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					Reference Manual
        on
  Air Transport
    Statistics
      Version 4
Introduction________________________________________________________________________ 5
PART I: Methodology, definitions and classifications______________________________________ 7
1          Description of the datasets_____________________________________________________ 7
2          Description of the Statistical units and variables __________________________________ 7
     2.1    Definitions and variables of general interest ________________________________________ 7
       2.1.1 Community airport _________________________________________________________ 7
       2.1.2 Community airport covered __________________________________________________ 7
       2.1.3 State Flight _______________________________________________________________ 8
       2.1.4 Passenger unit_____________________________________________________________ 8
       2.1.5 Commercial air service______________________________________________________ 8
       2.1.6 Scheduled air service _______________________________________________________ 9
       2.1.7 Non-scheduled air service ___________________________________________________ 9
       2.1.8 Passenger air service________________________________________________________ 9
       2.1.9 All-freight and mail air service________________________________________________ 9
       2.1.10 Airline (Commercial air transport operator) ______________________________________ 9
     2.2    Definitions and variables of interest for table A1 (flight stage) __________________________ 9
       2.2.1 Flight stage (Table A1)______________________________________________________ 9
       2.2.2 Passengers on board (Table A1) _______________________________________________ 9
       2.2.3 Freight and mail on board (Table A1) __________________________________________ 9
       2.2.4 Commercial air flight (Table A1) _____________________________________________ 10
       2.2.5 Passenger seats available (Table A1) __________________________________________ 10
       2.2.6 Aircraft _________________________________________________________________ 10
     2.3    Definitions and variables of interest for table B1 (on flight origin and destination) and table
            C1 (airports) ________________________________________________________________ 10
       2.3.1 On flight origin and destination (Table B1) _____________________________________ 10
       2.3.2 Passengers carried (Tables B1 & C1) __________________________________________ 11
       2.3.3 Freight and mail loaded or unloaded (Tables B1 & C1)____________________________ 11
       2.3.4 Direct transit passengers (Table C1)___________________________________________ 11
       2.3.5 Total commercial aircraft movements (Table C1) ________________________________ 11
       2.3.6 Total aircraft movements (Table C1) __________________________________________ 11
     2.4    The difference between on flight origin/destination and flight stage data _________________ 11
     2.5   The reporting of airport data in table C1 __________________________________________ 13
3          Classifications ______________________________________________________________ 13
     3.1   Country code _______________________________________________________________ 13
     3.2   Airport code ________________________________________________________________ 13
     3.3   Air transport operator code_____________________________________________________ 14
     3.4   Aircraft code________________________________________________________________ 15
4          Transmission formats/EDI tools _______________________________________________ 15
     4.1   Transmission of results________________________________________________________ 15
     4.2   Description of the data files and transmission format ________________________________ 16
     4.3   Transmission using EDI tools __________________________________________________ 17
5          Questionnaire on aviation statistics ____________________________________________ 18
PART II: National methodologies _____________________________________________________ 19
1.         Information on Dataset A1: FS data____________________________________________ 21
2.         Information on Dataset B1 : OFOD data ________________________________________ 33
3.         Information on Datasets A1 and B1 ____________________________________________ 41
4.         Information on Dataset C1 ___________________________________________________ 49
5.         Information on data compilation, validation and delivery practices __________________ 55
PART III: Procedures for data treatment and dissemination ______________________________ 75


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1         Description of the data integration process ______________________________________ 75
2         Description of the quality checks ______________________________________________ 78
   2.1    Quality checks results communicated to the countries________________________________ 78
     2.1.1 Compliance with the Regulation checks________________________________________ 78
     2.1.2 Consistency over time – annual ______________________________________________ 78
     2.1.3 Consistency over time by period _____________________________________________ 79
     2.1.4 Consistency over time by arrivals and departures ________________________________ 79
     2.1.5 Consistency between arrivals and departure figures_______________________________ 79
     2.1.6 Mirror checking __________________________________________________________ 79
     2.1.7 Missing routes check ______________________________________________________ 81
   2.2    Internal quality checks ________________________________________________________ 81
     2.2.1 Comparison between the flight stage declarations (A1) and the on flight
              origin/destination declarations (B1) ___________________________________________ 81
     2.2.2 Comparison between the flight stage declarations (A1) and the airport declarations (C1)__ 81
     2.2.3 Comparison between the on flight origin/destination declarations (B1) and the airport
              declarations (C1) _________________________________________________________ 81
3.        Dissemination ______________________________________________________________ 82
    3.1    Description of the various supports ______________________________________________ 82
      3.1.1 Free dissemination database _________________________________________________ 82
      3.1.2 Statistics in Focus _________________________________________________________ 82
      3.1.3 Leaflets _________________________________________________________________ 82
    3.2    Procedures of calculations and aggregations used in the dissemination process ____________ 82
ANNEXES ________________________________________________________________________ 83
Annex I : Regulation (EC) 437/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on
statistical returns in respect of the carriage of passenger, freight and mail by air ______________ 85
Annex II : Commission Regulation 1358/2003 implementing Regulation (EC) 437/2003 of the
European Parliament and of the Council on statistical returns in respect of the carriage of
passengers, freight and mail by air ____________________________________________________ 95
Annex III Commission Regulation (EC) No 546/2005 of 8 April 2005 adapting Regulation
(EC) No 437/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the allocation of
reporting-country codes and amending Commission Regulation (EC) No 1358/2003 as regards
the updating of the list of Community airports _________________________________________ 123
Annex IV: Commission Regulation (EC) No 158/2007 of 16 February 2007 amending
Commission Regulation (EC) No 1358/2003 as regards the list of Community airports (Text
with EEA relevance) _______________________________________________________________ 131
Annex V : List of reporting airports per country _______________________________________ 145
Annex VI : Glossary on air transport statistics _________________________________________ 163
Annex VII : Updated list of country codes_____________________________________________ 205
Annex VIII : Transmission format - Examples _________________________________________ 207
Annex IX : Error list GENEDI version 2.1 for Aviation statistics _________________________ 211
Annex X : Questionnaire on aviation statistics _________________________________________ 213
Annex XI: Aviation statistics – 2006 data collection Data Quality _________________________ 221
Annex XII: Free dissemination database structure. Aviation Domain _____________________ 235
Annex XIII: Eurostat dissemination database: main declaring airports Selection of the routes
between the “main declaring airports” and their “main partners” _________________________ 239
Annex XIV: Eurostat dissemination database: Metadata in SDDS format___________________ 245




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                                       Introduction


This document is the fourth version of the “Reference Manual on Air transport statistics”. This
Reference Manual contains three parts:
• Part I: Methodology, definitions and classifications
• Part II: National methodologies
• Part III: Procedures for data treatment and dissemination

The objective of part I is to give all the necessary background information related to the
implementation of the Regulation (EC) 437/2003 of the European Parliament and of the
Council on statistical returns in respect of the carriage of passengers, freight and mail by air
as well as the subsequent implementing Commission Regulations 1358/2003, 546/2005 and
158/2007. This part provides a description of the datasets structure, the definition of the
statistical units and variables as well as the transmission of the datasets.

Part II of the manual provides information on the methodologies applied at national level for
complying with the Regulation requirements. In order to collect this information, a
questionnaire has been sent to the various reporting countries. Part II of the manual contains
tables presenting the answers provided by the reporting countries by main methodological
item of the questionnaire.

Part III of the manual gives an overview on how the data are processed and disseminated by
Eurostat. It includes the description of the aviation data integration process as well as a
description of the quality checks currently applied. The last section of this part is devoted to
the dissemination means available for air transport data.

Compared to the third version of the manual, the draft text of the new Commission
Regulation amending the list of Community airports as from 1 January 2007 enclosed in
annex has been replaced by the Commission Regulation (EC) N°158/2007 of 16 February
2007. It also includes the recent changes made in the structure of the air transport domain in
the Eurostat’s dissemination database as well as the methodological notes attached to this
domain.

Finally, it has to be mentioned that there is a forum managed by Eurostat on CIRCA, where
documents, publications and other relevant information on air transport statistics can be
accessed:

http://circa.europa.eu/Members/irc/dsis/transport/library?l=/06_aviation&vm=detailed&sb=Ti
tle




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           PART I: Methodology, definitions and classifications



  1 Description of the datasets

Regulation (EC) N°1358/2003, implementing Regulation N°437/2003 of the European
Parliament and of the Council on statistical returns in respect of the carriage of passengers,
freight and mail by air, mentions three datasets: the Flight Stage dataset, called A1, the On
Flight Origin/Destination dataset, called B1 and the Airport dataset, called C1.

A1. This dataset contains periodic flight stage data registered for airport-to-airport routes,
    and broken down by arrivals/departures, scheduled/non scheduled, passenger
    service/all-freight and mail service, airline information and aircraft type. The values
    provided concern passengers on board, freight and mail on board, commercial air flights
    as well as passenger seats available. Since the reference year 2004, data have to be
    provided on monthly basis.

B1. This dataset contains periodic on flight origin/destination data registered for airport-to-
    airport routes, and broken down by arrivals/departures, scheduled/non scheduled,
    passenger service/all-freight and mail service and airline information. The values
    provided concern passengers carried and freight and mail loaded or unloaded. Since the
    reference year 2004, data have to be provided on monthly basis.


C1. This dataset contains periodic airport data registered for declaring airports, and broken
    down by airline information. The values provided concern total passengers carried, total
    direct transit passengers, total freight and mail loaded or unloaded, total commercial
    aircraft movements and aircraft movements. This dataset must contain at least annual
    data.




  2 Description of the Statistical units and variables

Following the header of each definition, the list of articles or tables of the regulation where a
reference to the term is made can be found.

  2.1     Definitions and variables of general interest

  2.1.1      Community airport
A defined area on land or water in a Member State subject to the provisions of the treaty,
which is intended to be used either wholly or in part for the arrival, departure and surface
movement of aircraft and open for commercial air services (see definition below).

  2.1.2      Community airport covered

Commission Regulation 1358/2003 implementing Regulation (EC) 437/2003 and the
Commission Regulation (EC) No 546/2005 adapting Regulation (EC) No 437/2003 of the
European Parliament and of the Council as regards the allocation of reporting-country codes
and amending Commission Regulation (EC) No 1358/2003 as regards the updating of the list




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of Community airports, specify the airport categories applied in order to define the list of
community airports covered by the Regulation until the reference year 2005.

The new Regulation (Commission Regulation (EC) No 158/2007 of 16 February 2007
amending Commission Regulation (EC) No 1358/2003 of 31 July 2003 as regards the list of
Community airports (Text with EEA relevance)) specifies the airport categories applied in
order to define the list of community airport covered by the Regulation for reference year
2007.

    •     Airports handling more than 1 500 000 passengers units per year (category 3),
          should transmit datasets A1, B1 and C1. However, they may have had complete or
          partial derogation on dataset B1 in year 2003.

    •     Airports handling more than 150 000 and less than 1 500 000 passengers units per
          year (category 2), should transmit datasets A1, B1 and C1. However, they may have
          had complete or partial derogation on the three datasets in years 2003, 2004 and
          2005.

    •     Airports handling more than 15 000 and less than 150 000 passengers per year
          annually (category 1), should transmit dataset C1 only. However, they may have had
          complete or partial derogation in years 2003, 2004 and 2005

    •     Airports handling less than 15 000 passengers units annually (category 0), have no
          obligation to report data.


The list of reporting airports per country is available in Annex V: the category of airports
defined for the extra-EU reporting countries are given for information.

  2.1.3       State Flight
Any flight performed by aircraft for military, customs, police or other law enforcement
services of a State.

Any flight declared as a "State flight" by State authorities.

The expression "except for flights by States aircraft" in Article 1 of Regulation (EC) 437/2003
should be interpreted as "except for State flights".

  2.1.4       Passenger unit
One passenger unit is equivalent to either one passenger or 100 kilograms of freight and
mail.

For the purpose of drawing up the list of Community airports (see above), the calculation of
thresholds using "passenger units" has to take into account at Community airports (see
definition), the total passengers carried (see definition) plus the total direct transit
passengers (see definition) (counted once) plus the total freight and mail loaded and
unloaded (see definition).

  2.1.5       Commercial air service
An air transport flight or series of flights for the public transport of passengers and/or freight
and mail, for remuneration or for hire.

The air service may be either scheduled (see definition) or non-scheduled (see definition).




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  2.1.6       Scheduled air service
A commercial air service (see definition) operated according to a published timetable, or with
such a regular frequency that it constitutes an easily recognisable systematic series of flights.

Includes extra section flights occasioned by overflow traffic from scheduled flights.

  2.1.7       Non-scheduled air service
A commercial air service (see definition) other than scheduled air service (see definition).

  2.1.8       Passenger air service
Scheduled (see definition) or non-scheduled air service (see definition) performed by aircraft
carrying one or more revenue passengers and any flights listed in published timetables as
open to passengers.

Includes flights carrying both revenue passengers and revenue freight and mail.

  2.1.9       All-freight and mail air service
Scheduled (see definition) or non-scheduled air service (see definition) performed by aircraft
carrying revenue loads other than revenue passengers, i.e. freight and mail.

Excludes flights carrying one or more revenue passengers and flights listed in published
timetables as open to passengers.

  2.1.10      Airline (Commercial air transport operator)
An air transport undertaking with a valid operating licence for operating commercial air
Flights (see definition).

Where airlines have joint-venture or other contractual arrangements requiring two or more of
them to assume separate responsibility for the offer and sale of air transport products for a
flight or combination of flights, the airline actually operating the flight shall be reported.

  2.2      Definitions and variables of interest for table A1 (flight stage)

  2.2.1       Flight stage (Table A1)
The operation of an aircraft from take-off to its next landing.

  2.2.2       Passengers on board (Table A1)
All passengers on board of the aircraft upon landing at the reporting airport or at taking off
from the reporting airport.

All revenue and non revenue passengers on board an aircraft during a flight stage (see
definition).

Includes direct transit passengers (see definition) (counted at arrivals and departures).

  2.2.3       Freight and mail on board (Table A1)
All freight and mail on board of the aircraft upon landing at the reporting airport or at taking
off from the reporting airport.

All freight and mail on board an aircraft during a flight stage (see definition).

Includes direct transit freight and mail (counted at arrivals and departures). Includes express
services and diplomatic bags. Excludes passenger baggage.




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 2.2.4       Commercial air flight (Table A1)
An air transport flight performed for the public transport of passengers and/or freight and
mail, for remuneration and for hire.

In table A1, the commercial air flights are aggregated to calculate the other "indicator fields"
("Passengers on board (see definition)", "Freight and Mail on board (see definition)" and
"Passenger seats available (see definition)").

 2.2.5       Passenger seats available (Table A1)
The total number of passenger seats available for sale on an aircraft operating a flight stage
(see definition) between a pair of airports.

On a flight stage (-10-), the total number of revenue passengers should not exceed the total
number of passenger seats available for sale.

Includes seats which are already sold on a flight stage i.e. including those occupied by direct
transit passengers (see definition).

Excludes seats not actually available for the carriage of passengers because of maximum
gross weight limitations.

If information on this basis is not available, then one of the following estimates should be
provided in order of preference (from more to less adequate):
     1. The specific aircraft configuration expressed in number of passenger seats available
         in the aircraft (identified by aircraft registration number),
     2. The average aircraft configuration expressed in average number of passenger seats
         available for the type of aircraft for the airline,
     3. The average aircraft configuration expressed in average number of passenger seats
         available for the type of aircraft.

 2.2.6       Aircraft
Any machine that can derive support in the atmosphere from the reactions of the air other
than the reactions of air against the earth’s surface
Dirigibles and surface effect vehicles such as hovercraft are excluded



 2.3      Definitions and variables of interest for table B1 (on flight origin and
          destination) and table C1 (airports)

 2.3.1       On flight origin and destination (Table B1)
Traffic on a commercial air service (see definition) identified by a unique flight number
subdivided by airport pairs in accordance with point of embarkation and point of
disembarkation on that flight.

For passengers, freight or mail where the airport of embarkation is not known, the aircraft
origin should be deemed to be the point of embarkation; similarly, if the airport of
disembarkation is not known, the aircraft destination should be deemed to be the point of
disembarkation.

NB: Since an individual passenger's air journey may consist of more than one flight, a
passenger's on-flight origin and destination is not necessarily his true origin and destination.
This is also the case, in a lower extent, for freight/mail consignments.




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  2.3.2       Passengers carried (Tables B1 & C1)
All passengers on a particular flight (with one flight number) counted once only and not
repeatedly on each individual stage of that flight.

All revenue and non revenue passengers whose journey begins or terminates at the reporting
airport and transfer passengers joining or leaving the flight at the reporting airport.

Excludes direct transit passengers (see definition).

  2.3.3       Freight and mail loaded or unloaded (Tables B1 & C1)
All freight and mail loaded onto or unloaded from an aircraft.

Includes express services and diplomatic bags. Excludes passenger baggage. Excludes direct
transit freight and mail.

  2.3.4       Direct transit passengers (Table C1)
Passengers who, after a short stop, continue their journey on the same aircraft on a flight
having the same flight number as the flight on which they arrive.

In total airport statistics as well as for the calculation of the passenger units (see definition),
passengers in direct transit are counted once only.

Passengers who change aircraft because of technical problems but continue on a flight with
the same flight number are counted as direct transit passengers.
On some flights with intermediate stops, the flight number changes at an airport to designate
the change between an inbound and outbound flight. An example is a flight from Barcelona
to Hamburg where the flight continues to Frankfurt before returning to Barcelona. Where
passengers for an intermediate destination continue their journey on the same aircraft in
such circumstances, they should be counted as direct transit passengers.

  2.3.5       Total commercial aircraft movements (Table C1)
All take-offs and landings for flights performed for remuneration and for hire.

Includes commercial air services (see definition) as well as all commercial general aviation
operations.

  2.3.6       Total aircraft movements (Table C1)
All take-offs and landings of aircraft.

Includes total commercial aircraft movements (see definition) as well as non commercial
general aviation operations. Excludes State Flights (see definition). Excludes Touch and goes,
overshoots and unsuccessful approaches."

  2.4     The difference between on flight origin/destination and flight stage data
The difference between on flight origin/destination and flight stage data can be illustrated by
the following example: a flight is operated on a route New York-London-Paris 185 passengers
travel from New York to London, 135 from New York to Paris and 75 from London to Paris.
Thus in terms of on flight origin/destination data the figures recorded are 185 passengers
New York-London, 135 passengers New York-Paris and 75 passengers London-Paris. New
York would record the figures for New York-London and New York-Paris; London would
record New York-London and London-Paris; Paris would record New York-Paris and London-
Paris. In terms of flight stage data there are two flight stages and the figures reported by
New York and London airports are: New York-London 320=(185+135) passengers and by
London and Paris airports are London-Paris 210=(135+75) passengers. The following
diagram gives an example of reporting transport in datasets A1 and B1.




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Case 1:
Journey from New York to London and then from London to Paris with 2 different
Aeroplanes
(2 different flight numbers)
For Airline "X" and Aircraft type "Y"

                    185 Pax                                     75 Pax
New York                                   London                                 Paris
                Flight Number: 1234                  Flight Number:5678

                135 Pax (from New York to Paris changing plane at London)

                                 Data to be reported
 Reporting Next/Previous      (A/D)                   A1 - Flight      B1 - On Flight   True OD
  Airport     Airport    Arrival/Depart.                stage          OD passengers passengers (not
                                                      passengers                          to be reported)
                                               Reported by USA
 New York      London                      D              320               320                   185
                                               Reported by UK
 London        New York                    A              320               320                   185
 London        Paris                       D              210               210                   75
                                           Reported by France
  Paris        London                     A                210            210                 75
In case of "transfer" or "Indirect Transit" passengers, the passengers figures reported in A1
figures are equal to the passenger figures reported in B1.


Case 2:
Journey from New York to London and then from London to Paris with the same
Aeroplane (same flight number), making a transit in London.
For Airline "X" and Aircraft type "Y"

                     185 Pax                                  75 Pax
New York                                   London                                 Paris
                                Flight Number: 1234

            135 Pax (from New York to Paris staying in transit in the plane at London)

                                 Data to be reported
 Reporting     Next/Previou     (A/D)               A1 - Flight        B1 - On Flight   True OD
  Airport        s Airport  Arrival/Depa              stage            OD passengers passengers (not
                                  rt.               passengers                            to be reported)
                                               Reported by USA
 New York       London                 D                320                185                    185
 New York       Paris                  D                 -                 135                    135
                                               Reported by UK
 London         New York               A                320                185                    185
 London         Paris                  D                210                 75                    75
                                           Reported by France
 Paris          New York               A                 -                 135                    135
 Paris          London                 A                210                 75                    75

In case of "direct Transit" passengers, the passenger figures reported in A1 are different from
the passenger figures reported in B1.



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   2.5     The reporting of airport data in table C1

 The total transport reported by London for a given airline:
        -from all partner airports (origin of the flights) to London
        -from London to all partner airports (destination of the flight)
        -total transit at London.

 All the partner       10 000 pax                         15 000 pax            All the partner
Airports of origin                         London                                 Airports of
                                                                                 destination
                                      Airline: ABC
                                      3 000 transit pax
 All origin or destination                                         All origin or destination
 airports with transit in                                          airports with transit in
          London                                                            London




                                    Data to be reported
               Reporting         Airline     Total passengers       Total direct
                Airport                           carried             transit
                                                                    passengers
                                     Reported by London
              London          ABC                   25 000              3 000




   3 Classifications

   3.1     Country code
 In the files provided the reporting country code has to be completed.
 The countries are coded using a 2-letter codes corresponding to the concatenation of the
 ICAO Aeronautical fixed service area codes (first digit), ICAO country identifier codes (second
 digit).
 The updated list of the country codes to be used is provided in annex VII.

   3.2     Airport code
 In the tables to be provided in the frame of Regulation 437/2003, the airports (reporting
 airports and partner airports) are coded using the 4-letter ICAO codes as listed in the ICAO
 Document 7910.
 The internal airport dictionary uses a concatenation of the ICAO Aeronautical fixed service
 area codes (first digit), ICAO country identifier codes (second digit) and national
 telecommunication centre identifier codes (third and fourth digit) and thus is a four digit
 alphanumeric code.

 The airport dictionary is used in all datasets for the reporting airport and also in A1 and B1
 for the partner airport.




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The codes are derived as a subset from those published in ICAO Document 7910. The subset
is determined by the data providers who nominate which codes to use when more than one
telecommunication centre code exist for a given airport. Normally the selected code
corresponds to the civil operations communication centre code. Transcoding is required when
a country reports data to another telecommunications centre code than the one specified by
the partner country

The range of valid airport codes is modified, if the ICAO country identifier codes and/or the
national telecommunication centre identifier codes are revised. Therefore, the airport
dictionary requires regular revisions for a small percentage of its codes.

ICAO doc 7910 is not a list of airports but of airport telecommunication centre codes. Not all
world airports are in this list. This is why the dictionary is also updated when temporary
codes are allocated by Eurostat for airports that do not have a valid ICAO Document 7910
code.

Indeed if no ICAO code is available for the airport, then a temporary code is allocated by
Eurostat for the airport, with the codes XX01 to XX79 being used per country (XX being the 2
digits code of the country concerned.

If the partner airport is unknown, the code to be used to report data is “ZZZZ”.

Before the adoption of Regulation (EC) 437/2003, other airport coding systems were used by
some countries, notably IATA. IATA has 3-letter location identifiers, which include the codes
for airports as used on passenger tickets. Eurostat used to transcode these IATA code to
ICAO code before importing data in the database.



 3.3      Air transport operator code

Initially it was planed to use the 3-letter air transport operator code as listed in ICAO
Document 8585.

Discussion with the data providers lead to the conclusion that this information is a real
sensitive one, and could hardly be obtained from the airport authorities.

Commission Regulation 1358/2003 gives the list of codes to be alternatively used for the
provision of information related to the airline. The following codes have to be used by the
data providers:

Datasets A1 and B1
1EU     Airlines licensed in the European Union
1NE     Airlines not licensed in the European Union
ZZZ     Unknown airlines
888     "confidential" (to be used in tables A1 and B1 if an "information on the airline" is not
        allowed for confidentiality reasons)

Dataset C1
1EU     Airlines licensed in the European Union
1NE     Airlines not licensed in the European Union
ZZZ     Unknown airlines
"999" “all airlines” (to be used in table C1 only)


Airlines partly licensed in EU shall be reported as "EU airlines". For instance SAS is reported
under the code “1EU”




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In dataset C1, the airline information field is mandatory for airports, which also have to report
tables A1 and B1. However, if in tables A1 and B1 the airline information is declared as
confidential, in table C1 the code “999” will be provided.

For airports which are under no obligation to report tables A1 and B1, the code “999” that
covers all airlines may be used.

The mention “optional” that appears in the description of tables A1 and B1 in Regulation
1358/2003 for the dimension airline information refers to the fact that on a voluntary basis,
the code "2"+Iso alpha 2 country code (country of licensing of the airline) could also be used
as well as the ICAO airline code (document 8585).



 3.4      Aircraft code

Information on aircraft type has only to be provided in the table A1 of Regulation 437/2003,
the aircraft information has to be coded following the 4-letter of the ICAO aircraft type
designators as listed in the ICAO Document 8643.

The type of aircraft dictionary is updated by ICAO annually, for new types of aircraft.

If the data provider does not know the type of aircraft, the code “ZZZZ” has to be used.




 4 Transmission formats/EDI tools

 4.1      Transmission of results

In the frame of Regulation 1358/2003, the Member States have to transmit their data as soon
as possible and no longer than six month after the end of the period of reference. The
following table gives a clear overview of the deadlines depending on the observation period.

        Period of observation      Latest       date       for
                                   transmission
        January year t             July year t
        February year t            August year t
        March year t               September year t
        April year t               October year t
        May year t                 November year t
        June year t                December year t
        July year t                January year t+1
        August year t              February year t+1
        September year t           March year t+1
        October year t             April year t+1
        November year t            May year t+1
        December year t            June year t+1

        Quarter   1   year   t     September year t
        Quarter   2   year   t     December year t
        Quarter   3   year   t     March year t+1
        Quarter   4   year   t     June year t+1

        Year t                     June year t+1


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  4.2     Description of the data files and transmission format

Two EDI compatible formats are acceptable for the transmission of the Regulation tables:
   • "CSV" (Comma Separated Values) with semicolon (;) as field separator
   • GESMES-EDIFACT (GENEDI).

The following summary table gives for each table of the regulation ("A1", "B1" and "C1") and
each record (line), the list of fields to be provided. Two different types of fields are marked in
the column associated to the relevant table:
    • "X": fields that have to be provided for a table,
    • " " (space): fields not relevant for the table. These fields should normally not be
         provided in the related tables. Nevertheless empty fields (2 fields separator without
         data between) are also acceptable in this case.

Examples of transmission format are provided in Annex VIII.

The format of each field is either numeric (n) or alphabetic (a) or alphanumeric (an)
The size is either fixed ("format + number" - e.g.:"n4") or variable with a maximum number
of positions ("format + ".."+max. number of positions - e.g.:"n..12").



                                                                   Format
        Pos                          Fields                                       Tables
                                                                    & size
                                                                              A1 B1 C1
         1    Table identification                                   an2       X  X  X
         2    Reporting country                                       a2       X  X  X
         3    Reference year                                       n2 or n4    X  X  X
         4    Reference period                                       an2       X  X  X
         5    Reporting airport                                      an4       X  X  X
         6    Partner airport                                        an4       X  X
         7    Arrival/departure                                       n1       X  X
         8    Scheduled/non scheduled services                        n1       X  X
         9    Passenger flight / All-freight and mail flight          n1       X  X
        10    Airline information                                    an3       X  X  X
        11    Aircraft type                                          an4       X
        12 Passengers                                               n..12     X     X      X
        13 Direct transit passengers                                n..12                  X
        14 Freight and mail                                         n..12     X     X      X
        15 Commercial air flights (table "A1") /                    n..12     X            X
           Total commercial aircraft movements (table "C1")
        16 Total aircraft movements                                 n..12                  X
        17 Passenger seats available                                n..12     X

One table (for one period) should correspond to one file (or "consignment") transmitted to
Eurostat

Each file (table) should be named according to the following standard: "CCYYPPTT.csv" (for
csv format) or : "CCYYPPTT.ges" (for gesmes format): where:
    • "CC" represents the Country Code (ISO alpha2),
    • "YY" the Year, "PP" the period (AN, Q1..Q4 or 01..12)
    • and "TT", the Table-ID ("A1", "B1" or "C1").

In case the file is compressed, the ".zip" suffix should be used instead of ".csv" or ".ges".



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 4.3      Transmission using EDI tools

The transmission mean shall be compatible with an automatic monitoring and processing of
data in Eurostat.

Eurostat has developed full EDI compatible software available to all Competent National
Authorities. In this regards, the most recommendable way to transmit the datasets is using
the eDAMIS/Stadium application.

Alternatively, there is a functional inbox managed by the Transport Statistics Unit of Eurostat
where the aviation datasets can be delivered: ESTAT-AVIATION-DATA@ec.europa.eu

A more generic tool is available, the GENEDI toolbox. This tool can process any flat input file.
GENEDI with its mapping module allow the users to make their file compliant with any
Gesmes dataset structure for instance the aviation one. The mapping module generates a
CSV file compliant with the Gesmes structure selected by the user among a list of possible
Gesmes structure. Then, a CSV file compliant with the input file format defined hereafter is
submitted to the toolbox. An automatic process verifies that the file’s data are compliant with
some validation rules chosen in a configuration menu and translate it into Gesmes messages.
At the end, all the Gesmes messages are stored into an output folder and can be
automatically sent to Eurostat using an electronic mail sent to STADIUM email server.
The GENEDI toolbox for aviation, version 2.1, is available since December 2005.

The list of validation rules, checks and basic controls applied by the GENEDI toolbox version
2.1 are described in Annex IX.

Nevertheless, even if EDI compatible tools should be favoured, "Pre-EDI" tools as well as
structured e-mail sent to an address given by Eurostat could also be accepted in a transitional
period.
In case a structured e-mail is used, then:
·        the subject field of the e-mail should contain the name of the file (table) to be
transmitted,
·        the file (table) should be attached to the e-mail (only one file attached per e-mail is
acceptable),
·        comments on data can be entered as plain text in the body of the message to which
a table is attached (formatted text shall not be used).




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 5 Questionnaire on aviation statistics

The current Regulations on air transport statistics cover the traffic and transport
measurement. However, there is a need for further information on some additional issues
related to the aviation sector which are collected for other modes of transport:
    • Infrastructure
    • Equipment
    • Enterprises, economic performance and employment
    • Accidents

For this purpose, a questionnaire has been designed in order to collect information on the
above items. Its objective is to collect a limited number of indicators and aggregated data. It
is compounded of a questionnaire aiming at collecting data at national level and of
questionnaires collecting information for the main airports. As some of the requested data
could be retrieved from existing sources, Eurostat pre-fills the questionnaires before sending
it to the countries.

An example of a questionnaire is available in Annex X.




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                        PART II: National methodologies



As foreseen in the Regulation (EC) No. 437/2003, the Commission (Eurostat) had to prepare
a report for the European Parliament after the finalization of the 2005 data collection on the
experience acquired in the application of the Regulation. In order to prepare this report,
Eurostat sent a questionnaire to collect information on the methodologies applied at national
level for the air transport data collection.

The questionnaire sent to the countries was divided into several sections:

            -   General information
            -   Specific questions on the Flight Stage (dataset A1) and On Flight Origin
                Destination (dataset B1) data as well as on other elements reported under
                datasets A1 and B1
            -   Specific questions on some elements reported in the Airport dataset (C1)
            -   Information on data compilation, validation and delivery practices
            -   Dissemination of the data collected
            -   Overall evaluation of the implementation of the Regulation and possible ways
                to improve it

In the frame of this manual, the answers received for three sections are particularly useful:
questions on datasets A1 and B1, questions on datasets C1 and information on data
compilation, validation and delivery practices. The answers of the reporting countries to these
three sections are detailed in this part of the Manual.




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                      Methodology used for data collection and compilation at national level


       1. Information on Dataset A1: FS data

                                                                                                                Data transmission to CNA - level of
                            Data suppliers to CNA                 Data supplier's information sources
                                                                                                                aggregation, system and periodicity
  Dataset A1
                                       Freight and mail on                            Freight and mail on                              Freight and mail on
                  Passenger on board                        Passenger on board                               Passenger on board
                                               board                                          board                                           board
                                                                                     Data are collected
                                                                                     directly from airlines
                                                                                     or their handling      Aggregated monthly totals (cfr. datasets in
               Airports (Brussels, Ostend, Antwerp) and    Data are collected
                                                                                     agents and partially Regulation)
Belgium        MET (Ministère de l´Équipement et des       directly from airlines or
                                                                                     on the basis of        Transmission system: e-mail
               Transports) (Charleroi and Liège)           their handling agents.
                                                                                     electronic movement How often: monthly (T+2)
                                                                                     messages transmitted
                                                                                     to airports.
                                                           The airports use their own information
               Airports                                                                                     Monthly totals, transmitted by e-mail on
Czech Republic                                             databases which are supported by handling
                                                                                                            monthly basis.
                                                           agents’ data
               Airport in Denmark (data in general         Data in general originates from handling
                                                                                                            All commercial airports with regular
               originates from handling agencies, Cargo    agencies, Cargo handlers at airport and/or
                                                                                                            commercial traffic are transmitting monthly
               handlers at airport and/or airport          airport administrations. In many cases
                                                                                                            data to DCAA including detailed information
Denmark        administrations)                            original data are uploaded manually at airport
                                                                                                            per individual flight. Data are transmitted as
                                                           databases – in other cases some or most
                                                                                                            text files in fixed format and uploaded to
                                                           data are based on data from other systems –
                                                                                                            local system at DCAA.
                                                           ATS, ATC, OPS etc.




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                                                                                                                     Data transmission to CNA - level of
                          Data suppliers to CNA                      Data supplier's information sources
                                                                                                                     aggregation, system and periodicity
  Dataset A1
                                        Freight and mail on                    Freight and mail on                    Freight and mail on
               Passenger on board                           Passenger on board                     Passenger on board
                                              board                                  board                                  board
               By law the airlines are obliged to provide the     By law the airlines are obliged to provide the
                                                                                                                   Data are transmitted monthly on an on-line
               data; in practice the airlines (partly involving   data; in practice the airlines (partly involving
                                                                                                                   basis (via internet).
               handling agents) delegate the process of           handling agents) delegate the process of
Germany
               data collecting to the airport which transmits     data-collecting to the airport which transmits
                                                                                                                   Level of aggregation: Individual Flight-Level.
               electronic files to the Federal Statistical        electronic files to the Federal Statistical
               Office.                                            Office.
                                                                  Tallinn Airport receives electronic messages
                                                                  from the handling companies or airlines (in
               One Community airport, Tallinn/Ülemiste,           order to perform the necessary operations       All data are quarterly transmitted by airport
               supplies all data                                  and billing/invoice procedures) but in some on flight level to CNA by e-mail.
                                                                  occasions (if electronic data is not available)
Estonia
                                                                  data is also collected from the
                                                                  airlines/handling agents by other means.

                                                                  The relevant information is manually entered
                                                                  into an Access-format database daily.
               Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA)           Electronic movement message                  Quarterly
Greece

               Airports                                           Airlines                                        Information aggregated at monthly level
Spain                                                                                                             E-mail

                                                                                                                  Semi-annual
                                                                                                                  Aggregated information by month but being
               Airports                                           Companies or their agents
France                                                                                                            precise on the traffic by flight.
                                                                                                                  Transmitted by post, e-mail monthly.




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                                                                                                               Data transmission to CNA - level of
                           Data suppliers to CNA                Data supplier's information sources
                                                                                                               aggregation, system and periodicity
   Dataset A1
                                        Freight and mail on                    Freight and mail on                    Freight and mail on
                Passenger on board                          Passenger on board                     Passenger on board
                                              board                                  board                                  board
                                                             The Dublin Aviation Authority (DAA) which
                                                             governs the three largest airports in the
                                                             country (Cork, Dublin Shannon) collect their
                                                             passenger information by both electronic
                                                             movement messages and paper data from
                Details supplied directly by the following                                                  Data is forwarded from the airports
                                                             the airlines or their handling agents ( 85% of
Ireland         airports to the CSO. (List of airports as                                                   electronically be e-mail on a monthly basis.
                                                             data by Electronic messages, 15 % by paper,
                detailed in the regulation).                                                                The data is aggregated monthly.
                                                             faxes etc.)For all other airports, which are
                                                             mainly smaller in size, the airports
                                                             themselves act as the handling agents so
                                                             they collect the information directly from the
                                                             airlines.

Italy

                Department of Civil Aviation-Aeronautical    Datasets are collected directly by the Airlines Aggregated monthly totals transmitted by E-
Cyprus
                Information Services.                        or their handling agents.                       mail.
                                                             Data are collected directly from airlines on
                Airports                                                                                  CNA receives aggregate monthly totals as
Latvia                                                       the basis of electronic movement messages
                                                                                                          Excel files by e-mail once a month
                                                             transmitted to airport
                Airports                                     Data are collected directly from airlines'    The data are transmitted at individual flight
Lithuania
                                                             handling agents.                              level by e-mail on a monthly basis.

Luxembourg




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                                                                                                               Data transmission to CNA - level of
                          Data suppliers to CNA                  Data supplier's information sources
                                                                                                               aggregation, system and periodicity
  Dataset A1
                                       Freight and mail on                    Freight and mail on                    Freight and mail on
               Passenger on board                          Passenger on board                     Passenger on board
                                             board                                  board                                  board

                                                             On the basis of      From handling agents
               Airports                                      electronic movement                       Level of aggregation: aggregate monthly;
Hungary                                                      messages transmitted                      transmission system: e-mail; how often:
                                                             to airports and from                      monthly.
                                                             one handling agent
Malta
Netherlands

Austria        Airport operating companies                   Most probably airlines                         Monthly; individual flights.
                                                                                                            By e-mail or dedicated line.
                                                             For the dataset A1 & B1, the data are          For the datasets A1 & B1, the data are
                                                             collected on the basis of electronic           aggregated monthly and transmitted
                                                             movement messages in cooperation with          quarterly by e-mail.
Poland         Airports
                                                             other airport users like: airlines, handling
                                                             agents, etc).

               ANA and ANAM airports                         From the airports data systems (both directly
                                                                                                           Individual flight, monthly basis by e-mail.
               INAC – Civil Aviation National Institute (For from airlines and electronic movement
Portugal
               Lages airport information)                    messages to the airport)

                                                             - Airport Ljubljana data are collected from the
                                                                                                             Data are aggregated monthly and
               Airport Ljubljana                             other airports, on the bases of SITA
                                                                                                             transmitted by e-mail every month.
Slovenia                                                     electronic messages
                                                             - CNA data are collected directly from the
                                                             airport




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                                                                                                                Data transmission to CNA - level of
                          Data suppliers to CNA                 Data supplier's information sources
                                                                                                                aggregation, system and periodicity
  Dataset A1
                                        Freight and mail on                          Freight and mail on                           Freight and mail on
               Passenger on board                            Passenger on board                              Passenger on board
                                               board                                         board                                         board
                                                            The original information sources:                Level of aggregation → Individual flight level
               Airports                                     Airport load dispatching centre                  - monthly
Slovakia
                                                            Airport handling
                                                                                                             Transmission system → e-mail - monthly
                                                            Handling agents
                                                            Daily files from some airlines electronically,   Daily files from some airlines electronically,
               Airlines or their handling agents            two weeks file electronically from some          two weeks file electronically from some
Finland                                                     airlines and paper versions from some            airlines and paper versions from some
                                                            handling agents                                  handling agents. Data is collected at
                                                                                                             individual flight level.
                                                             Mainly handling
                                                                                                             Weekly, per
               Airports               n/a                    agents                 n/a                                              n/a
Sweden                                                                                                       movement via a
                                                                                                             webpage

United                                                       Various – Handling Agents, Airlines,            Flight Level or (where applicable) at higher
               Handling Agents / Airlines – Airports - CNA
Kingdom                                                      Movement Messages                               aggregate level – both collected monthly




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                                                                                                                 Data transmission to CNA - level of
                          Data suppliers to CNA                    Data supplier's information sources
                                                                                                                 aggregation, system and periodicity
  Dataset A1
                                           Freight and mail on                    Freight and mail on                    Freight and mail on
               Passenger on board                              Passenger on board                     Passenger on board
                                                 board                                  board                                  board
               1.DG CAA provides
               the information to the
               National Statistical
               Institute. DG CAA is a
               statistical authority
               within the meaning of
               art. 3, par. 2 of the
               Statistical Low.            Same. Separately,
                                           bigger specialized
               NSI of Bulgaria will
                                           companies, which are                                               1. Every day airports enter the loadsheets for
               check the data and
                                           also, ground service                                               each flight into a common information
               will supply the
                                           operators (DHL,                                                    database.
               statistical information
                                           M&M, etc.) provide   The main source is the loadsheet. Standards
               to Eurostat.                                                                                   2. The statistical forms А1, В1 and С1 are
                                           airports with        electronic IATA messages (IATA messages)
Bulgaria       2.DG CAA receives           information about                                                  monthly excerpts from the common
                                                                are being used in isolated cases to obtain
               information from the        cargo and mail being information or to perform a check.            database made by to a special algorithm.
               airports (Regulation        loaded or unloaded                                                 3. Information is being passed on magnetic
               РД 08-20 of 14 Jan          by them. This                                                      media or through coded email (password-
               1999 on collecting          information is being                                               protected ZIP file).
               statistical information     used when
               for civil aviation in the   necessary.
               Republic of Bulgaria)
               3.Airports generate
               information from the
               official documents for
               scheduling and
               carrying out each
               flight.




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                                                                                                              Data transmission to CNA - level of
                         Data suppliers to CNA                  Data supplier's information sources
                                                                                                              aggregation, system and periodicity
  Dataset A1
                                       Freight and mail on                    Freight and mail on                    Freight and mail on
               Passenger on board                          Passenger on board                     Passenger on board
                                             board                                  board                                  board

                                                                                                           Level of aggregation: individual flight level
               The different international airports: Henri
                                                           Data are collected on the basis of electronic   Transmission system: e-mail
               Coanda Bucharest, International Airport,
                                                           movement messages transmitted to airports       Data are transmitted quarterly
Romania        Timisoara Giarmata, Cluj Napoca-Someseni
                                                           but also there are cases when data are
               and Băneasa.
                                                           collected directly from the companies.


                                                                                                          A1 normally reported      A1 normally reported
               Aggregated traffic information containing
                                                                                                          to CNA by e-mail in       to CNA by e-mail in
               passenger-, freight- and mail volumes are
                                                                                                          quarterly sets            quarterly sets
               coordinated, qualified and delivered to the
                                                            A combination of data collected directly from consisting of 3           consisting of 3
               CNA by Avinor which run all state owned
                                                            the airline/handling agent and electronic     monthly reports.          monthly reports.
               airports, and for the biggest not Avinor
                                                            data-messages transmitted between airports, Scheduled flights and
               owned airport as well.
                                                            (LETIS/CAIN) qualified by Avinor.             charter flights,          Scheduled flights and
                                                                                                          respectively with         charter flights,
Norway         Data are delivered electronically by the
                                                                                                          passenger- and            respectively with
               airlines/airlines handling agents to AVINOR,
                                                                                                          freight aircraft for      passenger- and
               alternatively from electronic data-messages
                                                                                                          each make/type of         freight aircraft for
               transmitted between airports, aggregated by
                                                                                                          aircraft - defined on     each make/type of
               AVINOR and delivered to the CNA.
                                                                                                          individual legs           aircraft - defined on
                                                                                                          aggregated to             individual legs
                                                                                                          monthly totals.           aggregated to
                                                                                                          (Airline not specified)   monthly totals.




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                                                                                                               Data transmission to CNA - level of
                            Data suppliers to CNA                 Data supplier's information sources
                                                                                                               aggregation, system and periodicity
  Dataset A1
                                         Freight and mail on                          Freight and mail on                           Freight and mail on
                 Passenger on board                          Passenger on board                            Passenger on board
                                                board                                         board                                       board
                 Questions related by Dataset A1 and
                 Dataset B1 were not answered. There is an
                 ongoing project for the Dataset A1 and
Turkey
                 Dataset B1 in TURKEY. Production of Flight
                 Stage data and O/D data has not been
                 completed.
                 Airports                                    Electronic from Airport for direct Flight.   Aggregated in individual Flight level.
Switzerland                                                                                               Transmitted by e-mail monthly (airports with
                                                                                                          line and Charter flight).




   Dataset A1                  Aircraft information in A1                         Seats available information in A1


                                                                       Depends on the reporting airport. (technical data for
               ICAO codes for aircraft types are collected from flight
Belgium                                                                Charleroi and Liège, commercial data for Brussels,
               plans and/or from airlines or their handling agents.
                                                                       number of passengers for Antwerp)
                                                                       Commercial data or average aircraft seat capacity if
Czech Republic Airports
                                                                       no commercial data are available
Denmark        All commercial airport with regular commercial traffic In some cases based on individual aircraft




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  Dataset A1                 Aircraft information in A1                            Seats available information in A1


               are transmitting monthly data to DCAA including            configuration data reported annually be airlines – in
               detailed information per individual flight. Data are       other cases similar but as average per aircraft
               transmitted as text files in fixed format and uploaded     configuration per company. In few cases on the basis
               to local system at DCAA.                                   of technical data as per aircraft type.
                                                                          Basically the carrier (commercial data); data are
               The aircraft-carrier, partly supplemented by
Germany                                                                   supplemented by information provided by different
               information delivered by the manufacturer.
                                                                          nomenclatures and partly by the manufacturer.
                                                                          Details on the number of seats available are estimated
               All data are transmitted by airport on flight level with   on the basis of aircraft types. The data are transmitted
               aircraft types information quarterly to CNA.               by airport on flight level with seats available
               The corrections are made manually by CNA, if tailor-       information quarterly to CNA. The corrections are
               made software for data processing in FOXPRO or             made manually by CNA, if tailor-made software for
               GENEDI toolbox finds any mistake according to              data processing in FOXPRO or GENEDI toolbox finds
Estonia        CL_AIRCRAFT codelist.                                      any mistake.
               Some of the mistakes are corrected by using                The aircraft types and seats available summary
               www.airlines.net information on Aircraft Data and          tables.xls are useful for this work, but to improve the
               History.                                                   data correction procedures, the completely updated
                                                                          codelists are needed (Aircraft types and seats
                                                                          available summary tables.xls according to Aircraft type
                                                                          version 3-05.xls).
               ICAO
                                                                          a) From the constructing company (technical data)
Greece
                                                                          b) From the airline companies (commercial data)

Spain          Air operators                                           Commercial data are given by the airlines
               The information on the type of aircraft is registered   The information on the type of aircraft is registered
               with the collection of the airport. The corrections are with the collection of the airport. The information is
France
               applied by the DGAC with respect to the registration of essentially technical, certain companies transmit to
               the aircraft.                                           the airports the commercial configuration.




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   Dataset A1                 Aircraft information in A1                            Seats available information in A1


                                                                              The original information source that we use is the file
                                                                              on Circa which details aircraft type and seat
                The original information source that we use is the
                                                                              availability summary tables. These codes are also
                ICAO aircraft codes as available on Circa. These
                                                                              made available to the airports. Where a return is made
                codes are also made available to the airports.
                                                                              by an airline/airport where the passenger seats
Ireland                                                                       aboard figure is less than the maximum seat capacity
                                                                              we do not make any changes. However if the return
                                                                              shows that the passenger seats aboard is greater than
                                                                              the maximum and the number of passengers is less
                                                                              than the maximum we adjust the seat capacity to the
                                                                              maximum as detailed in the Circa file.
Italy           By airports                                                   Technical data
                Official catalogue provided by the Airlines and updated The original source is the aircraft configuration
Cyprus
                periodically                                                  reported by the airlines
                The source of information is electronic movement              The source of information is the type of aircraft
                messages transmitted to airport. The dispatcher at the received from airline. Seats available information
Latvia
                airport code aircraft type using yearbook “JP airline- refers to technical data.
                fleets international.
                Aircraft type information is submitted to airports by
                airlines and their handling agents. In some airports
                                                                              Information on seats available refers to commercial
                airlines have to submit a list of aircraft operating on
                                                                              data (aircraft configuration reported by airlines).
Lithuania       the flight, if the flight is scheduled. If the flight is non-
                                                                              In some cases it refers to technical data (average
                scheduled, information is received from FLY plans. In
                                                                              aircraft capacity taken from aviation catalogues).
                other airports, aircraft information is received from
                airlines' handling agents.
Luxembourg

Hungary         Electronic movement messages transmitted to airports Electronic movement messages transmitted to airports




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  Dataset A1                 Aircraft information in A1                          Seats available information in A1



Malta
Netherlands
               Airlines → Airport → CNA                                Airlines → Airport → CNA
Austria
                                                                        Polish Airports get information from airlines, when
               Polish Airports get information on the basis of          possible reported on the basis of commercial data
               electronic movement messages, from different             (mostly in case of scheduled flights).
               sources as:
Poland                                                                 And based on technical data in case of other flights
               1. ATC reports
                                                                       (e.g. non-scheduled flights, GA – Flights).
               2. Airport Services
               3. Airports Fees Departments


                                                                       At present, this variable is not collected on the dataset
               IATA type/subtype from the airports data systems
                                                                       reported by the airports. We are trying to merge that
               (individual flight information)
Portugal                                                               datasets with the datasets received from INAC, where
                                                                       this variable is included, the problem (expected to be
                                                                       solved soon) is the coding needed to link the tables.

               Airport local flight information system database is
                                                                     Airport local flight information system database is
               based on IATA and ICAO aircraft types classification.
Slovenia                                                             based on IATA and ICAO aircraft types classification;
                                                                     it refers to technical data (average aircraft capacities).


               Message - strips traffic control                        The original source of information for reporting the
Slovakia                                                               seats available are Manual JP and ICAO, stowing –
               Airport dispatching and matriculation of aircraft       load control, aircraft database.




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   Dataset A1                     Aircraft information in A1                         Seats available information in A1




                  Finavias air traffic database.                           Data reported by airlines per registration
Finland           (ICAO doc 8643)                                          if before mentioned is not available then use average
                                                                           aircraft capacities
                                                                           The majority of the movements contain exact data, but
                  The airports.
                                                                           there are also movements with information about
Sweden
                                                                           numbers of seats based on the aircraft technical
                                                                           data/average capacity.
               Data supplier                                               (i)Original source: Airlines / Airline Websites
United Kingdom (where data collected at flight level)                      (ii)Either down to aircraft registration or most common
                                                                           for fleet type.
                  Loadsheet.                                               Loadsheet, it states the configuration of the specific
Bulgaria                                                                   aircraft.
                  Aircraft information is obtained from airlines, as       Seats available information refers to technical data,
Romania           original source.                                         but there are situations when aircraft configuration is
                                                                           reported by airlines as commercial data.
                  The aircraft database in the billing system in Avinor,   The aircraft database in the billing system in Avinor –
Norway            relying on flight databases from the Norwegian CAA       technical data.
                  and Avinor in house register.
Turkey            ICAO Doc.8585 and JP catalog.                            It refers to technical data.
                                                                           The airports announce the number of available seats.
Switzerland       The aircraft types are reported by the airports.         If missing, we take the number of seats available for
                                                                           this aircraft type.




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       2. Information on Dataset B1 : OFOD data

                                                                                                                Data transmission to CNA - level of
                          Data suppliers to CNA              Data supplier's information sources
                                                                                                                aggregation, system and periodicity
  Dataset B1
                                       Freight and mail                                Freight and mail                                Freight and mail
                Passengers carried                         Passengers carried                                Passengers carried
                                       loaded/unloaded                                 loaded/unloaded                                 loaded/unloaded
                                                                                    Data are collected
                                                                                    directly from airlines
                                                                                    or their handling        Aggregated monthly totals (cfr. datasets in
               Airports (Brussels, Ostend, Antwerp) and   Data are collected
                                                                                    agents and partially     Regulation)
Belgium        MET (Ministère de l´Équipement et des      directly from airlines or
                                                                                    on the basis of          Transmission system: e-mail
               Transports) (Charleroi and Liège)          their handling agents.
                                                                                    electronic movement      How often: monthly (T+2)
                                                                                    messages transmitted
                                                                                    to airports.
                                                          The airports use their own information
                                                                                                             Monthly totals, transmitted by e-mail on
Czech Republic Airports                                   databases which are supported by handling
                                                                                                             monthly basis.
                                                          agents’ data
               Airport in Denmark (data in general        Data in general originates from handling
               originates from handling agencies, Cargo                                                      All commercial airports with regular
                                                          agencies, Cargo handlers at airport and/or
               handlers at airport and/or airport                                                            commercial traffic are transmitting monthly
                                                          airport administrations. In many cases
               administrations)                                                                              data to DCAA including detailed information
Denmark                                                   original data are uploaded manually at airport
                                                                                                             per individual flight. Data are transmitted as
                                                          databases – in other cases some or most
                                                                                                             text files in fixed format and uploaded to
                                                          data are based on data from other systems –
                                                                                                             local system at DCAA.
                                                          ATS, ATC, OPS etc.




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                                                                                                                     Data transmission to CNA - level of
                          Data suppliers to CNA                      Data supplier's information sources
                                                                                                                     aggregation, system and periodicity
  Dataset B1
                                         Freight and mail                                   Freight and mail                                Freight and mail
               Passengers carried                                  Passengers carried                              Passengers carried
                                         loaded/unloaded                                    loaded/unloaded                                 loaded/unloaded
               By law the airlines are obliged to provide the     By law the airlines are obliged to provide the
                                                                                                                   Data are transmitted monthly on an on-line
               data; in practice the airlines (partly involving   data; in practice the airlines (partly involving
                                                                                                                   basis (via internet)
               handling agents) delegate the process of           handling agents) delegate the process of
Germany
               data collecting to the airport which transmits     data-collecting to the airport which transmits
                                                                                                                   Level of aggregation: Individual Flight-Level
               electronic files to the Federal Statistical        electronic files to the Federal Statistical
               Office.                                            Office.
                                                                  Tallinn Airport receives electronic messages
                                                                  from the handling companies or airlines (in
               One Community airport, Tallinn/Ülemiste,           order to perform the necessary operations
               supplies all data                                  and billing/invoice procedures) but in some All data are quarterly transmitted by airport
Estonia                                                           occasions (if electronic data is not available) on flight level to CNA by e-mail.
                                                                  data is also collected from the
                                                                  airlines/handling agents by other means. The
                                                                  relevant information is manually entered into
                                                                  an Access-format database daily.
               Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA)           Electronic movement                             Quarterly
Greece

                                                                                                                  Data are aggregated at monthly level
               Airports                                           Airlines                                        E-mail
Spain
                                                                                                                  Semi-annual
                                                                                                                  Aggregated information by month but being
               Airports                                           Companies or their agents
France                                                                                                            precise on the traffic by flight.
                                                                                                                  Transmitted by post, e-mail monthly.




