Reinforcing our customers

Belgocontrol ensures the safety of air traffic; it is its top priority. But it also ensures the fluidity of traffic by managing flows in an optimal manner. Through these actions, Belgocontrol makes every effort to ensure the best service and the greatest punctuality in its airspace as well as at airports. These efficient services strengthen our customers, airports and airlines which can in turn provide the best service to end customers, passengers and businesses.

1. NUMBER OF MOVEMENTS - TRAFFIC GROWTH

Flight movements controlled by Belgocontrol

avion1,075,535

number of movements controlled by Belgocontrol in 2017

avion+3.3%

growth compared to 2016

2. THE BEST SERVICE AT THE BEST COST

euros €67.46

unit rate charged by Belgocontrol for an enroute service unit in the airspace under its responsibility

euros -8.9%

the basis of the charged unit rate is the Determined Unit Cost (DUC), which amounts to €60.04 (in real terms), i.e. a decrease of 8.9% in relation to the starting base of €65.90 in 2014

Decrease of the Determined Unit Cost (DUC) (2015-2019) for en-route service

3. PUNCTUALITY: OPTIMAL EN-ROUTE TRAFFIC FLOW MANAGEMENT

temps 0.09 min/flight

=5.4 seconds delay per flight
CRSTMP causes
over which air traffic control has an influence: C-Capacity, R-Routing, S-Staffing, T-Equipment, M-Airspace Management, P-Special Events

temps Belgocontrol

has the lowest average en-route delay per flight of the FABEC

FABEC comparison (CRSTMP causes)

4. MAKING AIRPORTS MORE ATTRACTIVE

Brussels Airport

temps 0.14 min/flight

= 8.4 seconds delay per flight
CRSTMP causes (causes over which air traffic control has an influence)

The weather is the main cause of the average delay per flight at Brussels Airport: 72.8% of delays are due to weather conditions. Actual delay, all causes combined, in Brussels amounts to 0.81 min/flight.

Arrival delay comparison at Brussels airport and at the major neighbouring airports (CRSTMP causes):

Ostend Airport

temps 0.12 min/flight

= 7.2 seconds
100% of delays are due to weather conditions.
CRSTMP causes:
0 min/flight

Antwerp Airport

temps 0.0 min/flight

= 0 second

Charleroi Airport

temps 0.11 min/flightl

= 6.6 seconds
63.6% of delays are due to weather conditions.
CRSTMP causes:
0.05 min/flight

Liège Airport

temps 0.15 min/flight

= 9 seconds
93.3% of delays are due to weather conditions.
CRSTMP causes:
0.02 min/flight