The aviation industry is in the midst of an unprecedented air traffic pattern in the United States.
The National Weather Service said on Friday that it had recorded an increase in air traffic on the Eastern Seaboard over the past two weeks, which could indicate a growing trend.
While it remains unclear what the cause of this uptick is, the data does not bode well for the industry, which is already facing growing pressure to cut back on fuel use and reduce emissions.
The NWS said that on Friday, air traffic at Dulles International Airport had increased nearly 400% in the past 24 hours.
The agency added that it also saw a rise in the number of airplanes in the area, but the increase in traffic could be due to “aircraft vectoring.”
This means that an airplane that is flying over the same area but with a different aircraft is taking advantage of the same conditions, the NWS added.
Air traffic patterns have been growing in recent years, and they have been particularly disruptive for airlines.
A number of recent cases of weather related problems have been attributed to air traffic, and a number of airports in the U.S. are experiencing extreme weather.
According to the NFS, this trend has been increasing since the early 1990s, and has been blamed on a combination of factors.
The Weather Service’s chief meteorologist, David Schlesinger, said that during the past few months, the number and intensity of severe weather events have increased, and that the trend has continued.
“We’ve seen an increase of weather events in the last week that we haven’t seen in the previous three months,” Schleslinger said on the Weather Channel.
“So the trend is continuing.”
Schlesner said that the increase could be tied to the global warming phenomenon that is also causing extreme weather in the region.
The recent changes to air travel patterns could have a profound effect on the industry.
“The weather has to be good or the business is going to go bankrupt,” Schonsinger said.
“But we’re not seeing the weather patterns we need to be seeing.”
A report released by the National Transportation Safety Board earlier this week found that airlines were operating under a severe air traffic problem, and were responsible for a significant number of fatalities and injuries.
The NTSB found that there were more than 9,000 collisions that occurred between aircraft and other people in 2013.
The majority of those accidents involved people being struck by other vehicles, while one-third of the accidents involved a plane being hit by a vehicle.
The report noted that in 2013, “air traffic was down” compared to 2012.
The FAA and the National Weather Services have said that they expect to see more severe weather and other weather related issues in the future, as the region shifts to colder and drier conditions.