Traffic development

DFS air traffic controllers handled exactly 3,108,761 flights under instrument flight rules. This represents an increase of 2.6 percent over the previous year.

Controlled flights basically mean more or less 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

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%
2008
3.149
+1.1%
2007
3.115
+4.4%
2006
2.983
+4.1%