DFS registered another increase in traffic volumes in June 2021. Nevertheless, the volumes in the first half of the year only reached a third of the 2019 levels.
In June, 129,073 flights under instrument flight rules were registered in German airspace. This is almost 30,000 more take-offs, landings and overflights than in May, but still 57.6 percent fewer than in June 2019, before the pandemic began. With 5,300 flights in German airspace and 21,075 flights in Europe, Friday 25 June was the busiest day since March 2020. During the pandemic, traffic volumes had been down up to 90 percent.