The Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS) has counted in 2018, so many flights over Germany as never before. It gave more than 3.3 million commercial flights in the airspace over the Federal Republic, as the authority announced. This was an increase of 4.2 percent compared to the previous year.

for the past five years, the respective growth exceeds the rate of those each year. In the year 2017, the DFS had registered a growth rate of 3.3 per cent in 2016, it was 2.6 percent. After 2015 be for the first time the mark of three million flights cracked to control the air traffic over Germany is now at 3.5 million commercial flights, so the DFS.

Alone in 2018 are more than 130.000 flights counted as 2017, said the DFS, which is responsible for the Surveillance of airspace jurisdiction.

passenger numbers grow

Also in the case of Overflights from other countries the Trend is upward: and their number grew by 4.6 percent. Similarly, the take-offs and landings at the 16 international airports and 21 regional Airports in this country by about four percent.

As more and more people for business or vacation, flying, growing, global air traffic. In the past year, the flight broke up in the summer, between April and October, 80.5 million people from the main German airports to a flight journey on – three percent more than in the previous year. The high passenger volume at major airports such as in Frankfurt or Berlin brings with it the limit is now at capacity.

The international Airline Association IATA is expected to 2019 will increase the number of passengers carried by six per cent to nearly 4.6 billion. For airlines, the Association expects a winning record. The Airlines are expected to earn, therefore, a total of 35.5 billion dollars (31.3 billion Euro).

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