This year marks the first year since 2008 of full uninterrupted traffic growth in Europe signalling a milestone for the sector!
Furthermore, the top 10 business aviation airports have also experienced positive traffic figures since January 2017.
Citing data from Eurocontrol, Brandon Mitchener, EBAA CEO, stated;
“October was a watershed month for business aviation movements in Europe, denoting the first full year of traffic growth since 2008, What is more, all European countries have experienced traffic growth since January 2017, and all the top 10 business aviation airports in Europe have seen positive traffic figures since the beginning of the year”
These findings and statements refer only to the single European Sky Area, however it is expected that similar conclusions will be drawn globally.
The figures refer to departures, arrivals, internals and overflights of business aircraft.
Does this finally mean we can draw a line under the gift that keeps on giving; the 2008 recession? Dare we suspect we may be out of the shadows?
…Watch this space as the only real determiner of these suspicions can be 2018, Happy New Year fellow aviationers!
From: October Marks Full-Year of BizAv Traffic Growth
Brussels, 13 November 2017 – With an 8.9% upsurge in movements compared to the same period last year, October’s strong business aviation traffic figures in Europe signalled a key milestone for the sector, with the first full 12 months of uninterrupted growth in almost a decade.
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