a 3.5% drop in global air traffic during April.
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL “LOSING 25 MILLION EUROS A DAY” - 20.04.2010
An analysis of Air Traffic Control organisations by CANSO, the global voice of Air Traffic Management, shows that globally the sector is losing up to 25 million Euros each day from the closure of European airspace.