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                                                                                                                    Data transmission to CNA - level of
                           Data suppliers to CNA                  Data supplier's information sources
                                                                                                                    aggregation, system and periodicity
   Dataset B1
                                         Freight and mail                                Freight and mail                                  Freight and mail
                Passengers carried                             Passengers carried                                Passengers carried
                                         loaded/unloaded                                 loaded/unloaded                                   loaded/unloaded
                                                                 The Dublin Aviation Authority (DAA) which
                                                                 governs the three largest airports in the
                Details supplied directly by the airports to the
                                                                 country (Cork, Dublin Shannon) collect their
                CSO. (List of airports as detailed in the
                                                                 passenger information by both electronic
                regulation)
                                                                 movement messages and paper data from Data is forwarded from the airports
                                                                 the airlines or their handling agents (85% of electronically be e-mail on a monthly basis.
Ireland
                                                                 data by Electronic messages, 15 % by          The data is aggregated monthly.
                                                                 paper, faxes etc.)
                                                                 For all other airports, which are mainly
                                                                 smaller in size, the airports themselves act
                                                                 as the handling agents so they collect the
                                                                 information directly from the airlines.
Italy
                Department of Civil Aviation-Aeronautical      Datasets are collected directly by the Airlines   Aggregated monthly totals transmitted by E-
Cyprus
                Information Services (AIS).                    or their handling agents.                         mail.
                                                               Data are collected directly from airlines on
                Airports                                                                                         CNA receives aggregate monthly totals as
Latvia                                                         the basis of electronic movement messages
                                                                                                                 Excel files by e-mail once a month
                                                               transmitted to airport
                Airports                                       Data are collected directly from airlines'        The data are transmitted at individual flight
Lithuania
                                                               handling agents                                   level by e-mail monthly
Luxembourg

                                                               On the basis of      From handling agents
                Airports                                       electronic movement                       Level of aggregation: aggregate monthly;
Hungary                                                        messages transmitted                      transmission system: e-mail; how often:
                                                               to airports and from                      monthly
                                                               one handling agent




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                                                                                                                  Data transmission to CNA - level of
                          Data suppliers to CNA                   Data supplier's information sources
                                                                                                                  aggregation, system and periodicity
  Dataset B1
                                        Freight and mail                                  Freight and mail                              Freight and mail
               Passengers carried                               Passengers carried                             Passengers carried
                                        loaded/unloaded                                   loaded/unloaded                               loaded/unloaded
Malta
Netherlands

Austria        Airport operating companies                     Most probably airlines                         Monthly; individual flights.
                                                                                                              By e-mail or dedicated line
                                                               For the dataset A1 & B1, the data are          For the datasets A1 & B1, the data are
                                                               collected on the basis of electronic           aggregated monthly and transmitted
                                                               movement messages in cooperation with          quarterly by e-mail.
Poland         Airports
                                                               other airport users like: airlines, handling
                                                               agents, etc)

               ANA and ANAM airports                           From the airports data systems (both directly
                                                                                                             Individual flight, monthly basis by e-mail
               INAC – Civil Aviation National Institute (For   from airlines and electronic movement
Portugal
               Lages airport information)                      messages to the airport)

                                                               - Airport Ljubljana data are collected from the
               Airport Ljubljana                               other airports, on the bases of SITA            Data are aggregate monthly and transmitted
Slovenia                                                       electronic messages                             by e-mail every month
                                                               - CNA data are collected directly from the
                                                               airport
                                                                                                               Level of aggregation → Individual flight level
                                                               The original information sources:
                                                                                                               - monthly
               Airports                                        Airport load dispatching centre, Airport
Slovakia
                                                               handling, Handling agents.                      Transmission system → e-mail - monthly




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                                                                                                                 Data transmission to CNA - level of
                          Data suppliers to CNA                 Data supplier's information sources
                                                                                                                 aggregation, system and periodicity
  Dataset B1
                                         Freight and mail                               Freight and mail                                 Freight and mail
               Passengers carried                             Passengers carried                              Passengers carried
                                         loaded/unloaded                                loaded/unloaded                                  loaded/unloaded
                                                             Daily files from some airlines electronically,   Daily files from some airlines electronically,
               Airlines or their handling agents             two weeks file electronically from some          two weeks file electronically from some
Finland                                                      airlines and paper versions from some            airlines and paper versions from some
                                                             handling agents                                  handling agents. Data is collected at
                                                                                                              individual flight level.
                                                             Mainly handling
                                                                                                              Weekly, per
               Airports                n/a                   agents                  n/a                                              n/a
Sweden                                                                                                        movement via a
                                                                                                              webpage

                                                             Various – Handling Agents, Airlines,
               Handling Agents /       No OFOD cargo                                                          Flight level where      Not Collected
United                                                       Movement Messages
               Airlines – Airports –   breakdowns – total                                                     data received at this
Kingdom
               CNA                     load allocated to O/D                                                  level




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                                                                                                                   Data transmission to CNA - level of
                          Data suppliers to CNA                     Data supplier's information sources
                                                                                                                   aggregation, system and periodicity
  Dataset B1
                                             Freight and mail                            Freight and mail                                Freight and mail
               Passengers carried                                Passengers carried                             Passengers carried
                                             loaded/unloaded                             loaded/unloaded                                 loaded/unloaded
               1. DG CAA provides
               the information to the
               National Statistical
               Institute. DG CAA is a
               statistical authority
               within the meaning of
               art. 3, par. 2 of the
               Statistical Low.            Same. Separately,
               NSI of Bulgaria will        bigger specialized
               check the data and          companies, which are                                                 1. Every day airports enter the loadsheets for
               will supply the             also, ground service                                                 each flight into a common information
               statistical information     operators (DHL,                                                      database.
               to Eurostat.                M&M, etc.) provide     The main source is the loadsheet. Standards
                                                                                                                2. The statistical forms А1, В1 and С1 are
                                           airports with          electronic IATA messages (IATA messages)
Bulgaria       2. DG CAA receives                                                                               monthly excerpts from the common
                                           information about      are being used in isolated cases to obtain
               information from the                                                                             database made by to a special algorithm.
               airports (Regulation        cargo and mail being information or to perform a check.              3. Information is being passed on magnetic
               РД 08-20 of 14 Jan          loaded or unloaded by                                                media or through coded email (password-
               1999 on collecting          them. This information                                               protected ZIP file).
               statistical information     is being used when
               for civil aviation in the   necessary.
               Republic of Bulgaria)
               3. Airports generate
               information from the
               official documents for
               scheduling and
               carrying out each
               flight.




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                                                                                                               Data transmission to CNA - level of
                         Data suppliers to CNA                  Data supplier's information sources
                                                                                                               aggregation, system and periodicity
  Dataset B1
                                        Freight and mail                               Freight and mail                               Freight and mail
               Passengers carried                            Passengers carried                              Passengers carried
                                        loaded/unloaded                                loaded/unloaded                                loaded/unloaded

               The different international airports Henri    Data are collected on the basis of electronic Level of aggregation: individual flight level
               Coanda Bucharest, Timisoara Giarmata,         movement messages transmitted to airports Transmission system: e-mail
               Airport Cluj Napoca-Someseni, International   but also there are cases when data are        Data are transmitted quarterly
Romania
               Airport Băneasa                               collected directly from the companies.



                                                                                                          B1 normally reported      B1 normally reported
               Aggregated traffic information containing                                                  to CNA by e-mail in       to CNA by e-mail in
               passenger-, freight- and mail volumes are                                                  quarterly sets            quarterly sets
               coordinated, qualified and delivered to the                                                consisting of 3           consisting of 3
                                                            A combination of data collected directly from
               CNA by Avinor which run all state owned                                                    monthly reports.          monthly reports.
                                                            the airline/handling agent and electronic
               airports, and for the biggest not Avinor
                                                            data-messages transmitted between airports,
               owned airport as well.                                                                     Scheduled flights and     Scheduled flights and
                                                            (LETIS/CAIN) qualified by Avinor.
                                                                                                          charter flights,          charter flights,
Norway         Data are delivered electronically by the                                                   respectively with         respectively with
               airlines/airlines handling agents to AVINOR,                                               passenger- and            passenger- and
               alternatively from electronic data-messages                                                freight aircraft for      freight aircraft for
               transmitted between airports, aggregated by                                                each make/type of         each make/type of
               AVINOR and delivered to the CNA.                                                           aircraft - defined on     aircraft - defined on
                                                                                                          individual legs           individual legs
                                                                                                          aggregated to             aggregated to
                                                                                                          monthly totals.           monthly totals.
                                                                                                          (Airline not specified)




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                                                                                                      Data transmission to CNA - level of
                          Data suppliers to CNA             Data supplier's information sources
                                                                                                      aggregation, system and periodicity
  Dataset B1
                                        Freight and mail                        Freight and mail                               Freight and mail
               Passengers carried                          Passengers carried                      Passengers carried
                                        loaded/unloaded                         loaded/unloaded                                loaded/unloaded
               Questions related by Data – Set A1 and
               Data-Set B1 were not answered. There is an
               ongoing project for the Data – Set A1 and
Turkey
               Data-Set B1 in TURKEY. Production of Flight
               Stage data and O/D data has not been
               completed.
                                                                                                   Aggregated in
                                                                                                   individual Flight level
                                                                                                   (direct flight).          Aggregated in
                                                         Electronic from Airport
                                                                                                   Transmitted by e-mail     individual Flight level
                                                         for direct Flight, Telex
               Airport for direct flight,                                                          monthly (airports with    (direct flight).
                                                         reading from airlines Freight-system
Switzerland    airlines and airport for Airports                                                   line and Charter          Transmitted by e-mail
                                                         and electronic from      Carido.
               traffic streams.                                                                    flight).                  monthly (airports with
                                                         airport for traffic
                                                                                                                             line and Charter
                                                         streams.
                                                                                                   For stream flights.       flight).
                                                                                                   Aggregate in
                                                                                                   Passengers level.




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       3. Information on Datasets A1 and B1


                                                                                           CNA data storage
Datasets A1 and     Use of air waybill data as information
      B1                    source of freight data
                                                                                                          Freight and mail on board
                                                                       Passenger on board
                                                                                                               Freight and mail
                                                                       Passengers carried
                                                                                                               loaded/unloaded
                                                               Data at individual airport pair level.
Belgium           Not applicable
                                                               Stored in a data bank, from the start of the Regulation, indefinitely
               Not applicable
Czech Republic Information collected only for freight          Individual airport pair level without any time limit.
               transported by aircraft
               DCAA (CNA) does not accept freight
               statistics based on air waybill. This is the
                                                               All commercial airport with regular commercial traffic are transmitting
               reason for the delay in reporting cargo
                                                               monthly data to DCAA including detailed information per individual
Denmark        statistics from Copenhagen Airport Kastrup
                                                               flight. Data are transmitted as text files in fixed format and uploaded to
               – as complete new systems has to be
                                                               local system at DCAA.
               implemented at the airport and all agencies
                                                               Data are kept UFN.
               at the airport.
               Freight transported by truck (“Trucking-
                                                               The data are kept for 2 years (aggregation: individual flight-level”)
Germany        data”) is excluded at the beginning of the
               process of data-collection.
                  The airway bill is not used as an information The CNA keeps original database sent quarterly by airports at
                  source at EETN and therefore trucked cargo individual airport pair level and also at aggregated level (monthly
                  is not included in supplied data.             datasets A1 and B1) without a term.
Estonia           Freight data is based on electronic Load
                  Messages (if these are not available, by
                  other means directly from the
                  airlines/handling agents)




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                                                                                               CNA data storage
Datasets A1 and     Use of air waybill data as information
      B1                    source of freight data
                                                                                                             Freight and mail on board
                                                                             Passenger on board
                                                                                                                  Freight and mail
                                                                             Passengers carried
                                                                                                                  loaded/unloaded

Greece            Freight transported by track is not included At individual airport pair level – at least ten years.
                  in the data supplied to the CNA.
                                                               At airport pair level
Spain
                                                               Unlimited period
                  The information on the freight comes from The information is stocked by airport (the flow is calculated at the time
                  the declarations of the companies or of their of the interrogation following the defined protocols, a city to national
France            agents.                                       city is calculated from the traffic at the departure of every airport). The
                                                                time series available contain data since 1986. A database is currently
                                                                elaborated with objective an active information over 15 years.

                  DAA: This is supplied the same way as
                  passenger data, i.e. electronically from            The only data that we keep is the datasets as required by the
                  airlines or handlers. Trucked freight not           Regulation. This is kept at an individual airport level.
                  included.
Ireland
                  Other Airports: As these airports are small,
                  the level of freight traffic is low. Where an
                  airport has freight traffic the data is collected
                  directly from the airlines.

Italy
                  Not applicable
Cyprus            Information collected only for freight        CNA keeps data at individual Airport pair level and for unlimited period.
                  transported by aircraft.
                  Airport does not use this information source. CNA has a special database, where all files of aggregated totals are
Latvia
                                                                inputted. They stay in database 2 years.




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                                                                                           CNA data storage
Datasets A1 and     Use of air waybill data as information
      B1                    source of freight data
                                                                                                             Freight and mail on board
                                                                       Passenger on board
                                                                                                                  Freight and mail
                                                                       Passengers carried
                                                                                                                  loaded/unloaded
                  The freight transported by trucks is not
Lithuania                                                       CNA keeps data at individual flight level for ten years
                  included in the data supplied to the CNA
Luxembourg
                  Data do not include the freight transported   Data are archived at individual airport pair level at least for 10 years.
Hungary
                  by truck.
Malta
Netherlands
Austria           Trucked transport is excluded.              Individual airport pair level
                                                              At the moment the data for datasets A1 & B1 are stored from
                  Data suppliers do not include freight       reference period 2004 in case of airport Okęcie – Warsaw, and the
Poland
                  transported by truck into data sent to CSO. others airports from reference period 2006. The data at the individual
                                                              level will be stored for 5 years.
Portugal          Not applicable                              Permanent at individual level
                  Air waybill (AWB) is original information
Slovenia          source for the freight data; freight        CNA keeps data at individual airport pair level for 10 years.
                  transported by truck is not included
                  The original information source for the
                                                                The CNA keeps data at individual airport pair level.
Slovakia          freight data are Air waybill from Handling
                  agents.

Finland           Waybills not available                        Permanently from year 1997

                  The Swedish CAA does not, at the present, From 2005, data is stored on
Sweden            report any freight and mail information to movement level and is saved               n/a
                  Eurostat due to insufficient data.         continuously.




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                                                                                             CNA data storage
Datasets A1 and     Use of air waybill data as information
      B1                    source of freight data
                                                                                                            Freight and mail on board
                                                                         Passenger on board
                                                                                                                 Freight and mail
                                                                         Passengers carried
                                                                                                                 loaded/unloaded
                  Freight Transported by truck not collected     Complete Database datasets are
                  by CNA                                         available for interrogation from 1986
United Kingdom                                                                                         Not held
                                                                 to date

                  Used by exception when necessary. The
                  air-cargo agent prepares the air waybill. Air
                  cargo agent takes the decision whether to
                  perform transportation by air or by truck.
                                                                  Information is being stored in the way it becomes available - monthly
                  The airport administration receives
Bulgaria                                                          Excel forms. When necessary, excerpts and summaries are done.
                  information only about the cargo which will
                                                                  There is no regulatory storage deadline.
                  actually be loaded onboard (or unloaded)
                  and which information is included in the
                  loadsheet. Cargo transported by truck is not
                  included in the provided information.
                                                                  NIS is keeping the information for five years, both for airport pair level
Romania           There is no case.
                                                                  and aggregated level.
                  Information contains volumes only
                                                                  The micro data is stored temporarily in the programming language
Norway            transported by aircraft. Trucked freight is not
                                                                  SAS, and is stored permanently as text-files.
                  included.
Turkey            For freight data air waybill is not a source.
                                                                 •    Dataset A1: Aggregated in
                                                                      individual Flight level. Kept
                                                                      since the beginning of statistic
Switzerland       No freight transported by truck in our data.        (1984).                            Aggregated in individual Flight
                                                                 •    Dataset B1: Aggregated in          level. Kept since the beginning of
                                                                      individual Flight level. Kept      statistic (1984).
                                                                      since the beginning of statistic




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                                                                                            CNA data storage
Datasets A1 and    Use of air waybill data as information
      B1                   source of freight data
                                                                                                            Freight and mail on board
                                                                     Passenger on board
                                                                                                                 Freight and mail
                                                                     Passengers carried
                                                                                                                 loaded/unloaded
                                                                  (1984). For stream flights.
                                                                  Aggregate in Passengers level.
                                                                  Kept until the beginning of
                                                                  statistic (2001).




                                                                                    From the OFOD data could it be possible to
 Datasets A1 and     Is the OFOD data derived from FS data or collected
                                                                                  identify the true first origin/final destination of a
       B1                      separately by the data supplier
                                                                                                       passengers

                                                                                 It is not possible to identify the true first origin/final
Belgium            The OFOD data is derived from the FS data.
                                                                                 destination of a passenger.
                   Handling agents supply this information to the airports and
Czech Republic
                   then the airports transmit it to CNA
                                                                                 In the case where the journey includes multiple flights
                                                                                 (e.g. based on ticket information)? No, such system
Denmark            It is not possible to derive the OFOD data.                   requires on line data collection from Airline booking
                                                                                 systems and can only be done on a centralised basis
                                                                                 – fx. by Eurostat.
                                                                                 Due to the contents of the positions of the
                   OFOD and Flight-Stage –Data are collected using the
                                                                                 questionnaire the first OFOD – cannot be identified in
Germany            same questionnaire; but the questionnaire contains
                                                                                 case of multiple flights (reservation lists or similar data
                   different positions to separate OFOD from FS-data.
                                                                                 sources are not used).




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                                                                                      From the OFOD data could it be possible to
 Datasets A1 and     Is the OFOD data derived from FS data or collected
                                                                                    identify the true first origin/final destination of a
       B1                      separately by the data supplier
                                                                                                         passengers

                                                                                  The ticket information is not available and it is not
Estonia            OFOD data is derived from FS data
                                                                                  possible to identify the true origin/destination data.
Greece             OFOD data provided to the CNA is derived from FS data.
Spain              Both datasets are collected separately.                       It is not possible.
                                                                                 In the framework of a traffic of multiple flights, it is not
                   Currently the OFOD is derived from traffic on stages.
                                                                                 always possible to know the true origin, or the true
France
                                                                                 destination, the system is dependent on the change of
                                                                                 the flight number that is the basis of the collection.
                   DAA: The OFOD would be on the flight data, but DAA does not capture the true origin/destination of a passenger
                   if they are making a transfer at either end of the flight.
                   The airport does not get such ticket information from the airlines. It should also be noted that some people buy 2
                   independent tickets and it would be very difficult to track such passengers(e.g. a passenger may be taking a
                   Ryanair flight from Dublin to Stansted and then an Easyjet flight from Stansted to Morocco). The airport surveys
                   passengers to give them an idea about the number of passengers who do take connecting flights and where they
Ireland            go.
                   Other Airports: The smaller remaining airports collate scheduled information from the passenger ticket. If a
                   passenger has multiple tickets for multiple destinations – this information is not made known to the airport and it
                   is not requested from the customer. They have advised that it would be an impossible task to gather this
                   information and would put a considerable amount of additional work on airport where resources are under
                   pressure already. Also gathering this information would slow down the check - in process which would be
                   unacceptable to the airlines.
                                                                                 It can be possible but only on the ground of the data
                   FS (A1) and OFOD (B1) are collected separately
Italy                                                                            included on the dataset A1 and B1. In practice, this is
                                                                                 a difficult problem to solve.
                   OFOD data is collected separately and provided to the         There is no possibility to identify the true first origin/
Cyprus
                   CNA by the data supplier                                      final destination
                                                                                 It is not possible to identify the true first origin/final
Latvia             OFOD data provided to the CNA is derived from FS data
                                                                                 destination of a passenger.




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                                                                                   From the OFOD data could it be possible to
 Datasets A1 and     Is the OFOD data derived from FS data or collected
                                                                                 identify the true first origin/final destination of a
       B1                      separately by the data supplier
                                                                                                      passengers

                   OFOD data and FS data are collected separately from the There is no possibility to identify the true first
Lithuania
                   data supplier.                                          original/final destination of a passenger.
Luxembourg
Hungary            There is no difference between FS and OFOD data
Malta
Netherlands
                                                                               First origin: no
Austria            OFOD data is derived from FS data.
                                                                               Final destination: yes
                                                                               There is no possibility to identify the true origin/final
                   OFOD data are derived from FS.
                                                                               destination of a passenger in case of multiple flights
Poland
                                                                               except for charter flight where such possibility exists
                                                                               by some airports.
                                                                               Right now, it’s impossible to identify that, but we are
                   It’s derived from the FS data.
Portugal                                                                       studying the possibility of obtaining that data on a
                                                                               regular basis.
                                                                               Data are based on ticket information but the CNA
                   OFOD data are collected separately by data supplier.        doesn’t receive the information on the true first
Slovenia                                                                       origin/final destination of a passenger. This
                                                                               information couldn’t be possible to identify from the
                                                                               data received by the CNA.
                                                                               According to base on ticket information is not possible
                   OFOD data are derived from FS data.
Slovakia                                                                       to identify the true first origin/final destination of a
                                                                               passenger.
                                                                               Ticket information is not available. Destination is
                   OFOD is not derived from FS.
Finland                                                                        available if same flight number includes multiple
                                                                               flights.
Sweden             FS and OFOD derive from the data material.                  At the present it is not possible to identify the true first




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                                                                                 From the OFOD data could it be possible to
 Datasets A1 and     Is the OFOD data derived from FS data or collected
                                                                               identify the true first origin/final destination of a
       B1                      separately by the data supplier
                                                                                                    passengers

                                                                              origin/final destination for passengers travelling via
                                                                              intermediate destinations.
                   OFOD supplied as subset or derived by CNA from FS          Not possible to identify true first Origin/Final
United Kingdom
                   data.                                                      Destination as we do not collect interline information.
                                                                              Access to the actual point of origin/destination when
                                                                              using flights with different flight numbers can be
                                                                              gained only through the processing of ticket
                                                                              information. On a national level this could be
                                                                              achieved:
                                                                              a) on reservation systems level, by involving all ticket
                                                                              sellers;
                   Due to the flight number condition, OFOD data are being
                                                                              b) by entering and processing the information either
                   extracted from the common database, i.e. from the
Bulgaria                                                                      within the airlines or at the airports.
                   loadsheets for each flight.
                                                                          This needs very serious argumentation and new
                                                                          regulatory requirements (although there is a precedent
                                                                          - the US requirement for providing personal passenger
                                                                          information), as well as serious additional human and
                                                                          financial resources. We are on the opinion that at the
                                                                          moment and in the near future the use of ticket
                                                                          information is impossible.
                                                                          Being given that Henri Coanda Bucharest Airport is
                   Yes, OFOD data provided to NIS is derived from FS.
                                                                          the only airport reporting multiple flights, and not more
Romania
                                                                          than two flight stages, it is very possible to identify the
                                                                          true first origin/destination in this particular case.
                                                                          From the OFOD data it is not possible to identify true
                   OFOD data provided to the CNA is derived from FS data.
                                                                          first origin/final destination, when the journey include
Norway
                                                                          multiple flights. At aggregated level, there is
                                                                          information about number of passengers in




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                                                                                 From the OFOD data could it be possible to
 Datasets A1 and    Is the OFOD data derived from FS data or collected
                                                                               identify the true first origin/final destination of a
       B1                     separately by the data supplier
                                                                                                    passengers

                                                                              transit/transfer.
Turkey
                                                                              If the passenger flies away from Switzerland, we know
                                                                              that it is his first airport. Either we had one airport
Switzerland
                                                                              before the Swiss airport and two airports after the
                                                                              Swiss airport.




         4. Information on Dataset C1


                                     Bodies that supply the direct transit           Bodies that supply the commercial and total
           Dataset C1
                                          information to the CNA                           aircraft movement to the CNA


                               The airports supply the direct transit passenger
                                                                                    The airports supply the commercial and total
                               information.
                                                                                    aircraft movement information.
Belgium
                               Data are collected directly from airlines or their   Data are collected directly from flight plans
                               handling agents.                                     and/or from airlines or their handling agents.
                               Direct passenger transit is supplied to the CNA by
Czech Republic                 the airport. Handling agents supply this           Airports
                               information to the airports.




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                             Bodies that supply the direct transit           Bodies that supply the commercial and total
          Dataset C1
                                  information to the CNA                           aircraft movement to the CNA


                       Airport in Denmark (data in general originates from handling agencies, Cargo handlers at airport
                       and/or airport administrations)
                       Data in general originates from handling agencies, Cargo handlers at airport and/or airport
                       administrations. In many cases original data are uploaded manually at airport databases – in other
Denmark
                       cases some or most data are based on data from other systems – ATS, ATC, OPS etc
                       All commercial airports with regular commercial traffic are transmitting monthly data to DCAA
                       including detailed information per individual flight. Data are transmitted as text files in fixed format
                       and uploaded to local system at DCAA.
                       By law the airlines are obliged to provide the data; By law the airlines are obliged to provide the
                       in practice the airlines (partly involving handling data; in practice the airlines (partly involving
Germany                agents) delegate the process of data-collecting to handling agents) delegate the process of data-
                       the airport which transmits electronic files to the collecting to the airport which transmits
                       Federal Statistical Office.                           electronic files to the Federal Statistical Office.
                       Two Community airports, EECL and EETN,                Two Community airports, EECL and EETN,
Estonia                supply all necessary data to the CNA and CNA          supply all necessary data to the CNA and CNA
                       forms dataset C1 using tailor-made software.          forms dataset C1 using tailor-made software.
                       From the airline companies electronically or parer From the airline companies electronically or
Greece
                       forms.                                                parer forms.
                       Airports.                                             Airports.
                       The airports obtain the information from the          Both, the airlines and the individuals should fill
Spain
                       airlines that operate in them.                        in a statistical form for each landing or takeoff
                                                                             that they perform in the airport.
                       The information is given by the company or his   The commercial movements come from the
                       representative to the airport which communicates collection of the commercial traffic by airport.
                       it to the DGAC.                                  Every airport addresses to the DGAC via a form
France
                                                                        the monthly total of the non-commercial
                                                                        movements. The information on the movements
                                                                        comes from the declarations of the companies




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                            Bodies that supply the direct transit          Bodies that supply the commercial and total
          Dataset C1
                                 information to the CNA                          aircraft movement to the CNA


                                                                           and the information on the air navigation is
                                                                           recovered by certain airports.

                                                                           DAA: The airport supplies the CSO with this
                                                                           information. Transit passenger information is
                       DAA: The airport supplies the CSO with this
                                                                           included in the messages the airport receives
                       information. Transit passenger information is
                                                                           from the airlines/ground handlers. DA gets a
                       included in the messages the airport receives
                                                                           message per movement. The definitions of
                       from the airlines/ground handlers. DA gets a
                                                                           ‘Commercial Movements’ and ‘Total Aircraft
                       message per movement. The definitions of
                                                                           Movements’ that Eurostat has given the airport
Ireland                ‘Commercial Movements’ and ‘Total Aircraft
                                                                           is used to calculate the required figures.
                       Movements’ that Eurostat has given the airport is
                       used to calculate the required figures.

                       Other Airports: The smaller airports would not
                                                                           Other Airports: The smaller airport collects this
                       normally have transit passengers.
                                                                           information as part of their Airport Advice
                                                                           charges.

Italy                  By dataset C1                                       By dataset C1
                       Department of Civil Aviation-Aeronautical
                                                                           A.I.S office supplies the data and information is
                       Information Services (AIS) supplies the data and
                                                                           collected from the actual landings and take offs
Cyprus                 information is collected from official documents
                                                                           provided directly from the Air Traffic Control
                       provided by the airlines or handling agents
                                                                           Tower
                       (General Declaration).
                       The airport supplies direct transit passengers      The airport supplies commercial and total
                       information to the CNA. The airport this            aircraft movement information to the CNA. The
Latvia
                       information gets from airline messages. Then the    airport this information gets from airline
                       dispatchers input it in special AFIPS program and   messages. Then the dispatchers input it in




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                               Bodies that supply the direct transit         Bodies that supply the commercial and total
            Dataset C1
                                    information to the CNA                         aircraft movement to the CNA


                         make summaries.                                    special AFIPS program and make summaries.
                         Airports supply the direct transit passenger       Airports supply the commercial and total aircraft
                         information to the CNA. This information is        movement information to the CNA. This
Lithuania
                         collected by airports from airlines' handling      information is collected from airlines and their
                         agents.                                            handling agents.
Luxembourg
Hungary                  Airports                                           Airports
Malta
Netherlands
Austria                  Airlines → Airport → CNA                           Airlines → Airport → CNA
                                                                            This information is collected in cooperation with
                         This information is collected in cooperation with
                                                                            airlines and Air Traffic Control Agency by
                         airlines by airports authority.
Poland                                                                      airports authority.
                         Polish airports supply the data to CSO via e-mail.
                                                                            Polish airports supply the data to CSO via e-
                                                                            mail.
                                                                               ANA and ANAM airports
                         From the airports data systems
Portugal                                                                       INAC – Civil Aviation National Institute (For
                                                                               Lages airport information)
                         - CNA receives the data monthly by e-mail             - CNA receives the data monthly by e-mail.
Slovenia                 - Information is supplied by Airport Ljubljana and it - Information is supplied by Airport Ljubljana
                         is collected through local flight information system through local flight information system
                         The direct transit passenger information is from The commercial and total aircraft movement
Slovakia                 Stowing, which make out the voucher for aircraft. information are: Aircraft dispatching, Flight plan,
                                                                               Handling agent .
                         Data are collected at individual flight level from    Flight records come from ANS systems on daily
Finland
                         carriers.                                             basis electronically.




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                              Bodies that supply the direct transit           Bodies that supply the commercial and total
           Dataset C1
                                   information to the CNA                           aircraft movement to the CNA


                        Can also be derived from OFOD.
                        Is included in the weekly report from the airports.
                                                                            Is included in the weekly report from the
                        The airports often get the information from the
                                                                            airports.
Sweden                  handling agents. The information is included in the
                                                                            The information comes from the ATS on the
                        SITA-messages sent to the airport and are then
                                                                            airport.
                        reported into the airports data system.

United Kingdom          Airline / Handling Agent – Airport – CNA              Airline / Handling Agent – Airport - CNA

                        Passengers on board
                        1. DG CAA provides the information to the National Statistical Institute. DG CAA is a statistical
                            authority within the meaning of art. 3, par. 2 of the Statistical Low.
                            NSI of Bulgaria will check the data and will supply the statistical information to Eurostat.
                        2. DG CAA receives information from the airports (Regulation РД 08-20 of 14 Jan 1999 on
                            collecting statistical information for civil aviation in the Republic of Bulgaria)
                        3. Airports generate information from the official documents for scheduling and carrying out each
Bulgaria
                            flight.
                        - Freight & mail on board
                        Same. Separately, bigger specialized companies, which are also, ground service operators (DHL,
                        M&M, etc.) provide airports with information about cargo and mail being loaded or unloaded by
                        them. This information is being used when necessary.

                        The main source is the loadsheet. Standards electronic IATA messages (IATA messages) are
                        being used in isolated cases to obtain information or to perform a check.
                        Direct transit passengers is reported by the       The bodies that supply commercial and total
Romania                 following airports: Henri Coanda Bucharest,        aircraft information are the airports listed above.
                        Timisoara Giarmata, Cluj Napoca-Someseni,          The information regarding commercial and total




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                            Bodies that supply the direct transit           Bodies that supply the commercial and total
         Dataset C1
                                 information to the CNA                           aircraft movement to the CNA


                      Baneasa, Iasi, Sibiu, Oradea, Constanta and           aircraft movements is collected with the
                      Bacau                                                 description of every individual flight, as
                      The information is collected via e-mail, in a file of mentioned before.
                      18 fields allocated to variables which describe
                      every individual flight from the airports listed
                      above. Direct transit passengers is one of these
                      variables.
                      Delivered electronically by the airlines/airlines
                                                                            Registered in the airports flight and navigation
                      handling agents to Avinor, alternatively from
                                                                            systems (NAIS) electronically
Norway                electronic data-messages transmitted between
                                                                            transmitted to Avinor admin., qualified,
                      airports, aggregated by Avinor and delivered to
                                                                            aggregated and delivered to the CNA.
                      the CNA.
                      Direct transit passenger information supplied by
                                                                            Commercial and total aircraft movement
                      the Airports in the territory. There are persons in
                                                                            information is collected by from the Air
Turkey                the Airports, who are responsible for the collecting
                                                                            Navigation Services Units.
                      statistical data. Main data suppliers are directly
                      from airlines or their handling agents.
                                                                            Collected by airport and transmitted by airport.
                      Collected by airport and transmitted by airport.
Switzerland                                                                 (for line and charter flights by control tower else
                                                                            by listing from pilots).




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      5. Information on data compilation, validation and delivery practices

                            Implementation of the data                                                Data codification practices
                       collection and compilation process                                           (The information supplied to the
                        (the compliance with the Regulation                                        CNA use the codes requested in
                             demands has required the                                             the Regulation or it is necessary to
                                                                Data confidentiality problems
                      implementation of a new data collection                                       undertake any transcodification.
                            and compilation process or a                                          Are there any problems in providing
                       straightforward exploitation/extension                                     and/or using the codes specified in
                               of an existing process)                                                      the Regulation?)
                      Implementation of a new data collection The airline information is
Belgium                                                                                           No transcodification needed.
                      and compilation process.                confidential.
                                                                                               The information supplied by the
                                                            According to the Czech legal base,
                                                                                               Czech airports to the Czech CNA
                                                            data on an individual enterprise or
                                                                                               use the same ICAO codification as
                                                            data from which this information
                      Ministry of Transport of the Czech                                       requested by Eurostat. There are
                                                            can be easily obtained cannot be
                      Republic had to launch a new airport                                     no problems with using the codes
                                                            published or otherwise
Czech Republic        data collection in connection with the                                   specified in the Regulation.
                                                            disseminated.
                      implementation of the mentioned                                          Occasionally there are some
                                                            In practice it means that only
                      Regulation                                                               problems with the list of codes
                                                            aggregated data based on the data
                                                                                               specified in the regulation due to
                                                            from at least 3 reporting units can
                                                                                               quite long periodicity of updating
                                                            be published
                                                                                               these codes.
                                                             See minutes from last meeting:    ICAO code not available from ICAO
                      Complete new system at DCAA.
                                                             “Denmark stressed that, although in file and therefore not fully up-
                      New systems or major changes
                                                             they provided detailed airline    dated in our system in order to
                      (programming) to existing systems at
                                                             information, it should be         validate data sufficiently. Similar
                      airport including similar changes at
                                                             disseminated only at aggregated   problems at airport level.
Denmark               agencies.
                                                             level (EU and non-EU carriers) as Seat available / available for sale
                      A new system is presently being
                                                             already agreed in the past. Any   never fully according to the
                      developed at Copenhagen Airport –
                                                             change of this arrangement should intension of the Regulation as such
                      Cost not yet identified, but estimated
                                                             be subject to Denmark approval    data requires extreme workload at
                      around 1 mio. Euro !
                                                             beforehand.“                      source level.
Germany               To meet the demand of the Regulation The data output does not contain The received codes comply with




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                 Implementation of the data                                                    Data codification practices
           collection and compilation process                                                (The information supplied to the
             (the compliance with the Regulation                                            CNA use the codes requested in
                  demands has required the                                                 the Regulation or it is necessary to
                                                        Data confidentiality problems
          implementation of a new data collection                                            undertake any transcodification.
                 and compilation process or a                                             Are there any problems in providing
            straightforward exploitation/extension                                         and/or using the codes specified in
                    of an existing process)                                                          the Regulation?)
          a modification or change of the process any confidentiality cases.              the Regulation. Transcodifications
          of data collection or the compilation      The dissemination of individual      are not necessary.
          process was not necessary; the             data is impossible.                  Problems concerning the codes do
          straightforward application of the                                              not occur.
          existing process was possible.
          Statistics Estonia started to implement The data are published and              In database sent by data
          Community Air Transport Statistics         transmitted without characteristics respondents to CNA, it is
          (Regulations 437/2003 and 1358/2003) that permit identification of the          necessary to undertake some
          in 2001. The compliance with the           respondents, and classified into     transcodifications. Information on
          Regulation demands has required the        groups of at least three persons,    passenger flight /all-freight and
          implementation of a new data collection while the share of data relating to mail, flight scheduled/non
          and compilation process. In 2001           each person in aggregate data        scheduled services and
Estonia
          Statistics Estonia participated in the     does not exceed 90%.                 arrival/departure has to be
          Pilot Project of Air Transport Statistics. Statistics Estonia has renewed the transformed according to codes
                                                                                          specified in the Regulation.
          2006 data collection is fully in           agreements with airports in order to
          compliance with Community Air              get their consent to provide
                                                                                          There are no problems in providing
          Transport Statistics.                      Eurostat with the data specified in
                                                                                          and/or using the codes specified in
                                                     the Regulation.
                                                                                          the Regulation.
          HCAA implemented a new data                                                     Use of codes requested in the
          collection and compilation process.        There are no such problems.          regulation.
Greece
                                                                                          No problems so far.
          It was necessary to implement new        No, however confidentiality requires
                                                                                        The codes required in the
Spain     extraction procedures on existing        the conversion of the airline codes
                                                                                        Regulation are used.
          database                                 in codes 1EU, 1NE.




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                Implementation of the data                                                    Data codification practices
           collection and compilation process                                               (The information supplied to the
            (the compliance with the Regulation                                            CNA use the codes requested in
                 demands has required the                                                 the Regulation or it is necessary to
                                                     Data confidentiality problems
          implementation of a new data collection                                           undertake any transcodification.
                and compilation process or a                                              Are there any problems in providing
           straightforward exploitation/extension                                         and/or using the codes specified in
                   of an existing process)                                                          the Regulation?)

          A new system is under elaboration in
                                                                                          The information is mostly collected
          order to satisfy the demands of the
                                                                                          with the codes ICAO, those
          Regulation. It integrates the collection Currently the information traffic by
France                                                                                    collected in other coding (IATA
          of the commercial traffic and non-       company by relation is confidential.
                                                                                          notably) are transcoded by the
          commercial traffic under the control of
                                                                                          DGAC.
          the information of the air navigation.
                                                                                   The Regulation codes are used by
                                                                                   all airports.
                                                                                   DAA: No problems using the codes.
          CSO: The level of aviation data
                                                                                   Kerry: The airport finds that the
          collected prior to the Regulation was
                                                No problem to date. This is        aircraft codes are not complete and
          very limited so a new data collection
                                                because of the time difference in  that the use of such aircraft codes
Ireland   and compilation process was required
                                                submitting the data to the CSO and is not consistent with normal airport
          to be put in place.
                                                to Eurostat.                       operations. That means slower
          Airports: The Regulation had required
                                                                                   collection of data as the application
          an extension of an existing process
                                                                                   of such coding during analysis is
                                                                                   slow and cannot be applied at the
                                                                                   source of the data
          The compliance ha required the        There are some confidentiality     It’s often necessary to undertake
Italy
          compilation of a new process.         problems about the airlines.       transcodification.
                                                                                   The information is supplied to the
Cyprus    No problem                            No confidentiality problem         CNA using the codes requested by
                                                                                   the Regulation
          The compliance with the Regulation                                       The information supplied to the
Latvia
          required from the CNA the                                                CNA use the codes requested in




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                   Implementation of the data                                                   Data codification practices
              collection and compilation process                                              (The information supplied to the
               (the compliance with the Regulation                                           CNA use the codes requested in
                    demands has required the                                                the Regulation or it is necessary to
                                                       Data confidentiality problems
             implementation of a new data collection                                          undertake any transcodification.
                   and compilation process or a                                            Are there any problems in providing
              straightforward exploitation/extension                                        and/or using the codes specified in
                      of an existing process)                                                         the Regulation?)
             implementation of absolutely different                                        the Regulation and there are no
                                                     There are no confidentiality
             new data collection system. The                                               necessary to make any trans-
                                                     problems in the data collection
             existed data collection did not comply                                        codification except one variable
                                                     process. Those were eliminated in
             with any requirements in the                                                  that the CNA receive as plain text
                                                     the process of the implementation
             Regulation.                                                                   and do the codification. There are
                                                     of new data collection.
                                                                                           not any problems in using the
                                                                                           codes.
             The compliance with the Regulation’s
                                                                                  In the information supplied to CNA
             demands required the implementation Airports and CNA do not have any
Lithuania                                                                         codes requested in the Regulation
             of a new data collection and         confidentiality problems.
                                                                                  are used.
             compilation process.
Luxembourg
                                                                                           As from July 2006 the datasets
             To meet the requirements of the EU                                            supplied by Budapest/Ferihegy
             Regulation a new monthly data                                                 airport contain ICAO codes for
             collection has been launched to collect                                       coding the partner airports and the
             the data of Budapest/Ferihegy airport                                         airlines while the aircraft types are
                                                     There are no confidentiality
             and an already existing annual data                                           coded with IATA codes. For
Hungary                                              problems at any stage of the
             collection has been modified                                                  transcodification the IATA codes
                                                     collection and compilation process.
             (simplified) to survey the smaller                                            into ICAO codes the code lists
             regional airports.                                                            provided by Eurostat are used.
                                                                                           There is no any problem to
                                                                                           use/provide the codes specified in
                                                                                           the Regulation.
Malta




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                    Implementation of the data                                                   Data codification practices
               collection and compilation process                                              (The information supplied to the
                (the compliance with the Regulation                                           CNA use the codes requested in
                     demands has required the                                                the Regulation or it is necessary to
                                                          Data confidentiality problems
              implementation of a new data collection                                          undertake any transcodification.
                    and compilation process or a                                             Are there any problems in providing
               straightforward exploitation/extension                                        and/or using the codes specified in
                       of an existing process)                                                         the Regulation?)
Netherlands
                                                        No problem; Confidentiality is in
                                                                                           Partially transcodification; no
Austria       Not required                              accordance with Federal Statistics
                                                                                           problems.
                                                        Act.
              The compliance with the Regulation
                                                                                             Airports used IATA/ICAO codes
              demands has required the                Port to port data with identified
Poland                                                                                       alternatively, so trans-codification is
              implementation of a new data collection airlines is treated as confidential.
                                                                                             made by airports.
              and compilation process.
                                                      As we receive the information at an    All the data is received with all the
                                                      individual flight level, we have to    fields in text descriptive (except the
              An all new data collection
                                                      aggregate the data to surpass the      aircraft code), which is coded with
Portugal
                                                      confidentiality issues (the airliner   conversion tables (with systematic
                                                      identification on a specific airport   updates).
                                                      pair)
                                                      There was confidentiality problem
              The Regulation demands have required                                           Airport Ljubljana has harmonized
                                                      with the airline information at the
              the implementation of a new data                                               its information system with the
Slovenia                                              beginning but we solved it with
              collection and compilation process                                             codes requested in the Regulation.
                                                      codes for unknown and confidential
                                                      airlines.
              Collection of data is made according to
              CR 437/2003 by monthly survey of        Statistical Office of the Slovak
                                                                                             The airports use the codes
Slovakia      airport                                 Republic do not have problem with
                                                                                             requested in the Regulation.
              The changes in the survey are not       confidential data.
              needed.
              This has needed a lot of programming
Finland                                                                                      No problems
              and extending processes




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                        Implementation of the data                                                       Data codification practices
                  collection and compilation process                                                   (The information supplied to the
                    (the compliance with the Regulation                                               CNA use the codes requested in
                         demands has required the                                                    the Regulation or it is necessary to
                                                             Data confidentiality problems
                 implementation of a new data collection                                               undertake any transcodification.
                        and compilation process or a                                                Are there any problems in providing
                   straightforward exploitation/extension                                            and/or using the codes specified in
                           of an existing process)                                                             the Regulation?)
                 The requirement to report OFOD (table
                 B1) has resulted in that new
                                                           The collection procedure to the
                 information has to be collected for all
                                                           CNA works well, but due to the
                 airports. For the non state-owned
                                                           Swedish confidentiality legislation There is no problem using the
Sweden           airports concerned by A1 and B1
                                                           concerning company information, codes.
                 information on movement level has to
                                                           there is no reporting on airline level
                 be reported, earlier this information has
                                                           to Eurostat.
                 been reported monthly on an
                 aggregated level.
                 Extension of existing process             Extensive – Not possible to release
United Kingdom                                                                                      All data transcoded by CNA
                                                           at movement level.
                                                           Since in statistical forms there is a
                                                           direct identification of the statistical
                 To obtain the statistical forms, Sofia
                                                           subject, they are subject to             ICAO codes are being used. When
                 Airport uses the existing database.
                                                           protection pursuant to the               entering IATA codes used in the
                 Only the ICAO codes of airlines and
                                                           Information Classification Low with loadsheet, the program
                 airports were additionally entered.
                                                           classification level "For official use". automatically generates in a
                 Providing the information for the
                                                           This protection has been also            separate field the respective ICAO
                 Regulation 437 on statistical returns in
                                                           specified by an Order of the             code. Since the dynamics of
Bulgaria         respect of the carriage of passengers,
                                                           Director General of DG CAA.              registering airlines with ICAO is
                 freight and mail by air statistical forms
                                                           Access to the forms is allowed only greater than the regularity of
                 was one of the arguments for
                                                           to persons holding a special             issuing Document 8585, when
                 developing and implementing new
                                                           clearance for the same or higher         necessary and by request of the
                 information systems for entering and
                                                           classification level. These              airports, DG CAA makes orderly
                 processing flight information at Varna,
                                                           restrictions are valid for two years. references directly with ICAO.
                 Burgas and Plovdiv airports.
                                                           Summarized references may be
                                                           made during this period, given that




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                    Implementation of the data                                                      Data codification practices
               collection and compilation process                                                 (The information supplied to the
                (the compliance with the Regulation                                              CNA use the codes requested in
                     demands has required the                                                   the Regulation or it is necessary to
                                                          Data confidentiality problems
              implementation of a new data collection                                             undertake any transcodification.
                    and compilation process or a                                                Are there any problems in providing
               straightforward exploitation/extension                                           and/or using the codes specified in
                       of an existing process)                                                            the Regulation?)
                                                        subject identification is impossible.
              The compliance with the Regulation       Data confidentiality problems may Information supplied to NIS mainly
              requests has implied the                 occure when commercial data is       use the codes requested in the
              implementation of a new data collection not reported by airlines for seats    Regulation, but there are still a few
Romania
              and compilation process which was        available information, and this is   situations where transcodification is
              carried out by NIS Transport             being replaced with average aircraft needed, especially concerning
              Department in 2003.                      capacities.                          aircraft type codification.
                                                                                            The information supplied to CNA
              No changes to the existing process in There are no confidentiality            use the codes requested in the
              Avinor.                                  problems in Avinor, as specific      Regulation. There are no
Norway
                                                       airline data is normally removed     codification problems providing/ or
                                                       from the information before further using the codes specified in the
                                                       distribution.                        Regulation.
              C1 (Airports) data submission was a
                                                                                            There is no any codification
              straightforward extension of an existing
                                                                                            problem in C1 (Airports) data, In
              process. But Data Sets A1 and B1         Confidentiality problem can exist,
                                                                                            Data Sets A1 and B1 were not
Turkey        have required the implementation of a only in the declaration the name of
                                                                                            compiled in a computerized system
              new data compilation process, in         the Airlines.
                                                                                            yet.
              summary have required a fully
              computerized system.

              Straightforward                           At compilation level.
Switzerland
                                                        If airline national or European. We No
                                                        know what SWISS do.




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                                Data validation procedure
                 (description of the validation procedures that are applied
                                                                                       Description of consistency checks
                 at the CNA to the incoming data. What actions are taken
                                 when errors are detected?)

                 •        Check data format
                 •        Check airport, aircraft, airline code
                 •        Check accordance between passenger/freight
                      service and number of passengers/freight tonnage        Check of the ‘top 30’ most important
Belgium
                 •        Check accordance between passenger seats            origins/destinations of the reporting airport.
                      and number of passengers.
                 When errors are detected, the data are corrected
                 (correct codes, average aircraft capacities).
                 The Czech CNA uses the validation procedure within
                 “GENEDI for Transport“ tool. Usually there are no errors
                                                                              The Czech CNA uses the logical comparisons
Czech Republic   detected, only some warnings about new airport, airline
                                                                              between data in A1, B1 and C1 files and data
                 or airplane codes used by reporting airports, which are
                                                                              collected for ICAO in FORM I.
                 not yet in the list of codes used by Eurostat.
                                                                              None as mentioned – All data provided according to
                                                                              the Regulation is generated in system on the basis of
                                                                              data in general originating from handling agencies,
                 Local validation of format and some validation of data –
                                                                              Cargo handlers at airport and/or airport
                 including validation between passenger figurer regarding
                                                                              administrations.
                 FS and OFOD data, Area and some Country code
                                                                              In many cases original data are uploaded manually at
Denmark          validations etc.
                                                                              airport databases – in other cases some or most data
                 If errors data validation result is send back to the airport
                                                                              are based on data from other systems – ATS, ATC,
                 for correction and new file is provided after correction at
                                                                              OPS etc.
                 airport level.
                                                                              All commercial airports with regular commercial traffic
                                                                              are transmitting monthly data to DCAA including
                                                                              detailed information per individual flight. Data are




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                         Data validation procedure
          (description of the validation procedures that are applied
                                                                                 Description of consistency checks
          at the CNA to the incoming data. What actions are taken
                          when errors are detected?)

                                                                        transmitted as text files in fixed format and uploaded
                                                                        to local system at DCAA.
          A special plausibility-program electronically verifying the
                                                                        Flight-Stage data versus OFOD – Data
          quality of the data contains about 150 individual data-
                                                                        Verification of sums
          checks.
                                                                        Use of updated codes
Germany   About 10 per cent of theses checks are automatic ones.
                                                                        Availability of complete ICAO/IATA-Codes (airports
          The majority of the other checks (mistakes) is to be
                                                                        worldwide).
          corrected; otherwise the generation of tables is
          impossible.
          Community airports provide us with necessary
          information in Excel format. First of all responsible
          person of CNA performs a short check-up over
          information in the columns and creates a new database
          to keep original data. CNA forms from Excel files
          datasets A1, B1 and C1 using tailor-made software for
                                                                    There are no consistency checks applied yet.
          data processing in FOXPRO. There are also main
Estonia                                                             It will be the work for future.
          validation rules (similar to GENEDI) implemented into
          this FOXPRO toolbox. After validating the data,
          necessary corrections are made manually into database.
          If necessary, the data respondents are involved into data
          correction process.
          GENEDI 2.1 is used for data validation and conversion
          to GESMES format.
          Data are checked in accordance to the existing tables for
Greece    aircraft, airlines and airports.                          There are no other consistency checking.
          Statistics Department corrects all errors detected.
Spain           1. Validation of airport codes, airline codes, and Origin airport should differ from destination airport.




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                         Data validation procedure
          (description of the validation procedures that are applied
                                                                            Description of consistency checks
          at the CNA to the incoming data. What actions are taken
                          when errors are detected?)

                  aircraft codes.                                  Number of Passengers or volume of freight greater
               2.  Comparison of the monthly aggregates by         than 0.
                  airports with other statistical publications.    Passengers on board lower or equal to Seats
              The actions taken when errors are detected:          available
              1) Investigation and correction of erroneous data    Seats available lower or equal to the maximum
              2) To request data again.                            capacity of the type of aircraft.
                                                                   A mirror analysis is set up for the national traffic.
                                                                   Contacts with the companies allow deepening the
          The detected errors by the DGAC are corrected after a
France                                                             analyses on the international traffic. These analyses
          dialog with the airport source
                                                                   are conducted in relation with the service that does
                                                                   the follow-up of the traffic rights.
          The CSO runs the following checks on the data files received from the airports:
          Seating capacity – look to see if there are more passengers than seats available
          Zero Returns – look to see if a return has been made for a passenger flight with zero passengers or a freight
          flight with zero freight. Also run checks to
Ireland
          Origin/Destination – run a check to see if flights included where origin is equal to destination
          Once these checks are completed the files is run through GENEDI to check for valid codes etc.
          Any errors that are found with the validations checks are queried with the airports
          by phone or email.

          •    Interactive corrections (wrong codes…)
Italy     •    Consistency between Arr and Dep
          • Comparison between dataset A1, B1 and C1 ecc….
          CNA applies random checks and if errors are detected
Cyprus                                                              No consistency checks are applied to the data.
          CNA indicates and requests the correction of the data.
          All incoming data are inputted in the special program,    To the incoming data the CNA make only validation of
Latvia
          which make validation of aircraft type and airport codes. the codes. Some other validations are applied to the




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                             Data validation procedure
              (description of the validation procedures that are applied
                                                                                   Description of consistency checks
              at the CNA to the incoming data. What actions are taken
                              when errors are detected?)

              If the code is wrong the program illuminate it and the       summary datasets which done from the incoming
              specialist that works in the program manually corrects       data. The procedures are following:
              the code.                                                    • the total number of seats available is compared
                                                                               with total number of passengers on board and if
                                                                               necessary corrections are made
                                                                           • the particular data coherence between datasets
                                                                               A1, B1 and C1 are verified.
                                                                           These procedures are made manually.
              CNA applies some validation procedures to the incoming
              data. All codes are checked, some validation rules are
              applied to passengers, freight and mail on Flight Stage
Lithuania     (FS) data and On Flight Origin/Destination (OFOD) data
                                                                         CNA checks new routes directly with airports.
              in the ORACLE program.
              If an error is detected, CNA contacts airport and corrects
              it.
Luxembourg
              Datasets are validated by the MAKEDISI Aviation              There are no consistency checks applied to the
Hungary
              Toolbox.                                                     datasets.
Malta
Netherlands
              Plausibility checks with 31 plausibility points; requests at
Austria                                                                    Not available.
              airport if necessary
              The data received from airports are checked in CSO by
                                                                           All reported data are checking in CSO.
Poland        GENEDI application and sent to EUROSTAT used
              STADIUM application.




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                          Data validation procedure
           (description of the validation procedures that are applied
                                                                                Description of consistency checks
           at the CNA to the incoming data. What actions are taken
                           when errors are detected?)

                                                                          By comparison of the data provided by the airport
           All the main validation procedures are performed directly
                                                                          system and the data provided by the Portuguese air
           on the airports (ANA and ANAM) information systems. At
                                                                          carriers and INAC (quarterly basis).
Portugal   INE only basic checks are made: mirror checks if
           possible and aggregate analysis on the main
           identification fields (by airport, by main air carriers, etc.)
           CNA check codes used by the data providers and also
           total sum of passengers and goods as well as
           comparison between the flight stage declarations (A1)
           and on flight origin/destination declarations (B1),
                                                                        Carrying out any other checking is very hard also
           comparison between the flight stage declarations (A1)
                                                                        because available codes are not updated regularly
Slovenia   and the airport declarations (C1) and comparison
                                                                        (ICAO airport codes only once per year).
           between the on flight origin/destination declarations (B1)
           and the airport declarations (C1). When the errors are
           detected CNA contact directly with the airport (data
           provider to CNA), exactly with person who prepare the
           data.
           CNA make the control between the data in files A1, B1,
           C1.
           Eventually errors are consulted with airport.
Slovakia
           If the number of passengers including infant on the
           board is higher than capacity of aircraft, the number of
           passenger must be physically corrected.
           E.g. Checking that every passenger flight (according to
Finland
           flight type) actually has received passengers
           Partly by manual controls when the information is read       Manual comparisons with other data sources and
Sweden     into the database, partly by continuous manual quality       historical data.
           checks.




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                                Data validation procedure
                 (description of the validation procedures that are applied
                                                                                       Description of consistency checks
                 at the CNA to the incoming data. What actions are taken
                                 when errors are detected?)

                 A new system is under development. Automatic checks
                 will be implemented in the future.
                 (i)Comprehensive validation process incorporating
                                                                               Extensive matrix of Exception Reports - two such
                 extensive matrix of Exception Reports.
United Kingdom                                                                 exception reports relate to “New” and
                 (ii) Data errors identified amended in liaison with Data      “Old/Discontinued” routes.
                 Suppliers.
                 NSI of Bulgaria will use Genedi tool for data validation
Bulgaria                                                                       Bulgaria still does not apply other consistency checks.
                 procedure.
                 IT Department has created an Oracle application for
                 validating and processing aviation data; according to
                 validation conditions, all codification errors regarding
                 type of aircraft, airports and airlines are listed and also
                 the following correlations are checked:
                 -Total of passengers on board should be lower than
                 number of passenger seats available;
                 -Total of passengers embarked/debarked should be
                 equal with the total of passengers resulted from
Romania
                 summarizing the passengers by airports of                     There is a lack of such consistency checks.
                 origin/destination.
                 - Total of freight and mail loaded/unloaded should be
                 equal with the total of freight and mail resulted from
                 summarizing the freight and mail by airports of
                 origin/destination;
                 - Passengers on board should be equal with the sum of
                 passengers embarked/debarked and direct transit
                 passengers.
                 The datasets A1, B1 and C1 are aggregated and                 If there appear new routes or routes disappear or
Norway
                 controlled against monthly press releases published by        other changes, Avinor is contacted and the




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                             Data validation procedure
              (description of the validation procedures that are applied
                                                                                    Description of consistency checks
              at the CNA to the incoming data. What actions are taken
                              when errors are detected?)

