Punctuality

Next to safety, punctuality is a decisive quality indicator for DFS. Existing routes and procedures are continuously optimised to ensure a high level of punctuality. And we have achieved very good results: The punctuality situation in recent years has been encouraging both for air navigation services and airlines since it has improved sustainably.

In 2015, only 1.8 percent of the flights were affected by air traffic flow management measures, for example due to bad weather. Roughly 98 percent of all flights reached their destinations without delay.

DFS defines as "delay-free" those flights which have less than a 15-minute delay under the control of the air navigation services.   

Year          

IFR aircraft movements (in millions)

Percentage of flights without delay
2015
3.029
98.2%
2014
2.980
97.7%
2013
2.953
97.8%
2012
2.994
95.9%
2011
3.060
92.8%
2010
2.971
90.4%
2009
2.927
94.0%
2008
3.150
93.6%
2007
3.115
96.3%
2006
2.983
97.3%