Skyguide reports continued traffic growth and even higher punctuality for the first half of 2016, along with tangible progress in LP24 implementation

Geneva, 4 August 2016. Skyguide, Switzerland’s air navigation service provider (ANSP), managed and monitored 573,478 civil instrument flight rules (IFR) flights in the first six months of 2016, a 1.6% increase on the same period last year.

The further rise in first-half air traffic volumes was accompanied by an improved operating performance: average delays for the period were some 20% below their prior-year level, and affected a historic record low 2.6% of flights. Skyguide and the Swiss Air Force also achieved a first intermediary goal in their joint establishment of a new round-the-clock aerial policing facility; and skyguide again performed its air traffic management mission for the annual World Economic Forum.