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2000 shows continued growth for europe`s regionals

The year 2000 proved to be another strong year for members of the European Regions Airline Association (ERA<.>) according to data from…

The year 2000 proved to be another strong year for members of the European Regions Airline Association (ERA<.>) according to data from reporting carriers and annual results for the entire ERA membership.



The passenger numbers for 2000 showed an increase of 10% on 1999 which in itself had been a strong year within the sector.



ERA also reports a record average annual passenger load factor of 58.2%, the highest since the Association began compiling statistics (1988). Meanwhile, punctuality continued to deteriorate, which is largely due to the knock-on effect of shortfalls in the ATC capacity within Europe. Only 56% of flights departed on time, while 77% left within fifteen minutes of scheduled departure time.



Other items of note during 2000 include:


average increase in number of hours flown was 8.8%

average number of landings increased by 6.9%, a 1.9% overall

increase on 1999

average sector distance increased by 2.1% to 530km

average sector time increased by 3.4% to 71 minutes

turbofans increased their fleet share to 49% and the turboprop 40+

seat category went up by 7%.


The year-end figures for the entire membership show that the eighty airlines carried 72m passengers, on 2.24m flights during 2.66m hours and offered 122.9m seats over a distance of 66.8bn kilometres.

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