Published on November 14th, 2019 | by Mark Dwyer0
6% Drop in North Atlantic Communications Flights
Monthly figures released by the Irish Aviation Authority show a 6.2% drop North Atlantic Communications flights (Flights handled in the Shanwick Oceanic region) for the month of October. In October 2018, 44,250 movements were recorded compared to 41,522 in October this year. Year to date however the figures are up marginally by 0.4% to 432,876. Many factors are understood to be behind the monthly drop including the collapse of airlines such as WOW and Thomas Cook and the continued ground of the Boeing 737 MAX. Elsewhere, the news was generally positive with Dublin Airport showing an increase of 0.7% (up 3.3% for the year) and Cork Airport up 0.5% (up an impressive 10.9% for the year). Shannon continues to struggle with a monthly drop of 6.5% (down 2.1% for the year). Full details are in the tables below.
Year to Date
Dublin – Commercial Movements
Cork – Commercial Movements
Shannon – Commercial Movements
North Atlantic Communications