Traffic development

In 2019, 3.334 million flights under instrument flight rules were recorded in German airspace, 0.4 percent fewer than the year before. While the number of entries and exits stagnated, the number of overflights and domestic flights declined.

Controlled flights includes practically all scheduled, charter and cargo flights. They are guided by air traffic control from the moment they take off until the moment they land.

Year            



Controlled flights            

(in millions)


Compared with preceding year

20193,334
-0.4%
20183.346
+4.2%
2017
​3.212
+3.3%
2016
3.109+2.6%
2015
3.029
+1.6%
2014
2.980
+0.9%
2013
2.953
-1.4%
2012
2.994
-2.2%
2011
3.060
+3.0%
2010
2.971
+1.5%
2009
2.927
-7.1%