              Avinor.                                                      information is checked.
              Avinor is contacted if errors are detected in datasets. If
              the datasets have errors, the CNA are delivered
              aggregated datasets from each airport.
              There are many validation procedures in the C1
              (Airports) data. All totals have undertaken by the rows
                                                                           Constant Data Sources revised by with the current
              and columns and they should be consistent. Each flight
Turkey                                                                     versions. (JP Fleets, ICAO Documents etc.)
              data should match with the passenger and freight data.
              In the last stage, related person controls and do some
              mirror checks with the several SQL sentences.
              The data are read with SAS (statistic program). If we        At the beginning of statistics the records were
              know that the data are systematically false (for example,    controlled with the help of fly plans. After two years,
              GMT time instead of local time) then the data are            because there were no differences, this control was
Switzerland
              adapted before being imported in Adabas (Database,           abandoned.
              Natural). After that the correctness of the data is tested   There is actually no more such tests.
              (Airline code, airport code, date, time,).




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                              Deadline for data transmission                   Problems on data compilation, validation and
                 (any difficulty to respect it the T+6 transmission deadline                        delivery
                  for the three datasets (A1, B1 and C1). Is it feasible to  (Description of any particular problem existing in the
                   deliver the datasets with a shorter delay (e.g. T+5)?)     data compilation and validation process at the CNA
                                                                                   and in the data transmission to Eurostat.)


Belgium          Feasible to deliver the datasets with a shorter delay     No problem
                 it would be possible to deliver data within the T+5
Czech Republic                                                             No problem
                 deadline
                                                                           From the OFOD data received by the CNA, could it be
                                                                           possible to identify the true first origin/final destination
                                                                           of a passenger in the case where the journey includes
                                                                           multiple flights (e.g. based on ticket information)? NO !
                                                                           (Such system requires on line data collection from
                 Only problem is man-power at DCAA - In general is         Airline booking systems and can only be done on a
Denmark          should be possible to send data on at monthly basis       centralized basis – fx. by Eurostat.
                 (M+1 or M+2)                                              Complete new system at DCAA. New systems or
                                                                           major changes (programming) to existing systems at
                                                                           airport including similar changes at agencies.
                                                                           A new system is presently being developed at
                                                                           Copenhagen Airport – Cost not yet identified, but
                                                                           estimated around 1 mio. Euro !
                                                                           At the beginning of every year databases have to be
Germany          T +2
                                                                           updated which can cause delays.
                 The airports provide SE quarterly with all the needed     There are no considerable problems on data
                 data.                                                     compilation, validation and delivery.
                                                                           SE has tailor-made software for data processing in
                 The data of three months (datasets A1 and B1) are         FOXPRO. There are also main validation rules (similar
Estonia          transmitted to EUROSTAT at the same time as the           to GENEDI) implemented into this FOXPRO toolbox.
                 quarterly table C1.                                       This toolbox is appropriate and facilitates data
                 According to our workplan and speciality of data          handling. The corrections in databases after
                 processing system, it seems possible to change the        validations, are made manually and this work takes




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                       Deadline for data transmission                   Problems on data compilation, validation and
          (any difficulty to respect it the T+6 transmission deadline                        delivery
           for the three datasets (A1, B1 and C1). Is it feasible to  (Description of any particular problem existing in the
            deliver the datasets with a shorter delay (e.g. T+5)?)     data compilation and validation process at the CNA
                                                                            and in the data transmission to Eurostat.)

          deadline for the transmission of data to Eurostat to T+ 5 some more time.
          months after reference period.                            GENEDI 2.1 is used for data validation and conversion
                                                                    to GESMES format.
                                                                    From October 2005 the software eDAMIS is used for
                                                                    data transmission to EUROSTAT.
Greece    No difficulties for the T+6 months.                       There are no problems.
          We try to reduce the delays in terms of data
Spain                                                               No problem.
          transmission.
          In the current system, it happens that for T + 6 the           The validation of the national traffic could only be done
          collection of all the data for the different airports is not   once the declarations of all the national traffic has
France    complete and therefore it is difficult to envision in the      been received. The new civil aviation system should
          framework of this system a reduction of the delays             reduce the delays by harmonising the collection
          regarding the availability of the information.                 system.
          At present we often just make the T+6 deadline for
          submitting data. This is because of the delay with some
Ireland                                                              Not applicable
          airports submitting the data to us. Because of this it
          would be difficult to meet a T+5 deadline.
                                                                     There are several problems due to wrong data
          We usually respect T+6 months. It isn’t possible T+5.
                                                                     transmitted from airports.
Italy
                                                                     There is some problems about the deadline for data
                                                                     transmission from airports (dataset A1, B1,C1).
          No difficulty to deliver the three datasets with a shorter
Cyprus                                                               No problem
          delay
Latvia    There are no problems with the deadline for the            Not applicable




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                           Deadline for data transmission                   Problems on data compilation, validation and
              (any difficulty to respect it the T+6 transmission deadline                        delivery
               for the three datasets (A1, B1 and C1). Is it feasible to  (Description of any particular problem existing in the
                deliver the datasets with a shorter delay (e.g. T+5)?)     data compilation and validation process at the CNA
                                                                                and in the data transmission to Eurostat.)

              transmission of data to Eurostat. There will be no
              problems if Eurostat will decide to “cut” deadline for the
              transmission.
              T+6 deadline for the transmission of data to Eurostat is
Lithuania                                                                No problems
              convenient.
Luxembourg
              There is no any difficulty to respect the deadline of T+6
              months.                                                   There is no any particular problem existing in the data
Hungary
              It would be feasible to deliver datasets with a delay of  compilation and validation process.
              T+5 months.
Malta
Netherlands
Austria       No difficulty to deliver data within T+5                  No; problems with GENEDI eventually solved
                                                                        For the time being, databases of the polish airports are
                                                                        not compatible yet, with the requirements of the
                                                                        regulation. Mostly errors can be classified:
                                                                            1. Problems with aggregation of the data
              Period T+6 is optimal, the CSO can not see possibility
                                                                                 received from Airports (e.g. The same flights
              earlier data delivery to EUROSTAT.
Poland                                                                           is coded several times)
                                                                            2. “Empty flights” – the flight took place, but there
                                                                                 is no information about e.g.
                                                                                 passengers/freight/mail and “0” is reported in
                                                                                 raw data
                                                                            3. Codification problems for




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                              Deadline for data transmission                   Problems on data compilation, validation and
                 (any difficulty to respect it the T+6 transmission deadline                        delivery
                  for the three datasets (A1, B1 and C1). Is it feasible to  (Description of any particular problem existing in the
                   deliver the datasets with a shorter delay (e.g. T+5)?)     data compilation and validation process at the CNA
                                                                                   and in the data transmission to Eurostat.)

                                                                                  aircraft/airports/airlines using proper codes in
                                                                                  delivered data by airports
                                                                         The CSO do not have any problems with data
                                                                         transmission to EUROSTAT.
                 We can evaluate the possibility of doing that, but with The seats available variable is currently obtained by
                 the improvement on the data treatment performed by us cross-reference with the aircraft type which means that
Portugal
                 (linking the data from different sources) it is not     a misidentification of the subtype of the aircraft leads
                 guaranteed and we cannot assume that objective.         to a lack of precision on the variable.
Slovenia         No problem with a shorter delay. T + 5 is O.K.          No problems

                 The deadline for the transmission of data to Eurostat
Slovakia
                 T+6 months after reference period is not a problem.

Finland          No difficulties following current deadlines               Receiving freight data from certain carriers.
                 T+6 is fine but at the moment it is not possible with a
Sweden                                                                     There are no problems.
                 shorter delay.
                 T+5 would be acceptable to the UK.                        Data Collection – with regard to integrity of Multi sector
United Kingdom
                                                                           data and Freight / Mail splits.
                 In principle, the deadline for airports submitting the
                 statistical forms to DG CAA is Т+15 days (pursuant to
Bulgaria         Regulation РД-08-20). For Bulgaria there would not be     No
                 any difficulties in submitting the forms every Т+5
                 months.
                 Yes, T+5 is an acceptable delay.
Romania                                                                    No particular problems detected.

Norway           Avinor may deliver datasets to the CNA on a much          The quality of the datasets could be better.




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                           Deadline for data transmission                   Problems on data compilation, validation and
              (any difficulty to respect it the T+6 transmission deadline                        delivery
               for the three datasets (A1, B1 and C1). Is it feasible to  (Description of any particular problem existing in the
                deliver the datasets with a shorter delay (e.g. T+5)?)     data compilation and validation process at the CNA
                                                                                and in the data transmission to Eurostat.)

              shorter (1 month) notice                                  Avinor have problems to get all data, especially data
              - if required.                                            for arriving charter, both passengers and freight.

              Yes, feasible.
                                                                        •   Air taxi definition is not clear for many countries.
Turkey                                                                  •   Purpose of flight should clearly be identified by the
                                                                            Airlines in a standardized way.

Switzerland   There is should be no difficulty even for T+5.            No problems.




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      PART III: Procedures for data treatment and dissemination



1 Description of the data integration process

The following diagram describes the production process for Aviation statistics both on data
suppliers and Eurostat side.




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                               The Production Process for Aviation Statistics
           Suppliers and Users                                                                                                                    Eurostat

Suppliers:
National Administrations of participating Countries

               Trans mission of data no longer
                   than 6 months after the                                                                                                        Data reception
                      reference period                          EDI tools (Makedisi, STADIUM), e-mail, diskettes




                                                                                                                    Pre-production environment:
               Countries fix errors and return
                      corrected data
                                                                                                                                           Initial checks:
                                                                                                                                           •Control of the file for mat
                                                     Participating countries asked to comment or amend any errors                          •Control of codes
                                                                                                                                           •Double records                     Manual correction and
                                                                                                                                                                               documentation of errors




                                                     Participating countries asked to comment or amend any errors
                                                                                                                                                 Derogation checks



                                                                                                                    Production environment:

                                                                                                                                           Quality checks by country:
                                                   Participating countries asked to comment or amend any errors                            •Consistency over time (by
                                                                                                                                           period and direction)
                                                                                                                                           •Consistency between arrivals
                                                                                                                                           and departures




                                                 Participating countries asked to comment or amend any errors                              Quality checks when all
                                                                                                                                           countries available
                                                                                                                                           •Mirror Checks
                                                                                                                       Errors that         •Missing route checks
Users                                                  Participating countries asked to amend any errors
                                                                                                                       can’t be
                 Received by participating                                                                             fixed by Eurostat
                                                                                                                                              Valid data
                  countries for validation

                                                                                                                    Diffusion and Reference
                                                                                                                    environment
                                                                                                                    NewCronos                            Products:
                Dissemination to final users                                                                                                            NewCronos
                                                                                                                                               Statistics in Focus, Leaflets
                                                                                                                                                    Annual CD ROM
                                                                                                                                                    Statistical tables...



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         2     Description of the quality checks
        2.1   Quality checks results communicated to the countries

   Several types of quality checks are made on datasets A1 and B1 respectively, for national and
   international air passenger transport, on the basis of annual, quarterly and monthly
   declarations, for the total number of passengers and the total volume of freight and mail.

ACTION           Data reception           Data                   Database of the country             Database with all
                                          i t  ti                                                        ti

CHECK            File format              Codes check            Consistency over                    Mirror checking
S                                         Double records check   ti
                                                                 Consistency over time by            Missing routes check
                                          Derogation checks         i d
                                                                 Consistency between arr. and dep.

   Possible data errors that are detected at this stage are discussed with the countries for
   confirmation. All corrections of errors should be documented. Sometimes it might be prudent
   to return the data to the countries for correction and re-supply. Data that are re-supplied are
   then re-validated, before further quality checking.


   The quality checks are run once the data have been integrated in the aviation database.
   However, several checks are applied during the integration process:

         •    Control of the file format
         •    Control of the codes when importing the data
         •    Control of the double records after having imported the data

   When problems are detected at this stage, an email is sent to the corresponding countries to
   clarify the situation.

                                  2.1.1     Compliance with the Regulation checks

   At this step, compliance with the Regulation check is applied for each country separately. This
   check allows comparing what was scheduled in the derogations granted in the Regulation to
   what has been actually provided by the countries (category of the airports, datasets provided
   for each airports). Each country receives the details and the conclusions of this check.


   Once the data for one country has been integrated, three other checks can be done.


                                  2.1.2     Consistency over time – annual

         This check is made in order to detect unlikely increases or decreases of air
         passenger transport at one of the reporting airports.

   This check is applied separately for international and national air passenger and freight and
   mail transport, for A1 and B1 individually, at airport level. In order to define the threshold
   applied for the detection, a preliminary study on the existing time series has been done. This
   analysis, for specific data ranges, lead to the following results:

   Passenger transport:
                                 Data range                                      Thresholds
               >= 1000 passengers       < 10000 passengers                     35%
               >=10000 passengers       < 50000 passengers                     15%
               >= 50000 passengers      < 100000 passengers                    15%
               >= 100000 passengers                                            10%




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Freight transport:
                                 Data range                          Thresholds
          >=   500 Tonnes               < 1000 Tonnes              50%
          >=   1000 Tonnes              < 2000 Tonnes              50%
          >=   2000 Tonnes              < 4000 Tonnes              30%
          >=   4000 Tonnes                                         20%

Each participating country has received the list of their national airports that were detected
due to a growth rate (in absolute value) between 2002 and 2003 that was above the defined
threshold.

Formula used for the calculation:

                      PassengerY − PassengerY −1
    Indicator =             PassengerY −1
                                                 × 100 , Y= reference year, Y-1=previous

    reference year.

                      FreightY − FreightY −1
    Indicator =            FreightY −1
                                             × 100 ,   Y=    reference    year,    Y-1=previous

    reference year.


Some of the suspect data detected in the previous years have however proved to be normal;
for instance in the case of a rapid development of low cost companies’ activities at certain
airports.

                         2.1.3     Consistency over time by period

Due to the fact that the countries are sending data referring to monthly or quarterly intervals,
the quality checks are also run for each period, in order to go further in detail.

                         2.1.4     Consistency over time by arrivals and departures

The consistency over time can also be studied by breaking down the data by
arrivals/departures. This check may show if only one or both directions present problems.

                         2.1.5     Consistency between arrivals and departure figures

This check verifies if, for each reporting airport, A1 (Total Passengers on board at Arrival) “is
similar” to A1 (Total Passengers on board at Departures). The same way, for each reporting
airport, B1 (Total Passengers carried at Arrival) “should be similar” to B1 (Total Passengers
carried at Departures)

A first report containing those checks is sent to the corresponding country, for the
country to approve the results or submit updated datasets again.

Once all the data of the participating countries are compiled, new quality checks can be run.


                         2.1.6     Mirror checking

    These quality checks have been performed in order to compare the
    consistency between two partner declarations in a same dataset; dataset A1
    (flight stage declarations) or dataset B1 (On flight Origin/Destination
    declarations).



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They have been run both for national and international declarations at city level. This means
that the reported data have been first aggregated at city levels and then compared, this has
reduced the problem of wrong airport code attribution.

    Formula used for the calculation:

Passengers:                                       PaxReportingcountry - Pax Partner country
                         Deviation Mirror = ⎛ Pax                                          ×100
                                                  Reportingcountry + Pax Partner country ⎞
                                            ⎜
                                            ⎜                                            ⎟
                                                                                         ⎟
                                            ⎝                     2                      ⎠
Freight and mail:                                             Arrivals                  Departures
                                                     TonnesReportingcountry - TonnesPartner country
                             Deviation Mirror = ⎛       Arrivals
                                                                         + TonnesPartner country ⎞
                                                                                  Departures
                                                                                                    ×100
                                                  TonnesReportingcountry
                                                ⎜                                                 ⎟
                                                ⎜                                                 ⎟
                                                ⎝                      2                          ⎠
                                                         Departures               Arrivals
                                                  TonnesReportingcountry  - TonnesPartner country
                             Deviation Mirror = ⎛       Departures
                                                                          + TonnesPartner country ⎞
                                                                                   Arrivals
                                                                                                    ×100
                                                  TonnesReportingcountry
                                                ⎜                                                 ⎟
                                                ⎜                                                 ⎟
                                                ⎝                        2                        ⎠
The thresholds defined for the detection of the abnormal deviation have been defined
depending on the size of the flow.

National and international transport of passengers
                               Data range                            Thresholds
          >= 1000 passengers            < 10000 passengers         15%
          >= 10000 passengers           < 50000 passengers         10%
          >= 50000 passengers           < 100000 passengers        10%
          >= 100000 passengers                                     5%

National transport of freight and mail
                                Data range                           Thresholds
           >= 500 Tonnes               < 1000 Tonnes               10%
           >= 1000 Tonnes              < 2000 Tonnes               5%
           >= 2000 Tonnes              < 4000 Tonnes               5%
           >= 4000 Tonnes                                          5%

International transport of freight and mail
                                Data range                           Thresholds
          >= 500 Tonnes                 < 1000 Tonnes              40%
          >= 1000 Tonnes                < 2000 Tonnes              40%
          >= 2000 Tonnes                < 4000 Tonnes              40%
          >= 4000 Tonnes                                           40%

Concerning the quality checks on freight transport, they have been performed by making the
distinction on the direction, i.e. that for a specific route the arrivals at one city have to be
compared with the departures at the partner city and vice-versa.

These mirror quality checks were implemented since the first data collection (1993) for
passengers transport and since the reference year 2001 for freight and mail and it should be
noted that the number of deviations detected by these checks has been constantly
decreasing.




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                       2.1.7     Missing routes check

The aim is to check if data have been reported by both reporting airports for a given route.

Only the routes for which both airports are reporting airports will be considered for this
check. This means that if the route airport A (from country X) to airport B (from country Y) is
reported by country Y and not by country X, Eurostat checks first if the airport A is a
reporting airport of country X (with a volume above the legal threshold), before indicating
that the route is missing.

For instance if the route London/Stansted-Carcassone is reported by the United-Kingdom and
not by France and if Carcassone airport is a reporting airport in France, then this route will be
declared to France as missing.

At this step, a second report is sent to the countries in order to inform them about the data
comparison made thanks to the corresponding data of other participating countries.


The checks:
    • Consistency over time – annual
    • Consistency over time by period
    • Consistency over time by arrivals and departures
    • Consistency between arrivals and departure figures
    • Mirror checking
    • Missing routes check,
are normally run once a year, except if revised data are provided.

However, Eurosat may do extra-quality checks if some countries have specific request and if
this could help the countries improving the quality of the data transmitted to Eurostat.

 2.2    Internal quality checks

This section presents the quality checks that are run internally in Eurostat and sent to the
participating countries only if important problems are detected.

                       2.2.1   Comparison between the flight stage declarations
                       (A1) and the on flight origin/destination declarations (B1)
            -   for each reporting airport, A1(Total Passengers on Board) >= B1(Total
                Passengers carried)
            -   for each reporting airport, A1(Total Freight and mail on Board) >= B1(Total
                Freight and mail loaded/unloaded)

                       2.2.2   Comparison between the flight stage declarations
                       (A1) and the airport declarations (C1)
            -   for each reporting airport, A1(Total Flights) <= C1 (Total commercial aircraft
                movements)

                       2.2.3    Comparison between the on flight origin/destination
                       declarations (B1) and the airport declarations (C1)
            -   for each reporting airport, B1 (Total passengers carried) "is similar" to C1
                (Total passengers carried)
            -   for each reporting airport, B1 (Total Freight and mail loaded/unloaded) "is
                similar to" C1 (Total Freight and mail loaded/unloaded)

The analysis of the results of the quality checks performed on the 2006 data is available in
Annex XI.




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     3. Dissemination
    3.1 Description of the various supports

The dissemination of air transport statistics is done through different supports.


                         3.1.1   Free dissemination database
The official Eurostat dissemination database is open freely to the public since October 2004.
The Air transport domain contains detailed data and time series since 1993. It is composed of
four sub-domains (based on data collected in the frame of the Questionnaire):
    • Infrastructure
    • Transport equipment – National fleet
    • Enterprises economic performance and employment
    • Accidents
As well as five sub-domains (based on the data collected in the frame of the Regulation)
devoted to:
    • Air transport measurement - passengers
    • Air Transport measurement – Freight and mail
    • Air transport measurement - traffic data by airports, aircrafts and airlines
    • Air transport - data aggregated at standard regional levels (NUTS)
Each sub-domain is divided into several collections of tables. The detail of the tables
disseminated on the free dissemination database website is given in annex XII.


                         3.1.2   Statistics in Focus
The Statistics in Focus are 8 or 12 pages publication describing a specific theme of the
aviation statistics.
They present the main overall results and trends, and they comprise tables and graphs, as
well as analysis of the published data and methodological notes. The Statistics in Focus are
freely disseminated and are available on Eurostat web site.

                         3.1.3   Leaflets

The leaflets present the main results as well as synthetic information on aviation transport.
This information is presented in graphs, tables or maps, depending on the characteristics of
the figures displayed.
The leaflets are addressed to a relatively limited range of professional users and are only
made available through CIRCA-transport statistics.



    3.2 Procedures of calculations and aggregations used in the dissemination
        process

In the frame of the data dissemination process in the free dissemination database, SiFs and
leaflets, Eurostat has to calculate aggregates like the total volume of domestic transport for
each country or the total volume of intra–EU25 transport. These calculations require the
problem of double counting to be solved. Indeed, taking as example the calculation of the
domestic transport for one country, it does not correspond to the sum of the total volume of
transport reported by each domestic airport because in this case the volume of transport
between two domestic airports would have been counted twice. The problem of the double
counting only appears for the calculation of the total transport but not for the total arrivals
(respectively total departures), which correspond to the sum of the arrivals (respectively
departures) at each domestic airport.

For each aggregate it is necessary to start at the airport level in order to identify the mirror
declarations, i.e. the airport routes for which the volume of transport is reported by both
airports, because these constitute the routes where the problem of double counting occurs.
When calculating the total volume of transport in such cases only the departure declarations
of the concerned airports are aggregated.
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                                    ANNEXES



•   Annex I: Regulation (EC) 437/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on
    statistical returns in respect of the carriage of passenger, freight and mail by air
•   Annex II: Commission Regulation 1358/2003 implementing Regulation (EC) 437/2003
    of the European Parliament and of the Council on statistical returns in respect of the
    carriage of passengers, freight and mail by air
•   Annex III: Commission Regulation (EC) No 546/2005 of 8 April 2005 adapting
    Regulation (EC) No 437/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council as
    regards the allocation of reporting-country codes and amending Commission
    Regulation (EC) No 1358/2003 as regards the updating of the list of Community
    airports
•   Annex IV: Commission Regulation (EC) No 158/2007 of 16 February 2007 amending
    Commission Regulation (EC) No 1358/2003 as regards the list of Community airports
    (Text with EEA relevance)
•   Annex V: List of reporting airports per country
•   Annex VI: Glossary on air transport statistics
•   Annex VII: Updated list of country codes
•   Annex VIII: Transmission format – examples
•   Annex IX: Error list GENEDI version 2.1 for Aviation statistics
•   Annex X: Questionnaire on aviation statistics
•   Annex XI: Aviation statistics – 2006 data collection Data Quality
•   Annex XII: Free dissemination database structure. Aviation Domain
•   Annex XIII: Eurostat dissemination database: main declaring airports Selection of
    the routes between the “main declaring airports” and their “main partners”
•   Annex XIV: Eurostat dissemination database: Metadata in SDDS format




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                        Annex I :

Regulation (EC) 437/2003 of the European Parliament and
   of the Council on statistical returns in respect of the
       carriage of passenger, freight and mail by air




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                                                                       I
                                                     (Acts whose publication is obligatory)




                REGULATION (EC) No 437/2003 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL
                                                           of 27 February 2003
                       on statistical returns in respect of the carriage of passengers, freight and mail by air


THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE                                     tion Organisation (ICAO) and be made comparable,
EUROPEAN UNION,                                                                    where applicable, as between Member States and for the
                                                                                   different modes of transport.
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Commu-
nity, and in particular Article 285 thereof,
                                                                           (6)     After a certain period, the Commission should submit a
Having regard to the proposal from the Commission (1),                             report in order to allow an assessment of the application
                                                                                   of this Regulation to be made.
Having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and
Social Committee (2),
                                                                           (7)     In accordance with the principle of subsidiarity laid
Acting in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article                       down in Article 5 of the Treaty, the creation of common
251 of the Treaty (3),                                                             statistical standards that permit the production of
                                                                                   harmonised data is an action which can only be under-
                                                                                   taken efficiently at Community level. Such standards
Whereas:                                                                           should be implemented in each Member State under the
                                                                                   authority of the bodies and institutions in charge of
(1)    To carry out the tasks entrusted to them, in the context                    producing official statistics.
       of the Community air transport policy and that of the
       future development of the Common Transport Policy,
       the Community institutions should have at their disposal
       comparable, consistent, synchronised and regular statis-            (8)     Council Regulation (EC) No 322/97 of 17 February
       tical data on the scale and development of the carriage                     1997 on Community statistics (5) provides a reference
       of passengers, freight and mail by air within the                           framework for the provisions laid down by this Regula-
       Community or to and from the Community.                                     tion.


(2)    There are currently no such comprehensive Community-
       wide statistics.                                                    (9)     The measures necessary for the implementation of this
                                                                                   Regulation should be adopted in accordance with
                                                                                   Council Decision 1999/468/EC of 28 June 1999 laying
(3)    Council Decision 1999/126/EC of 22 December 1998                            down the procedures for the exercise of implementing
       on the Community statistical programme 1998 to                              powers conferred on the Commission (6).
       2002 (4) has identified the need to establish such statis-
       tics.

(4)    The common data collection on a comparable or harmo-                (10)    The Statistical Programme Committee established by
       nised basis makes possible the provision of an integrated                   Council Decision 89/382/EEC, Euratom (7) has been
       system with reliable, consistent and prompt information.                    consulted.


(5)    The data for the carriage of passengers, freight and mail
       by air should, where possible, be compatible with inter-            (11)    Arrangements for greater cooperation over the use of
       national data provided by the International Civil Avia-                     Gibraltar airport were agreed in London on 2 December
                                                                                   1987 by the Kingdom of Spain and the United Kingdom
(1) OJ C 325, 6.12.1995, p. 11.                                                    of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in a joint declara-
(2) OJ C 39, 12.2.1996, p. 25.                                                     tion by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the two coun-
(3) Opinion of the European Parliament of 29 February 1996 (OJ C 78,               tries, and such arrangements have yet to come into
    18.3.1996, p. 28), confirmed on 16 September 1999 (OJ C 54,                    operation,
    25.2.2000, p. 79), Council Common Position of 30 September
    2002 (OJ C 275 E, 12.11.2002, p. 33) and Decision of the
    European Parliament of 18 December 2002 (not yet published in          (5) OJ L 52, 22.2.1997, p. 1.
    the Official Journal).                                                 (6) OJ L 184, 17.7.1999, p. 23.
 4
( ) OJ L 42, 16.2.1999, p. 1.                                              (7) OJ L 181, 28.6.1989, p. 47.
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HAVE ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:                                           A list of Community airports covered by the first subparagraph
                                                                        shall be drawn up by the Commission and, if necessary,
                                                                        updated in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article
                                                                        11(2).
                               Article 1
                                                                        3. For airports, apart from those having only occasional
                              Objective                                 commercial traffic, which are not covered by paragraph 2,
                                                                        Member States shall transmit only an annual return of the data
                                                                        specified in Table C1 of Annex I.
Member States shall establish statistical returns on the carriage
of passengers, freight and mail by commercial air services as
well as on civil aircraft movements to or from Community                4.   Notwithstanding paragraphs 2 and 3, for airports:
airports, except for flights by State aircraft.
                                                                        (a) with fewer than 1 500 000 passenger units a year for
                                                                            which no collection of data corresponding to those speci-
                                                                            fied in Annex I exists on the date of entry into force of this
                               Article 2                                    Regulation,

                                                                        (b) and for which the introduction of a new data collection
                              Gibraltar                                     system proves very difficult,

1.    The application of this Regulation to the airport of              a Member State may for a limited time not exceeding three
Gibraltar is understood to be without prejudice to the respec-          years from 1 January 2003, in accordance with the procedure
tive legal positions of the Kingdom of Spain and the United             laid down in Article 11(2), transmit data less complete than
Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with regard to            those referred to in Annex I.
the dispute over sovereignty over the territory in which the
airport is situated.
                                                                        5.   Notwithstanding paragraph 2, for airports:

2.    The application of this Regulation to Gibraltar airport           (a) for which no collection of data corresponding to those
shall be suspended until the arrangements in the Joint Declara-             specified in Table B1 of Annex I exists on the date of entry
tion made by the Foreign Ministers of the Kingdom of Spain                  into force of this Regulation,
and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
on 2 December 1987 come into operation. The Governments                 (b) and for which the introduction of a new data collection
of Spain and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and                        system proves very difficult,
Northern Ireland shall inform the Council of such date of entry
into operation.
                                                                        a Member State may, until 31 December 2003, in accordance
                                                                        with the procedure laid down in Article 11(2), transmit only
                                                                        existing data.
                               Article 3

                    Data collection characteristics                                                 Article 4

1.    Each Member State shall collect statistical data relating to                            Collection of data
the following variables:

(a) passengers                                                          1. The collection of data shall be based where possible on
                                                                        available sources, minimising the burden on respondents.
(b) freight and mail
                                                                        2. Respondents called upon by Member States to supply
(c) flight stages
                                                                        information shall be obliged to give true and complete informa-
                                                                        tion within the prescribed time limits.
(d) passenger seats available

(e) aircraft movements.
                                                                                                    Article 5
The statistical variables in each area, the nomenclatures for
their classification, their periodicity of observation and the defi-
nitions are set out in Annexes I and II.                                                    Accuracy of statistics


2.    Each Member State shall collect all data set out in Annex         The collection of data shall be based on complete returns,
I for all Community airports in its territory with traffic in           unless other standards of accuracy are established in accordance
excess of 150 000 passenger units annually.                             with the procedure laid down in Article 11(2).
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                            Article 6                                     2. After data have been collected over a period of three
                                                                          years, the Commission shall submit a report to the European
                         Data processing                                  Parliament and the Council on experience acquired in the appli-
Member States shall use methods for data processing which                 cation of this Regulation, in particular of Articles 7 and 8.
ensure that the data collected under Article 3 comply with the
standards of accuracy set out in Article 5.                                                             Article 10
                                                                                             Implementing arrangements
                            Article 7
                                                                          The arrangements for implementing this Regulation, including
                   Transmission of results                                measures for adaptation to economic and technical develop-
                                                                          ments, in particular:
1.    Member States shall transmit to the Statistical Office of
the European Communities the results of the data processing               — adaptation of the specifications in the Annexes to this
referred to in Article 6, including data declared confidential by           Regulation,
the Member States pursuant to domestic legislation or practice            — adaptation of the data collection characteristics (Article 3),
concerning statistical confidentiality, in accordance with Regu-          — the list of Community airports covered by Article 3(2),
lation (EC) No 322/97.
                                                                          — accuracy of statistics (Article 5),
2.   The results shall be transmitted according to the data files
                                                                          — description of the data files, codes and the medium to be
shown in Annex I. The files and the medium to be used for
                                                                            used for transmission of results to the Commission (Article
transmission shall be specified by the Commission in accor-
                                                                            7),
dance with the procedure laid down in Article 11(2).
                                                                          — dissemination of statistical results (Article 8),
3.    The first period of observation shall begin on 1 January
2003. Transmission shall take place as soon as possible and no            shall be laid down by the Commission in accordance with the
later than six months after the end of the period of observa-             procedure specified in Article 11(2).
tion.
                                                                                                        Article 11
                            Article 8                                                           Committee procedure
                         Dissemination                                    1. The Commission shall be assisted by the Statistical
                                                                          Programme Committee established by Article 1 of Decision 89/
1.   The arrangements whereby the Commission publishes or                 382/EEC, Euratom.
disseminates the statistical results shall be drawn up in accor-
dance with the procedure laid down in Article 11(2).                      2. Where reference is made to this paragraph, Articles 5 and
                                                                          7 of Decision 1999/468/EC shall apply, having regard to the
2.    The Commission shall disseminate to the Member States               provisions of Article 8 thereof.
appropriate statistical results with a frequency similar to that
laid down for the transmission of results.                                The period laid down in Article 5(6) of Decision 1999/468/EC
                                                                          shall be set at three months.
                            Article 9                                     3.   The Committee shall adopt its Rules of Procedure.
                            Reports
                                                                                                        Article 12
1.    At the request of the Commission, Member States shall                                         Entry into force
communicate all information concerning the methods used in
the collection of data. Member States shall also, where appro-            This Regulation shall enter into force on the 20th day
priate, communicate to the Commission any substantive                     following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the
changes to the collection methods used.                                   European Union.


                    This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.


                    Done at Brussels, 27 February 2003.


                             For the European Parliament                                  For the Council
                                    The President                                            The President
                                        P. COX                                          M. CHRISOCHOÏDIS




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                                                                    ANNEX I

                                RECORD STRUCTURE FOR DATA TRANSMISSION TO EUROSTAT



         A. FLIGHT STAGE DATABASE (AT LEAST QUARTERLY DATA)

           The ‘flight stage’ data refer to commercial air services only.

           Data file record format


                               Elements                  Coding detail                   Nomenclature                         Unit

           Table                                         2-alpha               A1

           Reporting country                             2-alpha            (1) ICAO nationality letters

           Reference year                                2-digit               yy

           Reference period                              2-digit            (2) Statra 291 rev., April 1991

           Reporting airport                             4-alpha            (3) ICAO

           Next/previous airport                         4-alpha            (3) ICAO

           Arrival/departure                             1-digit               1 = arrival 2 = departure

           Scheduled/non-scheduled services              1-digit               1 = scheduled 2 = non-scheduled

           Passenger services/all-freight and mail       1-digit               1 = passenger     services     2 = all-
           services                                                            freight and mail services

           Airline information                                              (4) To be defined

           Aircraft type                                 4-alpha            (5) ICAO + taxiflight code

           Passengers on board                           12-digit                                                        Passenger

           Freight and mail on board                     12-digit                                                        Tonne

           Flights                                       12-digit                                                        Flight

           Passenger seats available                     12-digit                                                        Passenger seat



         B. ON FLIGHT ORIGIN/DESTINATION DATABASE (AT LEAST QUARTERLY DATA)

           The ‘on flight origin and destination’ data refer to commercial air services only.

           Data file record format


                               Elements                  Coding detail                    Nomenclature                        Unit

           Table                                         2-alpha               B1

           Reporting country                             2-alpha            (1) ICAO nationality letters

           Reference year                                2-digit               yy

           Reference period                              2-digit            (2) Statra 291 rev., April 1991

           Reporting airport                             4-alpha            (3) ICAO

           On flight origin/destination airport          4-alpha            (3) ICAO

           Arrival/departure                             1-digit               1 = arrival 2 = departure

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                                  Elements                  Coding detail                Nomenclature                         Unit

               Scheduled/non-scheduled services            1-digit             1 = scheduled 2 = non-scheduled

               Passenger services/all-freight and mail     1-digit             1 = passenger     services     2 = all-
               services                                                        freight and mail services

               Airline information                                          (4) To be defined

               Passengers carried                          12-digit                                                      Passenger

               Freight and mail loaded/unloaded            12-digit                                                      Tonne



            C. AIRPORTS DATABASE (AT LEAST ANNUAL DATA)

               The ‘airports data’ refer to commercial air services only, with the exception of ‘total aircraft movements’ which refers
               to all aircraft movements.

               Data file record format


                                  Elements                  Coding detail                Nomenclature                         Unit

               Table                                       2-alpha             C1

               Reporting country                           2-alpha          (1) ICAO nationality letters

               Reference year                              2-digit             yy

               Reference period                            2-digit          (2) Statra 291 rev., April 1991

               Reporting airport                           4-alpha          (3) ICAO

               Total passengers carried                    12-digit                                                      Passenger

               Total direct transit passengers             12-digit                                                      Passenger

               Total freight and mail loaded/unloaded      12-digit                                                      Tonne

               Total aircraft movements on commercial      12-digit                                                      Movement
               air services

               Total aircraft movements                    12-digit                                                      Movement



                                                                      CODES

            1. Reporting country

              The coding system to be used is derived from the ICAO index to nationality letters for location indicators.

              Belgium              EB

              Denmark              EK

              France               LF

              Germany              ED

              Greece               LG

              Ireland              EI

              Italy                LI

              Luxembourg           EL
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           Netherlands         EH
           Portugal            LP
           Spain               LE
           United Kingdom EG
           Austria             LO
           Finland             EF
           Sweden              ES

         2. Reference period
           45          year
           21          January to March (first quarter)
           22          April to June (second quarter)
           23          July to September (third quarter)
           24          October to December (fourth quarter)
           1 to 12 January to December (month)

         3. Airports
           Airports shall be coded according to the ICAO four-letter codes as listed in ICAO document 7910.

         4. Airline information
           Information related to the airline. The coding of this variable shall be decided in accordance with the procedure laid
           down in Article 11(2).

         5. Aircraft type
           Aircraft types shall be coded according to ICAO aircraft type designators as listed in ICAO document 8643.




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                                                                        ANNEX II

                                                                     DEFINITIONS

            Community airport

            Any area in a Member State which is subject to the provisions of the Treaty and open for commercial air transport
            operations.

            Commercial air services

            An air transport flight or series of flights performed by civil aircraft for remuneration to or from Community airports.
            Services may be either scheduled or non-scheduled.

            Scheduled services

            Services possessing all the following characteristics:
            1. they are performed by aircraft for the transport of passengers, freight and/or mail for remuneration, in such a manner
               that on each flight seats are available for individual purchase by members of the public (either directly from the
               airline or from its authorised agents);
            2. they are operated so as to serve traffic between the same two or more airports, either:
               (a) according to a published timetable; or
               (b) with flights so regular or frequent that they constitute a recognisably systematic series.

            Non-scheduled services

            Services for remuneration other than those reported under scheduled services. Includes taxiflights.

            Passenger services

            All flights carrying one or more revenue passengers, and any flights listed in timetables as providing passenger services.

            All-freight and mail services

            Services relating to scheduled or non-scheduled services performed by aircraft carrying loads other than passengers, i.e.
            freight and mail.

            Flights by State aircraft

            Any flight in the context of military, customs, police, protocol or firefighting services.

            Passenger units

            For the purpose of drawing up the list of Community airports as referred to in Article 3(2) and for the transitional
            period referred to in Article 3(4), one passenger unit is equivalent to either one passenger or 90 kilograms of freight and
            mail.

            Airline

            An air transport undertaking with a valid operating licence. Where airlines have joint-venture or other contractual
            arrangements requiring two or more of them to assume separate responsibility for the offer and sale of air transport
            products for a flight or combination of flights, the airline actually operating the flight shall be reported.

            Flight stage

            A flight stage is the operation of an aircraft from take-off to its next landing. A technical stop should not result in any
            flight stage being classified differently. The classification of traffic, irrespective of its nature (passengers, freight and mail),
            shall be identical to the classification of the flight stage flown by the aircraft.

            Flights

            The number of flights performed between each pair of airports on a flight stage.

            Passengers on board

            All passengers whose journey begins or terminates at the reporting airport, including connecting passengers and direct
            transit passengers.
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         Direct transit passengers
         Passengers who continue their journey on a flight having the same flight number as the flight on which they arrived.

         Freight and mail on board
         Any property carried on an aircraft other than stores and baggage; includes express services and diplomatic bags but not
         passenger baggage.

         Passenger seats available
         The total number of passenger seats available for sale between each pair of airports on a flight stage (excluding seats not
         actually available for the carriage of passengers because of maximum gross weight limitation). Where information is not
         available on exact aircraft seating configuration, estimated data may be provided.

         On flight origin/destination
         Traffic on a given flight with the same flight number subdivided by airport pairs in accordance with point of embarka-
         tion and point of disembarkation on that flight. (For passengers or freight where the airport of embarkation is not
         known, the aircraft origin should be deemed to be the point of embarkation; similarly, if the airport of disembarkation
         is not known, the aircraft destination should be deemed to be the point of disembarkation).

         Passengers carried
         Includes all passengers whose journey begins or terminates at the reporting airport. Excludes direct transit passengers.

         Freight and mail loaded/unloaded
         Any property loaded or unloaded on to or off an aircraft other than stores and baggage. Includes express services and
         diplomatic bags but not passenger baggage.

         Total aircraft movements
         All take-offs and landings by non-military aircraft. Includes aerial work flights, i.e. specialised commercial aviation opera-
         tions which are performed by aircraft chiefly engaged in agriculture, construction, photography and surveying, as well as
         pilot training, business/executive flying and all other non-commercial flights.

         Total aircraft movements on commercial air services
         All take-offs and landings performed by civil aircraft for remuneration.




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    Commission Regulation 1358/2003 implementing
Regulation (EC) 437/2003 of the European Parliament and
   of the Council on statistical returns in respect of the
       carriage of passengers, freight and mail by air




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                                          COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1358/2003
                                                             of 31 July 2003
               implementing Regulation (EC) No 437/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on
               statistical returns in respect of the carriage of passengers, freight and mail by air and amending
                                                      Annexes I and II thereto
                                                         (Text with EEA relevance)


THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,                               (8)    The measures provided for in this Regulation are in
                                                                                 accordance with the opinion of the Statistical
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European                            Programme Committee set up by Decision 89/382/EEC/
Community,                                                                       Euratom (2),

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 437/2003 of the
European Parliament and of the Council of 27 February 2003                HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:
on statistical returns in respect of the carriage of passengers,
freight and mail by air (1), and in particular Article 10 thereof,                                      Article 1

Whereas:                                                                  For the purposes of Article 3(2), (4) and (5) of Regulation (EC)
                                                                          No 437/2003, the list of Community airports, apart from those
(1)    In accordance with Article 10 of Regulation (EC) No                having only occasional commercial traffic, and the derogations,
       437/2003, the Commission should lay down the                       shall be as specified in Annex I to this Regulation.
       arrangements for implementing that Regulation.
                                                                                                        Article 2
(2)    It is necessary to establish the list of Community
       airports, apart from those having only occasional                  For the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 437/2003,
       commercial traffic, and the derogations to be provided.            the results shall be transmitted according to the description of
                                                                          the data files and transmission medium defined in Annex II to
(3)    It is necessary to specify the format in which the data            this Regulation.
       are to be transmitted, in sufficient detail to ensure that
       such data can be processed rapidly and in a cost-effective                                       Article 3
       way.                                                               For the purposes of Article 8(1) of Regulation (EC) No 437/
                                                                          2003, the Commission shall disseminate all data not declared
(4)    The arrangements concerning the dissemination of the               as confidential by the Member States, on any medium and with
       statistical results should be drawn up.                            any data structure.
(5)    In accordance with the first indent of Article 10 of Regu-
       lation (EC) No 437/2003, the Commission should also                                              Article 4
       adapt the specifications in the Annexes thereto.                   Annexes I and II to Regulation (EC) No 437/2003 are replaced
                                                                          by the text set out in Annex III to this Regulation.
(6)    The record structure for data transmission, the codes
       and the definitions set out in Annexes I and II to Regula-                                       Article 5
       tion (EC) No 437/2003 need to be adapted.
                                                                          This Regulation shall enter into force on the 20th day
(7)    Regulation (EC) No 437/2003 should therefore be                    following its publication in the Official Journal of the European
       amended accordingly.                                               Union.


                      This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.


                      Done at Brussels, 31 July 2003.

                                                                                        For the Commission
                                                                                       Pedro SOLBES MIRA
                                                                                    Member of the Commission




(1) OJ L 66, 11.3.2003, p. 1.                                             (2) OJ L 181, 28.6.1989, p. 47.
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                                                                        ANNEX I

                          AIRPORT CATEGORIES, LISTS OF COMMUNITY AIRPORTS AND DEROGATIONS

           I. Airport categories and reference periods taken into account

           Four categories of Community airports can be defined:

           — category 0: Airports with less than 15 000 passenger units per year are considered as having only ‘occasional
             commercial traffic’, so have, according to Article 3(3), no obligation to report,

           — category 1: Airports with between 15 000 and 150 000 passenger units per year shall transmit only table C1,

           — category 2: Airports with more than 150 000 passenger units and less than 1 500 000 passenger units per year shall
             transmit all tables listed in Annex I, but may, according to the terms of Article 3(4), benefit from complete or partial
             derogations until year 2003, 2004 or 2005,

           — category 3: Airports with at least 1 500 000 passenger units per year shall transmit all tables listed in Annex I, but
             may, according to the terms of Article 3(5), benefit from a complete or partial derogation on table B1, in year 2003
             only.

           For the purpose of defining the airport category in year N, the reference year taken into account for the calculation of
           the passenger units is:

           — for category 0, 1 and 2 airports: year N-2,

           — for category 3 airports: year N (except for the reporting of year 2003 tables where 2001 passenger units are taken
             into account and for the reporting of year 2004 tables where 2003 passenger units are taken into account).

           Airports for which passenger units decreased between year N-2 and year N-1 may use year N-1 as the reference year for their classi-
           fication.



           II. Permitted derogations

           Summary table by reporting year and according to the Community airport size category.


            Community Airports categories
                                                       Year 2003                       Year 2004                        Year 2005
                      by size

           (0) Less   than     15 000        No obligation to report         No obligation to report          No obligation to report
               passenger units

           (1) Between 15 000 and            C1 (possible derogation)        C1 (possible derogation)         C1 (possible derogation)
               150 000   passenger
               units

           (2) More than 150 000             A1 (possible derogation)        A1 (possible derogation)         A1 (possible derogation)
               and      less  than           B1 (possible derogation)        B1 (possible derogation)         B1 (possible derogation)
               1 500 000 passenger           C1 (possible derogation)        C1 (possible derogation)         C1 (possible derogation)
               units

           (3) At least 1 500 000            A1 (no derogations)             A1(no derogations)               A1(no derogations)
               passenger units               B1 (possible derogation)        B1 (no derogations)              B1 (no derogations)
                                             C1 (no derogations)             C1 (no derogations)              C1 (no derogations)



           Derogations can be either partial or total.

           Partial derogations can only be granted for the following fields: ‘airline information’ and ‘passenger seats available’.

           In case a partial derogation is granted for these fields, an ‘unknown code’ shall be reported instead of the expected code
           (for the ‘Passenger seats available’ field, the unknown code to be used is ‘999999999999’).

           If a derogation was granted for an airport in year N but the airport changes category in year N, then the derogation is
           no longer valid for that year.
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           III. List of Community airports covered and derogations

           Community airports having only occasional commercial traffic (category 0) have no obligation to report. They are there-
           fore excluded from the following lists.

           Category 1 airports are mentioned in italic font in the following lists.

           Category 2 airports are mentioned in normal font in the following lists.

           Category 3 airports are mentioned in bold font in the following lists.

           Category 3 airports for which a derogation for table B1 is granted in 2003 are marked with an X in column (4) in case
           of a total derogation and a P in column (4) in case of a partial derogation.

           Category 2 airports for which a derogation for table A1 and/or B1 is granted until year N (year 2003, 2004 or 2005)
           are marked with ‘year N’ in column (5.1) and/or (5.2). In case only a partial derogation is granted, a ‘P’ follows the year.

           Category ‘1’ or ‘2’ airports for which a derogation for table C1 is granted until year N (year 2003, 2004 or 2005) are
           marked with ‘year N’ in column (5.3). In case only a partial derogation is granted, a ‘P’ follows the year.

           Details related to partial derogations (if any) follow the tables.

                                                 Belgium: List of Community airports and derogations


                                                                                                            (5) Categories 1 and 2 airports only:
                                                                                     (4) Category 3      For each table: last year for which a dero-
             (1) ICAO                                                                 airports only:    gation is requested ‘ ’ or ‘2003’ or ‘2004’ or
                                                              (3) Airport cate-                                             ‘2005’
              airport             (2) Airport name                                 derogation request
                                                                gory in 2003
               code                                                                  for table B1 in
                                                                                          2003          (5.1) Table      (5.2) Table     (5.3) Table
                                                                                                            A1               B1              C1

           EBAW           Antwerpen/Deurne                            2                                    2005            2005             2005

           EBBR           Bruxelles/National                          3

           EBCI           Charleroi/Brussels South                    2                                    2005            2005             2005

           EBLG           Liège/Bierset                               2                                    2005            2005             2005

           EBOS           Oostende                                    1                                                                     2005



                                                 Denmark: List of Community airports and derogations


                                                                                                           (5) Categories 1 and 2 airports only:
                                                                                     (4) Category 3      For each table: last year for which a dero-
             (1) ICAO                                                                 airports only:     gation is requested (‘ ’ or ‘2003’ or ‘2004’
                                                              (3) Airport cate-                                           or ‘2005’)
              airport             (2) Airport name                                 derogation request
                                                                gory in 2003
               code                                                                  for table B1 in
                                                                                          2003          (5.1) Table      (5.2) Table     (5.3) Table
                                                                                                            A1               B1              C1

           EKAH           Århus                                       2                                    2003            2004

           EKBI           Billund                                     3                    X

           EKCH           Copenhagen Kastrup                          3                    X

           EKEB           Esbjerg                                     2                                   2003P            2003

           EKKA           Karup                                       2                                   2003P            2004

           EKRK           Copenhagen Roskilde                         1                                                                     2004

           EKRN           Bornholm                                    2                                   2003P

           EKSB           Sønderborg                                  1

           EKYT           Aalborg                                     2                                    2003            2004

           Partial derogations are applicable to the ‘passenger seats available’ (table A1) field.
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                                              Germany: List of Community airports and derogations


                                                                                                   (5) Categories 1 and 2 airports only:
                                                                              (4) Category 3     For each table: last year for which a dero-
            (1) ICAO                                                           airports only:    gation is requested (‘ ’ or ‘2003’ or ‘2004’
                                                        (3) Airport cate-                                         or ‘2005’)
             airport            (2) Airport name                            derogation request
                                                          gory in 2003
              code                                                            for table B1 in
                                                                                   2003          (5.1) Table     (5.2) Table     (5.3) Table
                                                                                                     A1              B1              C1

           EDDB        Berlin-Schönefeld                       3

           EDDC        Dresden                                 3

           EDDE        Erfurt                                  2

           EDDF        Frankfurt/Main                          3

           EDDG        Münster/Osnabrück                       3

           EDDH        Hamburg                                 3

           EDDI        Berlin-Tempelhof                        2

           EDDK        Köln/Bonn                               3

           EDDL        Düsseldorf                              3

           EDDM        München                                 3

           EDDN        Nürnberg                                3

           EDDP        Leipzig/Halle                           3

           EDDR        Saarbrücken                             2

           EDDS        Stuttgart                               3

           EDDT        Berlin-Tegel                            3

           EDDV        Hannover                                3

           EDDW        Bremen                                  3

           EDFH        Hahn                                    2                                   2003            2003

           EDFM        Mannheim                                1

           EDHK        Kiel                                    1

           EDHL        Lübeck                                  2                                   2004            2004

           EDLN        Mönchengladbach                         1

           EDLP        Paderborn/Lippstadt                     2                                   2003            2003

           EDLW        Dortmund                                2                                   2003            2003

           EDMA        Augsburg                                2                                   2004            2004

           EDNY        Friedrichshafen                         2                                   2004            2004

           EDOG        Gransee                                 1

           EDOR        Rostock-Laage                           1

           EDQM        Hof/Plauen                              1

           EDTK        Karlsruhe                               2                                   2004            2004

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                                                                                                   (5) Categories 1 and 2 airports only:
                                                                              (4) Category 3     For each table: last year for which a dero-
            (1) ICAO                                                           airports only:    gation is requested (‘ ’ or ‘2003’ or ‘2004’
                                                        (3) Airport cate-                                         or ‘2005’)
             airport            (2) Airport name                            derogation request
                                                          gory in 2003
              code                                                            for table B1 in
                                                                                   2003          (5.1) Table     (5.2) Table     (5.3) Table
                                                                                                     A1              B1              C1

           EDVE        Braunschweig                            1

           EDVK        Kassel                                  1

           EDWG        Wangerooge                              1

           EDWJ        Juist                                   1

           EDWS        Norddeich                               1

           EDXP        Harle                                   1

           EDXW        Sylt/Westerland                         1

           ETNU        Neubrandenburg                          1



                                               Greece: List of Community airports and derogations


                                                                                                   (5) Categories 1 and 2 airports only:
                                                                              (4) Category 3     For each table: last year for which a dero-
            (1) ICAO                                                           airports only:    gation is requested (‘ ’ or ‘2003’ or ‘2004’
                                                        (3) Airport cate-                                         or ‘2005’)
             airport            (2) Airport name                            derogation request
                                                          gory in 2003
              code                                                            for table B1 in
                                                                                   2003          (5.1) Table     (5.2) Table     (5.3) Table
                                                                                                     A1              B1              C1

           LGAL        Alexandroupolis                         2

           LGAT        Athens                                  3

           LGBL        N. Anchialos                            1

           LGHI        Chios                                   2

           LGIK        Ikaria                                  1

           LGIO        Ioannina                                1

           LGIR        Irakleion                               3

           LGKF        Kefallinia                              2

           LGKL        Kalamata                                1

           LGKO        Kos                                     3

           LGKP        Karpathos                               1

           LGKR        Kerkyra                                 3

           LGKV        Kavala                                  2

           LGLM        Limnos                                  1

           LGMK        Mykonos                                 2

           LGMT        Mytilini                                2

           LGNX        Naxos                                   1

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                                                                                                       (5) Categories 1 and 2 airports only:
                                                                                  (4) Category 3     For each table: last year for which a dero-
            (1) ICAO                                                               airports only:    gation is requested (‘ ’ or ‘2003’ or ‘2004’
                                                            (3) Airport cate-                                         or ‘2005’)
             airport            (2) Airport name                                derogation request
                                                              gory in 2003
              code                                                                for table B1 in
                                                                                       2003          (5.1) Table     (5.2) Table     (5.3) Table
                                                                                                         A1              B1              C1

           LGPZ        Aktio                                       2

           LGRP        Rodos                                       3

           LGRX        Araxos                                      1

           LGSA        Chania                                      2

           LGSO        Syros                                       1

           LGSK        Skiathos                                    2

           LGSM        Samos                                       2

           LGSR        Santorini                                   2

           LGTS        Thessaloniki                                3

           LGZA        Zakynthos                                   2



                                                   Spain: List of Community airports and derogations


                                                                                                       (5) Categories 1 and 2 airports only:
                                                                                  (4) Category 3     For each table: last year for which a dero-
            (1) ICAO                                                               airports only:    gation is requested (‘ ’ or ‘2003’ or ‘2004’
                                                            (3) Airport cate-                                         or ‘2005’)
             airport            (2) Airport name                                derogation request
                                                              gory in 2003
              code                                                                for table B1 in
                                                                                       2003          (5.1) Table     (5.2) Table     (5.3) Table
                                                                                                         A1              B1              C1

           GCFV        Puerto del Rosario/Fuer-                    3
                       teventura

           GCGM        Gomera España                               1

           GCHI        Hierro                                      1

           GCLA        Santa Cruz de La Palma                      2

           GCLP        Las Palmas/Gran Canaria                     3

           GCRR        Arrecife/Lanzarote                          3

           GCTS        Tenerife Sur — Reina                        3
                       Sofía

           GCXO        Tenerife Norte                              3

           GEML        Melilla                                     2

           LEAL        Alicante                                    3

           LEAM        Almería                                     2

           LEAS        Avilés/Asturias                             2

           LEBB        Bilbao                                      3

           LEBL        Barcelona                                   3

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                                                                                                  (5) Categories 1 and 2 airports only:
                                                                             (4) Category 3     For each table: last year for which a dero-
            (1) ICAO                                                          airports only:    gation is requested (‘ ’ or ‘2003’ or ‘2004’
                                                       (3) Airport cate-                                         or ‘2005’)
             airport           (2) Airport name                            derogation request
                                                         gory in 2003
              code                                                           for table B1 in
                                                                                  2003          (5.1) Table     (5.2) Table     (5.3) Table
                                                                                                    A1              B1              C1

           LEBZ        Badajoz/Talavera la Real               1

           LECO        A Coruña                               2

           LEGE        Girona/Costa Brava                     2

           LEGR        Granada                                2

           LEIB        Eivissa (Ibiza)                        3

           LEJR        Jerez                                  2

           LELC        Murcia-San Javier                      2

           LELN        León                                   1

           LEMD        Madrid/Barajas                         3

           LEMG        Málaga                                 3

           LEMH        Menorca/Maó (Mahón)                    3

           LEPA        Palma de Mallorca                      3

           LEPP        Pamplona                               2

           LERS        Reus                                   2

           LESA        Salamanca                              1

           LESO        San Sebastián                          2

           LEST        Santiago                               2

           LEVC        Valencia                               3

           LEVD        Valladolid                             2

           LEVT        Vitoria                                2

           LEVX        Vigo                                   2

           LEXJ        Santander                              2

           LEZG        Zaragoza                               2

           LEZL        Sevilla                                3



                                              France: List of Community airports and derogations


                                                                                                  (5) Categories 1 and 2 airports only:
                                                                             (4) Category 3     For each table: last year for which a dero-
            (1) ICAO                                                          airports only:    gation is requested (‘ ’ or ‘2003’ or ‘2004’
                                                       (3) Airport cate-                                         or ‘2005’)
             airport           (2) Airport name                            derogation request
                                                         gory in 2003
              code                                                           for table B1 in
                                                                                  2003          (5.1) Table     (5.2) Table     (5.3) Table
                                                                                                    A1              B1              C1

           FMEE        St Denis Roland Garros                 3

           LFBA        Agen La Garenne                        1

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                                                                                                 (5) Categories 1 and 2 airports only:
                                                                            (4) Category 3     For each table: last year for which a dero-
            (1) ICAO                                                         airports only:    gation is requested (‘ ’ or ‘2003’ or ‘2004’
                                                      (3) Airport cate-                                         or ‘2005’)
             airport          (2) Airport name                            derogation request
                                                        gory in 2003
              code                                                          for table B1 in
                                                                                 2003          (5.1) Table     (5.2) Table     (5.3) Table
                                                                                                   A1              B1              C1

           LFBD        Bordeaux Merignac                     3

           LFBE        Bergerac Roumanière                   1

           LFBH        La Rochelle Île de Ré                 1

           LFBI        Poitiers Biard                        1

           LFBL        Limoges                               1

           LFBO        Toulouse Blagnac                      3

           LFBP        Pau Pyrénées                          2                                  2005P

           LFBT        Tarbes Lourdes Pyrénées               2                                  2005P

           LFBV        Brive Laroche                         1

           LFBX        Périgueux                             1

           LFBZ        Biarritz-Bayonne — Anglet             2                                  2005P

           LFCK        Castres Mazamet                       1

           LFCR        Rodez Marcillac                       1

           LFJL        Metz Nancy Lorraine                   2                                  2005P

           LFKB        Bastia Poretta                        2                                  2005P

           LFKC        Calvi Sainte Catherine                2                                  2005P

           LFKF        Figari Sud Corse                      2                                  2005P

           LFKJ        Ajaccio Campo dell'oro                2                                  2005P

           LFLB        Chambéry — Aix Les Bains              1

           LFLC        Clermont Ferrand                      2                                  2005P
                       Auvergne

           LFLL        Lyon St Exupéry                       3

           LFLP        Annecy Meythet                        1

           LFLS        Grenoble St Geoirs                    2                                  2005P

           LFLW        Aurillac Tronquières                  1

           LFMH        St Étienne Bouthéon                   1

           LFMK        Carcassonne                           2                                  2005P

           LFML        Marseille Provence                    3

           LFMN        Nice Côte d'Azur                      3

           LFMP        Perpignan Rivesaltes                  2                                  2005P

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                                                                                                         (5) Categories 1 and 2 airports only:
                                                                                    (4) Category 3     For each table: last year for which a dero-
             (1) ICAO                                                                airports only:    gation is requested (‘ ’ or ‘2003’ or ‘2004’
                                                              (3) Airport cate-                                         or ‘2005’)
              airport            (2) Airport name                                 derogation request
                                                                gory in 2003
               code                                                                 for table B1 in
                                                                                         2003          (5.1) Table     (5.2) Table     (5.3) Table
                                                                                                           A1              B1              C1

           LFMT           Montpellier Médi-                          3
                          terranée

           LFMU           Béziers Vias                               1

           LFMV           Avignon Caumont                            1

           LFOB           Beauvais Tille                             2                                  2005P

           LFOH           La Havre Octeville                         1

           LFOK           Châlons Vatry                              1

           LFOP           Rouen Vallée de Seine                      1

           LFPG           Paris Charles De Gaulle                    3

           LFPO           Paris Orly                                 3

           LFQQ           Lille Lesquin                              2                                  2005P

           LFRB           Brest Guipavas                             2                                  2005P

           LFRD           Dinard Pleurtuit                           1

           LFRH           Lorient                                    2                                  2005P

           LFRK           Caen Carpiquet                             1

           LFRN           Rennes St Jacques                          2                                  2005P

           LFRO           Lannion Servel                             1

           LFRQ           Quimper Pluguffan                          1

           LFRS           Nantes Atlantique                          3

           LFSB           Bâle Mulhouse                              3

           LFSD           Dijon Bourgogne                            1

           LFST           Strasbourg                                 3

           LFTH           Toulon — Hyères                            2                                  2005P

           LFTW           Nîmes Arles Camargue                       2                                  2005P

           SOCA           Cayenne Rochambeau                         2                                  2005P

           TFFF           Fort de France                             3

           TFFG           St Martin Grand Case                       1

           TFFJ           St Barthélemy                              2                                  2005P

           TFFR           Pointe à Pitre                             3

           Partial derogations are applicable to the ‘passenger seats available’ (Table A1) field.
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                                                   Ireland: List of Community airports and derogations


                                                                                                           (5) Categories 1 and 2 airports only:
                                                                                      (4) Category 3     For each table: last year for which a dero-
             (1) ICAO                                                                  airports only:    gation is requested (‘ ’ or ‘2003’ or ‘2004’
                                                               (3) Airport cate-                                          or ‘2005’)
              airport             (2) Airport name                                  derogation request
                                                                 gory in 2003
               code                                                                   for table B1 in
                                                                                           2003          (5.1) Table     (5.2) Table     (5.3) Table
                                                                                                             A1              B1              C1

           EICA           Connemara Regional Airport                  1


           EICK           Cork                                        3


           EICM           Galway                                      1


           EIDL           Donegal                                     1


           EIDW           Dublin                                      3


           EIIM           Inishmore                                   1


           EIKN           Connaught Regional                          2                                    2005            2005            2005P
                          Airport


           EIKY           Kerry                                       2                                    2005            2005            2005P


           EINN           Shannon                                     3


           EISG           Sligo Regional Airport                      1


           EIWF           Waterford                                   1

           Partial derogations are applicable to the ‘airline information’ field.



