A safe, orderly and efficient flow of air traffic is the function of Air Traffic Flow Management. To achieve that, we must ensure the optimum efficiency of Air Traffic Control capacities and compatibility of traffic demand and declared capacity of relevant Air Traffic Control units.
Air Traffic Flow Management is done at the strategic, pre-tactical and tactical level.
The operational Flow Management Position (Zagreb FMP) is established at Zagreb Area Control Center and it cooperates with the Network Manager Operations Center at the tactical level. That way, whenever needed, aircraft operators can adjust departure times, change routes and flight profiles, which results in delay decrease for airlines and passengers.
We cooperate with the Network Manager (Eurocontrol) at all ATFM levels. At the strategic level, we assess capacities and make changes to the route network and other airspace structures. At the pre-tactical level, we prepare daily plans, inform aircraft operators and relevant ATC units about measures coming into force. That is how we optimize current capacities and reduce delays and costs.
Tactically, we work on a single goal every day, which is to ensure enough capacity to meet the traffic demand. At the post-operational level, we analyze what was done and suggest measures for further optimization.