Archive for : April, 2015

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Relief Flies to Nepal after Major Earthquake

In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Nepal, relief workers and aid have been flying to Kathmandu Airport as fast as possible to assist with the recovery effort. The situation at Kathmandu Airport has presented a number of challenges to the massive and urgent relief effort underway, but those involved—pilots, air traffic controllers, and ground personnel—have been adapting to move relief supplies in and people out.

Efforts have been hampered by the small size of Kathmandu’s airport and aftershocks, which have halted operations multiple times. With only a single runway and limited availability of space on the ground for large aircraft, many flights have been left to circle for hours while material is offloaded at the airport. Despite those challenges, relief supplies and personnel have begun to arrive. (more…)

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Welcome to the Flightradar24 Blog

Welcome to the new Flightradar24 blog! We’re happy to inaugurate a space to dig deeper into how Flightradar24 works and to explain some of the things you may see when using our site and our apps. On the blog, we’ll answer some frequently asked questions in depth, like our upcoming post about flight paths. We’ll also explore how we track aircraft around the world and some of the challenges we face as we strive for global coverage.

We’re constantly working on additions to the site and our mobile apps and you’ll be able to get a taste of that here as well.

If you have ideas for posts, such as questions about how flight tracking works or what you’re seeing when you use Flightradar24, contact us and we’ll do our best to explain. As always, if you have specific questions about the site or our apps, please email our support team and they’ll be happy to assist you. You can always find us on Facebook and Twitter as well.

We have some great things in store for you and we’re looking forward to you joining us here on the new Flightradar24 blog!