                                                     Italy: List of Community airports and derogations


                                                                                                           (5) Categories 1 and 2 airports only:
                                                                                      (4) Category 3     For each table: last year for which a dero-
             (1) ICAO                                                                  airports only:    gation is requested (‘ ’ or ‘2003’ or ‘2004’
                                                               (3) Airport cate-                                          or ‘2005’)
              airport             (2) Airport name                                  derogation request
                                                                 gory in 2003
               code                                                                   for table B1 in
                                                                                           2003          (5.1) Table     (5.2) Table     (5.3) Table
                                                                                                             A1              B1              C1

           LIBC           Crotone                                     1


           LIBD           Bari-Palese Macchie                         2


           LIBP           Pescara                                     2                                    2005            2005


           LIBR           Brindisi-Casale                             2


           LICA           Lamezia Terme                               2                                                    2005


           LICC           Catania-Fontanarossa                        3


           LICD           Lampedusa                                   1

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                                                                                                   (5) Categories 1 and 2 airports only:
                                                                              (4) Category 3     For each table: last year for which a dero-
            (1) ICAO                                                           airports only:    gation is requested (‘ ’ or ‘2003’ or ‘2004’
                                                        (3) Airport cate-                                         or ‘2005’)
             airport           (2) Airport name                             derogation request
                                                          gory in 2003
              code                                                            for table B1 in
                                                                                   2003          (5.1) Table     (5.2) Table     (5.3) Table
                                                                                                     A1              B1              C1

           LICG        Pantelleria                             1

           LICJ        Palermo-Punta Raisi                     3

           LICR        Reggio di Calabria                      2                                   2005            2005

           LICT        Trapani-Birgi                           1

           LIEA        Alghero-Fertilia                        2                                   2005            2005

           LIEE        Cagliari-Elmas                          3

           LIEO        Olbia — Costa Smeralda                  2

           LIET        Arbatax di Tortoli                      1

           LIMC        Milano-Malpensa                         3

           LIME        Bergamo-Orio al Serio                   3

           LIMF        Torino-Caselle                          3

           LIMJ        Genova-Sestri                           2                                   2005            2005

           LIML        Milano-Linate                           3

           LIMP        Parma                                   1

           LIPB        Bolzano                                 1

           LIPE        Bologna-Borgo Panigale                  3

           LIPH        Treviso-Sant'Angelo                     2                                   2003            2003

           LIPK        Forlì                                   1

           LIPO        Brescia-Montichiari                     2

           LIPQ        Trieste-Ronchi dei Legio-               2                                   2004            2004
                       nari

           LIPR        Rimini                                  2

           LIPX        Verona-Villafranca                      3

           LIPY        Ancona-Falconara                        2                                   2005            2005

           LIPZ        Venezia-Tessera                         3

           LIRA        Roma-Ciampino                           2

           LIRF        Roma-Fiumicino                          3

           LIRN        Napoli-Capodichino                      3

           LIRP        Pisa-San Giusto                         2                                   2005            2005

           LIRQ        Firenze-Peretola                        2

           LIRZ        Perugia                                 1
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                                               Luxembourg: List of Community airports and derogations


                                                                                                            (5) Categories 1 and 2 airports only:
                                                                                     (4) Category 3       For each table: last year for which a dero-
             (1) ICAO                                                                 airports only:      gation is requested (‘ ’ or ‘2003’ or ‘2004’
                                                              (3) Airport cate-                                            or ‘2005’)
              airport            (2) Airport name                                  derogation request
                                                                gory in 2003
               code                                                                  for table B1 in
                                                                                          2003            (5.1) Table     (5.2) Table     (5.3) Table
                                                                                                              A1              B1              C1

           ELLX           Luxembourg                                  3                     X




                                               Netherlands: List of Community airports and derogations


                                                                                                            (5) Categories 1 and 2 airports only:
                                                                                     (4) Category 3       For each table: last year for which a dero-
             (1) ICAO                                                                 airports only:      gation is requested (‘ ’ or ‘2003’ or ‘2004’
                                                              (3) Airport cate-                                            or ‘2005’)
              airport            (2) Airport name                                  derogation request
                                                                gory in 2003
               code                                                                  for table B1 in
                                                                                          2003            (5.1) Table     (5.2) Table     (5.3) Table
                                                                                                              A1              B1              C1

           EHAM           Amsterdam/Schiphol                          3                     P


           EHBK           Maastricht-Aachen                           2                                     2005P                           2005P


           EHEH           Eindhoven/Welschap                          2                                     2005P                           2005P


           EHGG           Eelde/Groningen                             1


           EHRD           Rotterdam/Zestienhoven                      2                                     2005P                           2005P


           EHTE           Deventer/Teuge                              1                                                                      2005


           EHTW           Enschede/Twenthe                            1                                                                      2005

           Partial derogations are applicable to the ‘passenger seats available’ and ‘airline information’ fields.



                                                  Austria: List of Community airports and derogations


                                                                                                            (5) Categories 1 and 2 airports only:
                                                                                     (4) Category 3       For each table: last year for which a dero-
             (1) ICAO                                                                 airports only:      gation is requested (‘ ’ or ‘2003’ or ‘2004’
                                                              (3) Airport cate-                                            or ‘2005’)
              airport            (2) Airport name                                  derogation request
                                                                gory in 2003
               code                                                                  for table B1 in
                                                                                          2003            (5.1) Table     (5.2) Table     (5.3) Table
                                                                                                              A1              B1              C1

           LOWG           Graz                                        2


           LOWI           Innsbruck                                   2


           LOWK           Klagenfurt                                  2


           LOWL           Linz                                        2


           LOWS           Salzburg                                    2


           LOWW           Wien/Schwechat                              3
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                                               Portugal: List of Community airports and derogations


                                                                                                     (5) Categories 1 and 2 airports only:
                                                                                (4) Category 3     For each table: last year for which a dero-
            (1) ICAO                                                             airports only:    gation is requested (‘ ’ or ‘2003’ or ‘2004’
                                                          (3) Airport cate-                                         or ‘2005’)
             airport             (2) Airport name                             derogation request
                                                            gory in 2003
              code                                                              for table B1 in
                                                                                     2003          (5.1) Table     (5.2) Table     (5.3) Table
                                                                                                       A1              B1              C1

           LPAZ        Santa Maria                               1

           LPFL        Flores                                    1

           LPFR        Faro                                      3

           LPMA        Madeira/Madeira                           3

           LPHR        Horta                                     2

           LPLA        Lajes                                     2

           LPPD        Ponta Delgada                             2

           LPPI        Pico                                      1

           LPPR        Porto                                     3

           LPPS        Porto Santo                               2

           LPPT        Lisboa                                    3



                                                Finland: List of Community airports and derogations


                                                                                                     (5) Categories 1 and 2 airports only:
                                                                                (4) Category 3     For each table: last year for which a dero-
            (1) ICAO                                                             airports only:    gation is requested (‘ ’ or ‘2003’ or ‘2004’
                                                          (3) Airport cate-                                         or ‘2005’)
             airport             (2) Airport name                             derogation request
                                                            gory in 2003
              code                                                              for table B1 in
                                                                                     2003          (5.1) Table     (5.2) Table     (5.3) Table
                                                                                                       A1              B1              C1

           EFHK        Helsinki-Vantaa                           3

           EFIV        Ivalo                                     1

           EFJO        Joensuu                                   2

           EFJY        Jyväskylä                                 2

           EFKE        Kemi-Tornio                               1

           EFKI        Kajaani                                   1

           EFKK        Kruunupyy                                 1

           EFKS        Kuusamo                                   1

           EFKT        Kittilä                                   2

           EFKU        Kuopio                                    2

           EFLP        Lappeenranta                              1

           EFMA        Mariehamn                                 1

           EFOU        Oulu                                      2

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                                                                                                  (5) Categories 1 and 2 airports only:
                                                                             (4) Category 3     For each table: last year for which a dero-
            (1) ICAO                                                          airports only:    gation is requested (‘ ’ or ‘2003’ or ‘2004’
                                                       (3) Airport cate-                                         or ‘2005’)
             airport           (2) Airport name                            derogation request
                                                         gory in 2003
              code                                                           for table B1 in
                                                                                  2003          (5.1) Table     (5.2) Table     (5.3) Table
                                                                                                    A1              B1              C1

           EFPO        Pori                                   1

           EFRO        Rovaniemi                              2

           EFSA        Savonlinna                             1

           EFSI        Seinäjoki                              1

           EFTP        Tampere-Pirkkala                       2

           EFTU        Turku                                  2

           EFVA        Vaasa                                  2

           EFVR        Varkaus                                1



                                             Sweden: List of Community airports and derogations


                                                                                                  (5) Categories 1 and 2 airports only:
                                                                             (4) Category 3     For each table: last year for which a dero-
            (1) ICAO                                                          airports only:    gation is requested (‘ ’ or ‘2003’ or ‘2004’
                                                       (3) Airport cate-                                         or ‘2005’)
             airport           (2) Airport name                            derogation request
                                                         gory in 2003
              code                                                           for table B1 in
                                                                                  2003          (5.1) Table     (5.2) Table     (5.3) Table
                                                                                                    A1              B1              C1

           ESDB        Ängelholm                              2                                                   2005

           ESDF        Ronneby                                2                                                   2005

           ESGG        Göteborg-Landvetter                    3                    X

           ESGJ        Jönköping                              2                                                   2005

           ESGP        Göteborg/Säve                          1                                                                    2005

           ESGT        Trollhättan/Vänersb                    1                                                                    2005

           ESKN        Stockholm/Skavsta                      2                                   2005            2005             2005

           ESMK        Kristianstad/Everöd                    2                                   2005            2005             2005

           ESMO        Oskarshamn                             1                                                                    2005

           ESMQ        Kalmar                                 2                                                   2005

           ESMS        Malmö-Sturup                           3                    X

           ESMT        Halmstad                               1

           ESMX        Växjö/Kronoberg                        2                                   2005            2005             2005

           ESNG        Gällivare                              1                                                                    2005

           ESNK        Kramfors                               1                                                                    2005

           ESNL        Lycksele                               1                                                                    2005

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                                                                                                  (5) Categories 1 and 2 airports only:
                                                                             (4) Category 3     For each table: last year for which a dero-
            (1) ICAO                                                          airports only:    gation is requested (‘ ’ or ‘2003’ or ‘2004’
                                                       (3) Airport cate-                                         or ‘2005’)
             airport           (2) Airport name                            derogation request
                                                         gory in 2003
              code                                                           for table B1 in
                                                                                  2003          (5.1) Table     (5.2) Table     (5.3) Table
                                                                                                    A1              B1              C1

           ESNN        Sundsvall-Härnösand                    2                                                   2005

           ESNO        Örnsköldsvik                           2                                                   2005

           ESNQ        Kiruna                                 2                                                   2005

           ESNS        Skellefteå                             2                                                   2005

           ESNU        Umeå                                   2                                                   2005

           ESNV        Vilhelmina                             1                                                                    2005

           ESNX        Arvidsjaur                             1                                                                    2005

           ESOE        Örebro                                 2                                   2005            2005             2005

           ESOK        Karlstad                               2                                                   2005

           ESOW        Stockholm/Västerås                     2                                   2005            2005             2005

           ESPA        Luleå                                  2                                                   2005

           ESPC        Östersund                              2                                                   2005

           ESSA        Stockholm-Arlanda                      3                    X

           ESSB        Stockholm-Bromma                       2                                                   2005

           ESSD        Borlänge                               1                                                                    2005

           ESSL        Linköping/Saab                         1                                                                    2005

           ESSP        Norrköping                             2                                                   2005

           ESSV        Visby                                  2                                                   2005

           ESUD        Storuman                               1                                                                    2005



                                        United Kingdom: List of Community airports and derogations


                                                                                                  (5) Categories 1 and 2 airports only:
                                                                             (4) Category 3     For each table: last year for which a dero-
            (1) ICAO                                                          airports only:    gation is requested (‘ ’ or ‘2003’ or ‘2004’
                                                       (3) Airport cate-                                         or ‘2005’)
             airport           (2) Airport name                            derogation request
                                                         gory in 2003
              code                                                           for table B1 in
                                                                                  2003          (5.1) Table     (5.2) Table     (5.3) Table
                                                                                                    A1              B1              C1

           EGAA        Belfast International                  3

           EGAC        Belfast City                           2

           EGAE        Londonderry                            2

           EGBB        Birmingham                             3

           EGBE        Coventry                               1

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                                                                                                     (5) Categories 1 and 2 airports only:
                                                                                (4) Category 3     For each table: last year for which a dero-
            (1) ICAO                                                             airports only:    gation is requested (‘ ’ or ‘2003’ or ‘2004’
                                                          (3) Airport cate-                                         or ‘2005’)
             airport          (2) Airport name                                derogation request
                                                            gory in 2003
              code                                                              for table B1 in
                                                                                     2003          (5.1) Table     (5.2) Table     (5.3) Table
                                                                                                       A1              B1              C1

           EGCC        Manchester                                3

           EGDG        Newquay                                   1                                                                    2004

           EGFF        Cardiff Wales                             3

           EGFH        Swansea                                   1                                                                    2004

           EGGD        Bristol                                   3

           EGGP        Liverpool                                 3

           EGGW        Luton                                     3

           EGHC        Land's End                                1

           EGHD        Plymouth                                  1

           EGHE        Isles of Scilly (St. Marys)               1

           EGHH        Bournemouth                               2

           EGHI        Southampton                               2

           EGHK        Penzance Heliport                         1

           EGHT        Isles of Scilly (Tresco)                  1

           EGKK        Gatwick                                   3

           EGLC        London City                               3

           EGLL        Heathrow                                  3

           EGMH        Kent International                        2

           EGNH        Blackpool                                 1

           EGNJ        Humberside                                2

           EGNM        Leeds Bradford                            3

           EGNT        Newcastle                                 3

           EGNV        Teesside                                  2

           EGNX        East Midlands                             3

           EGPA        Kirkwall                                  1

           EGPB        Sumburgh                                  1

           EGPC        Wick                                      1

           EGPD        Aberdeen                                  3

           EGPE        Inverness                                 2

           EGPF        Glasgow                                   3

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                                                                                                   (5) Categories 1 and 2 airports only:
                                                                              (4) Category 3     For each table: last year for which a dero-
            (1) ICAO                                                           airports only:    gation is requested (‘ ’ or ‘2003’ or ‘2004’
                                                        (3) Airport cate-                                         or ‘2005’)
             airport            (2) Airport name                            derogation request
                                                          gory in 2003
              code                                                            for table B1 in
                                                                                   2003          (5.1) Table     (5.2) Table     (5.3) Table
                                                                                                     A1              B1              C1

           EGPH        Edinburgh                               3

           EGPI        Islay                                   1

           EGPK        Prestwick                               3

           EGPL        Benbecula                               1

           EGPM        Scatsta                                 2

           EGPN        Dundee                                  1

           EGPO        Stornoway                               1

           EGSC        Cambridge                               1

           EGSH        Norwich                                 2

           EGSS        Stansted                                3

           EGSY        Sheffield City                          1

           EGTE        Exeter                                  2




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                                                                         ANNEX II

                                       DESCRIPTION OF THE DATA FILES AND TRANSMISSION MEDIUM

           Two EDI compatible formats are acceptable for the transmission of the regulation tables: ‘CSV’ (Comma Separated
           Values) with semicolon (;) as field separator and GESMES-EDIFACT.


           List and description of the fields to be used for each table of the Regulation:

           The following summary table gives for each table of the regulation (A1, B1 and C1) and each record (line), the list of
           fields to be provided. Two different types of fields are marked in the column associated to the relevant table:
           — ‘X’: fields that have to be provided for a table,
           — ‘ ’ (space): fields not relevant for the table. These fields should normally not be provided in the related tables. Never-
             theless empty fields (two fields separator without data between) are also acceptable in this case.


           Format and size of the fields:

           The format of each field is either numeric (n) or alphabetic (a) or alphanumeric (an)

           The size is either fixed (‘format + number’ — e.g.: ‘n4’) or variable with a maximum number of positions (‘format + “..”
           + maximum number of positions — e.g.: “n..12”’).

                                                                                                                  Tables
                                                                                                Format
               Pos                                      Fields
                                                                                                and size
                                                                                                           A1       B1         C1

                 1        Table identification                                                   an2       X        X           X

                 2        Reporting country                                                       a2       X        X           X

                 3        Reference year                                                          n2       X        X           X

                 4        Reference period                                                       an2       X        X           X

                 5        Reporting airport                                                      an4       X        X           X

                 6        Partner airport                                                        an4       X        X

                 7        Arrival/departure                                                       n1       X        X

                 8        Scheduled/non-scheduled services                                        n1       X        X

                 9        Passenger flight/All-freight and mail flight                            n1       X        X

               10         Airline information                                                     a3       X        X           X

               11         Aircraft type                                                          an..4     X

               12         Passengers                                                             n..12     X        X           X

               13         Direct transit passengers                                              n..12                          X

               14         Freight and mail                                                       n..12     X        X           X

               15         Commercial air flights (table ‘A1’)/Total commercial aircraft move-    n..12     X                    X
                          ments (table ‘C1’)

               16         Total aircraft movements                                               n..12                          X

               17         Passenger seats available                                              n..12     X


           One table (for one period) should correspond to one file (or ‘consignment’) transmitted to Eurostat

           Each file (table) should be named according to the following standard: ‘CCYYPPTT.csv’ (for csv format) or:
           ‘CCYYPPTT.ges’ (for gesmes format): where ‘CC’ represents the Country Code (ISO alpha2), ‘YY’ the Year, ‘PP’ the period
           (AN, Q1..Q4 or 01..12) and ‘TT’, the Table-ID (‘A1’, ‘B1’ or ‘C1’).

           In case the file is compressed, the ‘.zip’ suffix should be used instead of ‘.csv’ or ‘.ges’.
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           The transmission mean shall be compatible with an automatic monitoring and processing of data in Eurostat.
           EDI compatible tools should be favoured. Nevertheless, ‘Pre-EDI’ tools as well as structured e-mail sent to an
           address given by Eurostat could also be accepted in a transitional period.
           In case a structured e-mail is used, then:
           — the subject field of the e-mail should contain the name of the file (table) to be transmitted,
           — the file (table) should be attached to the e-mail (only one file attached per e-mail is acceptable),
           — comments on data can be entered as plain text in the body of the message to which a table is attached (formatted
             text shall not be used).




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                                                                         ANNEX III

                                          Amendments to the Annexes of Regulation (EC) No 437/2003

                                                                         ‘ANNEX I

                                    RECORD STRUCTURE FOR DATA TRANSMISSION TO EUROSTAT

           The scope of the data to be reported is limited to civil aviation.

           State flights and movements by surface modes of either passengers travelling with a flight code or freight shipped using
           an air waybill are excluded.




           A. Flight stage table (monthly data (*))

               Data reported in this table refer to commercial air services only.

                                                                     Data file record format

                               Elements                       Coding detail                    Nomenclature                   Unit

               Table                                      2-alpha                “A1”
               Reporting country                          2-alpha                (1) Main ICAO nationality letters
               Reference year                             2-digit                Type “yy” (2 last positions of the
                                                                                 year)
               Reference period                           2-alpha                (2) Explicit (or Statra)
               Reporting airport                          4-alpha                (3) ICAO
               Next/previous airport                      4-alpha                (3) ICAO
               Arrival/departure                          1-digit                1 = arrival
                                                                                 2 = departure
               Scheduled/non-scheduled service            1-digit                1 = scheduled
                                                                                 2 = non-scheduled
               Passenger service/all-freight and          1-digit                1 = passenger service
               mail service                                                      2 = all-freight and mail service
               Airline information                        3-alpha                (4) Information on the airline
                                                                                 (optional)
               Aircraft type                              4-alpha                (5) ICAO
               Passengers on board                        12-digit                                                    passenger
               Freight and mail on board                  12-digit                                                    tonne
               Commercial air flights                     12-digit                                                    number of flights
               Passenger seats available                  12-digit                                                    passenger seat



           B. On flight origin/destination table (monthly data (**))

               Data reported in this table refer to commercial air services only.

                                                                     Data file record format

                               Elements                       Coding detail                    Nomenclature                   Unit

               Table                                      2-alpha                B1
               Reporting country                          2-alpha                (1) Main ICAO nationality letters
               Reference year                             2-digit                Type “yy” (2 last positions of the
                                                                                 year)
               Reference period                           2-alpha                (2) Explicit (or Statra)


           (*) In 2003 quarterly data can be accepted.
           (**) In 2003 quarterly data can be accepted.
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                               Elements                      Coding detail                     Nomenclature                         Unit

              Reporting airport                          4-alpha                  (3) ICAO
              On      flight      origin/destination     4-alpha                  (3) ICAO
              airport
              Arrival/departure                          1-digit                  1 = arrival
                                                                                  2 = departure
              Scheduled/non-scheduled services           1-digit                  1 = scheduled
                                                                                  2 = non-scheduled
              Passenger service/all-freight and          1-digit                  1 = passenger service
              mail service                                                        2 = all-freight and mail service
              Airline information                        3-alpha                  (4) Information on the airline
                                                                                  (optional)
              Passengers carried                         12-digit                                                          passenger
              Freight and        mail     loaded   or    12-digit                                                          tonne
              unloaded


           C. Airports table (at least annual data)

              Data reported in this table refer to commercial air services only, with the exception of “total commercial aircraft
              movements” which also refers to all commercial general aviation operations and “total aircraft movements” which
              refers to all civil aircraft movements (except State flights).
                                                                     Data file record format

                               Elements                      Coding detail                     Nomenclature                         Unit

              Table                                      2-alpha                  C1
              Reporting country                          2-alpha                  (1) Main ICAO nationality letters
              Reference year                             2-digit                  Type “yy”
              Reference period                           2-alpha                  (2) Explicit (or Statra)
              Reporting airport                          4-alpha                  (3) ICAO
              Airline information (*)                    3-alpha                  (4) Information on the airline
              Total passengers carried                   12-digit                                                          passenger
              Total direct transit passengers            12-digit                                                          passenger
              Total freight and mail loaded/             12-digit                                                          tonne
              unloaded
              Total commercial aircraft move-            12-digit                                                          movement
              ments
              Total aircraft movements                   12-digit                                                          movement

              (*) The “airline information” field is obligatory only for airports which also have to report tables A1 and B1. For the airports which
                  are under no obligation to report tables A1 and B1, a code that covers all airlines may be used.



                                                                          CODES


           1. Reporting country

              The coding system to be used is derived from the ICAO index to nationality letters for location indicators. If several
              ICAO prefixes exist for the same country, only the main ICAO prefix of the mainland is applicable.

              Belgium              EB
              Denmark              EK
              Germany              ED
              Greece               LG
              Spain                LE
              France               LF
              Ireland              EI
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             Italy               LI
             Luxembourg          EL
             Netherlands         EH
             Austria             LO
             Portugal            LP
             Finland             EF
             Sweden              ES
             United Kingdom EG

           2. Reference period
             AN           (or 45) year
             Q1           (or 21) January-March (first quarter)
             Q2           (or 22) April-June (second quarter)
             Q3           (or 23) July-September (third quarter)
             Q4           (or 24) October-December (fourth quarter)
             01 to 12 January to December (month)

           3. Airports
             Airports shall be coded according to the ICAO four-letter codes as listed in ICAO document 7910. Unknown airports
             should be coded as “ZZZZ”.

           4. Airline information
             “1EU” for airlines licensed in the European Union,
             “1NE” for airlines not licensed in the European Union,
             “ZZZ” for unknown airlines,
             “888” for “confidential” (to be used in tables A1 and B1 if an “information on the airline” is not allowed for confiden-
             tiality reasons),
             “999” for all airlines (to be used in table C1 only).
             Airlines partly licensed in EU shall be reported as “EU airlines”.
             On a voluntary basis, the code “2”+Iso alpha 2 country code (country of licensing of the airline) could also be used as well as the
             ICAO airline code.

           5. Aircraft type
             Aircraft types shall be coded according to ICAO aircraft type designators as listed in ICAO document 8643.
             Unknown aircraft types should be coded as “ZZZZ”.




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                                                                           ANNEX II

                                                DEFINITIONS AND STATISTICS TO BE REPORTED

           Following the header of each definition, the list of articles or tables of the regulation where a reference to the term is
           made can be found.


           I.   DEFINITIONS AND VARIABLES OF GENERAL INTEREST


                1. Community airport (Articles 1 and 3)

                   A defined area on land or water in a Member State subject to the provisions of the treaty, which is intended to
                   be used either wholly or in part for the arrival, departure and surface movement of aircraft and open for commer-
                   cial air services(see -4-).


                2. State flight (Article 1 and table C1)

                   Any flight performed by aircraft for military, customs, police or other law enforcement services of a State.

                   Any flight declared as a “State flight” by State authorities.

                   The expression “except for flights by States aircraft” in Article 1 should be interpreted as “except for State flights”.


                3. Passenger unit (Article 3(2), (4) and (5))

                   One passenger unit is equivalent to either one passenger or 100 kilograms of freight and mail.

                   For the purpose of drawing up the list of Community airports(see-1-) as referred to in Article 3(2) and for the transitional
                   period referred to in Article 3(4) and (5), the calculation of thresholds using “passenger units” has to take into account at
                   Community airports(see-1-), the total passengers carried(see-16-) plus the total direct transit passengers(see-18-) (counted
                   once) plus the total freight and mail loaded and unloaded(see-17-).


                4. Commercial air service (Article 1 and tables A1, B1, C1)

                   An air transport flight or series of flights for the public transport of passengers and/or freight and mail, for remu-
                   neration or for hire.

                   The air service may be either scheduled(-5-) or non-scheduled(-6-).


                5. Scheduled air service (Tables A1 and B1)

                   A commercial air service(see-4-) operated according to a published timetable, or with such a regular frequency that
                   it constitutes an easily recognisable systematic series of flights.

                   Includes extra section flights occasioned by overflow traffic from scheduled flights.


                6. Non-scheduled air service (Tables A1 and B1)

                   A commercial air service(see-4-) other than scheduled air service(see-5-).


                7. Passenger air service (Tables A1 and B1)

                   Scheduled(see-5-) or non-scheduled air service(see-6-) performed by aircraft carrying one or more revenue passen-
                   gers and any flights listed in published timetables as open to passengers.

                   Includes flights carrying both revenue passengers and revenue freight and mail.


                8. All-freight and mail air service (Tables A1 and B1)

                   Scheduled(see-5-) or non-scheduled air service(see-6-) performed by aircraft carrying revenue loads other than
                   revenue passengers, i.e. freight and mail.

                   Excludes flights carrying one or more revenue passengers and flights listed in published timetables as open to passengers.


                9. Airline (Commercial air transport operator) (Tables A1, B1 and C1)

                   An air transport undertaking with a valid operating licence for operating commercial air flights(see-13-).
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                 Where airlines have joint-venture or other contractual arrangements requiring two or more of them to assume separate
                 responsibility for the offer and sale of air transport products for a flight or combination of flights, the airline actually oper-
                 ating the flight shall be reported.


           II. DEFINITIONS AND VARIABLES OF INTEREST FOR TABLE A1 (FLIGHT STAGE)


              10. Flight stage (Table A1)

                  The operation of an aircraft from take-off to its next landing.


              11. Passengers on board (Table A1)

                  All passengers on board of the aircraft upon landing at the reporting airport or at taking off from the reporting
                  airport.

                  All revenue and non revenue passengers on board an aircraft during a flight stage(see-10-).

                  Includes direct transit passengers(see-18-) (counted at arrivals and departures).


              12. Freight and mail on board (Table A1)

                  All freight and mail on board of the aircraft upon landing at the reporting airport or at taking off from the
                  reporting airport.

                  All freight and mail on board an aircraft during a flight stage(see-10-).

                  Includes direct transit freight and mail (counted at arrivals and departures).

                  Includes express services and diplomatic bags.

                  Excludes passenger baggage.


              13. Commercial air flight (Table A1)

                  An air transport flight performed for the public transport of passengers and/or freight and mail, for remunera-
                  tion and for hire.

                  In table A1, the commercial air flights are aggregated to calculate the other “indicator fields” (“Passengers on board(see-11-
                  )”, “Freight and mail on board(see-12-)” and “Passenger seats available(see-14-)”).


              14. Passenger seats available (Table A1)

                  The total number of passenger seats available for sale on an aircraft operating a flight stage(see-10-) between a pair
                  of airports.

                  On a flight stage(-10-), the total number of revenue passengers should not exceed the total number of passenger seats avail-
                  able for sale.

                  Includes seats which are already sold on a flight stage i.e. including those occupied by direct transit passengers(see-18-).

                  Excludes seats not actually available for the carriage of passengers because of maximum gross weight limitations.

                  If information on this basis is not available, then one of the following estimates should be provided in order of preference
                  (from more to less adequate):
                  1. the specific aircraft configuration expressed in number of passenger seats available in the aircraft (identified by aircraft
                     registration number),
                  2. the average aircraft configuration expressed in average number of passenger seats available for the type of aircraft for the
                     airline,
                  3. the average aircraft configuration expressed in average number of passenger seats available for the type of aircraft.

           III. DEFINITIONS AND VARIABLES OF INTEREST FOR TABLE B1 (ON FLIGHT ORIGIN AND DESTINATION) AND
                TABLE C1 (AIRPORTS)

              15. On flight origin and destination (Table B1)

                  Traffic on a commercial air service(see-4-) identified by a unique flight number subdivided by airport pairs in
                  accordance with point of embarkation and point of disembarkation on that flight.

                  For passengers, freight or mail where the airport of embarkation is not known, the aircraft origin should be deemed to be
                  the point of embarkation; similarly, if the airport of disembarkation is not known, the aircraft destination should be deemed
                  to be the point of disembarkation.
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           16. Passengers carried (Tables B1 and C1)
               All passengers on a particular flight (with one flight number) counted once only and not repeatedly on each
               individual stage of that flight.
               All revenue and non revenue passengers whose journey begins or terminates at the reporting airport and transfer passengers
               joining or leaving the flight at the reporting airport.
               Excludes direct transit passengers(see-18-).

           17. Freight and mail loaded or unloaded (Tables B1 and C1)
               All freight and mail loaded onto or unloaded from an aircraft.
               Includes express services and diplomatic bags.
               Excludes passenger baggage.
               Excludes direct transit freight and mail.

           18. Direct transit passengers (Table C1)
               Passengers who, after a short stop, continue their journey on the same aircraft on a flight having the same flight
               number as the flight on which they arrive.
               In total airport statistics as well as for the calculation of the passenger units(see-3-), passengers in direct transit are counted
               once only.
               Passengers who change aircraft because of technical problems but continue on a flight with the same flight number are
               counted as direct transit passengers.
               On some flights with intermediate stops, the flight number changes at an airport to designate the change between an
               inbound and outbound flight. An example is a flight from Barcelona to Hamburg where the flight continues to Frankfurt
               before returning to Barcelona. Where passengers for an intermediate destination continue their journey on the same aircraft
               in such circumstances, they should be counted as direct transit passengers.

           19. Total commercial aircraft movements (Table C1)
               All take-offs and landings for flights performed for remuneration and for hire.
               Includes commercial air services(-4-) as well as all commercial general aviation operations.

           20. Total aircraft movements (Table C1)
               All take-offs and landings of aircraft.
               Includes total commercial aircraft movements(-19-) as well as non-commercial general aviation operations.
               Excludes State flights(-2-).
               Excludes Touch and goes, overshoots and unsuccessful approaches.’




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                        Annex III

       Commission Regulation (EC) No 546/2005
                       of 8 April 2005
 adapting Regulation (EC) No 437/2003 of the European
Parliament and of the Council as regards the allocation of
   reporting-country codes and amending Commission
Regulation (EC) No 1358/2003 as regards the updating of
              the list of Community airports




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                                            COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 546/2005
                                                                of 8 April 2005
              adapting Regulation (EC) No 437/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the
              allocation of reporting-country codes and amending Commission Regulation (EC) No 1358/2003 as
                                    regards the updating of the list of Community airports
                                                           (Text with EEA relevance)


THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,                               (3)     It is necessary to update the list of Community airports
                                                                                  and the derogations provided for in Annex I to Regu-
                                                                                  lation No 1358/2003 in accordance with the rules set
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European                             out in that Annex.
Community,
                                                                          (4)     Regulations (EC) No 437/2003 and (EC) No 1358/2003
                                                                                  should therefore be amended accordingly.
Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 437/2003 of the European
Parliament and of the Council of 27 February 2003 on                      (5)     The measures provided for in this Regulation are in
statistical returns in respect of the carriage of passengers,                     accordance with the opinion delivered by the Statistical
freight and mail by air (1), and in particular Article 10 thereof,                Programme Committee,


Whereas:                                                                  HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:


                                                                                                        Article 1
(1)    In accordance with Article 10 of Regulation (EC)
       No 437/2003, the Commission is required to lay down                Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 437/2003 as amended by Regu-
       the arrangements for the adaptation of the specifications          lation (EC) No 1358/2003, is adapted in accordance with
       in the Annexes thereto.                                            Annex I to this Regulation.

                                                                                                        Article 2
(2)    It is necessary to establish the list of Community airports,
       other than those having only occasional commercial                 Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1358/2003 is amended in
       traffic, and the derogations to be provided for the                accordance with Annex II to this Regulation.
       Member States joining the European Union on 1 May
       2004. Moreover, the codes of the new Member States                                               Article 3
       should be added to those set out in Annex III to Regu-
       lation (EC) No 1358/2003, which implements Regulation              This Regulation shall enter into force on the 20th day following
       (EC) No 437/2003 and adapts Annexes I and II thereto.              its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.




                      This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.


                      Done at Brussels, 8 April 2005.

                                                                                   For the Commission
                                                                                    Joaquín ALMUNIA
                                                                                Member of the Commission




(1) OJ L 66, 11.3.2003, p. 1. Regulation as amended by Regulation (EC)
    No 1358/2003 (OJ L 194, 1.8.2003, p. 9).

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                                                               ANNEX I

         Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 437/2003 as amended by Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1358/2003 is adapted as
         follows:

         In the Section ‘CODES’, ‘1. Reporting Country’, the following codes are added:

         Czech Republic                LK
         Estonia                       EE
         Cyprus                        LC
         Latvia                        EV
         Lithuania                     EY
         Hungary                       LH
         Malta                         LM
         Poland                        EP
         Slovenia                      LJ
         Slovakia                      LZ




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                                                                     ANNEX II


           Annex I to Regulation (EC) No1358/2003 is amended as follows:




           (a) in Section III the following tables are added:




                                          Czech Republic: List of Community airports and derogations

                                                                                          (4) Categories ‘1’ and ‘2’ airports only:
                                                                                For each table: last year for which a derogation is requested
                 (1) ICAO              (2) Airport              (3) Airport
                                                                                                   (‘ ’ or ‘2004’ or ‘2005’)
               Airport Code               Name               category in 2004
                                                                                 (4.1) Table A1        (4.2) Table B1        (4.3) Table C1

              LKPR             Praha-Ruzyne                         3

              LKTB             Brno-Turany                          2

              LKMT             Ostrava-Mosnov                       2

              LKKV             Karlovy Vary                         1




                                                Estonia: List of Community airports and derogations

                                                                                           (4) Categories ‘1’ and ‘2’airports only:
                                                                                For each table: last year for which a derogation is requested
                 (1) ICAO              (2) Airport              (3) Airport
                                                                                                   (‘ ’ or ‘2004’ or ‘2005’)
               Airport Code               Name               category in 2004
                                                                                 (4.1) Table A1        (4.2) Table B1        (4.3) Table C1

              EETN             Tallinn/Ülemiste                     2

              EECL             Tallinn/City Hall                    1




                                                Cyprus: List of Community airports and derogations

                                                                                          (4) Categories ‘1’ and ‘2’ airports only:
                                                                                For each table: last year for which a derogation is requested
                 (1) ICAO              (2) Airport              (3) Airport
                                                                                                   (‘ ’ or ‘2004’ or ‘2005’)
               Airport Code               Name               category in 2004
                                                                                 (4.1) Table A1        (4.2) Table B1        (4.3) Table C1

              LCLK             Larnaka                              3

              LCPH             Pafos                                3




                                                   Latvia: List of Community airports and derogations

                                                                                          (4) Categories ‘1’ and ‘2’ airports only:
                                                                                For each table: last year for which a derogation is requested
                 (1) ICAO              (2) Airport              (3) Airport
                                                                                                   (‘ ’ or ‘2004’ or ‘2005’)
               Airport Code               Name               category in 2004
                                                                                 (4.1) Table A1        (4.2) Table B1        (4.3) Table C1

              EVRA             Riga International                   2
                               Airport

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                                              Lithuania: List of Community airports and derogations

                                                                                              (4) Categories ‘1’ and ‘2’ airports only:
                                                                                    For each table: last year for which a derogation is requested
            (1) ICAO                  (2) Airport               (3) Airport
                                                                                                       (‘ ’ or ‘2004’ or ‘2005’)
          Airport Code                   Name                category in 2004
                                                                                     (4.1) Table A1        (4.2) Table B1        (4.3) Table C1

         EYVI                Vilnius                                 2                      2005               2005                  2005P

         EYKA                Kaunas                                  1                                                               2005P

         EYPA                Palanga                                 1                                                               2005P

         Table C1: Partial derogations are applicable to the ‘airline information’ field.




                                            Hungary: List of Community airports and derogations

                                                                                              (4) Categories ‘1’ and ‘2’ airports only:
                                                                                    For each table: last year for which a derogation is requested
            (1) ICAO                  (2) Airport               (3) Airport
                                                                                                       (‘ ’ or ‘2004’ or ‘2005’)
          Airport Code                   Name                category in 2004
                                                                                     (4.1) Table A1        (4.2) Table B1        (4.3) Table C1

         LHBP                Budapest/Ferihegy                       3




                                              Malta: List of Community airports and derogations

                                                                                              (4) Categories ‘1’ and ‘2’ airports only:
                                                                                    For each table: last year for which a derogation is requested
            (1) ICAO                  (2) Airport               (3) Airport
                                                                                                       (‘ ’ or ‘2004’ or ‘2005’)
          Airport Code                   Name                category in 2004
                                                                                     (4.1) Table A1        (4.2) Table B1        (4.3) Table C1

         LMML                Malta/Luqa                              3




                                             Poland: List of Community airports and derogations

                                                                                              (4) Categories ‘1’ and ‘2’ airports only:
                                                                                    For each table: last year for which a derogation is requested
            (1) ICAO                  (2) Airport               (3) Airport
                                                                                                       (‘ ’ or ‘2004’ or ‘2005’)
          Airport Code                   Name                category in 2004
                                                                                     (4.1) Table A1        (4.2) Table B1        (4.3) Table C1

         EPWA                Warszawa–Okęcie                         3

         EPGD                Gdańsk–Trójmiasto                       2                      2005               2005                  2005P

         EPKK                Kraków–Balice                           2                      2005               2005                  2005P

         EPWR                Wrocław–Strachowice                     2                      2005               2005                  2005P

         EPPO                Poznań–Lawica                           2                      2005               2005                  2005P

         EPKT                Katowice–Pyrzowice                      2                      2005               2005                  2005P

         EPSC                Szczecin–Goleniów                       1                                                               2005

         EPRZ                Rzeszów–Jasionka                        1                                                               2005

         EPBG                Bydgoszcz                               1                                                               2005

         Table C1: Partial derogations are applicable to the ‘airline information’ field.




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                                              Slovenia: List of Community airports and derogations

                                                                                          (4) Categories ‘1’ and ‘2’ airports only:
                                                                                For each table: last year for which a derogation is requested
                 (1) ICAO               (2) Airport             (3) Airport
                                                                                                   (‘ ’ or ‘2004’ or ‘2005’)
               Airport Code                Name              category in 2004
                                                                                 (4.1) Table A1        (4.2) Table B1        (4.3) Table C1

              LJLJ             Ljubljana                            2




                                              Slovakia: List of Community airports and derogations

                                                                                          (4) Categories ‘1’ and ‘2’ airports only:
                                                                                For each table: last year for which a derogation is requested
                 (1) ICAO               (2) Airport             (3) Airport
                                                                                                   (‘ ’ or ‘2004’ or ‘2005’)
               Airport Code                Name              category in 2004
                                                                                 (4.1) Table A1        (4.2) Table B1        (4.3) Table C1

              LZIB             Bratislava/Ivanka                    2

              LZKZ             Kosice                               2



           (b) in Section III, table ‘Germany: List of Community airports and derogations’ the category of Augsburg airport (ICAO
               code: EDMA) is changed from 2 to 1;

           (c) in Section III, table ‘France: List of Community airports and derogations’ the category of Limoges airport (ICAO code:
               LFBL) is changed from 1 to 2;

           (d) in Section III, table ‘France: List of Community airports and derogations’ the following airports are added with
               category 1 and without any derogation: Deauville St Gatien (ICAO code: LFRG), Tours St Symphorien (ICAO code:
               LFOT) and Saint Pierre Pierrefonds (ICAO code: FMEP);

           (e) in Section III, table ‘Italy: List of Community airports and derogations’ the category of Forli airport (ICAO code: LIPK)
               is changed from 1 to 2;

           (f) in Section III, table ‘Netherlands: List of Community airports and derogations’ the following airport is removed:
               Deventer (ICAO code: EHTE);

           (g) in Section III, table ‘United Kingdom: List of Community airports and derogations’ the category of Belfast City
               airport (ICAO code: EGAC) is changed from 2 to 3;

           (h) in Section III, table ‘United Kingdom: List of Community airports and derogations’ the following airports are
               removed: Sheffield (ICAO code: EGSY) and Cambridge (ICAO code: EGSC);

           (i) in Section III, table ‘United Kingdom: List of Community airports and derogations’ a derogation for table C1 is
               granted until 2005 for Swansea airport (ICAO code: EGFH).




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                     Annex IV:

Commission Regulation (EC) No 158/2007 of 16 February
    2007 amending Commission Regulation (EC) No
  1358/2003 as regards the list of Community airports
              (Text with EEA relevance)




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                                              COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 158/2007
                                                               of 16 February 2007
               amending Commission Regulation (EC) No 1358/2003 as regards the list of Community airports
                                                             (Text with EEA relevance)


THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,                                 (3)    Commission Regulation (EC) No 1358/2003 should
                                                                                   therefore be amended accordingly.
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European
Community,                                                                  (4)    The measures provided for in this Regulation are in
                                                                                   accordance with the opinion of the Statistical
                                                                                   Programme Committee,
Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 437/2003 of the European
Parliament and of the Council of 27 February 2003 on
statistical returns in respect of the carriage of passengers,               HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:
freight and mail by air (1), and in particular Article 10 thereof,
                                                                                                           Article 1
Whereas:
                                                                            For the purposes of Article 3(2) and Article 3(3) of Regulation
                                                                            (EC) No 437/2003, the list of Community airports, apart from
(1)    In accordance with Article 10 of Regulation (EC) No                  those having only occasional commercial traffic, and their
       437/2003, the Commission is required to lay down the                 category as specified in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No
       arrangements for the adaptation of the specifications in             1358/2003, as amended by Annex II to Commission Regu-
       the Annexes thereto.                                                 lation (EC) No 546/2005 (3), is replaced by the list set out in
                                                                            the Annex to this Regulation.
(2)    Due to the evolution of air transport, it is necessary to
       update the list of Community airports and their category                                            Article 2
       provided for in Annex I to Commission Regulation (EC)
       No 1358/2003 (2), in accordance with the rules set out               This Regulation shall enter into force on the 20th day following
       in that Annex.                                                       its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.


                     This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.


                     Done at Brussels, 16 February 2007.


                                                                                     For the Commission
                                                                                      Joaquín ALMUNIA
                                                                                  Member of the Commission




(1) OJ L 66, 11.3.2003,   p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation
    (EC) No 1791/2006     (OJ L 363, 20.12.2006, p. 1).
(2) OJ L 194, 1.8.2003,   p. 9. Regulation as last amended by Regulation
    (EC) No 1792/2006     (OJ L 362, 20.12.2006, p. 1).                     (3) OJ L 91, 9.4.2005, p. 5.

