NATS Reports Average Delays In March

NATS has announced that flights in UK airspace during March 2013 were delayed by an average of “just 0.1 seconds” as a result of air traffic control issues attributable to NATS. The total for air traffic control delays for March was 379 minutes, which NATS said was the lowest figure since records began almost 20 years ago. NATS handled 165,237 flights in March; most of the delay during the month came on Easter Sunday, when there was a need to regulate the air traffic flow because demand exceeded available capacity. The delayed flights were held up by an average of 10.8 minutes. For January to March, the average NATS-attributable delay was 0.4 seconds, compared with 1.2 seconds during the same period in 2012.

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