• 100,000 daily flights tracked for the first time since 22 March

    For the first time since 22 March, Flightradar24 tracked more than 100,000 daily flights on 20 May. 110,361 flights took to the skies, an 11.9% increase from the previous day, but still well below the average of 191,611 flights per day from May 2019.   Read More

  • US Business Aviation hard hit by COVID-19

    Flightradar24 Note: In the latest in a series of analyses of Flightradar24 data, ICF examines business aviation in the US to see how the world’s largest market has been impacted by COVID-19. Analyzing business aviation offers insights into a unique market. Although commanding a high premium over commercial flights, its core customer segments—corporations and high …   Read More

  • Scraping along the bottom: April air traffic statistics

    March’s COVID-19 induced historic drop in air traffic paved the way for late April’s slight and uncertain recovery. The least busy day in the skies in many years was 12 April, when only 46,294 flights took to the air. Since then the total number of flights tracked by Flightradar24 each day has trended upward, though …   Read More

  • Cargo flights forming the backbone of COVID-19 relief efforts

    Flightradar24 Note: In a global time of need, air cargo has stepped in to get badly needed medical supplies, food, and other essentials where they...

  • Learning from the curve: Chinese aviation may offer early signs of a COVID-19 recovery

    Flightradar24 Note: Airlines and governments have reacted to the spread of COVID-19 with varying speed and levels of restrictions. With Flightradar24 data, ICF examined flights...

  • Tracking March’s historic drop in air traffic

    March witnessed a historic drop in air traffic as COVID-19 travel restrictions expanded and demand for air travel evaporated. The total number of flights tracked by Flightradar24 in March 2020 was 4,294,685, down 21.6% from 2019. Commercial flights tracked in March were 27.7% lower than 2019. But monthly figures don’t capture the full picture.   Read More

  • Charting the decline in air traffic caused by COVID-19

    The spread of COVID-19 and response by the aviation industry has resulted in an unprecedented decline in global air traffic.Commercial air traffic dropped in the third week of January, but made a slight recovery during February into the first week in March.   Read More

  • March commercial traffic down 10% below 2019 so far

    Global commercial air traffic tracked by Flightradar24 is now 10% lower in March 2020 compared to 2019. This week has seen a sharp decrease in commercial flights as airlines begin parking their fleets and operating minimum services or none at all.   Read More

  • Commercial air traffic now down 7.2% in March

    Global commercial air traffic tracked by Flightradar24 is 7.2% lower in March 2020 compared to 2019. With the announcements of further restrictions and suspensions made by governments and airlines over the weekend, we expect the decline to increase sharply over the next week.   Read More

  • Delta begins storing its fleet

    Delta Air Lines has begun storing some of its wide-body fleet in response to the COVID-19 crisis and lack of travel demand. It will expand its storage flights on Monday, 16 March, as it flies at least two dozen aircraft to Marana in Arizona and Birmingham, Alabama. The aircraft include a mix of A330, A350, …   Read More

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