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                                                                  ANNEX


                                        List of Community airports covered from 1 January 2007


                                                    Belgium: List of Community airports

          ICAO airport code                                  Airport name                        Airport category in 2007

              EBAW            Antwerpen/Deurne                                                              2
              EBBR            Bruxelles/National                                                            3
                              Brussel/Nationaal
               EBCI           Charleroi/Brussels South                                                      3
              EBLG            Liège/Bierset                                                                 3
               EBOS           Oostende                                                                      2


                                                    Bulgaria: List of Community airports

          ICAO airport code                                  Airport name                        Airport category in 2007

              LBBG            Burgas                                                                        3
               LBPD           Plovdiv                                                                       1
               LBSF           Sofia                                                                         3
              LBWN            Varna                                                                         3


                                               Czech Republic: List of Community airports

          ICAO airport code                                  Airport name                        Airport category in 2007

               LKKV           Karlovy Vary                                                                  1
              LKMT            Ostrava/Mošnov                                                                2
              LKPR            Praha/Ruzyně                                                                  3
               LKTB           Brno-Tuřany                                                                   2


                                                    Denmark: List of Community airports

          ICAO airport code                                  Airport name                        Airport category in 2007

              EKAH            Århus                                                                         2
               EKBI           Billund                                                                       3
              EKCH            Copenhagen Kastrup                                                            3
               EKEB           Esbjerg                                                                       2
              EKKA            Karup                                                                         2
               EKRK           Copenhagen Roskilde                                                           1
              EKRN            Bornholm                                                                      2
               EKSB           Sønderborg                                                                    1
               EKYT           Aalborg                                                                       2


                                                    Germany: List of Community airports

          ICAO airport code                                  Airport name                        Airport category in 2007

              EDAC            Altenburg-Nobitz                                                              1
              EDDB            Berlin-Schönefeld                                                             3
              EDDC            Dresden                                                                       3
              EDDE            Erfurt                                                                        2

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            ICAO airport code                                  Airport name                  Airport category in 2007

                EDDF            Frankfurt/Main                                                          3
                EDDG            Münster/Osnabrück                                                       2
                EDDH            Hamburg                                                                 3
                 EDDI           Berlin-Tempelhof                                                        2
                EDDK            Köln/Bonn                                                               3
                EDDL            Düsseldorf                                                              3
                EDDM            München                                                                 3
                EDDN            Nürnberg                                                                3
                EDDP            Leipzig/Halle                                                           3
                EDDR            Saarbrücken                                                             2
                EDDS            Stuttgart                                                               3
                EDDT            Berlin-Tegel                                                            3
                EDDV            Hannover                                                                3
               EDDW             Bremen                                                                  3
                EDFH            Hahn                                                                    3
                EDFM            Mannheim-Neuostheim                                                     1
                EDHK            Kiel-Holtenau                                                           1
                EDHL            Lübeck                                                                  2
                EDLN            Mönchengladbach                                                         1
                 EDLP           Paderborn/Lippstadt                                                     2
                EDLV            Niederrhein                                                             2
                EDLW            Dortmund                                                                3
                EDMA            Augsburg-Mühlhausen                                                     1
                EDNY            Friedrichshafen                                                         2
                EDOG            Gransee                                                                 1
                EDOR            Rostock-Laage                                                           2
                EDQM            Hof                                                                     1
                EDTK            Karlsruhe                                                               2
                EDVE            Braunschweig                                                            1
                EDWG            Wangerooge                                                              1
                EDWJ            Juist                                                                   1
                EDWS            Norden-Norddeich                                                        1
                EDXP            Harle                                                                   1
                EDXW            Westerland/Sylt                                                         1
                ETNU            Neubrandenburg                                                          1


                                                      Estonia: List of Community airports

            ICAO airport code                                  Airport name                  Airport category in 2007

                 EECL           Tallinn/City Hall                                                       1
                 EETN           Tallinn/Ülemiste                                                        2


                                                      Greece: List of Community airports

            ICAO airport code                                  Airport name                  Airport category in 2007

                LGAL            Alexandroupolis                                                         2
                LGAV            Athens                                                                  3
                 LGBL           Nea Anchialos                                                           1

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          ICAO airport code                                Airport name                  Airport category in 2007

               LGHI           Chios                                                                 2
               LGIK           Ikaria                                                                1
               LGIO           Ioannina                                                              1
              LGIR            Irakleion                                                             3
               LGKC           Kithira                                                               1
               LGKF           Kefallinia                                                            2
               LGKL           Kalamata                                                              1
              LGKO            Kos                                                                   3
               LGKP           Karpathos                                                             2
              LGKR            Kerkyra                                                               3
              LGKV            Kavala                                                                2
               LGLE           Leros                                                                 1
              LGLM            Limnos                                                                1
              LGMK            Mykonos                                                               2
              LGML            Milos                                                                 1
              LGMT            Mytilini                                                              2
              LGNX            Naxos                                                                 1
              LGPA            Paros                                                                 1
               LGPZ           Aktio                                                                 2
              LGRP            Rodos                                                                 3
              LGRX            Araxos                                                                1
              LGSA            Chania                                                                3
               LGSK           Skiathos                                                              2
              LGSM            Samos                                                                 2
               LGSR           Santorini                                                             2
               LGST           Siteia                                                                1
              LGTS            Thessaloniki                                                          3
              LGZA            Zakynthos                                                             2


                                                   Spain: List of Community airports

          ICAO airport code                                Airport name                  Airport category in 2007

              GCFV            Puerto del Rosario/Fuerteventura                                      3
              GCGM            Gomera                                                                1
               GCHI           Hierro                                                                2
              GCLA            Santa Cruz de la Palma                                                2
              GCLP            Las Palmas/Gran Canaria                                               3
              GCRR            Arrecife/Lanzarote                                                    3
              GCTS            Tenerife Sur-Reina Sofía                                              3
              GCXO            Tenerife Norte                                                        3
               GECT           Ceuta                                                                 1
              GEML            Melilla                                                               2
              LEAL            Alicante                                                              3
              LEAM            Almería                                                               2
               LEAS           Avilés/Asturias                                                       2
              LEBB            Bilbao                                                                3
               LEBL           Barcelona                                                             3

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            ICAO airport code                                    Airport name                Airport category in 2007

                 LEBZ           Badajoz/Talavera la Real                                                1
                LECO            La Coruña                                                               2
                LEGE            Girona/Costa Brava                                                      3
                 LEGR           Granada                                                                 2
                 LEIB           Ibiza                                                                   3
                 LEJR           Jerez                                                                   2
                 LELC           Murcia-San Javier                                                       2
                 LELN           León                                                                    1
                LEMD            Madrid/Barajas                                                          3
                LEMG            Málaga                                                                  3
                LEMH            Menorca/Mahón                                                           3
                LEPA            Palma de Mallorca                                                       3
                 LERJ           Logroño                                                                 1
                 LEPP           Pamplona                                                                2
                 LERS           Reus                                                                    2
                 LESA           Salamanca                                                               1
                 LESO           San Sebastián                                                           2
                 LEST           Santiago                                                                3
                LEVC            Valencia                                                                3
                LEVD            Valladolid                                                              2
                 LEVT           Vitoria                                                                 2
                 LEVX           Vigo                                                                    2
                 LEXJ           Santander                                                               2
                 LEZG           Zaragoza                                                                2
                LEZL            Sevilla                                                                 3


                                                      France: List of Community airports

            ICAO airport code                                    Airport name                Airport category in 2007

                FMEE            St-Denis-Roland-Garros (Réunion)                                        3
                FMEP            Saint-Pierre-Pierrefonds (Réunion)                                      1
                 LFBA           Agen — La Garenne                                                       1
                LFBD            Bordeaux — Mérignac                                                     3
                 LFBE           Bergerac — Roumanière                                                   2
                 LFBH           La Rochelle — Île de Ré                                                 1
                 LFBI           Poitiers — Biard                                                        1
                 LFBL           Limoges                                                                 2
                LFBO            Toulouse — Blagnac                                                      3
                 LFBP           Pau — Pyrénées                                                          2
                 LFBT           Tarbes — Lourdes — Pyrénées                                             2
                 LFBV           Brive — Laroche                                                         1
                 LFBZ           Biarritz — Bayonne — Anglet                                             2
                 LFCK           Castres — Mazamet                                                       1
                 LFCR           Rodez — Marcillac                                                       2
                LFDN            Rochefort — Saint-Agnant                                                1
                 LFJL           Metz — Nancy — Lorraine                                                 2
                 LFKB           Bastia — Poretta                                                        2

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          ICAO airport code                                 Airport name                  Airport category in 2007

               LFKC           Calvi — Sainte-Catherine                                               2
               LFKF           Figari — Sud Corse                                                     2
               LFKJ           Ajaccio — Campo Dell'Oro                                               2
               LFLB           Chambéry — Aix-les-Bains                                               2
               LFLC           Clermont-Ferrand — Auvergne                                            2
               LFLL           Lyon — St-Exupéry                                                      3
               LFLP           Annecy — Meythet                                                       1
               LFLS           Grenoble — St-Geoirs                                                   2
              LFLW            Aurillac — Tronquières                                                 1
               LFLX           Châteauroux/ — Déols                                                   1
              LFMD            Cannes — Mandelieu                                                     1
              LFMH            St-Étienne — Bouthéon                                                  1
              LFMK            Carcassonne                                                            2
              LFML            Marseille — Provence                                                   3
              LFMN            Nice — Côte d'azur                                                     3
               LFMP           Perpignan — Rivesaltes                                                 2
               LFMT           Montpellier — Méditerranée                                             2
              LFMU            Béziers — Vias                                                         1
              LFMV            Avignon — Caumont                                                      1
              LFOB            Beauvais — Tillé                                                       3
              LFOH            La Havre — Octeville                                                   1
               LFOK           Châlons — Vatry                                                        2
               LFOP           Rouen — Vallée de Seine                                                1
               LFOT           Tours — St-Symphorien                                                  1
              LFPG            Paris — Charles-de-Gaulle                                              3
              LFPO            Paris — Orly                                                           3
              LFQQ            Lille — Lesquin                                                        2
               LFRB           Brest — Guipavas                                                       2
               LFRD           Dinard — Pleurtuit                                                     2
               LFRG           Deauville — St-Gatien                                                  1
               LFRH           Lorient                                                                2
               LFRK           Caen — Carpiquet                                                       1
               LFRN           Rennes — St-Jacques                                                    2
              LFRO            Lannion — Servel                                                       1
              LFRQ            Quimper — Cornouaille                                                  1
               LFRS           Nantes — Atlantique                                                    3
               LFSB           Bâle — Mulhouse                                                        3
               LFSR           Reims — Champagne                                                      1
               LFST           Strasbourg                                                             3
               LFTH           Toulon — Hyères                                                        2
              LFTW            Nîmes — Arles — Camargue                                               2
              SOCA            Cayenne — Rochambeau (Guyane)                                          2
               TFFF           Fort-de-France (Martinique)                                            3
               TFFG           St-Martin — Grand-Case (Guadeloupe)                                    2
               TFFJ           St-Barthélemy (Guadeloupe)                                             2
              TFFR            Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe)                                            3

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                                                       Ireland: List of Community airports

            ICAO airport code                                    Airport name                 Airport category in 2007

                 EICA           Connemara Regional Airport                                               1
                 EICK           Cork                                                                     3
                 EICM           Galway                                                                   2
                 EIDL           Donegal                                                                  1
                EIDW            Dublin                                                                   3
                 EIKN           Connaught Regional Airport                                               2
                 EIKY           Kerry                                                                    2
                EINN            Shannon                                                                  3
                 EISG           Sligo Regional Airport                                                   1
                 EIWF           Waterford                                                                1


                                                         Italy: List of Community airports

            ICAO airport code                                    Airport name                 Airport category in 2007

                 LIBC           Crotone                                                                  1
                 LIBD           Bari-Palese Macchie                                                      3
                 LIBP           Pescara                                                                  2
                 LIBR           Brindisi-Casale                                                          2
                 LICA           Lamezia Terme                                                            2
                 LICC           Catania-Fontanarossa                                                     3
                 LICD           Lampedusa                                                                2
                 LICG           Pantelleria                                                              1
                 LICJ           Palermo-Punta Raisi                                                      3
                 LICR           Reggio di Calabria                                                       1
                 LICT           Trapani-Birgi                                                            2
                 LIEA           Alghero-Fertilia                                                         2
                 LIEE           Cagliari-Elmas                                                           3
                 LIEO           Olbia-Costa Smeralda                                                     3
                LIMC            Milano-Malpensa                                                          3
                LIME            Bergamo-Orio al Serio                                                    3
                 LIMF           Torino-Caselle                                                           3
                 LIMJ           Genova-Sestri                                                            2
                 LIML           Milano-Linate                                                            3
                 LIMP           Parma                                                                    1
                 LIMZ           Cuneo/Levaldigi                                                          1
                 LIPB           Bolzano                                                                  1
                 LIPE           Bologna-Borgo Panigale                                                   3
                 LIPH           Treviso-Sant'Angelo                                                      2
                 LIPK           Forlì                                                                    2
                 LIPO           Brescia-Montichiari                                                      2
                 LIPQ           Trieste-Ronchi dei Legionari                                             2
                 LIPR           Rimini                                                                   2
                 LIPX           Verona-Villafranca                                                       3
                 LIPY           Ancona-Falconara                                                         2
                 LIPZ           Venezia-Tessera                                                          3
                LIRA            Roma-Ciampino                                                            3

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          ICAO airport code                                  Airport name                   Airport category in 2007

               LIRF           Roma-Fiumicino                                                           3
               LIRN           Napoli-Capodichino                                                       3
               LIRP           Pisa-San Giusto                                                          3
              LIRQ            Firenze-Peretola                                                         3
               LIRZ           Perugia                                                                  1


                                                    Cyprus: List of Community airports

          ICAO airport code                                  Airport name                   Airport category in 2007

              LCLK            Larnaka                                                                  3
              LCPH            Pafos                                                                    3


                                                     Latvia: List of Community airports

          ICAO airport code                                  Airport name                   Airport category in 2007

              EVRA            Rīga                                                                     3


                                                   Lithuania: List of Community airports

          ICAO airport code                                  Airport name                   Airport category in 2007

              EYKA            Kaunas                                                                   1
               EYPA           Palanga                                                                  1
               EYVI           Vilnius                                                                  2


                                                  Luxembourg: List of Community airports

          ICAO airport code                                  Airport name                   Airport category in 2007

              ELLX            Luxembourg                                                               3


                                                   Hungary: List of Community airports

          ICAO airport code                                  Airport name                   Airport category in 2007

              LHBP            Budapest-Ferihegy                                                        3
              LHDC            Debrecen                                                                 1
              LHSM            Sármellék-Balaton                                                        1


                                                     Malta: List of Community airports

          ICAO airport code                                  Airport name                   Airport category in 2007

              LMML            Malta/Luqa                                                               3


                                                  Netherlands: List of Community airports

          ICAO airport code                                  Airport name                   Airport category in 2007

              EHAM            Amsterdam/Schiphol                                                       3
              EHBK            Maastricht-Aachen                                                        2
              EHEH            Eindhoven/Welschap                                                       2
              EHGG            Eelde/Groningen                                                          1
              EHRD            Rotterdam/Zestienhoven                                                   2

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                                                      Austria: List of Community airports

            ICAO airport code                                   Airport name                 Airport category in 2007

                LOWG            Graz                                                                    2
                LOWI            Innsbruck                                                               2
                LOWK            Klagenfurt                                                              2
                LOWL            Linz                                                                    2
                LOWS            Salzburg                                                                3
               LOWW             Wien/Schwechat                                                          3


                                                      Poland: List of Community airports

            ICAO airport code                                   Airport name                 Airport category in 2007

                 EPBG           Bydgoszcz – Szwederowo                                                  1
                EPGD            Gdańsk – Rębiechowo                                                     2
                EPKK            Kraków – Balice                                                         3
                 EPKT           Katowice – Pyrzowice                                                    2
                 EPPO           Poznań – Ławica                                                         2
                 EPRZ           Rzeszów – Jasionka                                                      1
                 EPSC           Szczecin – Goleniów                                                     1
                EPWA            Warszawa – Okęcie                                                       3
                EPWR            Wrocław – Strachowice                                                   2
                 EPLL           Lódź – Lublinek                                                         1


                                                      Portugal: List of Community airports

            ICAO airport code                                   Airport name                 Airport category in 2007

                 LPFL           Flores                                                                  1
                 LPFR           Faro                                                                    3
                LPFU            Madeira/Madeira                                                         3
                 LPHR           Horta                                                                   2
                 LPLA           Lajes                                                                   2
                 LPPD           Ponta Delgada                                                           2
                 LPPO           Santa Maria                                                             1
                LPPR            Porto                                                                   3
                 LPPS           Porto Santo                                                             2
                 LPPT           Lisboa                                                                  3


                                                      Romania: List of Community airports

            ICAO airport code                                   Airport name                 Airport category in 2007

                 LRBC           Bacău                                                                   1
                 LRBS           București/Băneasa                                                       2
                 LRCK           Constanța/M. Kogălniceanu                                               1
                 LRCL           Cluj-Napoca/Someșeni                                                    2
                 LRIA           Iași                                                                    1
                LROD            Oradea                                                                  1
                LROP            București/Otopeni                                                       3
                 LRSB           Sibiu/Turnișor                                                          1
                 LRTR           Timișoara/Giarmata                                                      2

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                                                     Slovenia: List of Community airports

          ICAO airport code                                    Airport name                  Airport category in 2007

               LJLJ           Ljubljana                                                                 2


                                                     Slovakia: List of Community airports

          ICAO airport code                                    Airport name                  Airport category in 2007

               LZIB           Bratislava                                                                2
              LZKZ            Košice                                                                    2
               LZSL           Sliač                                                                     1
               LZTT           Poprad-Tatry                                                              1


                                                      Finland: List of Community airports

          ICAO airport code                                    Airport name                  Airport category in 2007

              EFHK            Helsinki-Vantaa                                                           3
               EFIV           Ivalo                                                                     2
               EFJO           Joensuu                                                                   2
               EFJY           Jyväskylä                                                                 2
               EFKE           Kemi-Tornio                                                               1
               EFKI           Kajaani                                                                   1
               EFKK           Kruunupyy                                                                 1
               EFKS           Kuusamo                                                                   1
               EFKT           Kittilä                                                                   2
               EFKU           Kuopio                                                                    2
               EFLP           Lappeenranta                                                              1
              EFMA            Mariehamn                                                                 1
              EFOU            Oulu                                                                      2
               EFPO           Pori                                                                      1
               EFRO           Rovaniemi                                                                 2
               EFSA           Savonlinna                                                                1
               EFSI           Seinäjoki                                                                 1
               EFTP           Tampere-Pirkkala                                                          2
               EFTU           Turku                                                                     2
               EFVA           Vaasa                                                                     2
               EFVR           Varkaus                                                                   1


                                                      Sweden: List of Community airports

          ICAO airport code                                    Airport name                  Airport category in 2007

               ESDF           Ronneby                                                                   2
              ESGG            Göteborg-Landvetter                                                       3
               ESGJ           Jönköping                                                                 1
               ESGP           Göteborg City                                                             2
               ESGT           Trollhättan/Vänersborg                                                    1
              ESKN            Stockholm/Skavsta                                                         3
              ESMK            Kristianstad/Everöd                                                       1
              ESMQ            Kalmar                                                                    2
              ESMS            Malmö-Sturup                                                              3

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            ICAO airport code                                   Airport name                   Airport category in 2007

                ESMT            Halmstad                                                                  1
                ESMX            Växjö/Kronoberg                                                           2
                ESNG            Gällivare                                                                 1
                ESNK            Kramfors                                                                  1
                 ESNL           Lycksele                                                                  1
                ESNN            Sundsvall-Härnösand                                                       2
                ESNO            Örnsköldsvik                                                              1
                ESNQ            Kiruna                                                                    2
                 ESNS           Skellefteå                                                                2
                ESNU            Umeå                                                                      2
                ESNX            Arvidsjaur                                                                1
                 ESOE           Örebro                                                                    1
                ESOK            Karlstad                                                                  2
                ESOW            Stockholm/Västerås                                                        2
                 ESPA           Luleå                                                                     2
                 ESPC           Östersund                                                                 2
                ESSA            Stockholm-Arlanda                                                         3
                 ESSB           Stockholm-Bromma                                                          2
                 ESSD           Borlänge                                                                  1
                 ESSL           Linköping/Saab                                                            1
                 ESSP           Norrköping                                                                1
                 ESSV           Visby                                                                     2
                 ESTA           Ängelholm                                                                 2


                                                  United Kingdom: List of Community airports

            ICAO airport code                                   Airport name                   Airport category in 2007

                EGAA            Belfast International                                                     3
                EGAC            Belfast City                                                              3
                EGAE            City of Derry (Eglinton)                                                  2
                EGBB            Birmingham                                                                3
                 EGBE           Coventry                                                                  2
                EGCC            Manchester                                                                3
                EGCN            Doncaster Sheffield                                                       2
                EGDG            Newquay                                                                   2
                EGFF            Cardiff Wales                                                             3
                EGGD            Bristol                                                                   3
                EGGP            Liverpool                                                                 3
                EGGW            Luton                                                                     3
                EGHC            Lands End                                                                 1
                EGHD            Plymouth                                                                  1
                EGHE            Isles of Scilly (St.Marys)                                                1
                EGHH            Bournemouth                                                               2
                EGHI            Southampton                                                               3
                EGHK            Penzance Heliport                                                         1
                EGHT            Isles of Scilly (Tresco)                                                  1
                EGKK            Gatwick                                                                   3

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          ICAO airport code                               Airport name                  Airport category in 2007

              EGLC            London City                                                          3
              EGLL            Heathrow                                                             3
              EGMH            Kent International                                                   2
              EGNH            Blackpool                                                            2
               EGNJ           Humberside                                                           2
              EGNM            Leeds Bradford                                                       3
              EGNR            Hawarden                                                             1
              EGNT            Newcastle                                                            3
              EGNV            Durham Tees Valley                                                   2
              EGNX            Nottingham East Midlands                                             3
              EGPA            Kirkwall                                                             1
               EGPB           Sumburgh                                                             1
               EGPC           Wick                                                                 1
              EGPD            Aberdeen                                                             3
               EGPE           Inverness                                                            2
              EGPF            Glasgow                                                              3
              EGPH            Edinburgh                                                            3
               EGPI           Islay                                                                1
              EGPK            Prestwick                                                            3
               EGPL           Benbecula                                                            1
              EGPM            Scatsta                                                              2
              EGPN            Dundee                                                               1
              EGPO            Stornoway                                                            1
              EGSH            Norwich                                                              2
              EGSS            Stansted                                                             3
               EGTE           Exeter                                                               2




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                          Belgium: List of Community airports


            ICAO                                                    Airport category
                                            Airport Name
        Airport Code                                                as per 2006 data

EBAW                          Antwerpen/Deurne                             1
EBBR                          Bruxelles/National                           3
EBCI                          Charleroi/Brussels South                     3
EBLG                          Liege/Bierset                                3
EBOS                          Oostende                                     2



                          Bulgaria: List of Community airports

                                                                    Airport category
            ICAO
                                            Airport Name                   as
        Airport Code
                                                                     per 2006 data
LBBG                         Burgas                                        3
LBPD                         Plovdiv                                       1
LBSF                         Sofia                                         3
LBWN                         Varna                                         3


                       Czech Republic: List of Community airports

                                                                    Airport category
            ICAO                               Airport
                                                                           as
        Airport Code                           Name
                                                                     per 2006 data

LKKV                         Karlovy Vary                                  1
LKMT                         Ostrava/Mosnov                                2
LKPR                         Praha/Ruzyne                                  3
LKTB                         Brno-Turany                                   2


                          Denmark: List of Community airports

                                                                    Airport category
            ICAO                               Airport
                                                                           as
        Airport Code                           Name
                                                                     per 2006 data

EKAH                         Aarhus                                        2
 EKBI                        Billund                                       3
 EKCH                        Copenhagen Kastrup                            3
 EKEB                        Esbjerg                                       2
 EKKA                        Karup                                         2
 EKRN                        Bornholm                                      2
EKSB                          Soenderborg                                  1
EKYT                          Aalborg                                      2




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                            Germany: List of Community airports

                                                                                     Airport category
           ICAO                                      Airport
                                                                                            as
       Airport Code                                  Name
                                                                                      per 2006 data


EDAC                             Altenburg-Nobitz                                            -
EDDB                             Berlin-Schönefeld                                           3
EDDC                             Dresden                                                     3
EDDE                             Erfurt                                                      2
EDDF                             Frankfurt/Main                                              3
EDDG                             Münster/Osnabrück                                           3
EDDH                             Hamburg                                                     3
EDDI                             Berlin-Tempelhof                                            2
EDDK                             Köln/Bonn                                                   3
EDDL                             Düsseldorf                                                  3
EDDM                             München                                                     3
EDDN                             Nürnberg                                                    3
EDDP                             Leipzig/Halle                                               3
EDDR                             Saarbrücken                                                 2
EDDS                             Stuttgart                                                   3
EDDT                             Berlin-Tegel                                                3
EDDV                             Hannover                                                    3
EDDW                             Bremen                                                      3
EDFH                             Hahn                                                        3
EDFM                             Mannheim – Neuostheim                                       1
EDHK                             Kiel-Holtenau                                               -
EDHL                             Lübeck                                                      2
EDLN                             Mönchengladbach                                             -
EDLP                             Paderborn/Lippstadt                                         2
EDLV                             Niederrhein                                                 2
EDLW                             Dortmund                                                    3
EDMA                             Augsburg                                                    -
EDNY                             Friedrichshafen                                             2
EDOG                             Gransee                                                     -
EDQM                             Hof                                                         1
EDSB                             Karlsruhe                                                   2
EDVE                             Braunschweig                                                -
EDWS                             Norden-Norddeich                                            -
EDXP                             Harle                                                       -
EDXW                             Westerland/Sylt                                             1
ETNU                             Neubrandenburg                                              -
ETNL                             Rostock-Laage                                               2


        Comment for Germany: The ICAO-Code in the EU-regulation for the airports Rostock-Laage and
        Karlsruhe are not correct. In the regulation they had the ICAO-Code EDOR (Rostock-Laage) and EDTK
        (Karlsruhe). The correct codes are ETNL (Rostock-Laage) and EDSB (Karlsruhe)




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                      Estonia: List of Community airports

                                                            Airport category
           ICAO                             Airport
                                                                   as
       Airport Code                         Name
                                                             per 2006 data

                        Tallinn/City Hall                          -
EETN                    Tallinn/Ülemiste                           3


                      Ireland: List of Community airports

                                                            Airport category
           ICAO                             Airport
                                                                   as
       Airport Code                         Name
                                                             per 2006 data


EICA                    Connemara Regional Airport                 1
EICK                    Cork                                       3
EICM                    Galway                                     2
EIDL                    Donegal                                    1
EIDW                    Dublin                                     3
EIKN                    Connaught Regional Airport                 2
EIKY                    Kerry                                      2
EINN                    Shannon                                    3
EISG                    Sligo Regional Airport                     1
EIWF                    Waterford                                  1


                      Greece: List of Community airports

                                                            Airport category
           ICAO                             Airport
                                                                   as
       Airport Code                         Name
                                                             per 2006 data
LGAL                   Alexandroupolis                             2
LGAV                   Athens                                      3
LGBL                   N. Anchialos                                1
LGHI                   Chios                                       2
LGIK                   Ikaria                                      1
LGIO                   Ioannina                                    1
LGIR                   Irakleion                                   3
LGKC                   Kithira                                     1
LGKF                   Kefallinia                                  2
LGKL                   Kalamata                                    1
LGKO                   Kos                                         3
LGKP                   Karpathos                                   2
LGKR                   Kerkyra                                     3
LGKV                   Kavala                                      2
LGLE                   Leros                                       1
LGLM                   Limnos                                      1
LGMK                   Mykonos                                     2
LGML                   Milos                                       1
LGMT                   Mytilini                                    2
LGNX                   Naxos                                       1
LGPA                   Paros                                       1
LGPL                   Astypalaia                                  1
LGPZ                   Aktio                                       2

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LGRP                   Rodos                                     3
LGRX                   Araxos                                    1
LGSA                   Chania                                    3
LGSK                   Skiathos                                  2
LGSM                   Samos                                     2
LGSR                   Santorini                                 2
LGST                   Sitia                                     1
LGTS                  Thessaloniki                               3
LGZA                  Zakynthos                                  2


                      Spain: List of Community airports


                                                          Airport category
           ICAO                         Airport
                                                                 as
       Airport Code                     Name
                                                           per 2006 data

GCFV                  Puerto Del Rosario/ Fuerteventura          3
GCGM                  Gomera España                              1
GCHI                  Hierro                                     2
GCLA                  Santa Cruz De La Palma                     2
GCLP                  Las Palmas/Gran Canaria                    3
GCRR                  Arrecife/Lanzarote                         3
GCTS                  Tenerife Sur-Reina Sofia                   3
GCXO                  Tenerife Norte                             3
GECT                  Ceuta                                      1
GEML                  Melilla                                    2
LEAL                  Alicante                                   3
LEAM                  Almeria                                    2
LEAS                  Aviles/Asturias                            2
LEBB                  Bilbao                                     3
LEBL                  Barcelona                                  3
LEBZ                  Badajoz/Talavera La Real                   1
LECO                  La Coruna                                  2
LEGE                  Girona/Costa Brava                         3
LEGR                  Granada                                    2
LEIB                  Ibiza                                      3
LEJR                  Jerez                                      2
LELC                  Murcia-San Javier                          3
LELN                  Leon                                       1
LEMD                  Madrid/Barajas                             3
LEMG                  Malaga                                     3
LEMH                  Menorca/Mahon                              3
LEPA                  Palma De Mallorca                          3
LEPP                  Pamplona                                   2
LERJ                  Logroño                                    1
LERS                  Reus                                       2
LESA                  Salamanca                                  1
LESO                  San Sebastian                              2
LEST                  Santiago                                   3
LEVC                  Valencia                                   3
LEVD                  Valladolid                                 2
LEVT                  Vitoria                                    2
LEVX                  Vigo                                       2
LEXJ                  Santander                                  2
LEZG                  Zaragoza                                   2
LEZL                  Sevilla                                    3

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                      France: List of Community airports

                                                           Airport category
           ICAO                             Airport
                                                                  as
       Airport Code                         Name
                                                            per 2006 data

FMEE                   St Denis Roland Garros                     3
FMEP                   Saint Pierre Pierrefonds                   1
LFBA                   Agen La Garenne                            1
LFBD                   Bordeaux Merignac                          3
LFBE                   Bergerac Roumaniere                        2
LFBH                   La Rochelle Île De Ré                      2
LFBI                   Poitiers Biard                             1
LFBL                   Limoges                                    2
LFBO                   Toulouse Blagnac                           3
LFBP                   Pau Pyrénées                               2
LFBT                   Tarbes Lourdes Pyrénées                    2
LFBV                   Brive Laroche                              1
LFBZ                   Biarritz -Bayonne - Anglet                 2
LFCK                   Castres Mazamet                            1
LFCR                   Rodez Marcillac                            1
LFDN                   Rochefort/Saint-Agnant                     -
LFJL                   Metz Nancy Lorraine                        2
LFKB                   Bastia Poretta                             2
LFKC                   Calvi Sainte Catherine                     2
LFKF                   Figari Sud Corse                           2
LFKJ                   Ajaccio Campo Dell'oro                     2
LFLB                   Chambery - Aix Les Bains                   2
LFLC                   Clermont Ferrand Auvergne                  2
LFLL                   Lyon St Exupéry                            3
LFLP                   Annecy Meythet                             1
LFLS                   Grenoble St Geoirs                         2
LFLW                   Aurillac Tronquieres                       1
LFLX                   Chateauroux/Deols                          -
LFMD                   Cannes/Mandelieu                           1
LFMH                   St Etienne Bouthéon                        1
LFMK                   Carcassonne                                2
LFML                   Marseille Provence                         3
LFMN                   Nice Côte D'azur                           3
LFMP                   Perpignan Rivesaltes                       2
LFMT                   Montpellier Méditerranée                   2
LFMU                   Beziers Vias                               1
LFMV                   Avignon Caumont                            1
LFOB                   Beauvais Tille                             3
LFOH                   La Havre Octeville                         1
LFOK                   Châlons Vatry                              2
LFOP                   Rouen Vallée De Seine                      1
LFOT                   Tours St Symphorien                        1
LFPG                   Paris Charles De Gaulle                    3
LFPO                   Paris Orly                                 3
LFQQ                   Lille Lesquin                              2
LFRB                   Brest Guipavas                             2
LFRD                   Dinard Pleurtuit                           2
LFRG                   Deauville St Gatien                        1
LFRH                   Lorient                                    2

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LFRK                  Caen Carpiquet                             1
LFRN                  Rennes St Jacques                          2
LFRO                  Lannion Servel                             1
LFRQ                  Quimper Pluguffan                          1
LFRS                  Nantes Atlantique                          3
LFSB                  Bâle Mulhouse                              2
LFSR                  Reims/Champagne                            1
LFST                  Strasbourg                                 3
LFTH                  Toulon – Hyères                            2
LFTW                  Nîmes Arles Camargue                       2
SOCA                  Cayenne Rochambeau                         2
TFFF                  Fort De France                             3
TFFG                  St Martin Grand Case                       2
TFFJ                  St Barthélemy                              2
TFFR                  Pointe à Pitre                             3



                      Italy: List of Community airports

                                                          Airport category
           ICAO                            Airport
                                                               as per
       Airport Code                        Name
                                                             2006 data

LIBC                  Crotone                                    1
LIBD                  Bari-Palese Macchie                        3
LIBP                  Pescara                                    2
LIBR                  Brindisi-Casale                            2
LICA                  Lamezia Terme                              2
LICC                  Catania-Fontanarossa                       3
LICD                  Lampedusa                                  2
LICG                  Pantelleria                                2
LICJ                  Palermo-Punta Raisi                        3
LICR                  Reggio Di Calabria                         2
LICT                  Trapani-Birgi                              2
LIEA                  Alghero-Fertilia                           2
LIEE                  Cagliari-Elmas                             3
LIEO                  Olbia-Costa Smeralda                       3
LIET                  Arbatax Di Tortoli                         1
LIMC                  Milano-Malpensa                            3
LIME                  Bergamo-Orio al Serio                      3
LIMF                  Torino-Caselle                             3
LIMJ                  Genova-Sestri                              2
LIML                  Milano-Linate                              3
LIMP                  Parma                                      1
LIMZ                  Cuneo/Levaldigi                            1
LIPB                  Bolzano                                    1
LIPE                  Bologna-Borgo Panigale                     3
LIPH                  Treviso-Sant'Angelo                        3
LIPK                  Forlì                                      2
LIPO                  Brescia-Montichiari                        2
LIPQ                  Trieste-Ronchi Dei Legionari               2
LIPR                  Rimini                                     2
LIPX                  Verona-Villafranca                         3
LIPY                  Ancona-Falconara                           2
LIPZ                  Venezia-Tessera                            3
LIRA                  Roma-Ciampino                              3
LIRF                  Roma-Fiumicino                             3
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LIRN                      Napoli-Capodichino                           3
LIRP                      Pisa-San Giusto                              3
LIRQ                      Firenze-Peretola                             3
LIRZ                      Perugia                                      1



                        Cyprus: List of Community airports

                                                                Airport category
           ICAO                              Airport
                                                                     as per
       Airport Code                          Name
                                                                   2006 data

LCLK                      Larnaka                                         3
LCPH                      Paphos                                          3

                         Latvia: List of Community airports

                                                               Airport category
           ICAO                            Airport
                                                                    as per
       Airport Code                        Name
                                                                   2006 data

EVRA                     Riga International Airport                    3
                       Lithuania: List of Community airports

                                                                    Airport
           ICAO                              Airport
                                                                  category as
       Airport Code                          Name
                                                                 per 2006 data

EYKA                      Kaunas                                       2
EYPA                      Palanga                                      1
EYVI                      Vilnius                                      3

                      Luxembourg: List of Community airports

                                                               Airport category
           ICAO                            Airport
                                                                    as per
       Airport Code                        Name
                                                                   2006 data

ELLX                     Luxembourg                                   3


                        Hungary: List of Community airports

                                                               Airport category
           ICAO                           Airport
                                                                      as
       Airport Code                       Name
                                                                per 2006 data

LHBP                     Budapest/Ferihegy                            3
LHDC                     Debrecen                                     1
LHSM                     Sarmellek/Balaton                            1




                                                                                   153
                         Malta: List of Community airports

                                                                Airport category
       ICAO                                  Airport
                                                                     as per
   Airport Code                              Name
                                                                    2006 data

LMML                     Malta/Luqa                                    3


                      Netherlands: List of Community airports

                                                                    Airport
       ICAO                                  Airport
                                                                  category as
   Airport Code                              Name
                                                                 per 2006 data

EHAM                     Amsterdam / Schiphol                          3
EHBK                     Maastricht-Aachen                             2
EHEH                     Eindhoven / Welschap                          2
EHGG                     Eelde / Groningen                             1
EHRD                     Rotterdam / Zestienhoven                      2


                        Austria: List of Community airports

                                                                   Airport
       ICAO                                  Airport
                                                                 category as
   Airport Code                              Name
                                                                per 2006 data

LOWG                     Graz                                         2
LOWI                     Innsbruck                                    2
LOWK                     Klagenfurt                                   2
LOWL                     Linz                                         2
LOWS                     Salzburg                                     3
LOWW                     Wien/Schwechat                               3



                        Poland: List of Community airports

                                                                   Airport
           ICAO                              Airport
                                                                 category as
       Airport Code                          Name
                                                                per 2006 data

EPBY                     Bydgoszcz/Szweredowo                         1
EPGD                     Gdansk - Rębiechowo                          2
EPKK                     Kraków – Balice                              3
EPKT                     Katowice - Pyrzowice                         2
EPPO                     Poznań - Ławica                              2
EPRZ                     Rzeszów - Jasionka                           2
EPSC                     Szczecin - Goleniów                          2
EPWA                     Warszawa - Okęcie                            3
EPWR                     Wrocław - Strachowice                        2
EPLL                     Lódz - Lublinek                              1




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                            Portugal: List of Community airports

                                                                                     Airport
            ICAO                                   Airport
                                                                                   category as
        Airport Code                               Name
                                                                                  per 2006 data

 LPFL                          Flores                                                    1
 LPFR                          Faro                                                      3
 LPHR                          Horta                                                     2
 LPLA                          Lajes                                                     2
 LPMA                          Madeira/ Madeira                                          3
 LPPD                          Ponta Delgada                                             2
 LPPO                          Santa Maria                                               1
 LPPR                          Porto                                                     3
 LPPS                          Porto Santo                                               2
 LPPT                          Lisboa                                                    3

        Note for Portugal: The code of the Madeira airport has been changed from LFPU to LPMA.


                            Romania: List of Community airports

                                                                                 Airport category
            ICAO                                   Airport
                                                                                        as
        Airport Code                               Name
                                                                                  per 2006 data

LRBC                          Bacau                                                      1
 LRBS                         Bucuresti/Baneasa                                           2
LRCK                          Constanta/M.Kogalniceau                                    1
LRCL                          Cluj-Napoca/Someseni                                       2
LRIA                          Iasi                                                       1
LROD                          Oradea                                                     1
LROP                          Bucuresti/Otopeni                                          3
LRSB                          Sibiu/Turnisor                                             1
LRTR                          Timisoara/Giarmata                                         2


                            Slovenia: List of Community airports

                                                                                 Airport category
            ICAO                                   Airport
                                                                                        as
        Airport Code                               Name
                                                                                  per 2006 data

LJLJ                          Ljubljana                                                   2

                            Slovakia: List of Community airports

                                                                                  Airport category
             ICAO                                   Airport
         Airport Code                               Name
                                                                                         as
                                                                                   per 2006 data

LZIB                          Bratislava/Ivanka                                           3
LZKZ                          Kosice                                                      2
LZSL                          Sliac                                                       1
LZTT                          Poprad/Tatry                                                1




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                       Finland: List of Community airports

                                                             Airport category
            ICAO                           Airport
                                                                    as
        Airport Code                       Name
                                                              per 2006 data

 EFET                   Enontekio                                   1
 EFHK                   Helsinki-Vantaa                             3
 EFIV                   Ivalo                                       2
 EFJO                   Joensuu                                     1
 EFJY                   Jyväskylä                                   1
 EFKE                   Kemi-Tornio                                 1
 EFKI                   Kajaani                                     1
 EFKK                   Kruunupyy                                   1
 EFKS                   Kuusamo                                     1
 EFKT                   Kittilä                                     2
 EFKU                   Kuopio                                      2
 EFLP                   Lappeenranta                                1
 EFMA                   Mariehamn                                   1
 EFOU                   Oulu                                        2
 EFPO                   Pori                                        1
 EFRO                   Rovaniemi                                   2
 EFSA                   Savonlinna                                  1
 EFSI                   Seinäjoki                                   1
 EFTP                   Tampere-Pirkkala                            2
 EFTU                   Turku                                       2
 EFVA                   Vaasa                                       2
 EFVR                   Varkaus                                     -




                       Sweden: List of Community airports

                                                             Airport category
            ICAO                           Airport
                                                                    as
        Airport Code                       Name
                                                              per 2006 data

ESDF                    Ronneby                                      2
ESGG                    Göteborg-Landvetter                          3
ESGJ                    Jönköping                                    1
ESGP                    Göteborg City                                2
ESGT                    Trollhättan/Vänersb                          1
ESKN                    Stockholm/Skavsta                            3
ESMK                    Kristianstad/Everöd                          1
ESMQ                    Kalmar                                       2
ESMS                    Malmö-Sturup                                 3
ESMT                    Halmstad                                     1
ESMX                    Växjö/Kronoberg                              2
ESNG                    Gällivare                                    1
ESNK                    Kramfors                                     1
ESNL                    Lycksele                                     1
ESNN                    Sundsvall-Härnösand                          2
ESNO                    Örnsköldsvik                                 1
ESNQ                    Kiruna                                       2
ESNS                    Skellefteå                                   2
ESNU                    Umeå                                         2
ESNX                    Arvidsjaur                                   1
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ESOE                       Örebro                                         1
ESOK                       Karlstad                                       1
ESOW                       Stockholm/Västerås                             2
ESPA                       Luleå                                          2
ESPC                       Östersund                                      2
ESSA                       Stockholm-Arlanda                              3
ESSB                       Stockholm-Bromma                               3
ESSD                       Borlänge                                       1
ESSL                       Linköping/Saab                                 1
ESSP                       Norrköping                                     1
ESSV                       Visby                                          2
ESTA                       Ängelholm                                      2


                      United Kingdom: List of Community airports

                                                                   Airport category
           ICAO                                 Airport
                                                                          as
       Airport Code                             Name
                                                                    per 2006 data

EGAA                       Belfast International                          3
EGAC                       Belfast City                                   3
EGAE                       City of Derry (Eglinton)                       2
EGBB                       Birmingham                                     3
EGBE                       Coventry                                       2
EGCC                       Manchester                                     3
EGCN                       Doncaster Sheffield                            2
EGDG                       Newquay                                        2
EGFF                       Cardiff Wales                                  3
EGGD                       Bristol                                        3
EGGP                       Liverpool                                      3
EGGW                       Luton                                          3
EGHC                       Lands End                                      1
EGHD                       Plymouth                                       1
EGHE                       Isles Of Scilly (St.Marys)                     1
EGHH                       Bournemouth                                    2
EGHI                       Southampton                                    3
EGHK                       Penzance Heliport                              1
EGHT                       Isles Of Scilly (Tresco)                       1
EGKK                       Gatwick                                        3
EGLC                       London City                                    3
EGLL                       Heathrow                                       3
EGMC                       Southend                                       1
EGMH                       Kent International                             2
EGNH                       Blackpool                                      2
EGNJ                       Humberside                                     2
EGNM                       Leeds Bradford                                 3
EGNR                       Hawarden                                       -
EGNT                       Newcastle                                      3
EGNV                       Durham Tees Valley                             2
EGNX                       Nottingham East Midlands                       3
EGPA                       Kirkwall                                       1
EGPB                       Sumburgh                                       1
EGPC                       Wick                                           1
EGPD                       Aberdeen                                       3
EGPE                       Inverness                                      2
EGPF                       Glasgow                                        3

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EGPH   Edinburgh   3
EGPI   Islay       1
EGPK   Prestwick   3
EGPL   Benbecula   1
EGPM   Scatsta     2
EGPN   Dundee      1
EGPO   Stornoway   1
EGSH   Norwich     2
EGSS   Stansted    3
EGTE   Exeter      2




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                      List of airports for acceding Countries
                  CROATIA: List of airports on the basis of 2006 data


           ICAO                                 Airport                    Airport category as
       Airport Code                             Name                          per 2006 data



LDDD                         Zagreb                                                3
LDDU                         Dubrovnik/Cilipi                                      2
LDPL                         Pula/Pula                                             2
LDRI                         Rijeka/Krk                                            2
LDSB                         Brac/Brac                                             1
LDSP                         Split/Kastela                                         2
LDZD                         Zadar/Zemunik                                         1


                      TURKEY: List of airports on the basis of 2006 data

                                                                            Airport category
           ICAO                                 Airport
                                                                                   as
       Airport Code                             Name
                                                                             per 2006 data


LTAC                          Ankara/Esenboga                                      3
LTAF                          Adana                                                3
LTAI                          Antalya                                              3
LTAJ                          Gaziantep/Oguzeli                                    2
LTAU                          Kayseri/Erkilet                                      2
LTBA                          Istanbul/Ataturk                                     3
LTBJ                          Izmir/Adnan Menderes                                 3
LTBS                          Mugla/Dalaman                                        3
LTCC                          Diyarbakir                                           2
LTCE                          Erzurum                                              2
LTCG                          Trabzon                                              2
LTCI                          Van/ Ferit Melen                                     2
LTFE                          Mugla/Milas-Bodrum                                   3
LTFH                          Samsun/Carsamba                                      2




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                      List of airports for EFTA countries

                  Iceland : List of airports on the basis of 2006 data


           ICAO                              Airport                     Airport category
       Airport Code                          Name                        as per 2006 data



BIAR                       Akureyri                                             2
BIBA                       Bakki                                                1
BIEG                       Egilsstadir                                          2
BIIS                       Isafjordur                                           1
BIKF                       Keflavik                                             3
BIRK                       Reykjavik                                            2
BIVM                       Vestmannaeyjar                                       1


                 Norway : List of airports on the basis of 2005* data

                                                                         Airport category
           ICAO                              Airport
                                                                         as per 2005 data
       Airport Code                          Name


ENAL                       Alesund/Vigra                                        2
ENAN                       Andoya                                               1
ENAT                       Alta                                                 2
ENBL                       Forde/Bringeland                                     1
ENBN                       Bronnoysund/ Bronnoy                                 1
ENBO                       Bodo                                                 2
ENBR                       Bergen/Flesland                                      3
ENBS                       Batsfjord                                            1
ENCN                       Kristiansand/Kjevik                                  2
ENDU                       Bardufoss                                            2
ENEK                       Ekofisk                                              1
ENEV                       Evenes                                               2
ENFB                       Oslo/Fornebu                                         2
ENFG                       Fagernes/Leirin                                      1
ENFL                       Floro                                                1
ENGM                       Oslo/Gardermoen                                      3
ENHD                       Haugesund/Karmoy                                     2
ENHF                       Hammerfest                                           1
ENHV                       Honningsvag/Valan                                    1
ENKB                       Kristiansund/ Kvernberget                            2
ENKR                       Kirkenes/ Hoybuktmoen                                2
ENLK                       Leknes                                               1
ENMH                       Mehamn                                               1
ENML                       Molde/Aro                                            2
ENMS                       Mosjoen/Kjaerstad                                    1
ENNA                       Banak                                                1
ENNM                       Namsos                                               1
ENOV                       Orsta-Volda/Hovden                                   1
ENRA                       Mo I Rana/Rossvoll                                   1
ENRM                       Rorvik/Ryum                                          1
ENSB                       Svalbard/Longyear                                    1
ENSD                       Sandane/Anda                                         1
ENSG                       Sogndal/Haukasen                                     1

                                                                                            160
 ENSH                           Svolvaer/Helle                                  1
 ENSK                           Stokmarknes/Skagen                              1
 ENSO                           Stord                                           1
 ENSR                           Sorkjosen                                       1
 ENSS                           Svartnes                                        1
 ENST                           Sandnessjoen/ Stokka                            1
 ENTC                           Tromso                                          2
 ENTO                           Torp                                            2
 ENVA                           Trondheim/ Vaernes                              3
 ENVD                           Vadso                                           1
 ENZV                           Stavanger/Sola                                  3

* 2006 data are not available


                   Switzerland: List of airports on the basis of 2006 data


            ICAO                                  Airport                Airport category
        Airport Code                              Name                   as per 2006 data



LSGG                            Geneve                                          3
LSZA                            Lugano                                          2
LSZB                            Bern-belp                                       1
LSZH                            Zurich                                          3
LSZM                            Basel                                           3
LSZR                            St. Gallen-Altenrhein                           1




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            Annex VI :

Glossary on air transport statistics




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                     GLOSSARY version 6
          ON AIR TRANSPORT STATISTICS




The scope of this glossary is limited to civil aviation
           (military aviation excluded).



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List of Headings
SOURCE OF HEADINGS ........................................................................................... 7
I.     INFRASTRUCTURE ........................................................................................... 7
     01.      Airport ..................................................................................................... 7
     02.      Airport code .............................................................................................. 7
     03.      Community Airport ................................................................................... 7
     04.      International Airport .................................................................................. 8
     05.      Domestic Airport ....................................................................................... 8
     06.      Airport traffic density ................................................................................ 8
       i)    Light ........................................................................................................... 8
       ii) Medium....................................................................................................... 8
       iii) Heavy.......................................................................................................... 8
     07.      Airport runways ........................................................................................ 8
       i)    Take-off run available ................................................................................ 8
       ii) Landing distance available ......................................................................... 8
     08.      Instrument runway ..................................................................................... 9
       i)    Non-precision approach runway .................................................................. 9
       ii) Precision approach runway, category I ........................................................ 9
       iii) Precision approach runway, category II ....................................................... 9
       iv) Precision approach runway, category III...................................................... 9
     09.      Stopway .................................................................................................... 9
     10.      Taxiway .................................................................................................... 9
     11.      Movement area .......................................................................................... 9
     12.      Manoeuvring area..................................................................................... 10
       i)    Holding bay ............................................................................................. 10
       ii) Intermediate holding position .................................................................... 10
     13.      Airport apron ........................................................................................... 10
     14.      Aircraft stand .......................................................................................... 10
     15.      De/anti-icing facility ................................................................................ 10
     16.      De/anti-icing pad ...................................................................................... 10
     17.      Connections to other modes of transport .................................................. 10
       i)    Main line rail............................................................................................. 10
       ii) Metro ........................................................................................................ 10
       iii) Inter urban express coach services............................................................. 10


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        iv) Local bus services ..................................................................................... 10
      18.      Location Codes ....................................................................................... 11
II.     TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT (VEHICLE).......................................................... 12
      01.      Aircraft ................................................................................................... 12
      02.      Aircraft code ........................................................................................... 12
      03.      Aircraft by wing design ........................................................................... 12
        i)    Fixed wing aircraft .................................................................................... 12
        ii) Rotary wing aircraft (helicopters) .............................................................. 12
        iii) Tilt wing aircraft ....................................................................................... 12
      04.      Aircraft by configuration ......................................................................... 12
        i)    Passenger aircraft ...................................................................................... 12
        ii) Cargo aircraft ............................................................................................ 12
        iii) Combi aircraft ........................................................................................... 12
        iv) Quick change aircraft ................................................................................ 12
        v) Other......................................................................................................... 13
      05.      Aircraft by noise characteristics ............................................................... 13
        i)    Non-noise certificated aircraft ................................................................... 13
        ii) Chapter II aircraft ...................................................................................... 13
        iii) Chapter III aircraft..................................................................................... 13
        iv) Chapter IV aircraft .................................................................................... 13
      06.      Leased aircraft ......................................................................................... 13
      07.      Aircraft passenger carrying capacity ........................................................ 13
      08.      Available aircraft payload capacity .......................................................... 13
      09.      Aircraft age ............................................................................................. 13
III.         ENTERPRISES, ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE AND EMPLOYMENT..... 14
      01.      Airline (Commercial air transport operator )............................................. 14
      02.      Air transport operator code ...................................................................... 14
      03.      Air transport franchise grantor ................................................................. 14
      04.      Air transport franchise operator ............................................................... 14
      05.      Airport operator ....................................................................................... 14
      06.      Air Traffic Control provider .................................................................... 14
      07.      Airport Services provider ........................................................................ 14
      08.      Principal aviation enterprises: air transport operators ............................... 15
      09.      Secondary aviation enterprises ................................................................ 15
      10.      Turnover ................................................................................................. 15

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  11.         Value added at basic prices ...................................................................... 15
  12.         Value added at factor cost ........................................................................ 15
  13.         Total purchases of goods and services ..................................................... 16
  14.         Personnel costs ........................................................................................ 16
  15.         Payments for long term rental/operational leasing .................................... 16
  16.         Gross investment in tangible goods ......................................................... 17
  17.         Gross investment in buildings, structures and land ................................... 17
  18.         Gross investment in machinery and equipment, including aircraft ........... 17
  19.         Sales of tangible investment goods, incl. aircraft ..................................... 17
  20.         Employment ............................................................................................ 18
      i)     General administration .............................................................................. 18
      ii) Operations and traffic................................................................................ 18
      iii) Aircraft ..................................................................................................... 18
      iv) Airports..................................................................................................... 19
      v) Other operations........................................................................................ 19
IV.        TRAFFIC........................................................................................................ 20
  01.         Aircraft movement .................................................................................. 20
  02.         Aircraft departure .................................................................................... 20
  03.         Aircraft arrival ........................................................................................ 20
  04.         Revenue stop ........................................................................................... 20
  05.         Non-revenue stop .................................................................................... 20
  06.         Diversion ................................................................................................ 20
  07.         Total aircraft movements ......................................................................... 20
  08.         Total civil aircraft movements ................................................................ 20
  09.         Total commercial aircraft movements ...................................................... 21
  10.         State Flight + ............................................................................................. 21
  11.         Airport pair ............................................................................................. 21
  12.         City pair .................................................................................................. 21
  13.         General aviation operations – commercial ............................................... 21
      i)     Air taxi...................................................................................................... 21
      ii) Photographic ............................................................................................. 21
      iii) Sightseeing trips........................................................................................ 21
      iv) Advertising ............................................................................................... 21
      v) Agricultural/crop spraying......................................................................... 21
      vi) Medical/air ambulance trips ...................................................................... 21

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  vii) Other commercial...................................................................................... 21
14.      General aviation operations – non-commercial ........................................ 22
  i)    State Flight................................................................................................ 22
  ii) Instructional flying .................................................................................... 22
  iii) Private flying ............................................................................................ 22
  iv) Business flying.......................................................................................... 22
  v) Parachute and glider launch flights............................................................ 22
  vi) Technical stops.......................................................................................... 22
  vii) Test flights ................................................................................................ 22
  viii) Positioning flights ..................................................................................... 22
  ix) Other non-commercial............................................................................... 22
15.      Positioning flight ..................................................................................... 22
16.      Test flight ................................................................................................ 22
17.      Flight stage .............................................................................................. 22
18.      Domestic flight ........................................................................................ 22
19.      International flight ................................................................................... 22
20.      Airport-to-airport distance ....................................................................... 22
21.      Block-to-block time ................................................................................. 23
22.      Traffic (airports) ..................................................................................... 23
23.      Domestic traffic (airports) ....................................................................... 23
24.      International traffic (airports) .................................................................. 23
25.      Intra EU traffic (airports) ......................................................................... 23
26.      International flight stage (airport) ............................................................ 23
27.      Domestic flight stage (airport) ................................................................. 23
28.      Traffic (air transport operator) ................................................................. 23
29.      International traffic (air transport operator) .............................................. 23
30.      Domestic traffic (air transport operator) ................................................... 23
31.      International flight stage (air transport operator) ...................................... 24
32.      Domestic flight stage (air transport operator) ........................................... 24
33.      Aircraft hours .......................................................................................... 24
34.      Aircraft kilometres performed ................................................................. 24
35.      Available tonne kilometres ...................................................................... 24
36.      Passenger seats available ......................................................................... 24
37.      Available seat kilometres ......................................................................... 24
38.      Passenger-kilometres ............................................................................... 25

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     39.    Passenger load factor ............................................................................... 25
     40.    Passenger kilometres flown by flight stage .............................................. 25
     41.    Passenger kilometres flown by on-flight origin/ destination airports ........ 25
     42.    Passenger tonne-kilometres performed .................................................... 25
     43.    Freight tonne-kilometres performed by flight stage .................................. 25
     44.    Freight tonne-kilometres performed by on-flight origin/ destination airports
            25
     45.    Mail tonne-kilometres performed by flight stage ..................................... 25
     46.    Mail tonne-kilometres performed by on-flight origin/ destination airports 26
     47.    Revenue tonne-kilometres performed ...................................................... 26
     48.    Weight load factor ................................................................................... 26
V.     TRANSPORT MEASUREMENT....................................................................... 27
     01.    Commercial air flight .............................................................................. 27
     02.    Commercial air service ............................................................................ 27
     03.    Scheduled air service ............................................................................... 27
     04.    Non-scheduled air service ........................................................................ 27
     05.    Air taxi flights ......................................................................................... 27
     06.    Flight stages flown .................................................................................. 27
     07.    Passenger air service ............................................................................... 27
     08.    All-freight and mail air service ................................................................ 28
     09.    Flight number (aircraft) ........................................................................... 28
     10.    Code sharing ........................................................................................... 28
     11.    Passenger ................................................................................................ 28
     12.    Revenue passenger .................................................................................. 28
     13.    Non-revenue passenger ........................................................................... 29
     14.    Terminal passengers ................................................................................ 29
     15.    Terminating passengers ........................................................................... 29
     16.    Direct transit passengers .......................................................................... 29
     17.    Transfer or Indirect Transit passengers .................................................... 29
     18.    Disembarked passengers .......................................................................... 30
     19.    Embarked passengers .............................................................................. 30
     20.    Passengers on board ............................................................................... 30
     21.    Onflight origin and destination ............................................................... 30
     22.    Payload carried ........................................................................................ 30
     23.    Passengers carried ................................................................................... 30

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  24.         Purpose of passenger journey .................................................................. 31
      i)     Leisure, recreation and holidays ................................................................ 31
      ii) Visiting friends and relatives ..................................................................... 31
      iii) Business and professional.......................................................................... 31
      iv) Health treatment ........................................................................................ 31
      v) Religion and pilgrimage ............................................................................ 31
      vi) Other......................................................................................................... 31
  25.         Baggage .................................................................................................. 31
  26.         Diplomatic bag ........................................................................................ 31
  27.         Freight ..................................................................................................... 31
  28.         Total international freight ........................................................................ 31
  29.         Freight loaded or unloaded ...................................................................... 31
  30.         Freight and mail loaded or unloaded ........................................................ 31
  31.         Total freight/mail .................................................................................... 32
  32.         Revenue freight ....................................................................................... 32
  33.         Direct transit freight ................................................................................ 32
  34.         Freight tonnes carried .............................................................................. 32
  35.         Freight on board ...................................................................................... 32
  36.         Freight and mail on board ........................................................................ 32
  37.         Mail ........................................................................................................ 33
  38.         Mail loaded and unloaded ........................................................................ 33
  39.         Revenue mail .......................................................................................... 33
  40.         Direct transit mail .................................................................................... 33
  41.         Mail on board .......................................................................................... 33
  42.         Total international mail ........................................................................... 33
  43.         Passenger unit ......................................................................................... 33
  44.         Traffic unit .............................................................................................. 34
  45.         Airport public transport penetration ......................................................... 34
VI.        ENERGY CONSUMPTION ........................................................................... 35
  01.         Energy consumption by air transport ....................................................... 35
  02.         Tonne of oil equivalent (TOE) ................................................................. 35
  03.         Joule ........................................................................................................ 35
LIST OF HEADINGS BY SOURCE .......................................................................... 36
Schematic diagram of relationships between aviation transport glossary items ............ 37
Schematic diagram of relationships between passenger glossary items........................ 38

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SOURCE OF HEADINGS
      After each heading in the glossary some indication in given of the source of the
      definition of the glossary heading. Where a source is followed by ‘+’, this
      implies that the initial source definition has been modified. The sources are as
      follows:
      Acronym                   Source
      ACI                       Airports Council International
      AEA                       Association of European Airlines
      Eurostat                  Eurostat Draft Regulation on Aviation Statistics
      IATA                      International Air Transport Association
      ICAO                      International Civil Aviation Organisation
      IEA                       International Energy Agency
      IWG                       Inter-secretariat Working Group
      SBS                       Eurostat Structural Business Survey
      TF                        Task Force
      In addition, headings of relevance only for airport statistics are marked ‘1’
      while headings of relevance only to aviation transport operator statistics are
      marked ‘2’.

