Airlines for Europe (A4E) has renewed calls to speed up airspace modernization as structural air traffic control (ATC) issues—including capacity issues and staff shortages—have contributed to a 114% increase in airline delay minutes in the first half of 2019 compared with 2017. ATC capacity and staff shortages were responsible for more than 70% of all en-route flight delays, between January and June 2019, resulting in 114% more delay minutes than in 2017, A4E said, which ...

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