European flights reach 90% recovery rate

The number of flights operated in Europe has risen to 90% levels as airlines continue rebuilding their capacities this summer

May 10, 2023

According to data from Eurocontrol, total flights in April reached 90% of 2019 levels and increased further to 92% for the week of 26 April to 2 May, representing a 7% increase from the same period in 2022.

Key takeaways

  • The UK is currently the largest aviation market in Europe, with an average of 5,311 daily flights, followed by Spain (4,798), Germany (4,677), and France (4,011);
  • However, most of the top European markets are still below their flight numbers in 2019, with only Turkey, Norway, and Portugal operating more flights now than before the pandemic;
  • Germany is still lagging behind its major European competitors in terms of aviation recovery, with nearly 20% fewer flights than four years ago.

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