I.           INFRASTRUCTURE
                 ICAO
01.   Airport
      A defined area of land or water (including any buildings, installations and
      equipment) intended to be used either wholly or in part for the arrival,
      departure and surface movement of aircraft and open for commercial air
      transport operations.

02.   Airport code Eurostat
      4-letter ICAO codes as listed in the ICAO Document 7910.
      Other airport coding systems are in use, notably by IATA. Up-to-date
      correlations between these coding systems would be very helpful. IATA has 3-
      letter location identifiers, which include the codes for airports as used on
      passenger tickets.

03.   Community Airport 1 Eurostat
      A defined area on land or water in a Member State subject to the provisions of
      the treaty, which is intended to be used either wholly or in part for the arrival,
      departure and surface movement of aircraft and open for commercial air
      services.


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04.    International Airport 1 ICAO+
       Any airport designated by the State in the territory of which it is situated as an
       airport of entry and departure for international air traffic, where the formalities
       incident to customs, immigration, public health, agricultural quarantine and
       similar procedures are carried out, whether such facilities are provided on a full
       time or part time basis.

05.    Domestic Airport 1 TF
       Any airport not designated to handle international traffic
                                      ICAO
06.    Airport traffic density
      i)    Light
            Where the number of movements in the mean busy hour is not greater than
            15 per runway or typically less than 20 total airport movements.
      ii)   Medium
            Where the number of movements in the mean busy hour is of the order of
            16 to 25 per runway or typically between 20 to 35 total airport movements.
      iii) Heavy
            Where the number of movements in the mean busy hour is of the order of
            26 or more per runway or typically more than 35 total airport movements.
       The number of movements in the mean busy hour is the arithmetic mean over
       the year of the number of movements in the daily busiest hour.
                               ICAO
07.    Airport runways
       A defined rectangular area on an airport prepared for the landing and take-off
       of aircraft with the following characteristics
      i)    Take-off run available ICAO
            The length of runway declared available and suitable for the ground run of
            an aircraft taking off.
      ii)   Landing distance available ICAO
            The length of runway which is declared available and suitable for the
            ground run of an aircraft landing.




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08.    Instrument runway ICAO
       One of the following types of runway intended for the operation of aircraft
       using instrument procedures:
      i)    Non-precision approach runway ICAO
            An instrument runway served by visual aids and a non-visual aid providing
            at least directional guidance adequate for a straight-on approach
      ii)   Precision approach runway, category I ICAO
            An instrument runway served by ILS and/or MLS and visual aids intended
            for operations with a decision height not lower than 60 m (200 ft) and
            either a visibility not less than 800 m or a runway visual range not less than
            550 m.
      iii) Precision approach runway, category II ICAO
            An instrument runway served by ILS and/or MLS and visual aids intended
            for operations with a decision height lower than 60 m (200 ft) but not lower
            than 30 m (100 ft) and a runway visual range not less than 350 m.
      iv) Precision approach runway, category III ICAO
            An instrument runway served by ILS and/or MLS to and along the surface
            of the runway and:
            A - intended for operations with a decision height lower than 30 m (100 ft),
                 or no decision height and a runway visual range not less than 200 m.
            B - intended for operations with a decision height lower than 15 m (50 ft),
                 or no decision height and a runway visual range less than 200 m but not
                 less than 50 m.
            C - intended for operations with no decision height and no runway visual
                 range limitations.
       Visual aids need not necessarily be matched to the scale of non-visual aids
       provided. The criterion for the selection of visual aids is the conditions in
       which operations are intended to be conducted.

09.    Stopway ICAO
       A defined rectangular area on the ground at the end of take-off run available
       prepared as a suitable area in which an aircraft can be stopped in the case of an
       abandoned take-off.

10.    Taxiway ICAO
       A defined path on an airport established for the taxiing of aircraft and intended
       to provide a link between one part of an airport and another.
                              ICAO
11.    Movement area
       The part of the airport to be used for the take-off, landing and taxiing of
       aircraft, consisting of the manoeuvring area and the apron(s).

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12.    Manoeuvring area ICAO
       That part of an airport to be used for the take-off, landing and taxiing of
       aircraft, excluding aprons.
      i)    Holding bay ICAO
            A defined area where aircraft can be held or by-passed, to facilitate
            efficient surface movement of aircraft.
      ii)   Intermediate holding position ICAO
            A designated position intended for traffic control at which taxiing aircraft
            and vehicles shall stop and hold until further cleared to proceed when so
            instructed by the airport control tower.
                             ICAO
13.    Airport apron
       A defined rectangular area on an airport intended to accommodate aircraft for
       the purposes of loading or unloading of passengers, mail of cargo, fuelling,
       parking or maintenance.
                             ICAO
14.    Aircraft stand
       A designated area on an apron, intended to be used for parking an aircraft.

15.    De/anti-icing facility ICAO
       A facility where frost, ice or snow is removed (de-icing) from the aircraft to
       provide clean surfaces, and/or where clean surfaces of the aircraft receive
       protection (anti-icing) against the formation of frost or ice and accumulation of
       snow or slush for a limited period of time.

16.    De/anti-icing pad ICAO
       An area comprising an inner area for the parking of an aircraft to receive
       de/anti-icing treatment and an outer area for the manoeuvring of two or more
       mobile de/anti-icing equipment.
                                                                 TF
17.    Connections to other modes of transport
      i)    Main line rail
            Access to main line rail services
      ii)   Metro
            Access to city metro and underground services
      iii) Inter urban express coach services
            Access to express and inter urban coach services
      iv) Local bus services
            Access to local bus services


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18.   Location Codes TF
      These are required for airports, cities, countries and continents-.
      Some indication is already given by the airport codes described in Heading
      I.02. The ICAO manual on its statistics programme gives further guidance on
      allocation of countries between regions and continents.




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II.            TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT (VEHICLE)

01.    Aircraft ICAO
       Any machine that can derive support in the atmosphere from the reactions of
       the air other than the reactions of air against the earth’s surface
       Dirigibles and surface effect vehicles such as hovercraft are excluded

02.    Aircraft code ICAO
       ICAO aircraft type designators as listed in ICAO Document 8643
                                          ICAO+
03.    Aircraft by wing design
      i)    Fixed wing aircraft
            An aircraft fitted with fixed wings to provide the lift required to sustain
            flight
      ii)   Rotary wing aircraft (helicopters)
            An aircraft fitted with a set of wings, rotating in a largely horizontal plane
            to provide both lift and forward propulsion.
      iii) Tilt wing aircraft
            An aircraft powered with turboprop engines with wings, which can be tilted
            during operation in order to achieve shorter take off and landing distances

04.    Aircraft by configuration ICAO+
      i)    Passenger aircraft
            An aircraft configured for the transport of passengers, their baggage and
            freight, including mail.
            Except for small aircraft on regional services, freight, mail and passenger
            baggage other than hand baggage will normally be carried in the belly
            hold of the aircraft.
      ii)   Cargo aircraft
            An aircraft configured solely for the carriage of freight and/or mail.
      iii) Combi aircraft
            A passenger aircraft with enhanced capabilities for the carriage of freight
            on the passenger deck.
      iv) Quick change aircraft
            An aircraft designed to allow a quick change of configuration from
            passenger to cargo and vice versa.
            Such aircraft may also have enhanced freight carrying capabilities,
            enlarged doors for example.

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      v)    Other
            Not used for commercial air transport.
                                                       TF
05.    Aircraft by noise characteristics
      i)    Non-noise certificated aircraft
            Aircraft not certificated against international noise requirements.
      ii)   Chapter II aircraft
            Aircraft meeting the ICAO Chicago Convention Annex 16 Chapter II
            specifications.
      iii) Chapter III aircraft
            Aircraft meeting the ICAO Chicago Convention Annex 16 Chapter III
            specifications.
      iv) Chapter IV aircraft
            Aircraft meeting the ICAO Chicago Convention Annex 16 Chapter IV
            specifications.
                              ICAO
06.    Leased aircraft
       Aircraft acquired under a lease agreement.
       For statistical purposes, leases are classified into two types: operating or short
       term leases, and capital or finance leases.
                                                             TF
07.    Aircraft passenger carrying capacity
       The number of passenger seats with which an aircraft is equipped.

08.    Available aircraft payload capacity AEA+
       The maximum payload capacity of an aircraft for passengers, freight and mail
       measured in metric tonnes.
                         TF
09.    Aircraft age
       Years since first registration of an aircraft




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III.          ENTERPRISES, ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE
              AND EMPLOYMENT

01.    Airline (Commercial air transport operator )Eurostat
       An air transport undertaking with a valid operating licence for operating
       commercial air flights.
       Where airlines have joint-venture or other contractual arrangements requiring
       two or more of them to assume separate responsibility for the offer and sale of
       air transport products for a flight or combination of flights, the airline actually
       operating the flight shall be reported.


02.    Air transport operator code Eurostat
       3-letter air transport operator code as listed in ICAO Document 8585.
       There are equivalent IATA codes for air transport operators.
                                                      TF
03.    Air transport franchise grantor
       A company that licenses other operators (franchise operators) to provide an air
       transport service using the franchise grantor’s name (and livery) subject to
       standards and controls to maintain the quality of the service.
       For statistical purposes, the traffic is assigned to the franchise operator
                                                       TF
04.    Air transport franchise operator
       A company operating an air transport service under a franchise granted by
       another company (franchise grantor) in accordance with standards set by the
       grantor and subject to the grantor’s controls.
       For statistical purposes, the traffic is assigned to the franchise operator
                               TF
05.    Airport operator
       An air transport undertaking operating a commercial airport
                                                 TF
06.    Air Traffic Control provider
       An air transport undertaking providing air traffic control services
                                            TF
07.    Airport Services provider
       An undertaking providing airport services such as aircraft ground handling,
       fuelling, maintenance and security, passenger services such as check in,
       baggage handling and other services.




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                                                                                  TF
08.   Principal aviation enterprises: air transport operators
      Major air transport operators (flag carriers) owning and/or operating the largest
      air network(s) in each country.
                                                  TF
09.   Secondary aviation enterprises
      Air transport operators other than principal air transport operators, which carry
      out transport operations for the public.

10.   Turnover SBS
      Total amount invoiced by the aviation transport enterprise during the period
      under review. This total corresponds to market sales of services or goods
      supplied to third parties. Included in turnover is "other operating income" e.g.
      income from concessions, franchise arrangements, patents, trademarks and
      similar values. Turnover includes all duties and taxes on the goods or services
      invoiced by the enterprise with the exception of VAT invoiced by the
      enterprise vis-à-vis its customers. It also includes all other charges to
      customers. Reductions in prices, rebates and discounts must be deducted, but
      not cash discounts.
      Turnover includes only ordinary activities and hence does not include sales of
      fixed assets. Operating subsidies received from public authorities, including
      the institutions of the European Union, are also excluded.

11.   Value added at basic prices SBS
      Value added at basic prices is the turnover of the enterprise, adjusted for any
      changes in stocks, less purchases of goods and services. Value adjustments
      such as depreciation are not subtracted.

12.   Value added at factor cost SBS
      Value added at factor costs is calculated by adjusting value added at basic
      prices for operating subsidies linked to service provision and duties and taxes
      linked to service provision.
      Subsidies on payroll and workforce, environmental protection and grants for
      interest are included in the adjustment. Taxes such excise duty, stamp taxes,
      taxes on financial and capital transactions, vehicle registration taxes and taxes
      on insurance premiums for example are included in the adjustment. Investment
      subsidies and value added tax are excluded from the adjustment.




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13.   Total purchases of goods and services SBS
      Included are all the goods and services purchased for consumption in service
      provision or for resale in the same condition as received. Capital goods are
      excluded.
      Among the goods included are materials such as food for on board catering,
      packaging products, maintenance and repair materials, office supplies and
      energy products. Also included are any materials and components for the
      production of capital goods by the enterprise.
      Any services paid for are also included, covering payments to third parties for
      repair and maintenance, franchise payments, installation and technical studies,
      legal and accountancy fees, insurance premiums, costs of shareholders
      meetings and governing bodies, contribution to business and professional
      bodies, post, telephone and electronic communication, transport services for
      personnel, advertising, commissions, rents, bank charges (excluding interest)
      and all other business services provided by third parties.
      Purchases are valued at the purchase price including all taxes and duties
      except VAT and other taxes linked directly to turnover.

14.   Personnel costs SBS
      Personnel costs are defined as the total remuneration, in cash or in kind,
      payable by an employer to an employee (regular and temporary employees as
      well as home workers) in return for work done by the latter during the
      reference period. Personnel costs also include taxes and employees' social
      security contributions retained by the unit as well as the employer's
      compulsory and voluntary social contributions.

15.   Payments for long term rental/operational leasing SBS
      Payments for long term rental include all charges relative to the renting of
      tangible goods for a period greater than one year.
      Operational leases are those leases which do not transfer substantially all the
      risks and rewards incident to legal ownership to the lessee. Payments for the
      operational leasing of goods relate to the cost of using the tangible goods made
      available to the enterprise through these contracts, including both the interest
      payments and the repayment of the principal of the debt.




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                                                         SBS
16.   Gross investment in tangible goods
      Investment in all tangible goods which include both new and existing capital
      items, having a useful life of more than one year where non-produced tangible
      goods such as land are included. All investments are valued prior to value
      adjustments and before the deduction of income from disposals. Purchased
      goods are valued at purchase price, i.e. transport and installation charges, fees,
      taxes and other costs of ownership transfer are included.
      Also included are all additions, alterations, improvements and renovations
      which prolong the service life or increase the productive capacity of capital
      goods.
      Current maintenance costs are excluded, as is the value and current
      expenditure on capital goods used under rental and lease contracts. Investment
      in intangible and financial assets is excluded.

17.   Gross investment in buildings, structures and land SBS
      Expenditure on land, new construction, purchase of existing buildings
      (including the land if relevant), extension of existing infrastructure, including
      reconstruction, renewal and major repairs.

18.   Gross investment in                   machinery          and     equipment,
      including aircraft SBS
      This expenditure covers aircraft, machinery (computers etc), vehicles including
      any special or specialised vehicles used by the enterprise. Included in the total
      are all additions, alterations, improvements and renovations which prolong the
      service life or increase the productive capacity of these capital goods.
      Current maintenance costs are excluded.
                                                                           SBS
19.   Sales of tangible investment goods, incl. aircraft
      The value of existing tangible capital goods including aircraft sold to third
      parties. Sales are recorded at the actual price received, not at book value, after
      deducting the costs of any ownership transfer incurred by the seller.
      Value adjustments and disposals other than by sale are excluded.




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20.    Employment SBS+
       Employment is the number of persons employed, i.e. the total number of
       persons who work in the enterprise (inclusive of working proprietors, partners
       working regularly in the enterprise and unpaid family workers), as well as
       persons who work outside the enterprise who belong to it and are paid by it
       (e.g. sales representatives, delivery personnel, repair and maintenance teams).
       It includes persons absent for a short period (e.g. sick leave, paid leave or
       special leave), and also those on strike, but not those absent for an indefinite
       period. It also includes part-time workers who are regarded as such under the
       laws of the country concerned and who are on the pay-roll, as well as seasonal
       workers, apprentices and home workers on the pay-roll.
       The number of persons employed excludes manpower supplied to the
       enterprise by other enterprises, persons carrying out repair and maintenance
       work in the enquiry enterprise on behalf of other enterprises, as well as those
       on compulsory military service. On the other hand, persons who are at the
       disposal of an enterprise for commercial reasons on the basis of a long term
       contract (i.e. demonstrators in department stores) should be included as
       employees of the enterprise where they work rather than in the enterprise with
       whom they have their employment contract.
       Unpaid family workers refer to persons who live with the proprietor of the
       enterprise and work regularly for the enterprise, but do not have a contract of
       service and do not receive a fixed sum for the work they perform. This is
       limited to those persons who are not included on the payroll of another
       enterprise as their principal occupation.
       The number of persons employed corresponds to the number of jobs as defined
       in the European System of Accounts 1995 (ESA) and is measured as an annual
       average.
       Employment is categorised as follows:
      i)    General administration
            Includes central and regional management staff (e.g. finance, legal,
            personnel etc.) and boards of directors.
            The management staff of specialist departments (operations and traffic,
            aircraft, air traffic control, runway and terminal construction and
            maintenance, emergency services) are excluded but are taken into account
            in the statistics specific to each of these services.
      ii)   Operations and traffic
            Cabin and ground crews (excluding flight deck staff) and associated central
            and regional offices. Includes tourism, advertising and terminal operations.
      iii) Aircraft
            Flight deck staff, maintenance and inspection staff and associated central
            and regional offices.



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iv) Airports
     Air traffic control staff, terminals, runway and other airport facilities
     construction, maintenance and supervision staff, ground handling staff,
     emergency services staff.
v)   Other operations
     Passenger and freight services, freight shipment services, hotel staff etc.




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IV.          TRAFFIC
                                   ICAO
01.   Aircraft movement
      An aircraft take-off or landing at an airport.
      For airport traffic purposes one arrival and one departure is counted as two
      movements.
                                   ICAO
02.   Aircraft departure
      A take-off of an aircraft. For statistical purposes, a departure is equal to a flight
      stage flown.
                            TF
03.   Aircraft arrival
      An aircraft landing
                            ICAO
04.   Revenue stop
      A traffic stop for purpose of taking on or taking off revenue load.

05.   Non-revenue stop TF
      A stop other than a revenue stop.
      Such stops include stops of positioning flights, government flights, training
      flights and technical stops.

06.   Diversion TF
      An aircraft landing at an airport other than the one in the aircraft’s flight plan
      because of operational or technical difficulties either on the aircraft or at the
      destination airport.
      Diversions may be caused by passenger misbehaviour, aircraft technical
      problems, bad weather conditions, accidents or other emergencies at the
      planned destination airport.

07.   Total aircraft movements Eurostat
      All take-offs and landings of aircraft.
      Includes total commercial aircraft movements as well as non commercial
      general aviation operations.
      Excludes State Flights.
      Excludes Touch and goes, overshoots and unsuccessful approaches.


                                                  based on Eurostat
08.   Total civil aircraft movements
      All take offs and landings performed by civil aircraft.

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09.    Total commercial aircraft movements Eurostat

       All take-offs and landings for flights performed for remuneration and for hire.
       Includes commercial air services as well as all commercial general aviation
       operations.


10.    State FlightICAO+

       Any flight performed by aircraft for military, customs, police or other law
       enforcement services of a State.
       Any flight declared as a "State flight" by State authorities.


11.    Airport pair IATA
       An airport pair is defined as two airports between which travel is authorised by
       a passenger ticket or part of a ticket, or between which freight and mail
       shipments are made in accordance with a shipment document or part of it (air
       waybill or mail delivery bill).

12.    City pair ICAO
       Two cities between which travel is authorized by a passenger ticket or part of a
       ticket or between which freight and mail shipments are made in accordance
       with a shipment document or a part of it (air waybill or mail delivery bill).

13.    General aviation operations – commercial ICAO+
       All commercial civil aviation operations other than scheduled air services and
       non-scheduled air transport operations for remuneration or hire. The main
       categories of commercial general aviation are as follows.
      i)    Air taxi
      ii)   Photographic
      iii) Sightseeing trips
      iv) Advertising
      v)    Agricultural/crop spraying
      vi) Medical/air ambulance trips
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14.    General aviation operations – non-commercial TF
       All non-commercial civil aviation operations other than scheduled air services
       and non-scheduled air transport operations for remuneration or hire. The main
       categories of non-commercial general aviation are as follows.
      i)    State Flight
      ii)   Instructional flying
      iii) Private flying
      iv) Business flying
      v)    Parachute and glider launch flights
      vi) Technical stops
      vii) Test flights
      viii) Positioning flights
      ix) Other non-commercial
                                   ICAO+
15.    Positioning flight
       A non-revenue flight carried out to position an aircraft for a scheduled or non-
       scheduled flight or service.

16.    Test flight ICAO
       A non-revenue flight carried out for the purpose of testing the aircraft prior to
       placing it in operational service
                           Eurostat & ICAO
17.    Flight stage
       The operation of an aircraft from take-off to its next landing.


                               ICAO+
18.    Domestic flight
       A flight having exclusively domestic flight stages (airport), using the same
       flight number.

19.    International flight ICAO+
       A flight having one or more international flight stages, where all its flight
       stages use the same flight number.
                                             ICAO+
20.    Airport-to-airport distance
       For statistical purposes, airport-to-airport distance means the airport-to-airport
       great circle distance in kilometres.
       The measurement is based on airport co-ordinates.


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                                   ICAO+
21.   Block-to-block time
      The total time measured in hours and minutes measured from the aircraft’s
      initial move from its departure point until its final stop at its arrival point.

22.   Traffic (airports) 1      ICAO


      Airport traffic is one or both of the following: a) aircraft movements, b)
      passengers, freight and mail, departing or arriving at airports.

23.   Domestic traffic (airports) 1 ACI
      Domestic traffic is airport traffic performed between two airports located in the
      same country/territory

24.   International traffic (airports) 1 ACI+
      International airport traffic is airport traffic performed between the designated
      airport in one country and an airport in another country/territory

25.   Intra EU traffic (airports)1          ACI+


      Intra EU traffic is traffic performed between the designated airport and a
      second airport, both in the EU.
      Includes domestic traffic.

26.   International flight stage (airport) 1 TF
      A flight stage performed between an airport in one country and an airport in a
      different country.

27.   Domestic flight stage (airport) 1 TF
      A flight stage other than an international flight stage (airport)

28.   Traffic (air transport operator) 2 ICAO
      Air carrier traffic is the carriage of passengers, freight and mail between any
      two airports by an air carrier or carriers.

29.   International traffic (air transport operator) 2 ICAO+
      International air carrier traffic is air carrier traffic to, from, between or in
      countries other than the one in which the operator (air carrier) has its main
      place of business.

30.   Domestic traffic (air transport operator) 2 TF
      Domestic air carrier traffic is air carrier traffic other than international air
      carrier traffic.



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                                                                           ICAO
31.   International flight stage (air transport operator)
      A flight stage with one or both terminals in the territory of a State, other than
      the State in which the air transport operator has its main place of business.
      Technical stops do not affect the classification of flight stages.

32.   Domestic flight stage (air transport operator) 2 ICAO
      A flight stage not classifiable as international. Domestic flight stages include
      all flight stages flown between points within the domestic boundaries of a State
      by an air carrier whose principal place of business is in that State.

33.   Aircraft hours2 ICAO
      An aircraft hour is said to be performed when an aircraft operates for one hour.
      Aircraft hours are measured on the basis of block-to-block time.

34.   Aircraft kilometres performed2 ICAO
      Aircraft kilometres equal the sum of the products obtained by multiplying the
      number of flights performed on each flight stage by the airport-to-airport
      distance

35.   Available tonne kilometres2 ICAO+
      A metric tonne of available payload space flown one kilometre. Tonne-
      kilometres available equals the sum of the products obtained by multiplying
      the number of tonnes available for the carriage of revenue load (passengers,
      freight and mail) on each flight stage by the airport-to-airport distance.

36.   Passenger seats available2 TF

      The total number of passenger seats available for sale on an aircraft operating a
      flight stage between a pair of airports.
      On a flight stage, the total number of revenue passengers should not exceed
      the total number of passenger seats available for sale.
      Includes seats which are already sold on a flight stage i.e. including those
      occupied by direct transit passengers.
      Excludes seats not actually available for the carriage of passengers because of
      maximum gross weight limitations.


37.   Available seat kilometres2 ICAO
      A seat-kilometre is available when a seat is flown one kilometre. Seat-
      kilometres available are equal to the sum of the products obtained by
      multiplying the number of passenger seats available on each flight stage by the
      stage distance.



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38.   Passenger-kilometres2 AEA+
      The product obtained by multiplying the total number of revenue passengers
      under consideration and the corresponding stage distance (great circle).

39.   Passenger load factor 2 ICAO
      Passenger-kilometres expressed as a percentage of available seat kilometres.

40.   Passenger kilometres flown by flight stage 2 IATA+
      The sum of the products obtained by multiplying the number of passengers
      carried on each flight stage by the airport-to-airport distance.

41.   Passenger kilometres                  flown       by     on-flight       origin/
      destination airports2 TF
      The product of multiplying the number of passengers flown between two
      airports as initial origin and final destination by the airport-to-airport distance

42.   Passenger tonne-kilometres performed2 IATA
      The result obtained by multiplying the passenger kilometres flown by the
      weight of each of the passengers including both free and excess baggage. Each
      air transport operator can use its own internal passenger weights or the
      standard 100kgs (baggage included).

43.   Freight tonne-kilometres performed by flight stage2 TF
      A metric tonne of freight revenue load carried one kilometre. Tonne-kilometres
      performed is obtained by multiplying the total number of tonnes of freight
      revenue load carried on the flight stage by the airport-to-airport distance.
      The weight of a container should always be considered as revenue freight
      when travelling on a commercial air waybill.

44.   Freight tonne-kilometres performed by on-flight origin/
      destination airports2 TF
      A metric tonne of freight revenue load carried one kilometre. Tonne-kilometres
      performed is obtained by multiplying the total number of tonnes of freight
      revenue load carried between two airports as initial origin and final destination
      by airport-to-airport distance.
      The weight of a container should always be considered as revenue freight
      when travelling on a commercial air waybill.

45.   Mail tonne-kilometres performed by flight stage2 TF
      A metric tonne of mail revenue load carried one kilometre. Tonne-kilometres
      performed is obtained by multiplying the total number of tonnes of mail
      revenue load carried on each sector of a flight by airport-to-airport distance.


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46.   Mail tonne-kilometres performed by on-flight origin/
      destination airports2 TF
      A metric tonne of mail revenue load carried one kilometre. Tonne-kilometres
      performed is obtained by multiplying the total number of tonnes of mail
      revenue load carried between two airports as initial origin and final destination
      by airport-to-airport distance.

47.   Revenue tonne-kilometres performed2 ICAO+
      A metric tonne of revenue load carried one kilometre. Tonne-kilometres
      performed equals the sum of the products obtained by multiplying the total
      number of tonnes of each category of revenue load carried on each sector of a
      flight by airport-to-airport distance.
      The weight of a container should always be considered as revenue freight
      when travelling on a commercial air waybill.

48.   Weight load factor 2 ICAO
      Revenue tonne-kilometres performed expressed as a percentage of available
      tonne kilometres.




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V.           TRANSPORT MEASUREMENT
                                     ICAO +
01.   Commercial air flight

      An air transport flight performed for the public transport of passengers and/or
      freight and mail, for remuneration and for hire.


02.   Commercial air service ICAO+


      An air transport flight or series of flights for the public transport of passengers
      and/or freight and mail, for remuneration or for hire.
      The air service may be either scheduled or non-scheduled.


                                      ICAO+
03.   Scheduled air service

      A commercial air service operated according to a published timetable, or with
      such a regular frequency that it constitutes an easily recognisable systematic
      series of flights.
      Includes extra section flights occasioned by overflow traffic from scheduled
      flights.

04.   Non-scheduled air service ACI +

      A commercial air service other than scheduled air service.


                           TF
05.   Air taxi flights
      Non-scheduled commercial air transport flights by an aircraft with a maximum
      take-off weight of 5,7 tonnes or less.
      The limits set in this definition reflect the requirements of the air carrier
      licensing regulation.
                                  Eurostat+
06.   Flight stages flown
      Count of the flight stages flown between two airports.
                                      Eurostat
07.   Passenger air service



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      Scheduled or non-scheduled air service performed by aircraft carrying one
      or more revenue passengers and any flights listed in published timetables as
      open to passengers.
      Includes flights carrying both revenue passengers and revenue freight and
      mail.


                                                TF
08.   All-freight and mail air service
      Scheduled or non-scheduled air service performed by aircraft carrying
      revenue loads other than revenue passengers, i.e. freight and mail.

      Excludes flights carrying one or more revenue passengers and flights listed in
      published timetables as open to passengers.


09.   Flight number (aircraft) TF
      A flight number is assigned by the air transport operator to an aircraft for
      identification purposes for use by air traffic control. It consists of two
      elements: (1) a three letter code identifying the operator and (2) a four digit
      flight number.
      Passengers using a flight by an aircraft may be travelling under a range of
      different flight numbers. Only the active flight number for an aircraft used for
      air traffic control purposes is in question here. The four-digit flight number
      can be extended with a further alphabetic character (A, B etc.) to cover the
      case of duplicated flights.
                         ICAO
10.   Code sharing
      The use of one operator’s flight number for services/flights provided by other
      operators.
      For statistical purposes, the traffic is assigned to the operator, the flight
      number for which is used by air traffic control.

11.   Passenger TF
      Any person, excluding on-duty members of the flight and cabin crews, who
      makes a journey by air.
      Infants in arms are included.

12.   Revenue passenger 2 ICAO+
      A commercial passenger for whose transportation an air carrier receives
      commercial remuneration.
      This definition includes, for example, (i) passengers travelling under publicly
      available promotional offers (for example “two-for-one”) or loyalty
      programmes (for redemption of frequent flier points); (ii) passengers travelling

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      as compensation for denied boarding; (iii) passengers travelling under
      corporate discounts; (iv) passengers travelling under preferential fares
      (government, seamen, military, youth student etc.);
      This definition excludes, for example, (i) persons travelling free; (ii) persons
      travelling at a fare or discount available only to employees of air carriers or
      their agents or only for the business of the carriers; (iii) infants who do not
      occupy a seat.

13.   Non-revenue passenger 2 ICAO
      Passengers other than revenue passengers

14.   Terminal passengers1 ACI
      Total of terminating and transfer passengers.

15.   Terminating passengers1 ACI
      Passengers starting or ending their trip at the designated airport.

16.   Direct transit passengers2 Eurostat, ICAO+
      Passengers who, after a short stop, continue their journey on the same aircraft
      on a flight having the same flight number as the flight on which they arrive.
      Passengers who change aircraft because of technical problems but continue on
      a flight with the same flight number are counted as direct transit passengers.
      On some flights with intermediate stops, the flight number changes at an
      airport to designate the change between an inbound and outbound flight. An
      example is a flight from Barcelona to Hamburg where the flight continues to
      Frankfurt before returning to Barcelona. Where passengers for an
      intermediate destination continue their journey on the same aircraft in such
      circumstances, they should be counted as direct transit passengers.


                                                               ACI+
17.   Transfer or Indirect Transit passengers
      Passengers arriving and departing on a different aircraft within 24 hours, or on
      the same aircraft bearing different flight numbers. They are counted TWICE:
      once upon arrival and once on departure.
      On some flights with intermediate stops, the flight number changes at an
      airport to designate the change between an inbound and outbound flight. An
      example is a flight from Barcelona to Hamburg where the flight continues to
      Frankfurt before returning to Barcelona. Where passengers for an
      intermediate destination continue their journey on the same aircraft in such
      circumstances, they should not be counted as transfer or indirect transit
      passengers.




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                                           TF
18.   Disembarked passengers
      Terminating passengers arriving at the reporting airport by air and arriving
      transfer or indirect transit passengers.
      Direct transit passengers are not included.
                                      TF
19.   Embarked passengers
      Terminating passengers leaving the reporting airport by air or departing
      transfer or indirect transit passengers.
      Direct transit passengers are not included.

20.   Passengers on board 2 Eurostat+
      All passengers on board of the aircraft upon landing at the reporting airport or
      at taking off from the reporting airport.
      All revenue and non revenue passengers on board an aircraft during a flight
      stage. Includes direct transit passengers.

21.   Onflight origin and destination 2 Eurostat
      Traffic on a commercial air service identified by a unique flight number
      subdivided by airport pairs in accordance with point of embarkation and point
      of disembarkation on that flight.


      For passengers, freight or mail where the airport of embarkation is not known,
      the aircraft origin should be deemed to be the point of embarkation; similarly
      if the airport of disembarkation is not known, the aircraft destination should
      be deemed to be the point of disembarkation.


22.   Payload carried ICAO
      The revenue load of passengers, baggage, freight and mail carried in the
      aircraft as measured in metric tonnes.
                                 ICAO+
23.   Passengers carried

      All passengers on a particular flight (with one flight number) counted once
      only and not repeatedly on each individual stage of that flight.
      All revenue and non revenue passengers whose journey begins or terminates at
      the reporting airport and transfer passengers joining or leaving the flight at
      the reporting airport. Excludes direct transit passengers.




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                                                    IWG+
24.    Purpose of passenger journey
       The reasons for undertaking a journey are:
      i)    Leisure, recreation and holidays
      ii)   Visiting friends and relatives
      iii) Business and professional
      iv) Health treatment
      v)    Religion and pilgrimage
      vi) Other

25.    Baggage ICAO
       Personal property of passengers and crew loaded or carried on board an aircraft
       by agreement with the operator
                              ICAO
26.    Diplomatic bag
       A mail pouch used by governments to send official letters and dispatches.

27.    Freight ICAO+
       Any property carried on an aircraft other than mail, stores and baggage. For
       statistical purposes, freight includes express freight and parcels and diplomatic
       bags but not passenger baggage. All freight, whether carried on passenger
       flights or on all-cargo services, should be included. All trucking operations
       using an air waybill should be excluded.
       The weight of any container and packaging should be considered as freight.
                                             ACI
28.    Total international freight
       Is the total freight loaded on an aircraft where the next destination is located
       outside the territory of the State (country) in which the air journey begins, or
       freight unloaded from an aircraft that has to pass through a customs facility to
       enter the State (country). All trucking operations using an air waybill should be
       excluded.

29.    Freight loaded or unloaded Eurostat+
       Any freight loaded onto or unloaded from an aircraft.
                                                           Eurostat+
30.    Freight and mail loaded or unloaded
       All freight and mail loaded onto or unloaded from an aircraft.

       Includes express services and diplomatic bags.
       Excludes passenger baggage.
       Excludes direct transit freight and mail.

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                               ACI
31.   Total freight/mail
      The sum of the total freight and mail, both loaded and unloaded, at the
      reporting airport. All trucking operations using an air waybill should be
      excluded.

32.   Revenue freight2 IATA
      Revenue freight is defined as all air freight for which any charge is made. The
      weight of a container should always be considered as revenue freight when
      travelling on a commercial air waybill. All freight, whether carried on
      passenger flights or on all-cargo services, should be included. All trucking
      operations using an air waybill should be excluded.

33.   Direct transit freight2 TF
      Direct transit freight is freight, which continues its journey on the same aircraft
      on a flight having the same flight number as the flight on which it arrived.
      Direct transit freight is not unloaded and reloaded at an airport it directly
      transits.
      On some flights, the flight number changes at an airport to designate the
      change between an inbound and outbound flight but with intermediate stops.
      An example is a flight from Barcelona to Hamburg where the flight continues
      to Frankfurt before returning to Barcelona. Where freight for an intermediate
      destination continues its journey on the same aircraft in such circumstances, it
      should be counted as direct transit freight.
                                      ICAO & IATA+
34.   Freight tonnes carried
      The number of tonnes of freight carried is obtained by counting each tonne of
      freight on a particular flight (with one flight number) once only. The same
      principle should be used in calculating mail tonnes carried.
      The weight of a container should always be considered as revenue freight
      when travelling on a commercial air waybill.
      On some flights, the flight number changes at an airport to designate the
      change between an inbound and outbound flight but with intermediate stops.
      An example is a flight from Barcelona to Hamburg where the flight continues
      to Frankfurt before returning to Barcelona. Where freight for an intermediate
      destination continues its journey on the same aircraft in such circumstances, it
      should be counted twice because of the change of flight number.

35.   Freight on board2 TF
      All freight on board during each flight stage, including freight loaded and
      direct transit freight.

36.   Freight and mail on board2 TF


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      All freight and mail on board of the aircraft upon landing at the reporting
      airport or at taking off from the reporting airport.
      All freight and mail on board an aircraft during a flight stage.
      Includes direct transit freight and mail (counted at arrivals and departures).
      Includes express services and diplomatic bags.
      Excludes passenger baggage.

37.   Mail Eurostat+
      Dispatches of correspondence and other objects carried on an aircraft, which
      have been dispatched by and intended for delivery to postal administrations.
      Express freight and express parcel shipments are excluded.

38.   Mail loaded and unloaded TF
      Any mail loaded onto or unloaded from an aircraft.

39.   Revenue mail2 IATA
      The transportation of mail for which remuneration is received.

40.   Direct transit mail2 TF
      Direct transit mail is mail, which continues its journey on the same aircraft on
      a flight having the same flight number as the flight on which it arrived. Direct
      transit mail is not unloaded and reloaded at an airport it directly transits.
      On some flights, the flight number changes at an airport to designate the
      change between an inbound and outbound flight but with intermediate stops.
      An example is a flight from Barcelona to Hamburg where the flight continues
      to Frankfurt before returning to Barcelona. Where mail for an intermediate
      destination continues its journey on the same aircraft in such circumstances, it
      should be counted as direct transit mail.

41.   Mail on board2 TF
      All mail on board during each flight stage, including mail loaded and direct
      transit mail.
                                      based on ACI
42.   Total international mail
      Is the total mail loaded on an aircraft where the next destination is located
      outside the territory of the State (country) in which the air journey begins, or
      mail unloaded from an aircraft that has to pass through a customs facility to
      enter the State (country).

43.   Passenger unit Eurostat
      One passenger unit is equivalent to either one passenger or 100 kilograms of
      freight and mail.



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44.   Traffic unit ICAO
      A traffic unit is equivalent to 1000 passengers or 100 tonnes of freight or mail.
      One traffic unit equals 1000 passenger units.

45.   Airport public transport penetration1 TF
      Proportion of airport landside passenger traffic using public transport.
      Taxis are excluded from public transport in the calculation of this measure.




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VI.          ENERGY CONSUMPTION
                                                        IEA
01.   Energy consumption by air transport
      Final energy consumed by aircraft for propulsion, power and heating.
                                                 IEA
02.   Tonne of oil equivalent (TOE)
      Unit of measurement of energy consumption: 1 TOE = 0.041868 TJ.
      The conversion factor adopted by the International Energy Agency (IEA) for
      1991 is the following:
         •   Kerosene      1.045

03.   Joule IEA
      Unit of measurement of energy consumption:
      1 terajoule = 10 12 J = 2.78 x 10 5 kWh,
      1 terajoule = 23.88459 TOE.




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LIST OF HEADINGS BY SOURCE
ACI        IV.23, IV.24, IV.25, V.04, V.14, V.15, V.17, V.28, V.31, V.42
AEA        II.08, IV.38
Eurostat   I.02, I.03, III.01, III.02, IV.07, IV.08, IV.09, IV.17, V.06, V.07, V.16,
           V.20, V.21, V.29, V.30,V.0, V.43
IATA       IV.11, IV.40, IV.42, V.32, V.34, V.39
ICAO       I.01, I.04, I.06, I.07, I.08, I.09, I.10, I.11, I.12, I.13, I.14, I.15, I.16,
           II.01, II.02, II.03, II.04, II.06, IV.01, IV.02, IV.04, IV.10, IV.12, IV.13,
           IV.15, IV.16, IV.17, IV.18, IV.19, IV.20, IV.21, IV.22, IV.28, IV.29,
           IV.31, IV.32, IV.33, IV. 34, IV.34, IV.37, IV.39, IV.47, IV.48, V.01,
           V.02, V.03, V.10, V.12, V.13, V.16, V.22, V.23, V.25, V.26, V.27,
           V.34, V.44
IWG        V.24,
IEA        VI.01, VI.02, VI.03
SBS        III.10, III.11, III.12, III.13, III.14, III.15, III.16, III.17, III.18, III.19,
           III.20
TF         I.05, I.17, I.18, II.05, II.07, II.09, III.03, III.04, III.05, III.06, III.07,
           III.08, III.09, IV.03, IV.05, IV.06, IV.14, IV.26, IV.27, IV.30, IV.36,
           IV.41, IV.43, IV.44, IV.45, IV.46, V.05, V.08, V.09, V.11, V.18, V.19,
           V.33, V.35, V.36, V.38, V.40, V.41, V.45




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  Schematic diagram of relationships between aviation transport glossary items

                                                             Civil Aviation Traffic




                                                                                       Non-commercial general aviation


                                                                                                                         Instructional
                                                                                                                         flights
                    Commercial air services
                                                                           Other Commercial                          Private flights
                                                                           general aviation
                                                                           operations:
Scheduled air services      Non-scheduled air services                     • Photographic                      Other
                                                                           • Advertising                       • Business flying
                                                                           • Agricultural/ crop                • Parachute and
 Including extra               Charters   Commercial                          spraying                            glider launch flights
  section flights                         general aviation                 • Medical/Air                       • Technical Stops
                                          operations                          ambulance trips                  • Test flights
                            Diversions    related to                       • Other                             • Positioning flights
                                          commercial air
                                          services:
                                          • Air Taxi
                                          • Sightseeing                                           State flights:
                                              trips                                               • Customs
                                          • other                                                 • Police
                                                                                                  • Other law
                                                                                                      enforcement


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Schematic diagram of relationships between passenger glossary items


Passengers of one flight
                                          Passengers on board of an aircraft
                                                      landing
Passengers on other flights                              Arrival



                                                          Terminal passengers =
                                               total disembarking + embarking passengers
                                                 on an airport

     Direct transit                Transfer or                         Terminating passengers inbound
     passengers                  indirect transit                      (Final destination of journey by aircraft)
                                  passengers                                      counted once as
                                                                              disembarking passenger
                                 counted twice:
                              once as disembarking
                                      and
                               once as embarking
                                                                       Terminating passengers outbound
                                   Passenger
                                                                        (True origin of journey by aircraft)
                                                                                counted once as
                                                                             embarking passenger




                                            Passengers on board
                                           of an aircraft taking off
                                                  Departure
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                                     Annex VII :

                       Updated list of country codes

The list of reporting country code presented in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 437/2003 has
been amended in order to add the new Member states codes.
The final list is the following one:


Belgium                   EB
Bulgaria                  LB
Czech Republic            LK
Denmark                   EK
Germany                   ED
Estonia                   EE
Greece                    LG
Spain                     LE
France                    LF
Ireland                   EI
Italy                     LI
Cyprus                    LC
Latvia                    EV
Lithuania                 EY
Luxembourg                EL
Hungary                   LH
Malta                     LM
Netherlands               EH
Austria                   LO
Poland                    EP
Portugal                  LP
Romania                   LR
Slovenia                  LJ
Slovakia                  LZ
Finland                   EF
Sweden                    ES
United Kingdom            EG


Country codes for non-EU reporting countries:
Croatia                   LD
Turkey                    LT
Iceland                   BI
Norway                    EN
Switzerland               LS




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                                       Annex VIII :

                     Transmission format - Examples

Datasets A1, B1 and C1 can be transmitted each one following two formats described below.

The first format has 17 fields for all the different datasets, with empty fields when needed.
The second format only contains the fields needed for the dataset concerned, in the
regulation order.



                                                                 Format
          Pos                       Fields                                     Tables
                                                                  & size
                                                                        A1 B1 C1
            1   Table identification                               an2   X X X
            2   Reporting country                                   a2   X X X
            3   Reference year                                    n2 or  X X X
                                                                    n4
            4   Reference period                                   an2   X X X
            5   Reporting airport                                  an4   X X X
            6   Partner airport                                    an4   X X
            7   Arrival/departure                                   n1   X X
            8   Scheduled/non scheduled services                    n1   X X
            9   Passenger flight / All-freight and mail flight      n1   X X
           10   Airline information                                an3   X X X
           11   Aircraft type                                      an4   X
           12 Passengers                                          n..12    X     X      X
           13 Direct transit passengers                           n..12                 X
           14 Freight and mail                                    n..12    X     X      X
           15 Commercial air flights (table "A1") /               n..12    X            X
              Total commercial aircraft movements (table
              "C1")
           16 Total aircraft movements                            n..12                 X
           17 Passenger seats available                           n..12    X
      "X": fields that have to be provided for a table,
      " " (space): fields not relevant for the table. These fields should normally not be
      provided in the related tables. Nevertheless empty fields (2 fields separator without
      data between) are also acceptable in this case.

For each dataset in the following examples present two cases:
Format 1 gives an example of record where the field not relevant for the tables have been
kept empty
Format 2 gives an example of record where the field not relevant for the tables have not
been provided.




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Table A1 - Flight Stage Table (Monthly Data)

                                                                                                                               Empty                              Empty
                                                                                                                             (Position of                       (Position of
                                                                                                                               transit                              total
                                                                                                                             passengers                           aircraft
                                                                                                                               in C1)                           movements
                                                                                                                                                                   in C1)

              Reporting                        Partner          Schedule –               Airline               Passengers              Commercial
               country               Period    airport         Non Scheduled          information               on board                air flights



Format 1
                          A1;EF;2002;01;EFHK;GCTS;2;2;1;AIH;B752;2111;;2044;9;;1728

                                                                                                                                                              Passenger
                                                 Reporting              Arrival          Passenger –             Aircraft         Freight and                   seats
       Dataset               Year                 airport              Departure        Freight service           type           Mail on board                available




Format 2
                             A1;LF;2002;02;LFBD;LFRB;2;1;1;ZZZ;EM2;116;0;17;480

              Reporting                        Partner          Schedule –               Airline               Passengers              Commercial
               country               Period    airport         Non Scheduled          information               on board                air flights



    ICAO Nomenclatures

    Eurostat Nomenclatures

    Data Values for Validation

    Empty fields




                                                                                                                                     Empty
                                                                                                                                   (Position of
                                                                                                                                     transit
                                                                                                                                   passengers
                                                                                                                                     in C1)


                 Reporting                       Partner           Schedule –                Airline                Passengers
                  country             Period     airport          Non Scheduled           information                on board



 Format 1
                                B1;EF;2002;01;EFHK;EDDF;1;1;1;DLH;;8638;;103813;;;

                                                   Reporting               Arrival            Passenger –                 Empy                 Freight and
        Dataset               Year                  airport               Departure          Freight service            (position of          Mail on board
                                                                                                                       Aircraft type
                                                                                                                          in A1)


 Format 2
                             B1;LF;2002;01;LFBO;GMMN;1;1;1;ZZZ;1690;10

                 Reporting                       Partner           Schedule –                Airline                Passengers
                  country             Period     airport          Non Scheduled           information                on board



     ICAO Nomenclatures

     Eurostat Nomenclatures

     Data Values for Validation

     Empty fields
Table B1: Origin/Destination Table (Monthly Data)

Table C1: Airport Table (Monthly Data)




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                                                         Empty




Format 1
                                   C1;EF;2002;01;EFHF;;;;;ZZZ;;8;0;2;1;1745;

                                                                                                                     Total
             Reporting                       Reporting       Airline    Passengers    Transit      Freight and    commercial   Total aircraft
  Dataset     country       Year    Period    airport     information    on board    Passengers   Mail on board     aircraft    movements
                                                                                                                  movements



Format 2
                         C1;LF;2002;01;LFBD;ZZZ,199832;5779;1670;4021;0



   ICAO Nomenclatures

   Eurostat Nomenclatures

   Data Values for Validation

   Empty fields




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                                      Annex IX :

    Error list GENEDI version 2.1 for Aviation statistics

             Are classified as errors:

•   Invalid field separators or invalid number of fields or non authorized characters
•   Duplicate key
•   The data set id in the filename should be identical to the data set id in the record
•   The data set id in the record should be coded on 2 positions
•   Invalid data set id in the record
•   The reporting country in the filename (ISO) is not consistent with the reporting country field in
    the record (ICAO)
•   The reporting country should be coded on 2 positions
•   Invalid reporting country (not in the ICAO nationality list)
•   The year in the filename is different from the year in the record
•   The year in the record should be coded on 2 or 4 digits
•   The year should be >1996 & <2100
•   The reference period in the filename is not consistent with the reference period field in the
    dataset
•   The reference period should be coded on 2 positions
•   Invalid reference period
•   The reporting airport should be coded on 4 positions
•   The reporting airport code is not consistent with the reporting country code
•   The partner airport should be coded on 4 positions
•   Invalid direction (arrival or departure). This should be coded on one position
•   The field "Scheduled / Non Scheduled services" should be coded on 1 position
•   Invalid "scheduled / Non scheduled services" field
•   The field "passengers or freight and mail services" should be coded on one position
•   Invalid "passengers or freight and mail services" field
•   The number of passengers should be numeric
•   The number of direct transit passengers should be numeric
•   The tonnage of freight and mail should be numeric
•   The numbers of flights (dataset A1) or of civil commercial aircraft movements (dataset C1)
    should be numeric
•   The number of flights (for A1) is mandatory and should be greater than 0
•   The total number of aircraft movements should be numeric
•   The number of passenger seats available should be numeric

             Are classified as warnings:

•   Invalid reporting airport (not in the ICAO airport list)
•   Invalid Partner airport (not in the ICAO list)
•   The partner airport should in most of the cases be different than the reporting airport
•   Airline code missing
•   The airline code should be coded on 3 positionsz
•   Invalid airline code
•   Aircraft type missing
•   The aircraft type should be coded on 4 positions maximum
•   Invalid aircraft type code
•   The number of passengers should in most cases be greater than zero in case of type of service
    passengers
•   The numbers of passengers should in most cases be equal to zero or empty for type of service
    “freight and mail”
•   The tonnage of freight and mail should in most cases be higher than zero for type of service
    “freight and mail”
•   The number of commercial aircraft movements (for C1) is mandatory and should be greater
    than 0
•   The number of passenger seats available should in most cases be greater or equal to the
    number of passengers
•   The number of passenger seats available should be equal to zero or empty for type of service
    “freight and mail”

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      •     The number of passenger seats available divided by the number of flights should be lower of
            equal to the maximum aircraft configuration (expressed in passenger seats available for this
            type of aircraft)
      •     The number of passenger seats available divided by the number of flights should be lower of
            equal to the minimum aircraft configuration (expressed in passenger seats available for this
            type of aircraft)
      •     The total aircraft movements is mandatory and should be higher or equal to the total of
            commercial aircraft movements

 In Italic: Not yet implemented in version 3.11




Level of problem                        Genedi behavior                                          Meaning
  F: Fatal error      •     The whole data-set is rejected if, in at least    This is a major problem that makes impossible
                               one record, a "Fatal error" is detected       to process the data-set in Eurostat. So it should
                      •    It is impossible to change this level towards        absolutely be corrected before sending the
                                       "Error" nor "Warning".                              data-set to Eurostat.
  W: Warning            •    A warning message is generated but the          This is a problem that Eurostat would prefer the
                            data-set is not rejected and can be sent to        CNA to correct before sending the data, but
                                     Eurostat without correction                Eurostat can accept it without corrections.
                         •    It is possible to change this level in the
                           configuration tool to make it become "Error"




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             Annex X :

Questionnaire on aviation statistics




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214
AVIATION QUESTIONNAIRE - GENERAL AVIATION DATA
                                                                                                (1):      :         data not available
                                                                                                          -         magnitude zero, not applicable
                                                                                                (2):      p         provisional data
                                                                                                          r         revised data
                                                                                                          e         estimated data
                                                                                                (3):                Any text or comment needed

   GLOS S AR Y




                                                                                                                  2005                                                         2006
References       Text                                                            Quantity (1)          Flag (2)                   Note (3)           Quantity (1)   Flag (2)          Note (3)



                 I. INFRASTRUCTURE

                 1. AIRPORTS (ONLY COMMERCIAL AIRPORTS)
                 Number at 31.12
                 1 Total
                                                                    References
                 Total
                              by type of airport and traffic
                 1.1 Main airports [with more than 150000passenger movements per year]
                                                                    References
                 1 Total
                 1.1.1 International airports
                                                                    References
                 1 Total
                 1.1.2 Domestic airports
                                                                    References
                 1 Total
                 1.2 Other airports
                                                                    Références
                 1 Total


                 II. TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT - NATIONAL FLEET

                 1. AIRCRAFT (COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT ONLY)
                 Number at 31.12
                 1 Total
                                                                    References
                 Total
                                      by type of aircraft
                 1.1 Passenger aircraft (total)
                                                                    References
                 Total
                 1.1.1 Passenger aircraft with less than 50 seats
                                                                    References
                 Total
                 1.1.2 Passenger aircraft with 51 to 150 seats
                                                                    References
                 Total
                 1.1.3 Passenger aircraft with 151 to 250 seats
                                                                    References
                 Total

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1.1.4 Passenger aircraft with more than 250 seats
                                                    References
Total
1.2 Cargo aircraft
                                                    References
Total
1.3 Combi aircraft
                                                    References
Total
1.4 Quick change aircraft
                                                    References
Total
1.5 Other
                                                    References
Total
                           by age
1.1 0-4 years
                                                    References
Total
1.2 5-9 years
                                                    References
Total
1.3 10-14 years
                                                    References
Total
1.4 15-19
                                                    References
Total
1.5 More than 20 years
                                                    References
Total


2. TOTAL AIRCRAFT PASSENGER CARRYING CAPACITY
Number of seats at 31.12
1 Total
                                                    References
Total




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III. ENTERPRISES ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE AND EMPLOYMENT

1. AVIATION ENTERPRISES
Number of enterprises at 31.12
1 Total
                                                       References
Total

2. EMPLOYMENT IN AVIATION ENTERPRISES (AT 31.12)
Number of employees at 31.12.
1 Total
                                                       References
Total
                          by gender
1.1 Female
                                                       References
Total
1.2 Male
                                                       References
Total


3. TURNOVER IN AVIATION ENTERPRISES
Amount of the year (national currency in current prices) (millions)
1 Total
                                                       References
Total

4. GROSS INVESTMENT AND MAINTENANCE COSTS IN AVIATION ENTERPRISES
Amount of the year (national currency in current prices) (millions)
1 Total
                                                       References
Total
                 by nature of expenditure
1.1 Investment
                                                       References
Total
1.2 Maintenance
                                                       References
Total




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5. AIRPORT ENTERPRISES
Number of enterprises at 31.12
1 Total
                                                       References
Total

6. EMPLOYMENT IN AIRPORT ENTERPRISES
Number of employees at 31.12.
1 Total
                                                       References
Total
                          by gender
1.1 Female
                                                       References
Total
1.2 Male
                                                       References
Total

7. TURNOVER IN AIRPORT ENTERPRISES
Amount of the year (national currency in current prices) (millions)
1 Total
                                                       References
Total

8. GROSS INVESTMENT AND MAINTENANCE COSTS IN AIRPORT ENTERPRISES
Amount of the year (national currency in current prices) (millions)
1 Total
                                                       References
Total
                 by nature of expenditure
1.1 Investment
                                                       References
Total
1.2 Maintenance
                                                       References
Total




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IV. ACCIDENTS

1 INJURY ACCIDENTS ON NATIONAL TERRITORY (REGARDLESS OF THE NATIONALITY OF THE AIRCRAFT OPERATOR)
Number during the year
1 Total
                                   References
1 Total


2. FATALITIES IN INJURY ACCIDENTS ON NATIONAL TERRITORY
Number during the year
1 Total
                                   References
1 Total

3. INJURY ACCIDENTS WHERE A NATIONAL COMPANY WAS INVOLVED (REGARDLESS OF THE TERRITORY WHERE THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED)
Number during the year
1 Total
                                   References
1 Total

4. FATALITIES IN INJURY ACCIDENTS WHERE A NATIONAL COMPANY WAS INVOLVED
Number during the year
1 Total
                                   References
1 Total




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               Annex XI:

Aviation statistics – 2006 data collection
               Data Quality




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1 Introduction
This report gives an overview of the quality of the data received in the frame of the 2006 data
collection on air transport statistics. Data were reported by the national authorities of the participating
countries according to the Commission Regulation n° 1358/2003 for the Member States and on a
voluntary basis for the Candidate Countries (Croatia and Turkey), as well as for Iceland, Norway and
Switzerland.

