Heathrow Airport has extended its strategic partnership with air traffic services company, NATS. The extension will see the current contract run through to 2030.
In November, NATS handled 181,523 flights in UK airspace, 2.3 per cent less air traffic when compared to the same month last year. However, traffic for the year has increased by 0.9 per cent overall.
In September, NATS handled 237,906 flights in UK airspace, an increase of 0.4 per cent compared to September last year. Year-to-date, the average air traffic control delay per flight is 9.7 seconds.
In August, NATS handled 248,759 flights in UK airspace, an increase of 0.9 per cent compared to August last year. There was growth in many areas of the operation compared to the same month last year.
NATS handled 242,248 flights in UK airspace in June, an increase of 0.8 per cent compared to June 2018. There was growth in many areas of the operation, in particular in non-transatlantic international overflying traffic.
NATS has seen revenue slip to £886 million for financial 2019, down from £913 million last year. The figure comes despite an increase in airline traffic.