In the summer of 2016, the airspace of the Czech Republic became very attractive for air carriers, which was proved, as in previous years, by the operating results of the summer season in the period from May to October.
In the summer season, 489,206 movements were recorded in the airspace of the Czech Republic, which represents the highest operating performance in the history of the company and a year-on-year traffic increase of 6 % (461,475 movements in 2015). As usual, July was the strongest month, the Regional Air Traffic Control Center Prague provided services to 87,583 movements – i.e. a daily average of 2,852 flights. Considering the current trends of operation development, it can be assumed the total traffic in the Czech airspace reaches 810, 000 movements in 2016.
Even during the peak summer season, the value of the average delay in the Czech airspace reached 0 minutes per flight. Thus through its services, ANS CR filled up one of the most important operating parameters monitored by air carriers. The so-called concept of direct routes can be used in the Czech airspace for the second year. This progressive concept significantly increases the possibility of planning and utilization of optimum flight routes from the perspective of the air carriers which are significantly reflected in saving fuel costs.
In economic terms it is vital that in the year-on-year comparison of the number of the SU in Czech airspace has dynamically increased namely by 7.4%. The number of kilometers flown (using longer flight routes) as well as the maximum take-off weight of the aircraft appearing in the Czech sky are increasing. The company's biggest customer is still Lufthansa, followed by Emirates and Turkish Airlines. The common denominator of the interests of the air carriers in the Czech airspace are safety, required capacity and customer-adjusted pricing policy (ANS CR has not increased the rates for its services since 2009).