Eurostat integrates the data received and quality checks are made regularly during the integration
process. At the reception of the data, the number of datasets provided is checked, as well as the quality
of the format of the data provided and the volume of revisions submitted by the different participating
countries.

While integrating the air transport data, codes for airport, aircraft and airline are checked. Furthermore,
double records are also treated in the course of this step. Once the data have been imported in the
database, checks on the compliance with the Regulation are run for the Member States, in order to
compare the list of airports provided by the reporting countries to the list of airports defined in the
Regulation. Other checks are produced, as the time series checks (consistency of the data over time)
and the mirror checks (consistency of the data declared by different participating countries).


2 Quality at reception of the data

     2.1     Number of datasets provided
The next table gives the detail of the datasets provided by the participating countries for the 2005 and
the 2006 data collections (A1: Flight Stage dataset, B1: On Flight Origin Destination dataset, C1: Airport
dataset).
                             2005                                             2006
           Number of     out of which       Detail of the   Number of      out of which         Detail of the
            datasets   airport-to-airport     datasets       datasets    airport-to-airport      datasets
            provided       datasets           provided       provided        datasets            provided
BE             3                2           A1, B1, C1          3                 2           A1, B1, C1
BG             1                0           C1                  1                 0           C1
CZ             3                2           A1, B1, C1          3                 2           A1, B1, C1
DK             3                2           A1, B1, C1          3                 2           A1, B1, C1
DE             3                2           A1, B1, C1          3                 2           A1, B1, C1
EE             3                2           A1, B1, C1          3                 2           A1, B1, C1
EL             3                2           A1, B1, C1          3                 2           A1, B1, C1
ES             3                2           A1, B1, C1          3                 2           A1, B1, C1
FR             3                2           A1, B1, C1          3                2            A1, B1, C1
IE             3                2           A1, B1, C1          3                 2           A1, B1, C1
IT             3                2           A1, B1, C1          3                 2           A1, B1, C1
CY             3                2           A1, B1, C1          3                 2           A1, B1, C1
LV             3                2           A1, B1, C1          3                 2           A1, B1, C1
LT             3                2           A1, B1, C1          3                 2           A1, B1, C1
LU             1                1           A1                  1                 1           A1
HU             3                2           A1, B1, C1          3                 2           A1, B1, C1
MT             3                2           A1, B1, C1          3                 2           A1, B1, C1
NL             3                2           A1, B1, C1          3                 2           A1, B1, C1
AT             3                2           A1, B1, C1          3                 2           A1, B1, C1
PL             3                2           A1, B1, C1          3                 2           A1, B1, C1
PT             3                2           A1, B1, C1          3                 2           A1, B1, C1
RO             3                2           A1, B1, C1          3                 2           A1, B1, C1
SI             3                2           A1, B1, C1          3                 2           A1, B1, C1
SK             3                2           A1, B1, C1          3                 2           A1, B1, C1
FI             3                2           A1, B1, C1          3                2            A1, B1, C1
SE             3                2           A1, B1, C1          3                 2           A1, B1, C1
UK             3                2           A1, B1, C1          3                 2           A1, B1, C1
HR             1                0           C1                  1                 0           C1
TR             1                0           C1                  1                 0           C1
NO             3                2           A1, B1, C1          0                 0           -
CH             3                2           A1, B1, C1          3                 2           A1, B1, C1
IS             3                2           A1, B1, C1          3                 2           A1, B1, C1




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      Among the EU27 Member States, all countries provided the three datasets for the reference year 2006
      with the exception of two countries which have provided respectively dataset C1 only and dataset A1
      only.

      There were no change for the data provision of the Candidate Countries for which only dataset C1 was
      available in 2005 and 2006. Regarding the EFTA countries, two countries provided all datasets in 2006
      (as in 2005) while one country did not provide any data although the three datasets were available in
      2005.


          2.2     Format of the data in the file provided
      For both reference years 2005 and 2006, all the participating countries provided data according to the
      format requested by the Regulation.


          2.3     Number of declaring airports
      The number of reporting airports by country did not vary much between 2005 and 2006 for each of the
      three datasets. Detailed tables with the number of reporting airports are presented below for the three
      datasets separately. The figures presented are broken down according to the size of the airport in terms
      of passenger units.
      Small differences that are observed can be due to several reasons. Airports can have changed category
      between 2005 and 2006, either because they have reached the minimum of the higher category in
      2006, either because they do not reach anymore in 2006 the minimum threshold of the category they
      were belonging to in 2005. Noticeable is that some countries provided data for more airports in 2006
      compared to 2005, the data coverage being thus improved.

                                        between 15 000    between 150 000         more than
                       <15 000                                                                             Total
    Table A1                             and 150 000       and 1 500 000          1 500 000
                    2005      2006      2005     2006      2005     2006        2005     2006       2005           2006
BELGIUM                  :          :         :        1         :        :          2        3           2            4
CZECH REPUBLIC           :          :        1         1        2        2           1        1           4            4
DENMARK                  2         1         1         2        5        5           2        2          10           10
GERMANY                 41        40         6         4        8        9          16       16          71           69
ESTONIA                  :          :         :        :        1         :           :       1           1            1
GREECE                   7         7        12       13        13       12           6        7          38           39
SPAIN                     :         :         :         :      16       16          17       18          33           34
FRANCE                   2        11        22       20        29       29          13       13          66           73
IRELAND                  :          :         :        :        3        3           3        3           6            6
ITALY                    3         3         2         2       12       11          17       18          34           34
CYPRUS                   :          :         :        :         :        :          2        2           2            2
LATVIA                   :          :         :        :         :        :          1        1           1            1
LITHUANIA                :          :        2         1        1        1            :       1           3            3
LUXEMBOURG               :          :         :        :         :        :          1        1           1            1
HUNGARY                  :          :         :        :         :        :          1        1           1            1
MALTA                    :          :         :        :         :        :          1        1           1            1
NETHERLANDS              :          :         :        :        4        4           1        1           5            5
AUSTRIA                  :          :         :        :        4        4           2        2           6            6
POLAND                   :          :         :        :         :       4           1        2           1            6
PORTUGAL                  :         :        2         2        4        4           4        4          10           10
ROMANIA                  :          :         :        :        2        3           1        1           3            4
SLOVENIA                 :          :         :        :        1        1            :        :          1            1
SLOVAKIA                 :          :         :        :         :       1           1        1           1            2
FINLAND                  9         8        10       12        10        8           1        1          30           29
SWEDEN                    :         :        4         2       11       13           3        5          18           20
UNITED KINGDOM           8         8         7         8       13       13          20       20          48           49
ICELAND                  :          :         :        :         :        :          1        1           1            1
NORWAY                  41          :       25         :       12         :          4         :         82             :
SWITZERLAND              1         1         2         2        1        1           3        3           7            7


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                                   between 15 000      between 150 000       more than
                   <15 000                                                                           Total
    Table B1                        and 150 000         and 1 500 000        1 500 000
                 2005     2006     2005     2006        2005     2006      2005     2006      2005           2006
BELGIUM               :        :         :        1           :        :        2        3        2              4
CZECH REPUBLIC       :        :         1         1          2        2         1        1        4              4
DENMARK              2        2         1         1          5        5         2        2       10             10
GERMANY             41       38         6         4          9        9        15       16       71             67
ESTONIA               :        :         :         :         1         :         :       1        1              1
GREECE               7        7        12       13          13       12         6        7       38             39
SPAIN                 :        :         :         :        16       16        17       18       33             34
FRANCE               2       11        22       20          29       29        13       13       66             73
IRELAND               :        :         :         :         3        3         3        3        6              6
ITALY                3        3         2         2         12       11        17       18       34             34
CYPRUS                :        :         :         :          :        :        2        2        2              2
LATVIA                :        :         :         :          :        :        1        1        1              1
LITHUANIA             :        :        2         1          1        1          :       1        3              3
LUXEMBOURG            :        :         :         :          :        :         :        :        :              :
HUNGARY               :        :         :         :          :        :        1        1        1              1
MALTA                 :        :         :         :          :        :        1        1        1              1
NETHERLANDS          :        :         1         1          3        3         1        1        5              5
AUSTRIA               :        :         :         :         4        4         2        2        6              6
POLAND                :        :         :         :          :       4         1        2        1              6
PORTUGAL              :        :        2         2          4        4         4        4       10             10
ROMANIA               :        :         :         :         2        3         1        1        3              4
SLOVENIA              :        :         :         :         1        1          :        :       1              1
SLOVAKIA              :        :         :         :          :       1         1        1        1              2
FINLAND              9        8        10       12          10        8         1        1       30             29
SWEDEN                :        :         :        2           :      13         3        5        3             20
UNITED KINGDOM       8        8         7         8         13       13        20       20       48             49
ICELAND               :        :         :         :          :        :        1        1        1              1
NORWAY              12        :        25         :         11         :        4        :       52               :
SWITZERLAND          1        1         2         2          1        1         3        3        7              7


                                   between 15 000      between 150 000       more than
                   <15 000                                                                           Total
    Table C1                        and 150 000         and 1 500 000        1 500 000
                 2005     2006     2005     2006        2005     2006      2005     2006      2005           2006
BELGIUM               :        :         :         :         2        2         3        3        5              5
BULGARIA              :        :        1         1           :        :        3        3        4              4
CZECH REPUBLIC       :        :         1         1          2        2         1        1        4              4
DENMARK              1        1         2         2          5        5         2        2       10             10
GERMANY              1       11        15         2          8        9        16       16       40             38
ESTONIA               :       1         1          :         1         :         :       1        2              2
GREECE               7        7        12       12          13       13         6        7       38             39
SPAIN                 :        :        5         6         17       16        17       18       39             40
FRANCE               2       11        22       19          29       30        13       13       66             73
IRELAND              1        1         4         4          3        3         3        3       11             11
ITALY                6        6         7         5         13       14        17       18       43             43
CYPRUS                :        :         :         :          :        :        2        2        2              2
LATVIA               1        1          :         :          :        :        1        1        2              2
LITHUANIA             :        :        2         1          1        1          :       1        3              3
LUXEMBOURG            :        :         :         :          :        :         :        :        :              :
HUNGARY               :        :         :         :          :        :        1        1        1              1
MALTA                 :        :         :         :          :        :        1        1        1              1
NETHERLANDS           :        :         :         :         4        4         1        1        5              5
AUSTRIA               :        :         :         :         4        4         2        2        6              6
POLAND                :        :        4         1          4        6         2        2       10              9
PORTUGAL              :        :        2         2          4        4         4        4       10             10
ROMANIA               :        :        5         5          3        3         1        1        9              9
SLOVENIA              :        :         :         :         1        1          :        :       1              1
SLOVAKIA             2         :        2          :         2        1          :       1        6              2
FINLAND              5        5        10       12          10        8         1        1       26             26
SWEDEN                :      10        14       14          14       13         4        5       32             42
UNITED KINGDOM      15       15        13       13          13       13        20       20       61             61
CROATIA              1        2         4         2          3        4         1        1        9              9
TURKEY                :        :         :         :         7        7         7        7       14             14
ICELAND             17        7         4         3          2        3         1        1       24             14
NORWAY             122         :       28          :        12         :        4         :     166               :
SWITZERLAND          1        1         2         2          1        1         3        3        7              7




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     2.4         Revisions for the 2006 data
Revised data have been received for 14 of the 32 participating countries in the frame of the 2006 data
collection, which is slightly lower compared to the number of countries having revised data in 2005 (16
countries).

Among the countries for which new data have been provided, 8 countries submitted revised data for a
specific dataset and/or a specific period while 2 countries sent completely new datasets for the whole
year. The remaining 4 countries provided both a complete new dataset and partial revisions (depending
on the dataset considered), as displayed in the table below.
     Country                       BE    BG    CZ   DK        DE   EE    EL   ES   FR      IE     IT   CY   LV    LT   LU      HU
                          A1                                                                      X
 Complete year            B1                                                                      X
                          C1                                                               X      X
                          A1        X          X                                    X      X           X
 Partial revision         B1        X          X                               X    X      X           X
                          C1                   X                                    X                  X

     Country                       MT    NL    AT       PL    PT   RO    SI   SK    FI     SE    UK    HR   TR   NO    CH      IS
                          A1       X     X     X        X
 Complete year            B1       X
                          C1       X
                          A1                                             X                                              X
 Partial revision         B1              X    X        X                X                                              X
                          C1              X             X                X                                                     X

3 Main problems during integration
     3.1         Freight units
Some participating countries provided Eurostat with freight data in kilograms while it should be
expressed in tonnes according to the Regulation. In this case, freight data have been divided by 1000
during the import in the production dataset.

     3.2    Airline information and aircraft type codification – availability of the
       information
The following table presents the summary of the information received on airline and aircraft by dataset.
     2006           Airline provision in A1 and/or B1        Airline provision in C1            Aircraft provision in A1
BELGIUM             Confidential codes                       "All airlines" code                Detailed aircraft ICAO codes
BULGARIA            -                                        "All airlines" code                -
CZECH REPUBLIC      Confidential codes                       "All airlines" code                Detailed aircraft ICAO codes
DENMARK             Detailed airline ICAO codes              "All airlines" code                Detailed aircraft ICAO codes
GERMANY             No airline code                          "1EU", "1NE" codes                 Detailed aircraft ICAO codes
ESTONIA             Detailed airline ICAO codes              Detailed airline ICAO codes        Detailed aircraft ICAO codes
IRELAND             "1EU", "1NE" codes                       "1EU", "1NE" codes                 Detailed aircraft ICAO codes
GREECE              Detailed airline ICAO codes              "All airlines" code                Detailed aircraft ICAO codes
SPAIN               "1EU", "1NE" codes                       "1EU", "1NE" codes                 Detailed aircraft ICAO codes
FRANCE              "Unknown" code                           "All airlines" code                Detailed aircraft ICAO codes
ITALY               Detailed airline ICAO codes              "All airlines" code                Detailed aircraft ICAO codes
CYPRUS              "Unknown" code                           "All airlines" code                Detailed aircraft ICAO codes
LATVIA              "1EU", "1NE" codes                       "1EU", "1NE" codes                 Detailed aircraft ICAO codes
LITHUANIA           "1EU", "1NE" codes                       "1EU", "1NE" codes                 Detailed aircraft ICAO codes
LUXEMBOURG          "1EU", "1NE" codes                       -                                  Detailed aircraft ICAO codes
HUNGARY             Detailed airline ICAO codes              Detailed airline ICAO codes        Detailed aircraft ICAO codes
MALTA               Detailed airline ICAO codes              Detailed airline ICAO codes        Detailed aircraft ICAO codes
NETHERLANDS         "1+ISO", "2+ISO" codes                   "1+ISO", "2+ISO" codes             Detailed aircraft ICAO codes
AUSTRIA             "1EU", "1NE" codes                       "All airlines" code                Detailed aircraft ICAO codes
POLAND              Detailed airline ICAO codes              Detailed airline ICAO codes        Detailed aircraft ICAO codes
PORTUGAL            "1EU", "1NE" codes                       "1EU", "1NE" codes                 Detailed aircraft ICAO codes
ROMANIA             Detailed airline ICAO codes              "All airlines" code                Detailed aircraft ICAO codes
SLOVENIA            "Unknown" code                           "All airlines" code                Detailed aircraft ICAO codes
SLOVAKIA            Detailed airline ICAO codes              "All airlines" code                Detailed aircraft ICAO codes
FINLAND             Detailed airline ICAO codes              Detailed airline ICAO codes        Detailed aircraft ICAO codes
SWEDEN              Confidential codes                       "All airlines" code                Detailed aircraft ICAO codes
UNITED KINGDOM      "1EU", "1NE" codes                       "1EU", "1NE" codes                 Detailed aircraft ICAO codes
ICELAND             Detailed airline ICAO codes              Detailed airline ICAO codes        Detailed aircraft ICAO codes
NORWAY              -                                        -                                  -
SWITZERLAND         "1EU", "1NE" codes                       "All airlines" code                Detailed aircraft ICAO codes
CROATIA             -                                        "All airlines" code                -
TURKEY              -                                        "All airlines" code                -




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Regarding the airline information in dataset C1, one country has sent in 2006 the “1EU” and
“1NE” codes against no information in 2005. For the aircraft information, two countries reported
the detailed ICAO code in 2006 whereas the code “Unknown” has been used for the 2005 data
transmission.

                                                                         Airline provision in A1 and/or B1
When considering the airline provision in the
Flight Stage and the On Flight Origin Destination
datasets in 2006, it appears that around two                                            Detailed
                                                                                                                    No airline
thirds of the 32 countries provided detailed codes                                   airline ICAO
                                                                                                                      code
(the detailed airline ICAO code for 35% and the                                         codes
                                                                                                                       3%
“1EU”, “1NE” codes for 31%). The country                                                 35%
providing the codes “1+ISO” and “2+ISO” have                         Confidential
                                                                                                       Datasets A1
always been taken into consideration under the                        codes 9%
                                                                                                        and B1 not
group ‘“1EU”, “1NE” codes.’
                                                                    "Unknown"                            provided
The other countries provided confidential codes                      code 9%          "1EU", "1NE"           13%
(9%), the unknown code (9%), or no airline code                                          codes
at all (3%). The remaining countries (13%) did                                            31%
not provide datasets A1 and B1.


                 Airline provision in C1



                                                           Regarding the airline provision in the Airport
                                                           dataset (C1), half of the 32 countries provided
                                 Detailed                  the “999 : All airlines” code. This is comparable
                               airline ICAO                to the share observed in 2005 (53%).
     "All airlines"                codes
         code                                              A quarter of the countries provided the
                                    19%                    distinction between EU airlines and non-EU
          50%
                                                           airlines and almost one fifth (19%) gave the
                                              Dataset C1   detailed ICAO airline code.
                      "1EU",                     not
                      "1NE"                                For the two countries represented in the last 6%,
                                               provided    dataset C1 has not been provided in 2006.
                      codes
                                                  6%                         Aircraft provision
                       25%



                                                                   Dataset A1
                                                                      not
                                                                    provided
                                                                      13%
                                                                                           Detailed
All countries having provided dataset A1 in 2006                                           aircraft
reported detailed ICAO codes for the aircraft                                               ICAO
dimension, representing a percentage of 87%.                                                codes
                                                                                             87%
The last 13% of the participating countries did
not provide A1 dataset in 2006.




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              3.3      Problems of codification
         As for the previous years, when codes (for airports, airlines and aircraft) provided by the reporting
         countries could not be identified by Eurostat, a request has been sent by Eurostat to the concerned
         countries in order to have clarifications about these codes. The codes have then been integrated in the
         appropriate dictionary or transcoded, following the indications of the countries.

              3.4      Seats available
         Quality checks on seats available consist in verifying that the number of seats available provided is
         lower compared to the number of passengers. The cases where this condition is not respected are sent
         by Eurostat to the participating countries in order to clarify the situation, generally by making the seats
         available equal to the number of passengers (sometimes, the concerned countries provide Eurostat with
         full datasets updated). The detail on the seats available provision and the actions made are given in the
         table below.
                   Dataset A1
    Country                         Seats available provision                                 Comments on seats available
                 provision (y/n)
BELGIUM               Yes          Seats available provided     Eurostat decided to make seats available =passengers where seats available<passengers
BULGARIA              Yes          Seats available provided     -
CZECH REPUBLIC        Yes          Seats available provided     -
DENMARK               Yes          Seats available provided     -
GERMANY               Yes          Seats available provided     -
ESTONIA               Yes          Seats available provided     Eurostat decided to make seats available =passengers where seats available<passengers
GREECE                Yes          Seats available provided     Seats available not disseminated
SPAIN                 Yes          Seats available provided     -
FRANCE                Yes          Seats available provided     Seats available not disseminated
IRELAND               Yes          Seats available provided     Eurostat decided to make seats available =passengers where seats available<passengers
ITALY                 Yes          Seats available provided     -
CYPRUS                Yes          Seats available provided     Eurostat decided to make seats available =passengers where seats available<passengers
LATVIA                Yes          Seats available provided     -
LITHUANIA             Yes          Seats available provided     -
LUXEMBOURG            Yes          Seats available provided     Eurostat decided to make seats available =passengers where seats available<passengers
HUNGARY               Yes          Seats available provided     Eurostat decided to make seats available =passengers where seats available<passengers
MALTA                 Yes          Seats available provided     Eurostat decided to make seats available =passengers where seats available<passengers
NETHERLANDS           Yes          Seats available provided     -
AUSTRIA               Yes          Seats available provided     -
POLAND                Yes          Seats available provided     Eurostat decided to make seats available =passengers where seats available<passengers
PORTUGAL              Yes          Seats available provided     Eurostat decided to make seats available =passengers where seats available<passengers
ROMANIA               Yes          Seats available provided     -
SLOVENIA              Yes          Seats available provided     Eurostat decided to make seats available =passengers where seats available<passengers
SLOVAKIA              Yes          Seats available provided     -
FINLAND               Yes          Seats available provided     Eurostat decided to make seats available =passengers where seats available<passengers
SWEDEN                Yes          Seats available provided     -
UNITED KINGDOM        Yes          Seats available provided     Eurostat decided to make seats available =passengers where seats available<passengers
CROATIA                No          -                            -
TURKEY                 No          -                            -
ICELAND               Yes          Seats available provided     Eurostat decided to make seats available =passengers where seats available<passengers
NORWAY                Yes          Seats available provided     -
SWITZERLAND           Yes          Seats available provided     -


         The number countries presenting problems for the seats available in 2006 is comparable to the one
         observed in 2005.
         In 2006, the seats available will not be disseminated for Greece and France. Regarding the countries for
         which Eurostat decided to make seats available equal to passengers in the cases where problems were
         detected, they were 13 in 2006, the same figure compared to 2005.




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4 Compliance with the Regulation checks

    4.1     General remarks
For the reference year 2006, some countries did not provide all the datasets requested by the
Regulation. Furthermore, it happened that the airline information has been left empty : when no airline
information can be provided at all, the codes “ZZZ” should be used in datasets A1 and B1 while “999”
should be used in dataset C1 only.

When a wrong code (or no code) has been provided, it has been transcoded during the importation in
the database and the corresponding countries have been informed of the problem.

    4.2     Airports in category 2 and 3 (reporting all datasets)
Some countries did not provide the three datasets requested in the Regulation for some airports
belonging to categories 2 and 3. A great improvement was however noticeable in 2006 compared to
2005.

    4.3     Airports in category 1 (reporting the airport dataset)
As already mentioned in this document, some countries did not provide all the data requested for
dataset C1 : however, it must be highlighted that only few airports were concerned.


5 Summary of the mirror quality checks

    5.1     Passenger transport (see detailed tables by airport in annexes 1 and 2)

          5.1.1    Table A1

The mirror quality checks compare the declarations of the reporting countries to those of the partner
reporting countries on common city-to-city routes. The following table highlights the number of routes
for which problems have been detected in 2005 and 2006 and the number of routes for which the
figures of both participating countries concerned were reasonably close.

For ten countries, the share of routes with problems has decreased between 2005 and 2006. Generally
speaking, the share of routes with problems is very low, with the exception of one country registering
almost 17% of the routes with problems in 2006. At total countries level, the share of routes where
problems were registered increased from 2.7% to 3.5%.
                                         2005                                      2006

                                      No                % with                  No                  % with
                         Total               Problem              Total                 Problem
                                   problem             problems              problem               problems

EB BELGIUM                   198       188        10      5,1%        414        405          9       2,2%
EK DENMARK                   459       450         9      2,0%        464        454         10       2,2%
ED GERMANY                  1892      1859        33      1,7%       2073       2031         42       2,0%
EE ESTONIA                    62        62         0          -        58         57          1       1,7%
LG GREECE                    900       843        57      6,3%        950        899         51       5,4%
LE SPAIN                    1777      1730        47      2,6%       1893       1778        115       6,1%
LF FRANCE                   1909      1868        41      2,1%       2054       2013         41       2,0%
EI IRELAND                   362       359         3      0,8%        406        402          4       1,0%
LI ITALY                    1641      1592        49      3,0%       1652       1588         64       3,9%
LC CYPRUS                    202       197         5      2,5%        191        188          3       1,6%
EV LATVIA                     82        77         5      6,1%         80         76          4       5,0%
EY LITHUANIA                 100        99         1      1,0%        101         99          2       2,0%
EL LUXEMBOURG                114       112         2      1,8%        113        110          3       2,7%
LH HUNGARY                   134       128         6      4,5%        135        129          6       4,4%
LM MALTA                     117       115         2      1,7%        105        102          3       2,9%
EH NETHERLANDS               563       539        24      4,3%        581        559         22       3,8%
LO AUSTRIA                   450       441         9      2,0%        499        486         13       2,6%
EP POLAND                    140       138         2      1,4%        339        320         19       5,6%
LP PORTUGAL                  451       428        23      5,1%        455        428         27       5,9%
LJ SLOVENIA                  107       107         0          -       113        112          1       0,9%
LZ SLOVAKIA                    0         0         0          -       132        129          3       2,3%
EF FINLAND                   445       443         2      0,4%        436        431          5       1,1%
ES SWEDEN                    441       419        22      5,0%        436        406         30       6,9%
EG UNITED KINGDOM           1475      1442        33      2,2%       1571       1533         38       2,4%
LR ROMANIA                    79        69        10     12,7%        144        120         24      16,7%
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BI ICELAND                   101       101         0          -        94         93          1       1,1%
EN NORWAY                    621       605        16      2,6%           :          :          :          -
LS SWITZERLAND               351       346         5      1,4%        355        349          6       1,7%
        The following table gives the detailed results by category based on the volume of passengers registered
        on the routes. The categories registering the highest number of routes with problems are the categories
        with the smallest number of passengers.
                                                       Route with pax >= 500000 and <     Route with pax >= 100000 and <    Route with pax >= 10000 and <
                      Route with pax >= 1000000 and
                                                       1000000 and where difference >=    500000 and where difference >=    100000 and where difference >=            NO PROBLEM
                         where difference >= 5%
                                                                    10%                                10%                               15%
                         2005             2006             2005             2006              2005            2006              2005             2006             2005               2006
EB BELGIUM               0        -       0        -      0         -      0         -       0         -     0         -      10     5,1%       9     2,2%      188 94,9%        405      97,8%
EK DENMARK               0        -       0        -      0         -      0         -       1     0,2%      2     0,4%        8     1,7%       8     1,7%      450 98,0%        454      97,8%
ED GERMANY               0        -       0        -      1     0,1%       1     0,0%       10     0,5%     16     0,8%       22     1,2%      25     1,2%    1 859 98,3%      2 031      98,0%
EE ESTONIA               0        -       0        -      0         -      0         -       0         -     1     1,7%        0         -      0         -      62 100,0%        57      98,3%
LG GREECE                0        -       0        -      2     0,2%       2     0,2%       11     1,2%      9     0,9%       44     4,9%      40     4,2%      843 93,7%        899      94,6%
LE SPAIN                 0        -       0        -      0         -      0         -       4     0,2%     21     1,1%       43     2,4%      94     5,0%    1 730 97,4%      1 778      93,9%
LF FRANCE                0        -       0        -      0         -      0         -       4     0,2%      4     0,2%       37     1,9%      37     1,8%    1 868 97,9%      2 013      98,0%
EI IRELAND               0        -       0        -      0         -      0         -       0         -     0         -       3     0,8%       4     1,0%      359 99,2%        402      99,0%
LI ITALY                 0        -       0        -      1     0,1%       1     0,1%        8     0,5%     14     0,8%       40     2,4%      49     3,0%    1 592 97,0%      1 588      96,1%
LC CYPRUS                0        -       0        -      0         -      0         -       0         -     0         -       5     2,5%       3     1,6%      197 97,5%        188      98,4%
EV LATVIA                0        -       0        -      0         -      0         -       2     2,4%      1     1,3%        3     3,7%       3     3,8%       77 93,9%         76      95,0%
EY LITHUANIA             0        -       0        -      0         -      0         -       0         -     1     1,0%        1     1,0%       1     1,0%       99 99,0%         99      98,0%
EL LUXEMBOURG            0        -       0        -      0         -      0         -       0         -     0         -       2     1,8%       3     2,7%      112 98,2%        110      97,3%
LH HUNGARY               0        -       0        -      0         -      0         -       4     3,0%      2     1,5%        2     1,5%       4     3,0%      128 95,5%        129      95,6%
LM MALTA                 0        -       0        -      0         -      0         -       0         -     1     1,0%        2     1,7%       2     1,9%      115 98,3%        102      97,1%
EH NETHERLANDS           0        -       0        -      0         -      0         -       2     0,4%      4     0,7%       22     3,9%      18     3,1%      539 95,7%        559      96,2%
LO AUSTRIA               0        -       0        -      0         -      0         -       1     0,2%      1     0,2%        8     1,8%      12     2,4%      441 98,0%        486      97,4%
EP POLAND                0        -       0        -      0         -      0         -       1     0,7%      3     0,9%        1     0,7%      16     4,7%      138 98,6%        320      94,4%
LP PORTUGAL              0        -       0        -      0         -      0         -       4     0,9%      5     1,1%       19     4,2%      22     4,8%      428 94,9%        428      94,1%
LR ROMANIA               0        -       0        -      0         -      0         -       2     2,5%      2     1,4%        8 10,1%         22 15,3%          69 87,3%        120      83,3%
LJ SLOVENIA              0        -       0        -      0         -      0         -       0         -     0         -       0         -      1     0,9%      107 100,0%       112      99,1%
LZ SLOVAKIA              0        -       0        -      0         -      0         -       0         -     0         -       0         -      3     2,3%        0       -      129      97,7%
EF FINLAND               0        -       0        -      0         -      0         -       0         -     2     0,5%        2     0,4%       3     0,7%      443 99,6%        431      98,9%
ES SWEDEN                1    0,2%        0        -      0         -      0         -       9     2,0%      6     1,4%       12     2,7%      24     5,5%      419 95,0%        406      93,1%
EG UNITED KINGDOM        1    0,1%        0        -      0         -      0         -       9     0,6%     10     0,6%       23     1,6%      28     1,8%    1 442 97,8%      1 533      97,6%
BI ICELAND               0        -       0        -      0         -      0         -       0         -     0         -       0         -      1     1,1%      101 100,0%        93      98,9%
EN NORWAY                0        -        :       :      0         -       :        :       2     0,3%       :        :      14     2,3%        :        :     605 97,4%           :          :
LS SWITZERLAND           0        -       0        -      0         -      0         -       0         -     1     0,3%        5     1,4%       5     1,4%      346 98,6%        349      98,3%
                    5.1.2        Table B1
                                                                        2005                                                                   2006

                                                              No                                % with                                 No                              % with
                                           Total                             Problem                                Total                             Problem
                                                           problem                             problems                             problem                           problems

       EB BELGIUM                               188                  174                  14         7,4%                   413               401               12         2,9%
       EK DENMARK                               393                  376                  17         4,3%                   460               452                8         1,7%
       ED GERMANY                              1778              1   729                  49         2,8%                  2003           1   970               33         1,6%
       EE ESTONIA                                62                   61                   1         1,6%                    59                58                1         1,7%
       LG GREECE                                861                  810                  51         5,9%                   905               875               30         3,3%
       LE SPAIN                                1741              1   610                 131         7,5%                  1939           1   871               68         3,5%
       LF FRANCE                               1802              1   754                  48         2,7%                  2023           1   989               34         1,7%
       EI IRELAND                               364                  356                   8         2,2%                   404               401                3         0,7%
       LI ITALY                                1606              1   547                  59         3,7%                  1652           1   608               44         2,7%
       LC CYPRUS                                192                  185                   7         3,6%                   180               175                5         2,8%
       EV LATVIA                                 78                   73                   5         6,4%                    82                78                4         4,9%
       EY LITHUANIA                              98                   97                   1         1,0%                    99                96                3         3,0%
       LH HUNGARY                               134                  127                   7         5,2%                   136               132                4         2,9%
       LM MALTA                                 122                  118                   4         3,3%                   109               106                3         2,8%
       EH NETHERLANDS                           479                  463                  16         3,3%                   575               549               26         4,5%
       LO AUSTRIA                               445                  426                  19         4,3%                   485               473               12         2,5%
       EP POLAND                                138                  133                   5         3,6%                   348               339                9         2,6%
       LP PORTUGAL                              425                  403                  22         5,2%                   456               435               21         4,6%
       LR ROMANIA                                79                   63                  16        20,3%                   142               119               23        16,2%
       LJ SLOVENIA                              106                  106                   0             -                  112               111                1         0,9%
       LZ SLOVAKIA                                0                    0                   0             -                  126               122                4         3,2%
       EF FINLAND                               384                  379                   5         1,3%                   422               418                4         0,9%
       ES SWEDEN                                275                  246                  29        10,5%                   436               422               14         3,2%
       EG UNITED KINGDOM                       1450              1   379                  71         4,9%                  1567           1   539               28         1,8%
       BI ICELAND                                93                   92                   1         1,1%                    93                93                0             -
       EN NORWAY                                372                  256                 116        31,2%                      :                 :                :            -
       LS SWITZERLAND                           347                  340                   7         2,0%                   352               348                4         1,1%

        The share of routes with problems used to be higher in the On Flight Origin Destination dataset
        compared to the Flight Stage dataset. However, this is not the case any more: for 23 out of the 27




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        countries available, the share of route with problem has decreased between 2005 and 2006 and there
        were, in 2006, only 8 countries left for which the share of route with problem was higher in B1
        compared to A1. At “total countries” level, the share of routes with problems decreased from 5.1% in
        2005 to 2.6% in 2006.
                                                   Route with pax >= 500000 and < Route with pax >= 100000 and <   Route with pax >= 10000 and <
                     Route with pax >= 1000000 and
                                                    1000000 and where difference 500000 and where difference >=    100000 and where difference >=               NO PROBLEM
                        where difference >= 5%
                                                               >= 10%                          10%                              15%
                         2005            2006           2005            2006           2005           2006           2005                 2006           2005             2006
EB BELGIUM               0     -          0     -      1     0,5%        1 0,2%       2     1,1%       1 0,2%       11 5,9%         10        2,4%      174 92,6%        401 97,1%
EK DENMARK               1 0,3%           0     -      0         -       0     -      5     1,3%       2 0,4%       11 2,8%          6        1,3%      376 95,7%        452 98,3%
ED GERMANY               0     -          0     -      0         -       0     -     13     0,7%       6 0,3%       36 2,0%         27        1,3%    1 729 97,2%      1 970 98,4%
EE ESTONIA               0     -          0     -      0         -       0     -      0         -      1 1,7%        1 1,6%          0            -      61 98,4%         58 98,3%
LG GREECE                0     -          0     -      1     0,1%        1 0,1%       4     0,5%       2 0,2%       46 5,3%         27        3,0%      810 94,1%        875 96,7%
LE SPAIN                 0     -          1 0,1%       1     0,1%        1 0,1%      23     1,3%      11 0,6%      107 6,1%         55        2,8%    1 610 92,5%      1 871 96,5%
LF FRANCE                0     -          0     -      0         -       0     -     11     0,6%       3 0,1%       37 2,1%         31        1,5%    1 754 97,3%      1 989 98,3%
EI IRELAND               0     -          0     -      0         -       0     -      0         -      0     -       8 2,2%          3        0,7%      356 97,8%        401 99,3%
LI ITALY                 0     -          0     -      1     0,1%        1 0,1%      10     0,6%      12 0,7%       48 3,0%         31        1,9%    1 547 96,3%      1 608 97,3%
LC CYPRUS                0     -          0     -      1     0,5%        0     -      2     1,0%       1 0,6%        4 2,1%          4        2,2%      185 96,4%        175 97,2%
EV LATVIA                0     -          0     -      0         -       0     -      2     2,6%       1 1,2%        3 3,8%          3        3,7%       73 93,6%         78 95,1%
EY LITHUANIA             0     -          0     -      0         -       0     -      0         -      1 1,0%        1 1,0%          2        2,0%       97 99,0%         96 97,0%
LH HUNGARY               0     -          0     -      0         -       0     -      4     3,0%       2 1,5%        3 2,2%          2        1,5%      127 94,8%        132 97,1%
LM MALTA                 0     -          0     -      0         -       0     -      0         -      0     -       4 3,3%          3        2,8%      118 96,7%        106 97,2%
EH NETHERLANDS           0     -          1 0,2%       1     0,2%        0     -      4     0,8%       7 1,2%       11 2,3%         18        3,1%      463 96,7%        549 95,5%
LO AUSTRIA               0     -          0     -      0         -       0     -      1     0,2%       0     -      18 4,0%         12        2,5%      426 95,7%        473 97,5%
EP POLAND                0     -          0     -      0         -       0     -      1     0,7%       3 0,9%        4 2,9%          6        1,7%      133 96,4%        339 97,4%
LP PORTUGAL              0     -          0     -      0         -       0     -      4     0,9%       7 1,5%       18 4,2%         14        3,1%      403 94,8%        435 95,4%
LR ROMANIA               0     -          0     -      0         -       0     -      3     3,8%       2 1,4%       13 16,5%        21       14,8%       63 79,7%        119 83,8%
LJ SLOVENIA              0     -          0     -      0         -       0     -      0         -      0     -       0      -        1        0,9%      106 100,0%       111 99,1%
LZ SLOVAKIA              0     -          0     -      0         -       0     -      0         -      0     -       0      -        4        3,2%        0       -      122 96,8%
EF FINLAND               0     -          0     -      0         -       0     -      1     0,3%       0     -       4 1,0%          4        0,9%      379 98,7%        418 99,1%
ES SWEDEN                1 0,4%           0     -      1     0,4%        0     -     11     4,0%       6 1,4%       16 5,8%          8        1,8%      246 89,5%        422 96,8%
EG UNITED KINGDOM        1 0,1%           0     -      2     0,1%        0     -     17     1,2%       9 0,6%       51 3,5%         19        1,2%    1 379 95,1%      1 539 98,2%
BI ICELAND               0     -          0     -      0         -       0     -      1     1,1%       0     -       0      -        0            -      92 98,9%         93 100,0%
EN NORWAY                1 0,3%            :    :      3     0,8%         :    :     24     6,5%        :    :      88 23,7%          :           :     256 68,8%           :      :
LS SWITZERLAND           0     -          0     -      0         -       0     -      1     0,3%       1 0,3%        6 1,7%          3        0,9%      340 98,0%        348 98,9%
        As for dataset A1, the major part of the routes with problems concerns routes with the lowest number
        of passengers for the reference year 2006. It must be added that the share of routes without problem
        still remains relatively high (always higher than 94%) with the exception of one country.

             5.2      Freight transport (see detailed tables by airport in annexes 3 and 4)
             5.2.1               Table A1
                                                                     2005                                                                   2006

                                                          No                                % with                               No                               % with
                                           Total                          Problem                              Total                             Problem
                                                        Problem                            problems                            Problem                           problems

     EB BELGIUM                                194              186                  8              4,1%             404              384                 20           5,0%
     EK DENMARK                                431              412                 19              4,4%             428              411                 17           4,0%
     ED GERMANY                               1843             1802                 41              2,2%            2003             1962                 41           2,0%
     EE ESTONIA                                 60               59                  1              1,7%              56               54                  2           3,6%
     LG GREECE                                 861              857                  4              0,5%             907              903                  4           0,4%
     LE SPAIN                                 1732             1718                 14              0,8%            1840             1819                 21           1,1%
     LF FRANCE                                1869             1841                 28              1,5%            2013             1993                 20           1,0%
     EI IRELAND                                357              345                 12              3,4%             401              394                  7           1,7%
     LI ITALY                                 1610             1601                  9              0,6%            1626             1614                 12           0,7%
     LC CYPRUS                                 197              193                  4              2,0%             185              180                  5           2,7%
     EV LATVIA                                  77               75                  2              2,6%              77               75                  2           2,6%
     EY LITHUANIA                               96               94                  2              2,1%              95               92                  3           3,2%
     EL LUXEMBOURG                             111              102                  9              8,1%             110              101                  9           8,2%
     LH HUNGARY                                131              127                  4              3,1%             132              120                 12           9,1%
     LM MALTA                                  114              113                  1              0,9%             103              101                  2           1,9%
     EH NETHERLANDS                            548              534                 14              2,6%             562              552                 10           1,8%
     LO AUSTRIA                                437              432                  5              1,1%             486              480                  6           1,2%
     EP POLAND                                 137              131                  6              4,4%             331              321                 10           3,0%
     LP PORTUGAL                               438              432                  6              1,4%             440              434                  6           1,4%
     LR ROMANIA                                 79               79                  0                  -            142              138                  4           2,8%
     LJ SLOVENIA                               104              103                  1              1,0%             109              108                  1           0,9%
     LZ SLOVAKIA                                 0                0                  0                  -            131              131                  0               -
     EF FINLAND                                407              402                  5              1,2%             397              391                  6           1,5%
     EG UNITED KINGDOM                        1453             1425                 28              1,9%            1554             1525                 29           1,9%
     BI ICELAND                                 95               90                  5              5,3%              89               84                  5           5,6%
     EN NORWAY                                 564              560                  4              0,7%                :                :                  :              -
     LS SWITZERLAND                            340              335                  5              1,5%             346              339                  7           2,0%




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          The previous table shows that the evolution in the quality of the freight data between 2005 and 2006
          was relatively stable at total level although there are important differences at country level. Among the
          26 reporting countries available, the share of routes with problems has decreased for 12 countries. At
          total country level, the share of routes with problems remained constant (1.7% in 2005 and 2006). As
          for the previous years, no data on freight are available for Sweden in 2006.
                                                       Route with Freight >= 2000 and Route with Freight >= 1000 and Route with Freight >= 500 and
                      Route with Freight >= 4000 and
                                                       < 4000 and where difference >= < 2000 and where difference >= < 1000 and where difference >=            No problem
                        where difference >= 40%
                                                                    40%                            40%                            40%
                          2005              2006            2005             2006          2005             2006          2005            2006             2005            2006
EB BELGIUM               5      2,6%       8     2,0%      0         -      5     1,2%    2     1,0%       6     1,5%    1     0,5%      1     0,2%      186 95,9%       384 95,0%
EK DENMARK               6      1,4%       5     1,2%      4     0,9%       5     1,2%    5     1,2%       4     0,9%    4     0,9%      3     0,7%      412 95,6%       411 96,0%
ED GERMANY              16      0,9%      15     0,7%     10     0,5%       9     0,4%    8     0,4%       7     0,3%    7     0,4%     10     0,5%    1 802 97,8%     1 962 98,0%
EE ESTONIA               0          -      0         -     0         -      0         -   0         -      0         -   1     1,7%      2     3,6%       59 98,3%        54 96,4%
LG GREECE                2      0,2%       0         -     0         -      1     0,1%    1     0,1%       1     0,1%    1     0,1%      2     0,2%      857 99,5%       903 99,6%
LE SPAIN                 4      0,2%       9     0,5%      3     0,2%       3     0,2%    2     0,1%       5     0,3%    5     0,3%      4     0,2%    1 718 99,2%     1 819 98,9%
LF FRANCE               11      0,6%       7     0,3%      7     0,4%       7     0,3%    7     0,4%       4     0,2%    3     0,2%      2     0,1%    1 841 98,5%     1 993 99,0%
EI IRELAND               3      0,8%       0         -     3     0,8%       2     0,5%    4     1,1%       4     1,0%    2     0,6%      1     0,2%      345 96,6%       394 98,3%
LI ITALY                 7      0,4%       5     0,3%      1     0,1%       3     0,2%    1     0,1%       1     0,1%    0         -     3     0,2%    1 601 99,4%     1 614 99,3%
LC CYPRUS                0          -      1     0,5%      0         -      1     0,5%    0         -      1     0,5%    4     2,0%      2     1,1%      193 98,0%       180 97,3%
EV LATVIA                0          -      0         -     0         -      0         -   1     1,3%       1     1,3%    1     1,3%      1     1,3%       75 97,4%        75 97,4%
EY LITHUANIA             0          -      0         -     1         -      1     1,1%    0         -      0         -   1         -     2     2,1%       94       -      92 96,8%
EL LUXEMBOURG            3      2,7%       4     3,6%      3     2,7%       2     1,8%    2     1,8%       1     0,9%    1     0,9%      2     1,8%      102 91,9%       101 91,8%
LH HUNGARY               2      1,5%       3     2,3%      1     0,8%       6     4,5%    1     0,8%       1     0,8%    0     0,0%      2     1,5%      127 96,9%       120 90,9%
LM MALTA                 0          -      0         -     0         -      1     1,0%    0         -      0         -   1     0,9%      1     1,0%      113 99,1%       101 98,1%
EH NETHERLANDS           4      0,7%       4     0,7%      2     0,4%       4     0,7%    4     0,7%       1     0,2%    4     0,7%      1     0,2%      534 97,4%       552 98,2%
LO AUSTRIA               1      0,2%       2     0,4%      1     0,2%       2     0,4%    2     0,5%       1     0,2%    1     0,2%      1     0,2%      432 98,9%       480 98,8%
EP POLAND                1      0,7%       1     0,3%      1     0,7%       2     0,6%    2     1,5%       3     0,9%    2     1,5%      4     1,2%      131 95,6%       321 97,0%
LP PORTUGAL              2      0,5%       2     0,5%      0         -      3     0,7%    2     0,5%       1     0,2%    2     0,5%      0         -     432 98,6%       434 98,6%
LR ROMANIA               0          -      0         -     0         -      1     0,7%    0         -      1     0,7%    0         -     2     1,4%       79 100,0%      138 97,2%
LJ SLOVENIA              0          -      0         -     0         -      0         -   0         -      0         -   1     1,0%      1     0,9%      103 99,0%       108 99,1%
LZ SLOVAKIA              0          -      0         -     0         -      0         -   0         -      0         -   0         -     0         -       0       -     131 100,0%
EF FINLAND               0          -      1     0,3%      2     0,5%       2     0,5%    2     0,5%       0         -   1     0,2%      3     0,8%      402 98,8%       391 98,5%
EG UNITED KINGDOM       10      0,7%       9     0,6%      4     0,3%       5     0,3%    7     0,5%       7     0,5%    7     0,5%      8     0,5%    1 425 98,1%     1 525 98,1%
BI ICELAND               1      1,1%       0         -     3     3,2%       3     3,4%    0         -      1     1,1%    1     1,1%      1     1,1%       90 94,7%        84 94,4%
EN NORWAY                1      0,2%        :        :     1     0,2%        :        :   0         -       :        :   2     0,4%       :        :     560 99,3%          :      :
LS SWITZERLAND           0          -      0         -     0         -      1     0,3%    3     0,9%       4     1,2%    2     0,6%      2     0,6%      335 98,5%       339 98,0%
          The number of routes with problems detailed in the previous table by country, is equally shared among
          the different categories based on the size of the airport in terms of freight transport. However, as
          mentioned previously for passenger transport, routes with problems represent a relatively small share in
          the total number of routes (always less than 10% in 2006).
                    5.2.2        Table B1
                                                                   2005                                                             2006

                                                          No                             % with                            No                             % with
                                           Total                         Problem                           Total                         Problem
                                                        Problem                         problems                         Problem                         problems
         EB BELGIUM                             185             175               10           5,4%             400             371                29          7,3%
         EK DENMARK                             376             359               17           4,5%             421             403                18          4,3%
         ED GERMANY                            1729            1696               33           1,9%            1921            1880                41          2,1%
         EE ESTONIA                              59              58                1           1,7%              56              54                 2          3,6%
         LG GREECE                              828             823                5           0,6%             861             858                 3          0,3%
         LE SPAIN                              1702            1691               11           0,6%            1873            1851                22          1,2%
         LF FRANCE                             1769            1746               23           1,3%            1972            1952                20          1,0%
         EI IRELAND                             356             342               14           3,9%             395             387                 8          2,0%
         LI ITALY                              1574            1563               11           0,7%            1619            1604                15          0,9%
         LC CYPRUS                              188             188                0               -            174             170                 4          2,3%
         EV LATVIA                               74              72                2           2,7%              79              77                 2          2,5%
         EY LITHUANIA                            94              92                2           2,1%              92              89                 3          3,3%
         LH HUNGARY                             130             126                4           3,1%             132             122                10          7,6%
         LM MALTA                               118             118                0               -            107             105                 2          1,9%
         EH NETHERLANDS                         471             464                7           1,5%             551             545                 6          1,1%
         LO AUSTRIA                             433             428                5           1,2%             470             466                 4          0,9%
         EP POLAND                              134             129                5           3,7%             338             329                 9          2,7%
         LP PORTUGAL                            410             400               10           2,4%             439             431                 8          1,8%
         LR ROMANIA                              79              79                0               -            139             135                 4          2,9%
         LJ SLOVENIA                            102             101                1           1,0%             107             106                 1          0,9%
         LZ SLOVAKIA                              0               0                0               -            124             124                 0              -
         EF FINLAND                             371             365                6           1,6%             384             378                 6          1,6%
         EG UNITED KINGDOM                     1417            1387               30           2,1%            1539            1513                26          1,7%
         BI ICELAND                              90              84                6           6,7%              88              82                 6          6,8%
         EN NORWAY                              349             337               12           3,4%                :               :                 :             -
         LS SWITZERLAND                         337             333                4           1,2%             341             334                 7          2,1%




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         Compared to the Flight Stage dataset, the share of routes with problems that can be observed in the
         On Flight Origin Destination dataset has decreased for more countries (14 out of the 26 countries
         available).

         At a general level (when considering all countries together), the share of routes with problems has
         remained relatively constant (1.8% in 2006 against 1.7% in 2005).

                    Route with Freight >= 4000 and       Route with Freight >= 2000 and < Route with Freight >= 1000 and < Route with Freight >= 500 and <
                                                                                                                                                                      No problem
                      where difference >= 40%           4000 and where difference >= 40% 2000 and where difference >= 40% 1000 and where difference >= 40%
                       2005              2006               2005             2006             2005             2006            2005             2006             2005           2006
EB BELGIUM              7     3,8%       14     3,5%         2     1,1%       7     1,8%       1     0,5%       7     1,8%      0         -      1     0,3%     175 94,6%      371 92,8%
EK DENMARK              5     1,3%        6     1,4%         3     0,8%       4     1,0%       7     1,9%       5     1,2%      2     0,5%       3     0,7%     359 95,5%      403 95,7%
ED GERMANY              9     0,5%       13     0,7%        10     0,6%      10     0,5%       8     0,5%       9     0,5%      6     0,3%       9     0,5%    1696 98,1%     1880 97,9%
EE ESTONIA              0         -       0         -        0         -      0         -      0         -      0         -     1     1,7%       2     3,6%      58 98,3%       54 96,4%
LG GREECE               2     0,2%        0         -        0         -      1     0,1%       1     0,1%       1     0,1%      2     0,2%       1     0,1%     823 99,4%      858 99,7%
LE SPAIN                3     0,2%        9     0,5%         3     0,2%       4     0,2%       3     0,2%       7     0,4%      2     0,1%       2     0,1%    1691 99,4%     1851 98,8%
LF FRANCE               7     0,4%        8     0,4%         6     0,3%       5     0,3%       8     0,5%       4     0,2%      2     0,1%       3     0,2%    1746 98,7%     1952 99,0%
EI IRELAND              3     0,8%        0         -        3     0,8%       3     0,8%       4     1,1%       3     0,8%      4     1,1%       2     0,5%     342 96,1%      387 98,0%
LI ITALY                6     0,4%        3     0,2%         0         -      2     0,1%       3     0,2%       5     0,3%      2     0,1%       5     0,3%    1563 99,3%     1604 99,1%
LC CYPRUS               0         -       1     0,6%         0         -      0         -      0         -      1     0,6%      0         -      2     1,1%     188 100,0%     170 97,7%
EV LATVIA               0         -       0         -        0         -      0         -      1     1,4%       1     1,3%      1     1,4%       1     1,3%      72 97,3%       77 97,5%
EY LITHUANIA            0         -       0         -        1     1,1%       1     1,1%       0         -      0         -     1     1,1%       2     2,2%      92 97,9%       89 96,7%
LH HUNGARY              2     1,5%        3     2,3%         1     0,8%       4     3,0%       1     0,8%       1     0,8%      0         -      2     1,5%     126 96,9%      122 92,4%
LM MALTA                0         -       0         -        0         -      0         -      0         -      0         -     0         -      2     1,9%     118 100,0%     105 98,1%
EH NETHERLANDS          1     0,2%        0         -        2     0,4%       2     0,4%       3     0,6%       3     0,5%      1     0,2%       1     0,2%     464 98,5%      545 98,9%
LO AUSTRIA              0         -       1     0,2%         2     0,5%       0         -      2     0,5%       2     0,4%      1     0,2%       1     0,2%     428 98,8%      466 99,1%
EP POLAND               2     1,5%        2     0,6%         0     0,0%       1     0,3%       0         -      2     0,6%      3     2,2%       4     1,2%     129 96,3%      329 97,3%
LP PORTUGAL             2     0,5%        2     0,5%         3     0,7%       4     0,9%       3     0,7%       1     0,2%      2     0,5%       1     0,2%     400 97,6%      431 98,2%
LR ROMANIA              0         -       0         -        0         -      1     0,7%       0         -      1     0,7%      0         -      2     1,4%      79 100,0%     135 97,1%
LJ SLOVENIA             0         -       0         -        0         -      0         -      0         -      0         -     0         -      0         -      0       -    124 100,0%
LZ SLOVAKIA             0         -       0         -        0         -      0         -      0         -      1     0,9%      1     1,0%       0         -    101 99,0%      106 99,1%
EF FINLAND              0         -       1     0,3%         2     0,5%       2     0,5%       3     0,8%       0         -     1     0,3%       3     0,8%     365 98,4%      378 98,4%
EG UNITED KINGDOM       8     0,6%        9     0,6%         4     0,3%       3     0,2%       9     0,6%       6     0,4%      9     0,6%       8     0,5%    1387 97,9%     1513 98,3%
BI ICELAND              1     1,1%        0         -        3     3,3%       3     3,4%       0         -      1     1,1%      2     2,2%       2     2,3%      84 93,3%       82 93,2%
EN NORWAY               0         -        :        :        5     1,4%       :         :      1     0,3%        :        :     6     1,7%        :        :    337 96,6%        :       :
LS SWITZERLAND          0         -       0         -        0         -      0         -      4     1,2%       4     1,2%      0         -      3     0,9%     333 98,8%      334 97,9%

         The previous table shows the split of the routes with problems by category. It appears that the routes
         with problems concern generally equivalently all categories, and that the number of routes without
         problems remains rather high (always more than 92%).


              5.3        Answers from the reporting countries

                    5.3.1             Response rate

              Reports on the 2006 mirror checks containing potential discrepancies detected with the
              declarations of partner countries have been sent to the 28 participating countries. Among these 28
              countries, 13 reported comments on the discrepancies presented in the reports (out of which 12
              were Member States).

                    5.3.2             Highlights of the main problems pointed out by the participating countries

              Various reasons have been mentioned by the countries as explanations for the discrepancies
              observed in the mirror checks. The following paragraphs give a highlight of the main reasons that
              may generate deviations between figures declared by partner reporting countries on common
              routes.




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            5.3.2.1 Problems of codification
When producing the mirror quality checks, the data are presented at city-to-city level in order to
minimize the impact of wrong code attribution (if a wrong code is attributed to an airport, but
belongs to the same city, the figures will however be correct in the report).

However, as mentioned by Spain, some of the errors appearing in the mirror quality checks may be
actually due to a wrong code attribution by one of both partner countries: this has no incidence
when both codes are registered in the same city, but if the wrong code used is belonging to
another city (or if the label of the city is different), this can generate problems in the mirror checks
report even though the figures reported are coherent.


            5.3.2.2 Methodological problems
Selection of the airports to include in the quality checks

A specific case has been reported by Germany regarding the systematic inclusion of all reporting
airports in the mirror quality checks. Some German reporting airports register a specific traffic
(such as parachute flights) and these airports should not be included in the mirror reports due to
the fact that their partner airports are not likely to report such traffic.

