Christmas in January?

On 29 January 2015, Eurocontrol announced that there were no en route ATFM (air traffic flow management) delays in the European Network, as verified by post-operations analysis experts at the Network Operations Centre. This is only the third time since 2010 that this has happened – the others being on Christmas Day in 2012 and 2014.

The Network Manager registered a traffic demand of 23,397 flights and a total network delay of 12,044 minutes (an average of about 31 seconds per flight), all attributed to weather and airports, none for en route.