FAB CE issues traffic forecast for the Christmas and New Year period

Air navigation service providers of the FAB CE airspace alliance and the Network Manager have released forecast traffic demand for the FAB CE area over the Christmas and New Year period.

The forecast predicts that although there has been a strong recovery for Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia  ( and this will continue over the Christmas period, from the second week of the New Year there will be sharp decline in demand in all FAB CE States, as the airline travel market responds to the introduction of more travel restrictions to stem the latest rise in COVID-19 infection levels throughout the continent.  

“The good news is that Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia were all recording 2021 levels of traffic for the last few weeks of the year on a par with, or close to, 2019 levels of demand,” said Matej Eljon, FAB CE Programme Manager and Director of FAB CE Aviation Ltd. “But the start of the New Year paints a similar picture for all FAB CE States: a rapid and steep decline in traffic demand from week two of the year, averaging at 27.42 percent lower in 2022 than in the equivalent period in 2019.”

The forecasts are based on airline schedules recorded by the Network Manager, refined with the addition of localised data for the FAB CE region.