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NATS signs air traffic control deal with Belfast International

NATS signs air traffic control deal with Belfast International

NATS has signed a nine-year contract with Belfast International Airport for the provision of air traffic control and engineering services. NATS and Belfast International have worked together for many years but this contract signals the start of a strategic partnership, which will ensure the continued future success of air traffic control and engineering services at the airport.

Nats prepares for summer holiday rush

Nats prepares for summer holiday rush

21 July 2017 Videos

UK air traffic control service Nats expects to handle a record-breaking 8,800 flights today and more than 770,000 overall during the course of the summer. The figures beat numbers seen last year by 40,000 and the previous high set in 2007, with significant growth across many UK airports.

NATS confirms Rolfe as chief executive

NATS confirms Rolfe as chief executive

The NATS Board has announced the permanent appointment of Martin Rolfe as its new chief executive officer following a full selection process. Rolfe has led the company since May. NATS chairman Paul Golby said: “Martin has proved himself an excellent candidate through both a robust selection and the way he has successfully steered the company during this interim period.”

NATS reports increases for UK air traffic in June

NATS reports increases for UK air traffic in June

NATS handled 224,716 flights in June, an increase of 2.5 per cent compared to June 2014. These latest air traffic figures confirm that the number of flights continues to increase on a month by month basis. According to NATS internal traffic data, transatlantic arrivals and departures remained buoyant and grew by 6.1 per cent in June 2015 versus June 2014.

NATS tracks upward trend in UK aviation sector

NATS tracks upward trend in UK aviation sector

Leading UK air traffic control company NATS saw an increase in flight traffic of 4.2 per cent in March compared to the same month last year, handling a total of 183,187 flights. Domestic flights led the UK market growth with an increase of 7.7 per cent compared to March 2014. This is the fifth consecutive month of growth for this sector. This rise was due, in part, to additional routes to Scotland and Northern Ireland from London City Airport.

NATS reports upsurge in UK air traffic

NATS reports upsurge in UK air traffic

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Air traffic in the UK increased in January and February compared to those months last year, with NATS, the UK’s major air traffic management company, handling more than 159,000 flights in each of the first two months of 2015. NATS handled 164,805 flights in January, an increase of 1.6 per cent, compared to the same month last year, with 412 minutes of delays attributable to NATS - a 65 per cent reduction on the 1,190 minutes in January 2014.

Transatlantic flights drive traffic growth at NATS

Transatlantic flights drive traffic growth at NATS

NATS, the provider of en route air traffic services in the UK, recorded a 2.2 per cent increase in 2014 traffic volumes when compared to the previous year. Last year saw 2,200,804 flights, up from 2,153,995 in 2013. In December 2014 alone, NATS handled 158,106 flights, which was an increase of 3.8 per cent when compared to December 2013.