These airports will thus be taken out from the mirror checks from now on.

Direct transit passengers

Three countries reported possible problems on the reporting of transit passengers. For Slovakia, all
passengers in transit are excluded from dataset B1, which may not be the case for all the
participating countries.

For Slovenia also, some discrepancies detected are most probably due to the fact that direct transit
passengers are not reported using the same methodology by the various reporting countries. This
is a possible cause of deviations observed in the mirror quality checks.

France highlights the routes probably concerned by a different attribution of the transit passengers
by the partner countries.

Change in the destination

Another issue reported by Slovakia is that for economical use of aircraft, a carrier may sometimes
change the destination foreseen of the flight, when the destination airport is only a transit airport.
This can cause problems for the registering of the flight and may be the reason for some
differences of reporting between partner countries.


            5.3.2.3 Data updates
When data are not up-to-date, that is to say when revisions have not been sent by the reporting
countries to Eurostat, the figures “before revision” are used in the quality checks and this may
cause “wrong” deviations in the quality reports. The quality reports may allow in this case detecting
figures not updated. The quality checks have allowed to detect that the latest data available in
Austria did not correspond to the latest data available in Eurostat for the first quarter of 2006.




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                                      Annex XII:

  Free dissemination database structure. Aviation Domain

1. Air transport infrastructure
          -   Number of airports (with more than 15,000 passenger movements per year)
          -   Airport infrastructures by type
          -   Airport connections to other modes of transport

2. Air transport equipment
          -   Commercial aircraft fleet by type of aircraft
          -   Commercial aircraft fleet by age of aircraft
          -   Aircraft passenger carrying capacity (in seats)

3. Air transport - Enterprises, economic performances and
employment
          -   Number of aviation and airport enterprises
          -   Employment in aviation and airport enterprises by gender
          -   Employment in main airports by gender
          -   Turnover in aviation and airport enterprises (national currency in current
              prices)
          -   Gross investment and maintenance costs in aviation and airport enterprises
              (national currency in current prices)

4. Air transport - Accidents
          -   Number of injury accidents
          -   Number of fatalities in injury accidents

5. Air transport measurement - passengers
Overview of the air passenger transport by country and airports

          -   Air passenger transport by reporting country
          -   Air passenger transport by main airports in each reporting country
          -   Air passenger transport between reporting countries
          -   Air passenger transport between main airports in each reporting country and
              partner reporting countries

National air passenger transport by country and airports

          -   National air passenger transport by reporting country
          -   National air passenger transport by main airports in each reporting country

International intra-EU air passenger transport by country and airports

          -   International intra-EU air passenger transport by reporting country and EU
              partner country
          -   International intra-EU air passenger transport by main airports in each
              reporting country and EU partner country




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International extra-EU air passenger transport by country and airports

          -   International extra-EU air passenger transport by reporting country and partner
              world regions and countries
          -   International extra-EU air passenger transport by main airports in each
              reporting country and partner world regions and countries

Detailed air passenger transport by reporting country and routes

          -   Air passenger transport between the main airports of Belgium and their main
              partner airports (routes data)
          -   Air passenger transport between the main airports of Denmark and their main
              partner airports (routes data)
          -   Air passenger transport between the main airports of Germany and their main
              partner airports (routes data)
          -   Air passenger transport between the main airports of Estonia and their main
              partner airports (routes data)
          -   Air passenger transport between the main airports of Greece and their main
              partner airports (routes data)
          -   Air passenger transport between the main airports of Spain and their main
              partner airports (routes data)
          -   Air passenger transport between the main airports of France and their main
              partner airports (routes data)
          -   Air passenger transport between the main airports of Ireland and their main
              partner airports (routes data)
          -   Air passenger transport between the main airports of Italia and their main
              partner airports (routes data)
          -   Air passenger transport between the main airports of Cyprus and their main
              partner airports (routes data)
          -   Air passenger transport between the main airports of Latvia and their main
              partner airports (routes data)
          -   Air passenger transport between the main airports of Lithuania and their main
              partner airports (routes data)
          -   Air passenger transport between the main airports of Luxembourg and their
              main partner airports (routes data)
          -   Air passenger transport between the main airports of Hungaria and their main
              partner airports (routes data)
          -   Air passenger transport between the main airports of Malta and their main
              partner airports (routes data)
          -   Air passenger transport between the main airports of the Netherlands and their
              main partner airports (routes data)
          -   Air passenger transport between the main airports of Austria and their main
              partner airports (routes data)
          -   Air passenger transport between the main airports of Poland and their main
              partner airports (routes data)
          -   Air passenger transport between the main airports of Portugal and their main
              partner airports (routes data)
          -   Air passenger transport between the main airports of Slovenia and their main
              partner airports (routes data)
          -   Air passenger transport between the main airports of Finland and their main
              partner airports (routes data)
          -   Air passenger transport between the main airports of Sweden and their main
              partner airports (routes data)
          -   Air passenger transport between the main airports of the United Kingdom and
              their main partner airports (routes data)




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           -   Air passenger transport between the main airports of Iceland and their    main
               partner airports (routes data)
           -   Air passenger transport between the main airports of Norway and their     main
               partner airports (routes data)
           -   Air passenger transport between the main airports of Switzerland and      their
               main partner airports (routes data)
           -   Air passenger transport between the main airports of Romania and their    main
               partner airports (routes Data)



6. Air transport measurement - freight and mail
Overview of the freight and mail air transport by country and airports

           -   Freight and mail air transport by reporting country
           -   Freight and mail air transport by main airports in each reporting country
           -   Freight and mail air transport between reporting countries
           -   Freight and mail air transport between main airports in each reporting country
               and partner reporting countries

National freight and mail air transport by country and airports

           -   National freight and mail air transport by reporting country
           -   National freight and mail air transport by main airports in each reporting
               country

International intra-EU freight and mail air transport by country and airports

           -   International intra-EU freight and mail air transport by reporting country and
               EU partner country
           -   International intra-EU freight and mail air transport by main airports in each
               reporting country and EU partner country

International extra-EU freight and mail air transport by country and airports
          - International extra-EU freight and mail air transport by reporting country and
              partner world regions and countries
          - International extra-EU freight and mail air transport by main airports in each
              reporting country and partner world regions and countries

Detailed freight and mail air transport by reporting country and routes

           -   Freight and mail air transport between the main airports of Belgium and   their
               main partner airports (routes data)
           -   Freight and mail air transport between the main airports of Denmark and   their
               main partner airports (routes data)
           -   Freight and mail air transport between the main airports of Germany and   their
               main partner airports (routes data)
           -   Freight and mail air transport between the main airports of Estonia and   their
               main partner airports (routes data)
           -   Freight and mail air transport between the main airports of Greece and    their
               main partner airports (routes data)
           -   Freight and mail air transport between the main airports of Spain and     their
               main partner airports (routes data)
           -   Freight and mail air transport between the main airports of France and    their
               main partner airports (routes data)
           -   Freight and mail air transport between the main airports of Ireland and   their
               main partner airports (routes data)




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       -   Freight and mail air transport between the main airports of Italia and their main
           partner airports (routes data)
       -   Freight and mail air transport between the main airports of Cyprus and their
           main partner airports (routes data)
       -   Freight and mail air transport between the main airports of Latvia and their
           main partner airports (routes data)
       -   Freight and mail air transport between the main airports of Lithuania and their
           main partner airports (routes data)
       -   Freight and mail air transport between the main airports of Luxembourg and
           their main partner airports (routes data)
       -   Freight and mail air transport between the main airports of Hungary and their
           main partner airports (routes data)
       -   Freight and mail air transport between the main airports of Malta and their
           main partner airports (routes data)
       -   Freight and mail air transport between the main airports of the Netherlands and
           their main partner airports (routes data)
       -   Freight and mail air transport between the main airports of Austria and their
           main partner airports (routes data)
       -   Freight and mail air transport between the main airports of Poland and their
           main partner airports (routes data)
       -   Freight and mail air transport between the main airports of Portugal and their
           main partner airports (routes data)
       -   Freight and mail air transport between the main airports of Slovenia and their
           main partner airports (routes data)
       -   Freight and mail air transport between the main airports of Finland and their
           main partner airports (routes data)
       -   Freight and mail air transport between the main airports of Sweden and their
           main partner airports (routes data)
       -   Freight and mail air transport between the main airports of the United Kingdom
           and their main partner airports (routes data)
       -   Freight and mail air transport between the main airports of Iceland and their
           main partner airports (routes data)
       -   Freight and mail air transport between the main airports of Norway and their
           main partner airports (routes data)
       -   Freight and mail air transport between the main airports of Switzerland and
           their main partner airports (routes data)
       -   Freight and mail air transport between the main airports of Romania and their
           main partner airports (routes data)

7. Air transport measurement - traffic data by airports,
aircrafts and airlines
       -   Aircraft traffic data by reporting country
       -   Aircraft traffic data by main airport
       -   Airline traffic data by reporting country
       -   Airline traffic data by main airport
       -   Airport traffic data by reporting airport and airlines

8. Air transport - data aggregated at standard regional
levels (NUTS)
       -   Air   transport   of   passengers at regional level (new methodology)
       -   Air   transport   of   freight at regional level (new methodology)
       -   Air   transport   of   passengers at regional level - Candidate Countries
       -   Air   transport   of   freight at regional level - Candidate Countries




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   Annex XIII: Eurostat dissemination database:
             main declaring airports

Selection of the routes between the “main declaring
        airports” and their “main partners”




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For the tables of the collections avia_par and avia_gor, the main partners of the “main declaring
airports” have to be selected in the appropriate manner. The selected airport pairs will then be
displayed in the tables of each country.

To determine the thresholds for the airports routes to be included in the Eurostat dissemination
database, the most recent reference datasets have to be used.

    I.    Main declaring airports
The list of airports to be considered as “main declaring airports” for the passenger tables
(respectively the freight tables) are all airports reporting data in the Flight Stage dataset and/or
in the On Flight Origin/Destination dataset for passenger transport (respectively freight
transport).

    II.   Routes between the main declaring airports and their main
          partners
            A. Problem with thresholds
Eurostat proposed to apply a unique threshold for all routes declared by the main airports.
However, due to the important difference of volumes reported by the main airports of the various
reporting countries, a unique threshold would present two inconveniences:
    • the biggest airports of the smallest countries would be under the threshold and thus no
        data would be available in the tables for this country
    • the number of airports selected for the participating countries where the transport is
        among the highest would be too important

            B. Solution

The following methodology takes into account the size class of the “main declaring airports” in
order to determinate appropriate thresholds. This methodology would thus avoid the problem
mentioned in the previous section.

The first step is the filling of the tables until 2003 using the annual thresholds defined in the
method described in this document following the airport size (based on “passenger units”). For a
specific year, data will be available for a list of “main declaring airports”-to-“main partner
airports” routes defined for this year.

Furthermore, the list of “main declaring airports” and “main partner airports” defined at annual
level should be kept at quarterly and monthly level for each year.

Some routes having only seasonal traffic may not appear.




                Annual updates

The tables in the collections avia_par and avia_gor will be updated on annual basis. This means
that when country XX has sent data for a whole year, the tables avia_par _XX and avia_gor _XX
could be updated. When the country has provided data for the complete year, the annual
updates can be run for the monthly, quarterly and annual data. The new selection of “main




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declaring airports”-to-“main partner airports” routes is made using these latest annual data
according to the thresholds defined.

A list of “main declaring airports”-to-“main partner airports” routes is defined for each year
separately. Once this selection has been made, the data should be included in the collection for
each year only for the “main declaring airports”-to-“main partner airports” routes defined for the
year concerned.

The list of “main declaring airports” and “main partner airports” defined at annual level will also
be used to display the monthly and quarterly data of the same reference year.

For a specific reference year, the tables will contain values only for the “main declaring airports”-
to-“main partner airports” routes of this year, the other cells will remain empty.

The availability of the information for a selection of routes could then be as follow:

                               1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
      Airport A - Airport A'              X                                       X
      Airport B - Airport B'    X         X         X              X         X    X
      Airport C - Airport C'    X         X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
      Airport D - Airport D'    X    X    X    X    X    X    X         X    X    X
      Airport E - Airport E'    X    X         X    X    X    X    X    X         X
      Airport F - Airport F'         X         X    X    X    X    X              X
      Airport G - Airport G'         X              X    X         X         X    X
      Airport H - Airport H'                             X                   X    X
      Airport I - Airport I'    X    X    X         X         X    X
      Airport J - Airport J'    X                        X    X    X    X         X
      Airport K - Airport K'                   X    X    X    X              X    X




            C. Method to define thresholds

In order to select the routes to display in the tables avia_par and avia_gor of the Eurostat
dissemination domain, thresholds for the airports routes should be defined. These thresholds
should allow having the most appropriate selection for each of the various countries.

The thresholds are defined separately for passenger and “freight and mail” transport because the
importance of a route may be quite different in terms of passenger transport and in terms of
“freight and mail” transport.



                               1. Passengers

Data taken into account for the determination of the thresholds




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In order to define these thresholds, a table with the total passenger transport has been made for
the “main reporting airport”-to-partner airports routes, based on the 2003 data of the aviation
database.

For each of the “main declaring airport”, all the partner airports have been taken into account.

Details of the calculation

Based on the available data, the total transport for each of the main declaring airport has been
calculated. Furthermore, for each of the “main declaring airports”, the quartiles have been
calculated on the volumes of the airport-to-airport routes related to this declaring airport where
passenger transport has been reported.

This action allows knowing the repartition of the volumes of passengers on the airport-to-airport
routes declared by the reporting airports considered.

A summary table has been created, associating to each reporting airport its total passenger
transport in 2003, the quartiles calculated previously and the number of airport-to-airport routes
declared by this airport. The following table gives a sample of the previously mentioned table.

                               2003
                                       Pax transport Quartile 1   Quartile 2   Quartile 3  nb routes
  EGLL LONDON/HEATHROW                    63 208 331      2 823      63 983      268 686          269
  EDDF FRANKFURT/MAIN                     48 023 283          53       5 933      82 167          571
  LFPG PARIS/CHARLES-DE-GAULLE            48 008 164         422     12 851      128 432          439
  EHAM AMSTERDAM/SCHIPHOL                 39 807 306      2 285      35 986      149 112          362
  LEMD MADRID/BARAJAS                     35 369 823         230       7 232      97 893          281
  EGKK LONDON/GATWICK                     29 893 190         520     12 991       91 895          351
  LIRF ROMA/FIUMICINO                     25 473 178         513     10 616       70 227          261
  EDDM MUNCHEN                            23 953 104          21       1 663      42 056          422
  LEBL BARCELONA                          22 492 001         220       3 177      62 210          254
  LFPO PARIS/ORLY                         22 448 820         228       6 969      44 435          249
  …                                   …              …           …            …           …
  EDDV HANNOVER                            4 903 012         199       1 914      19 215          215
  LPFR FARO                                4 634 504         251       7 591      18 156          133
  EGAA BELFAST/ALDERGROVE                  3 954 859         239       1 757      17 742          104
  ENBR BERGEN/FLESLAND                     3 314 878         214          912     19 606           63

The quartiles allow knowing the repartition of the volumes of passengers on all the airports
routes selected for each “main declaring airport”: 25% of the routes have a volume of
passengers inferior to Quartile 1, 50% of the routes have a volume of passengers inferior to
Quartile 2 and 75% of the routes have a volume of passengers inferior to Quartile 3.




Determination of the classes and the thresholds

Following the distribution of the total volume of passengers at each reporting airport, classes
have been defined. These classes will allow calculating different thresholds depending on the size
of the reporting airport.



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If no classes were defined and a general threshold applied, some airports would not appear in
the selection because of the relatively small passenger transport registered for some countries
compared to the biggest participating countries in terms of total transport.

For each declaring airport, the study of the repartition of the volumes of the routes (based on
quartile) following the airport size and the total number of route has lead to the following classes
and thresholds.
             Annual data
                                   Classes          Threshold (passengers)
                             [150 000 ; 300 000[                    10 000
                            [300 000 ; 1 000 000[                   15 000
                           [1 000 000 ; 5 000 000[                  20 000
                          [5 000 0000 ; 10 000 000[                 40 000
                               [10 000 000 ; + [                    75 000

A new method may be elaborated, establishing the threshold of an airport on the basis of its
annual transport. However, these new thresholds would not change the general methodology.




                             2. Freight

Data taken into account for the determination of the thresholds/Details of the
calculation

The same table compared to passenger transport has been made for the “main declaring
airports” with the freight transport.

Determination of the classes and the thresholds

For each declaring airport, the study of the repartition of the volumes of the routes (based on
quartile) following the airport size and the total number of route has lead to the following classes
and thresholds.
              Annual data
                                                           Threshold (tonnes of
                                     Classes                freight and mail)
                                   [0;10 000[                                 50
                                [10 000;100 000[                             100
                              [100 000;1 000 000[                            500
                                 [1 000 000; + [                          3 000




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Data
Access by the public
Integrity
Quality
Dissemination Formats
Summary Methodology

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                 The Data: Coverage, Periodicity and Timeliness
Coverage                             Short description
(data characteristics)               The Air transport domain contains national and international intra and
                                     extra-EU data. This provides air transport data for passengers (in
                                     number of passengers) and for freight and mail (in 1 000 tonnes) as
                                     well as air traffic data by airports, airlines and aircrafts. Data are
                                     transmitted to Eurostat by the Member States of the European Union
                                     as well as the Candidate Countries, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland.
                                     The air transport data have been calculated using data collected at
                                     airport level.
                                     The data are presented in four sub-domains:
                                     • Air Transport measurement – Passengers
                                     • Air Transport measurement – Freight and mail
                                     • Air Transport measurement – Traffic data by airports, aircraft and
                                         airlines
                                     • Air Transport measurement – Data aggregated at standard regional
                                         levels (NUTS)·
                                     The two first domains contains several data collections:
                                     • Overview of the air transport by country and airport,
                                     • National air transport by country and airport,
                                     • International intra-EU air transport by country and airport,
                                     • International extra-EU air transport by country and airport,
                                     • Detailed air transport by reporting country and routes.


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In the tables of the sub-domain “Transport measurement –
Passengers”, data are broken down by passengers on board (arrivals,
departures and total), passengers carried (arrivals, departures and total)
and passenger commercial air flights (arrival, departures and total).
Additionally, the tables of collection "Detailed air transport by
reporting country and routes" provide data on seats available (arrival,
departures and total). The data is presented at monthly, quarterly and
annual level.
In the tables of the sub-domain “Transport measurement – Freight and
mail”, data are broken down by freight and mail on board (arrival,
departures and total), freight and mail loaded/unloaded (loaded,
unloaded and total) and all-freight and mail commercial air flights
(arrival, departures and total). The data is presented at monthly,
quarterly and annual level.
In the tables of the sub-domain “Transport measurement – Traffic by
airports, aircrafts and airlines”:
- Data by type of aircraft are broken down by total passengers on
board, total freight and mail on board in tonnes, total passengers seats
available, total commercial air flights (passengers + all-freight and
mail), passenger commercial air flights, all-freight and mail
commercial air flights. The data is presented at annual level since
2003.
- Data by type of airline are broken down by total passengers on
board, total passengers carried, total freight and mail on board, total
freight and mail loaded/unloaded, total passengers seats available,
total commercial air flights (passengers + all-freight and mail),
passenger commercial air flights, all-freight and mail commercial air
flights. The data is presented at annual level since 2003.
- Data by airport are broken down by total passengers carried, total
transit passengers, total freight and mail loaded/unloaded, total
commercial aircraft movements, total aircraft movements. The data is
presented at monthly, quarterly and annual level.

The sub-domain “Transport measurement – Data aggregated at
standard regional levels (NUTS)·”, contains four tables:
• Air transport of passengers at regional level
• Air transport of freight at regional level
• Air transport of passengers at regional level - Candidate Countries
• Air transport of freight at regional level - Candidate Countries
The tables present the evolution of the number of passengers carried
(if not available passengers on board) and the volume of freight and
mail loaded or unloaded (if not available freight and mail on board)
to/from the NUTS regions (level 2,1 and 0) since 1999. The data is
presented at annual level. The air transport regional data have been
calculated using data collected at the airport level in the frame of draft
Council and Parliament Regulation (95/C 325/08).

Time coverage
1993 was the first year where data were collected. However, the
availability and time coverage of the data depends on each country.
See Annex.




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Periodicity                         Until 1996, all participating countries declared yearly data. However,
                                    for some of them, quarterly data appeared from 1997 and monthly
                                    from 1998.
Timeliness                          In practice final annual data should be disseminated about nine to ten
                                    months after the reference period. Monthly and quarterly provisional
                                    data are disseminated earlier, depending on data deliveries from the
                                    reporting countries.

                                    Access by the Public
Advance dissemination of             The on-line database is updated four times per year, on the months of
release calendar                    January, April, July and October.
Simultaneous release to all         Data are disseminated simultaneously to all interested parties through
interested parties                  a database update and on Eurostat's website (see “Dissemination
                                    formats” below for more details).

                                     Integrity
                    (transparency of practices and procedures)
Dissemination of terms and          Rules on statistical compilation
conditions under which official     This data transmission is based on the terms: of the Commission
statistics are produced,            Regulation (EC) No 1358/2003 on statistical returns in respect of the
including those relating to the     carriage of passengers, freight and mail by air, published at the
confidentiality of individually     Official Journal of the European Communities on the 31/07/2003, of
identifiable information            the Regulation (EC) No 437/2003 of the European Parliament and of
                                    the Council of 27 February 2003 on statistical returns in respect of the
                                    carriage of passengers, freight and mail by air, as well as the new
                                    Commission Regulation No 546/2005 of 8 April 2005 adapting
                                    Regulation (EC) No 437/2003 of the European Parliament and of the
                                    Council as regards the allocation of reporting-country codes and
                                    amending Commission Regulation (EC) No 1358/2003 as regards the
                                    updating of the list of Community airports.
                                    Before 2003, the data was provided by the different participating
                                    countries on a voluntary basis.
                                    Regulation on statistical confidentiality
                                    Council Regulation (CE) No 322/97 of 17 February 1997 (OJ No L
                                    52/1) and Council Regulation (EURATOM, EEC) no 1588/90 of 11
                                    June 1990 on the transmission of the data subject to statistical
                                    confidentiality to the Statistical Office of the European Communities
                                    (OJ No L 151/ 1) stipulates the detailed rules used for receiving,
                                    processing and disseminating the confidential data.

                                    As mentioned in the Regulation (EC) No 437/2003, in Article 7, «
                                    Transmission of results »: Member States shall transmit to the
                                    Statistical Office of the European Communities the results of the data
                                    processing referred to in Article 6, including data declared confidential
                                    by the Member States pursuant to domestic legislation or practice
                                    concerning statistical confidentiality, in accordance with Regulation
                                    (EC) No 322/97.

Identification of internal access   Before data release there is a consultation process with the competent
to data before release              national authorities and with the DG for Energy and Transport (DG
                                    TREN).
Identification of commentary on     There are not official comments on the occasion of the release of the
the occasion of statistical

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releases                              data.
Provision of information about        Revisions of passed data are taken into account and processed when
revision and advance notice of        provided by the national competent authorities.
major changes in methodology          Methodology has been settled down in the above mentioned
                                      Regulations following existing agreements. Therefore, no major
                                      change in the methodology used to collect and process the data have
                                      taken place in this domain.
                                   Quality
              (information the user needs to assess data quality)
Dissemination of documentation        A reference Manual on Air Transport Statistics methodology is
on methodology and types of           available and contains background information on the implementation
data sources used in preparing        of the legal acts as well as information on how data are processed and
statistics                            disseminated by Eurostat.
                                      Methodological notes are also available in the different Statistics in
                                      focus publications on Aviation statistics.
                                      The whole set of definitions of the terms used in the frame of the
                                      statistics on air transport is available in the “Glossary on Air Transport
                                      Statistics”.
Dissemination of component            Detailed data at airport level are available in Eurostat free
detail, reconciliations with          dissemination database. The following data are available: national,
related data, and statistical         international intra- and extra-EU figures at community, country, and
frameworks that support cross-        airport levels. Data at regional level (NUTS level 2,1 and 0) are also
checks and provide assurance of       available.
reasonableness                        The quality checks include mirror statistics, time series checks and
                                      inter-datasets checks (see detail in the summary methodology). These
                                      quality checks detect data that could possibly be in error. Further
                                      investigation is recommended for data that fail these checks.
Notes:


                                  Dissemination Formats
Hardcopy
                      News release:                              News releases on line

                      Publications:                              Statistics in focus (at least twice per year)

                      More information on publications:         n.a

                      Other:                                    Panorama of transport

                                                                Regional Yearbook
Electronic
                      On-line or database.                      Please consult free data on-line or refer to
                                                                contact details

                      Internet address:                         http://europa.eu.int/comm/eurostat
                      CD ROM:
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Concepts, definitions and classifications
Scope / coverage of the data
Accounting conventions
Nature of the basic data
Compilation practices
Other aspects

Base Page

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1. Concepts, definitions and classifications
STATISTICAL CONCEPT
The Air transport domain contains national and international intra and extra-EU data. This
provides air transport data for passengers (in number of passengers) and for freight and mail
(in 1 000 tonnes) as well as air traffic data by airports, airlines and aircrafts. Data are
transmitted to Eurostat by the Member States of the European Union as well as the Candidate
Countries, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland. The air transport data have been calculated
using data collected at airport level.
This data transmission is based on the terms of the Commission Regulation (EC) No
1358/2003 on statistical returns in respect of the carriage of passengers, freight and mail by
air, published at the Official Journal of the European Communities on the 31/07/2003, of the
Regulation (EC) No 437/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 February
2003 on statistical returns in respect of the carriage of passengers, freight and mail by air, as
well as the new Commission Regulation No 546/2005 of 8 April 2005 adapting Regulation
(EC) No 437/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the allocation of
reporting-country codes and amending Commission Regulation (EC) No 1358/2003 as
regards the updating of the list of Community airports.
Before 2003, the data was provided by the different participating countries on a voluntary
basis.



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The data are presented in four sub-domains:
   - Air Transport measurement – Passengers
   - Air Transport measurement – Freight and mail
   - Air Transport measurement – Traffic data by airports, aircraft and airlines
   - Air Transport measurement – Data aggregated at standard regional levels (NUTS)·

The two first domains contain several data collections:
     - Overview of the air transport by country and airport,
     - National air transport by country and airport,
     - International intra-EU air transport by country and airport,
     - International extra-EU air transport by country and airport,
     - Detailed air transport by reporting country and routes.
In the tables of the sub-domain “Transport measurement – Passengers”, data are broken down
by passengers on board (arrivals, departures and total), passengers carried (arrivals, departures
and total) and passenger commercial air flights (arrival, departures and total). Additionally,
the tables of collection "Detailed air transport by reporting country and routes" provide data
on seats available (arrival, departures and total). The data is presented at monthly, quarterly
and annual level.
In the tables of the sub-domain “Transport measurement – Freight and mail”, data are broken
down by freight and mail on board (arrival, departures and total), freight and mail
loaded/unloaded (loaded, unloaded and total) and all-freight and mail commercial air flights
(arrival, departures and total). The data is presented at monthly, quarterly and annual level.
In the tables of the sub-domain “Transport measurement – Traffic by airports, aircrafts and
airlines”:
- Data by type of aircraft are broken down by total passengers on board, total freight and mail
on board in tonnes, total passengers seats available, total commercial air flights (passengers +
all-freight and mail), passenger commercial air flights, all-freight and mail commercial air
flights. The data is presented at annual level since 2003.
- Data by type of airline are broken down by total passengers on board, total passengers
carried, total freight and mail on board, total freight and mail loaded/unloaded, total
passengers seats available, total commercial air flights (passengers + all-freight and mail),
passenger commercial air flights, all-freight and mail commercial air flights. The data is
presented at annual level since 2003.
- Data by airport are broken down by total passengers carried, total transit passengers, total
freight and mail loaded/unloaded, total commercial aircraft movements, total aircraft
movements. The data is presented at monthly, quarterly and annual level.

The sub-domain “Transport measurement – Data aggregated at standard regional levels
(NUTS)·”, contains four tables:·
   - Air transport of passengers at regional level
   - Air transport of freight at regional level·
   - Air transport of passengers at regional level - Candidate Countries
   - Air transport of freight at regional level - Candidate Countries.



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The tables present the evolution of the number of passengers carried (if not available
passengers on board) and the volume of freight and mail loaded or unloaded (if not available
freight and mail on board) to/from the NUTS regions (level 2,1 and 0) since 1999. The data is
presented at annual level. The air transport regional data have been calculated using data
collected at the airport level in the frame of draft Council and Parliament Regulation (95/C 325/08).


DEFINITION OF INDICATORS

Regulation (EC) N°1358/2003, implementing Regulation N°437/2003 of the European
Parliament and of the Council on statistical returns in respect of the carriage of passengers,
freight and mail by air, mentions three datasets: the Flight Stage dataset, called A, the On
Flight Origin/Destination dataset, called B and the Airport dataset, called C.

    A. This dataset contains periodic flight stage data registered for airport-to-airport routes,
       and broken down by arrivals/departures, scheduled/non scheduled, passenger
       service/all-freight and mail service, airline information and aircraft type. The values
       provided concern passengers on board, freight and mail on board, commercial air
       flights as well as passenger seats available.
    B. This dataset contains periodic on flight origin/destination data registered for airport-to-
       airport routes, and broken down by arrivals/departures, scheduled/non scheduled,
       passenger service/all-freight and mail service and airline information. The values
       provided concern passengers carried and freight and mail loaded or unloaded.
    C. This dataset contains periodic airport data registered for declaring airports, and broken
       down by airline information. The values provided concern total passengers carried,
       total direct transit passengers, total freight and mail loaded or unloaded, total
       commercial aircraft movements and total aircraft movements.

Before the adoption of the Regulations, not all the participating countries were providing data
according to the two reporting concepts covered by the Regulation: “On flight origin and
destination” (OFOD) and “Flight stage” (FS).

The main concepts used in this domain are the following:

Community airport
A defined area on land or water in a Member State subject to the provisions of the treaty,
which is intended to be used either wholly or in part for the arrival, departure and surface
movement of aircraft and open for commercial air services.

Flight stage
The operation of an aircraft from take-off to its next landing. This is linked to the definition of
passengers (or freight and mail) on board.

Passengers on board
All passengers on board of the aircraft upon landing at the reporting airport or at taking off
from the reporting airport. All revenue and non revenue passengers on board an aircraft
during a flight stage. Includes direct transit passengers (counted at arrivals and departures).




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Direct transit passengers
Passengers who, after a short stop, continue their journey on the same aircraft on a flight
having the same flight number as the flight on which they arrive.

Freight and mail on board
All freight and mail on board of the aircraft upon landing at the reporting airport or at taking
off from the reporting airport. All freight and mail on board an aircraft during a flight stage.
Includes direct transit freight and mail (counted at arrivals and departures). Includes express
services and diplomatic bags. Excludes passenger baggage.

On flight origin and destination
Traffic on a commercial air service identified by a unique flight number subdivided by airport
pairs in accordance with point of embarkation and point of disembarkation on that flight. For
passengers, freight or mail where the airport of embarkation is not known, the aircraft origin
should be deemed to be the point of embarkation; similarly, if the airport of disembarkation is
not known, the aircraft destination should be deemed to be the point of disembarkation. This
is linked to the definition of passengers carried and freight and mail loaded or unloaded.

Passengers carried
All passengers on a particular flight (with one flight number) counted once only and not
repeatedly on each individual stage of that flight. All revenue and non-revenue passengers
whose journey begins or terminates at the reporting airport and transfer passengers joining or
leaving the flight at the reporting airport. Excludes direct transit passengers.

Freight and mail loaded or unloaded
All freight and mail loaded onto or unloaded from an aircraft. Includes express services and
diplomatic bags. Excludes passenger baggage. Excludes direct transit freight and mail.

Conceptually speaking, figures obtained by applying the Flight Stage concept and the On
Flight Origin/Destination concept are not comparable because of direct transit passengers,
which are counted for "flight stages" but not for "on flight origin/destination". The following
example shows the difference between the “On flight origin and destination” data and the
“Flight Stage” data: a flight is operated on a route New York-London-Paris 185 passengers
travel from New York to London, 135 from New York to Paris and 75 from London to Paris.
Thus in terms of on flight origin/destination data the figures recorded are 185 passengers New
York-London, 135 passengers New York-Paris and 75 passengers London-Paris. New York
would record the figures for New York-London and New York-Paris; London would record
New York-London and London-Paris; Paris would record New York-Paris and London-Paris.
In terms of flight stage data there are two flight stages and the figures reported by New York
and London airports are: New York-London 320=(185+135) passengers and by London and
Paris airports are London-Paris 210=(135+75) passengers.


CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM AND CONFORMITY WITH OFFICIAL STANDARDS
Airports are classified according to ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) airport
coded as listed in ICAO document 7910.
The aircraft are classified according to aggregated aircraft categories based on the ICAO
aircraft codes as listed in ICAO document 8643.




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The airlines are classified according to the region where they are licensed: European Union or
outside the European Union. The information is either directly provided by the data providers
or derived from the ICAO airline codes as listed in the ICAO document 8585.

2. Scope / coverage of the data
GEOGRAPHICAL COVERAGE
The data cover the EU Member States, the Candidate Countries as well as Norway, Iceland,
Switzerland. Aggregates are also provided for Euro zone, EU-15 and EU-25.
STATISTICAL UNITS
The data used in the domain are collected by the different data providers at the airport level.
The units used depend on the elements collected and are: passengers, tonnes (for freight and
mail), flights, aircraft movements and seats available.
STATISTICAL POPULATION
As mentioned in the Regulation, four categories of Community airports are defined, the
reported data differing following the airport’s category.
   • Category "0": Airports with less than 15 000 passenger units per year are considered
       as having only "occasional commercial traffic" without obligation to report. However,
       some countries report data on these airports which are disseminated.
   • Category "1": Airports with between 15 000 and 150 000 passenger units per year
       shall transmit only aggregated airport data (Dataset C).
   • Category "2": Airports with more than 150 000 passenger units and less than 1 500
       000 passenger units per year shall transmit flight stage data, on flight origin
       destination data as well as aggregated airport data (Datasets A, B and C).
   • Category "3": Airports with at least 1 500 000 passenger units per year shall transmit
       flight stage data, on flight origin destination data as well as aggregated airport data
       (Datasets A, B and C).

3. Accounting conventions
REFERENCE PERIOD
1993 was the first year where data were collected. However, the availability and time
coverage of the data depends on each country. See Annex.
Until 1996, all participating countries declared yearly data. However, for some of them,
quarterly data appeared from 1997 and monthly from 1998.
BASE PERIOD
n.a.
RECORDING OF TRANSACTIONS
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4. Nature of the basic data
DATA SOURCES USED
Data are collected and/or compiled by the competent national authorities, which can be for
instance the Statistical Office or the Civil Aviation Authorities. Original data sources are
normally the airports organisations or enterprises.


TYPE OF SURVEY
n.a.
TECHNIQUES OF DATA COLLECTION
Data should be transmitted to Eurostat via e-mail or via the GENEDI toolbox following the
transmission format foreseen in Regulation (EC) 1358/2003 (Commission Regulation).

5. Compilation practices (data processing)
COMPILATION OF EUROPEAN AGGREGATES
In the frame of the data dissemination process, Eurostat has to calculate aggregates at intra-
EU level (national, regional and intra-EU aggregates). It requires sometimes solving the
problem of double counting. For each aggregate it is necessary to start at the airport level in
order to identify the mirror declarations, i.e. the airport routes for which both airports report
the volume, since these constitute the routes where the problem of double counting occurs.
When calculating the total volume in such cases, only the departure declarations of the
concerned airports have been taken into account. The problem of the double counting only
appears for the calculation of the total passengers but not for the total arrivals (respectively
total departures), which corresponds to the sum of the arrivals (respectively departures) at
each domestic airport.
Concerning the total international extra-EU transport, the calculation is easier. It consists in
the sum of all the declarations of the Member States to/from all the partner countries out of
the European Union, as there is no double counting.
ADJUSTMENTS
n.a.
DATA VALIDATION OF STATISTICAL DATA
Data validation takes place at several levels of the data processing. The first step is the
automatic validation during the integration, and the second step is the quality checks when
data has been integrated.

Automatic validation
The checks include that:
-      the record format is correct
-      there are no duplicate records within the dataset
-      each record contains valid and correct codes




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Quality checks
Three types of quality checks are made on the datasets received for national and international
transport.
    • Consistency over time
This check is made in order to detect unlikely increase or decrease of transport at one of the
reporting airports. This check is applied separately for international and national transport.

   • Mirror checking
These quality checks are performed in order to compare the consistency between two partner
declarations. They are run both for national and international declarations at city level. This
means that the reported data have been first aggregated at city levels and then compared. This
reduced the problem of wrong airport code attribution.

    • Missing routes
This check allows detecting the routes between two declaring airports where only one of them
has declared the information. It is run for international and national transport separately.

Managing Quality check errors
Possible data errors that are detected at this stage are communicated to the countries for
checking purposes. All corrections of errors should be documented. Sometimes it might be
prudent to return the data to the countries for correction and re-supply. Data that are re-
supplied are then re-validated, before further quality checking.
REVISION POLICY
Revisions of passed data are taken into account and processed when provided by the national
competent authorities.


6. Other aspects
Belgium: From 1993 to 2003 the data provided by Belgium only refer to Brussels airport,
2004 and 2005 data refer to Brussels and Charleroi.
Czech Republic: No data at airport to airport level (routes) is disseminated.
Denmark: Freight and mail data are not available for Kobenhavn/Kastrup airport in 2004 and
2005.
Estonia: Estonian data refer to Tallinn/Ülemiste airport only.
Greece: Until 2000 the airport code for Athens airport is LGAT, in 2001 the new Athens
airport was opened with the code LGAV, since 2002 only the code LGAV is used.
France: Up to 2000, figures for Paris concern the airport system. From 2001, data are
available for Paris/Charles de Gaulle and Paris/Orly separately.
Ireland: In 1993 data provided by Ireland only refer to Dublin airport. From 1994 to 2004
Irish data refer to Dublin, Shannon and Cork airports.
Italy: Due to missing airports in the declarations from Italy for 2001 and 2002, estimates have
been produced to obtain better time series
Latvia: Latvian data refer to Riga airport only.




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Lithuania: Lithuanian data refer to Vilnius Intl. airport only. In 2005 data for Kaunas and
Palanga airports have been added.
Hungary: Hungarian data refer to Budapest/Ferihegy airport only.
Luxembourg: Luxembourg only provided Flight Stage data. Luxembourgish data refer to
Luxembourg airport only.
Malta: Maltese data refer to Malta/Luqa airport only.
Poland: Because of derogations granted to other airports Polish 2004 and 2005 data refer to
Warszawa/Okecie airport only.
Portugal: Until 2004 the airport code for Santa Maria airport is LPAZ and since 2005 it has
been replaced by the code LPPO
Slovenia: Slovenian data refer to Ljubljana airport only.
Slovakia: Slovakia provided data at country level until 2005 included. Until that year, no data
at airport to airport level (routes) is disseminated.
Sweden: From 1993 to 1994 the number of reporting Swedish airports increased from 3 to 15.

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             Questionnaire on Air Transport Statistics

                      Eurostat Metadata in SDDS format: Base Page


GEOGRAPHICAL AREA                European Union, Candidate Countries and EFTA
DATA CATEGORY                    Questionnaire on Air Transport Statistics
Last update of this document     December 2007
(see notes)
Last certification (see notes)   December 2007


Data
Access by the public
Integrity
Quality
Dissemination Formats

Summary Methodology


Contact
Eurostat, Statistical Office of the European Communities,
Luis De La Fuente Layos, Unit G5 – Transport statistics
L-2920 Luxembourg
For any question on data and metadata, please contact:
EUROPEAN STATISTICAL DATA SUPPORT


                  The Data: Coverage, Periodicity and Timeliness




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Coverage                 Short description
(data characteristics)   The Questionnaire on Air Transport Statistics is aimed to collect
                         aggregated annual data on the air transport sector for the following
                         domains:
                         I. Infrastructure
                         II. Transport equipment
                         III. Enterprises, economic performance and employment
                         IV. Accidents
                         Data are displayed at country level or at airport level for EU major
                         airports.
                         Information concerning data collected in the frame of the Air
                         Transport Statistics Regulation can be found in the
                         documentation provided for this domain (Air Transport
                         Measurement).
                         The questionnaire is not supported by any legal acts and it is based on
                         a gentlemen’s agreement with the participating countries (Member
                         States, Candidate Countries and EFTA countries). The completeness
                         varies from country to country.
                         The section on “Infrastructure” contains three tables:
                                •    Number of airports (with more than 15,000 passenger
                                     movements per year) at country level
                                •    Airport infrastructures by type at airport level
                                •    Airport connections to other modes of transport at airport
                                     level.
                         The section on “Transport Equipment” contains three tables:
                                •    Commercial aircraft fleet by type of aircraft at country level
                                •    Commercial aircraft fleet by age of aircraft at country level
                                •    Aircraft passenger carrying capacity (in seats) at country
                                     level
                         The section on “Enterprises economic performance and
                         employment” contains five tables:
                                •    Number of aviation and airport enterprises at country level
                                •    Employment in aviation and airport enterprises by gender at
                                     country level
                                •    Employment in main airports by gender at airport level
                                •    Turnover in aviation and airport enterprises (national
                                     currency in current prices) at country level
                                •    Gross investment and maintenance costs in aviation and
                                     airport enterprises (national currency in current prices) at
                                     country level.
                         The section on "Accidents" contains two tables:
                                 •    Number of injury accidents at country level
                                 •    Number of fatalities in injury accidents at country level.

                         Time coverage
                         From 2001 until the last reported year.
Periodicity              Yearly



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Timeliness                          About 12 months after the reference period.

                                    Access by the Public
Advance dissemination of            There is not a release calendar for dissemination.
release calendar
Simultaneous release to all         Data are disseminated simultaneously to all interested parties through
interested parties                  a database update and on Eurostat's website (see “Dissemination
                                    formats” below for more details).

                                     Integrity
                    (transparency of practices and procedures)
Dissemination of terms and          Rules on statistical compilation
conditions under which official     The questionnaire is not supported by any legal act and itis based on a
statistics are produced,            gentlemen’s agreement with the participating countries (Member
including those relating to the     States, Candidate Countries and EFTA countries).
confidentiality of individually
identifiable information
                                    Regulation on statistical confidentiality
                                    Council Regulation (CE) No 322/97 of 17 February 1997 (OJ No L
                                    52/1) and Council Regulation (EURATOM, EEC) no 1588/90 of 11
                                    June 1990 on the transmission of the data subject to statistical
                                    confidentiality to the Statistical Office of the European Communities
                                    (OJ No L 151/ 1) stipulates the detailed rules used for receiving,
                                    processing and disseminating the confidential data.

Identification of internal access   None
to data before release
Identification of commentary on     None
the occasion of statistical
releases
Provision of information about      Revisions of passed data are taken into account and processed when
revision and advance notice of      provided by the national competent authorities.
major changes in methodology        No major changes on the methodology are expected.
                                    Quality
               (information the user needs to assess data quality)
Dissemination of documentation      The Glossary on Air Transport Statistics is the main
on methodology and types of         methodological source for the definitions used in this data
data sources used in preparing      collection. This is available on “Glossary on Air Transport
statistics                          Statistics”.

Dissemination of component          The Questionnaire on Air Transport Statistics is the base for all
detail, reconciliations with        horizontal statistical data on air transport statistics.
related data, and statistical
frameworks that support cross-
checks and provide assurance of
reasonableness
Notes:                              None




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                                   Dissemination Formats
Hardcopy
                       News release:                        None

                       Publications:                        None

                       More information on publications:    None

                       Other:                               “None
Electronic
                       On-line or database.                 Please consult free data on-line or refer to
                                                            contact details

                       Internet address:                    http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat
                       CD ROM:
                                                            None
                       Other:                               None

Notes
Last update: Date of most recent update of these metadata.
Last certification: Date of most recent certification by the author on the accuracy of these
metadata.


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         QUESTIONNAIRE ON AIR TRANSPORT
                   STATISTICS
           Eurostat Metadata in SDDS format: Summary Methodology

 GEOGRAPHICAL AREA                European Union, Candidate and EFTA Countries
 DATA CATEGORY                    Questionnaire on Air Transport Statistics
 Last update of this document     December 2007
 (see notes)
 Last certification (see notes)   December 2007


Concepts, definitions and classifications
Scope / coverage of the data
Accounting conventions
Nature of the basic data
Compilation practices
Other aspects

Base Page

Contact
Eurostat, Statistical Office of the European Communities,
Luis De La Fuente Layos, Unit G5 – Transport statistics
L-2920 Luxembourg
For any question on data and metadata, please contact:
EUROPEAN STATISTICAL DATA SUPPORT


1. Concepts, definitions and classifications
STATISTICAL CONCEPT
The Questionnaire on Air Transport Statistics is aimed to collect aggregated annual data on the air
transport sector for the following domains:
I. Infrastructure
II. Transport equipment
III. Enterprises, economic performance and employment
IV. Accidents
Information concerning data collected in the frame of the Air Transport Statistics Regulation can be
found in the documentation provided for this domain (Air Transport Measurement).
The questionnaire is not supported by any legal acts and it is based on a gentlemen’s agreement with
the participating countries (Member States, Candidate Countries and EFTA countries). The
completeness varies from country to country.

DEFINITION OF INDICATORS
INFRASTRUCTURE


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Airport
A defined area of land or water (including any buildings, installations and equipment) intended to be
used either wholly or in part for the arrival, departure and surface movement of aircraft and open for
commercial air transport operations.
The airports included in this domain are those reporting more than 15 000 passenger movements per
year. Main airports are those reporting more than 150 000 passenger movements per year.
Airport runways
A defined rectangular area on an airport prepared for the landing and take-off of aircraft with the
following characteristics
        i)      Take-off run available
                The length of runway declared available and suitable for the ground run of an aircraft
                taking off.
        ii)     Landing distance available
                The length of runway which is declared available and suitable for the ground run of an
                aircraft landing.
Check-in Facilities
       i)      Conventional
               A conventional check-in facility where airline staff handle ticket processing, luggage
               labelling and issue of boarding cards directly
        ii)     Self service check-in kiosks
                A kiosk providing check-in facilities and offering automatic ticket processing,
                boarding cards and luggage label printing.
Passenger gates
An area of a passenger terminal where passengers gather prior to boarding their. The gates can be:
        i)      Equipped with finger bridges
                A gate with a finger bridge connecting to the aircraft to allow boarding without
                descending to ground level and using steps to board
        ii)     Other gates
                Gates other than those with finger bridges
Airport car parking
Parking facilities provided by the airport authority.
        i)       Short stay
                 Parking where the maximum permitted duration of stay is less than 24 hours
        ii)      Medium and long stay
                 Parking where the maximum permitted duration of stay is 24 hours or more
Connections to other modes of transport
Facilities provided within the airport for connection to the following modes of surface transport
         i)      High speed rail
                 Access to high speed rail services
         ii)     Main line rail
                 Access to main line rail services
         iii)    Metro
                 Access to city metro and underground services
         iv)     Inter urban bus services
                 Access to express and inter urban coach services
         v)      City bus services
                 Access to local bus services



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Intermodal freight facilities
A freight terminal within the airport with connections to modes other than road on its landside


TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT (VEHICLE)
Aircraft
Any machine that can derive support in the atmosphere from the reactions of the air other than the
reactions of air against the earth’s surface

Aircraft by configuration
        i)      Passenger aircraft
                An aircraft configured for the transport of passengers, their baggage and freight,
                including mail.
        ii)     Cargo aircraft
                An aircraft configured solely for the carriage of freight and/or mail.
        iii)    Combi aircraft
                A passenger aircraft with enhanced capabilities for the carriage of freight on the
                passenger deck.
        iv)     Quick change aircraft
                An aircraft designed to allow a quick change of configuration from passenger to cargo
                and vice versa.
        v)      Other
                An aircraft not used for commercial air transport.
Aircraft passenger carrying capacity
The number of passenger seats with which an aircraft is equipped.
Aircraft age
Years since first registration of an aircraft
ENTERPRISES, ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE AND EMPLOYMENT
Air transport enterprise
Any enterprise providing services linked to the transport of passengers and goods by air. Included are
the following:
         i)     Airline (Commercial air transport operator)
                An air transport undertaking with a valid operating licence for operating commercial
                air flights.
         ii)    Airport operator
                An air transport undertaking operating a commercial airport
         iii)   Air traffic control provider
                An air transport undertaking providing air traffic control services
         iv)    Airport services provider
                An undertaking providing airport services such as aircraft ground handling, fuelling,
                maintenance and security, passenger services such as check in, baggage handling and
                other services.
Employment
Employment is the number of persons employed, i.e. the total number of persons who work in the
enterprise (inclusive of working proprietors, partners working regularly in the enterprise and unpaid
family workers), as well as persons who work outside the enterprise who belong to it and are paid by it
(e.g. sales representatives, delivery personnel, repair and maintenance teams). It includes persons
absent for a short period (e.g. sick leave, paid leave or special leave), and also those on strike, but not
those absent for an indefinite period. It also includes part-time workers who are regarded as such under


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the laws of the country concerned and who are on the pay-roll, as well as seasonal workers,
apprentices and home workers on the pay-roll.
The number of persons employed excludes manpower supplied to the enterprise by other enterprises,
persons carrying out repair and maintenance work in the enquiry enterprise on behalf of other
enterprises, as well as those on compulsory military service. On the other hand, persons who are at the
disposal of an enterprise for commercial reasons on the basis of a long term contract (i.e.
demonstrators in department stores) should be included as employees of the enterprise where they
work rather than in the enterprise with whom they have their employment contract.
The number of persons employed corresponds to the annual average number of persons employed.
Types of employment
       i)      General administration
               Includes central and regional management staff (e.g. finance, legal, personnel etc.)
               and boards of directors.
               The management staff of specialist departments (operations and traffic, aircraft, air
               traffic control, runway and terminal construction and maintenance, emergency
               services) are excluded but are taken into account in the statistics specific to each of
               these services.
       ii)     Operations and traffic
               Cabin and ground crews (excluding flight deck staff) and associated central and
               regional offices. Includes tourism, advertising and terminal operations.
       iii)    Aircraft
               Flight deck staff, maintenance and inspection staff and associated central and regional
               offices.
       iv)     Airports
               Air traffic control staff, terminals, runway and other airport facilities construction,
               maintenance and supervision staff, ground handling staff, emergency services staff.
       v)      Other operations
               Passenger and freight services, freight shipment services etc.
Turnover
Total amount invoiced by the aviation transport enterprise during the period under review. This total
corresponds to market sales of services or goods supplied to third parties. Included in turnover is
"other operating income" e.g. income from concessions, franchise arrangements, patents, trademarks
and similar values. Turnover includes all duties and taxes on the goods or services invoiced by the
enterprise with the exception of VAT invoiced by the enterprise vis-à-vis its customers. It also
includes all other charges to customers. Reductions in prices, rebates and discounts must be deducted,
but not cash discounts.
Turnover includes only ordinary activities and hence does not include sales of fixed assets. Operating
subsidies received from public authorities are also excluded.
Gross investment in tangible goods
Investment in all tangible goods which include both new and existing capital items, having a useful
life of more than one year where non-produced tangible goods such as land are included. All
investments are valued prior to value adjustments and before the deduction of income from disposals.
Purchased goods are valued at purchase price, i.e. transport and installation charges, fees, taxes and
other costs of ownership transfer are included.
Also included are all additions, alterations, improvements and renovations which prolong the service
life or increase the productive capacity of capital goods.
Current maintenance costs are excluded, as is the value and current expenditure on capital goods
used under rental and lease contracts. Investment in intangible and financial assets is excluded.
Maintenance costs – airports
Expenditure necessary to sustain airport operations by maintaining the fixed infrastructure and
essential equipment.



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Examples are runway maintenance, upkeep of baggage handling equipment and freight handling
equipment.
Maintenance costs – aircraft
Expenditure necessary to maintain aircraft and their engines in an airworthy condition.
This includes routine maintenance of the airframe and engines, whether or not this is conducted in-
house or sub-contracted.
AVIATION ACCIDENTS
Accident
An occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft which takes place between the time any
person boards the aircraft with the intention of flight until such time as all such persons have
disembarked, in which one of the following applies:
       i.       A person is fatally or seriously injured. Where this is as a result of
                      −     being in the aircraft, or
                       −      direct contact with any part of the aircraft, including parts which have
                              become detached from the aircraft, or
                       −      direct exposure to jet blast,
except when the injuries are from natural causes, self inflicted or inflicted by other persons, or when
the injuries are to stowaways hiding outside the areas normally available to the passengers and crew.
         ii.      The aircraft sustains damage or structural failure. Where this
                        −      adversely affects the structural strength, performance or flight
                               characteristics of the aircraft, and
                       −      would normally require major repair or replacement of the affected
                              component,
except for engine failure or damage. when the damage is limited to the engine, its cowlings or
accessories: or for damage limited to propellers, wing tips, antennas, tires, brakes, fairings, small dents
or puncture holes in the aircraft skin.
        iii.     The aircraft is missing or is completely inaccessible.
An aircraft is considered to be missing when the official search has been terminated and the wreckage
has not been located.
Fatal injury
An injury resulting in death within thirty days of the date of the accident is classified as a fatal injury.
Accident on national territory
An accident on the national territory of a state
An accident on a nationally registered aircraft
An accident involving an aircraft on the national aircraft register of a state.

CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM AND CONFORMITY WITH OFFICIAL STANDARDS
Airports are classified according to ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) airport coded as
listed in ICAO document 7910.


2. Scope / coverage of the data
GEOGRAPHICAL COVERAGE



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The data cover the EU Member States, the Candidate Countries as well as Norway, Iceland,
Switzerland. Data are available at country and airport levels. EU Aggregates are also provided when
possible.

STATISTICAL UNITS
The data used in the domain are collected by the different data providers at the airport or country level.
The units used depend on the elements collected.
For the data collected at national level, the units are: number of airports, number of aircraft, number of
seats, number of enterprises, number of employees, turnover in current price, gross investments and
maintenance costs in enterprises in current prices, number of injury accidents and number of fatalities
in injury accidents.
For the data collected at airport level, the units are: number of runways, the number of check-in
facilities, number of aircraft gates, number of parking places for private cars, number of connections to
other modes of transport, intermodal freight area in square metres andnumber of employees.

STATISTICAL POPULATION
For data at airport level, the airports covered are the “main airports” of each country, that is to say
airports with at least 150 000 passenger units per year.


3. Accounting conventions
REFERENCE PERIOD
2001 was the first year where data were collected. However, the availability and time coverage of the
data depends on each country and variable.
The data transmitted through the questionnaires are annual figures.

BASE PERIOD
n.a.

RECORDING OF TRANSACTIONS
n.a.

4. Nature of the basic data
DATA SOURCES USED
Data are compiled by Eurostat and the competent national authorities, which can be for instance the
Statistical Office or the Civil Aviation Authorities. Original data sources are normally the airports
organisations or enterprises as well as international organisations of the air transport sector.

TYPE OF SURVEY
n.a.

TECHNIQUES OF DATA COLLECTION
The reporting countries send the data to Eurostat via email using the Excel questionnaire.


5. Compilation practices (data processing)
COMPILATION OF EUROPEAN AGGREGATES



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For tables at country level, if data are available for all EU countries, EU aggregates are calculated by
aggregating the figures available at country level.
For tables at airport level, no EU aggregate can be calculated as only a subset of EU major airports is
available.

ADJUSTMENTS
n.a.

VALIDATION OF STATISTICAL DATA

Automatic validation during the data integration takes place. A consistency over the time
analysis takes place after data integration.
REVISION POLICY
Revisions of passed data are taken into account and processed when provided by the national
competent authorities.


6. Other aspects



Notes
- Last update: Date of most recent update of these metadata.
- Last certification: Date of the most recent certification by the author on the accuracy of these
metadata.


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