• Air France across the Atlantic: a look at the data

    After taking a long-haul flight with Air France from San Francisco that was stuffed full of cargo and had 100 seats occupied (read all about it here), I wondered what the French carrier’s transatlantic network has looked like over the course of the last year. Anecdotally I knew the airline has kept fairly busy during the …   Read More

  • Diving deeper into the data: the past year at airBaltic

    Last week we had a chat with Martin Gauss, the CEO of airBaltic – you can listen to it on the latest AvTalk podcast and/or read sections of the interview with additional context on the blog. Gauss spoke of a sudden cut in flights almost overnight, which brought along with it the retirement of two …   Read More

  • Have we entered the era of smaller airplanes for good?

    There’s been a lot of talk lately about airlines around the world beginning to favor smaller aircraft. Not just amid the pandemic but for the...

  • Fun with Filters on the new Flightradar24.com

    One of the best things about the latest update to Flightradar24.com on the web is the expanded Filters functionality. If you’re anything like me, you...

  • Take a tour of the updated Flightradar24.com

    We’re excited to unveil the updated Flightradar24.com, packed with lots of great updates and performance improvements. We’ve worked hard to make this the best flight tracking experience possible and this update also lays the groundwork for a host of new features we’ll be adding in the near future.   Read More

  • Getting the most out of the new filters on Flightradar24.com

    We’re thrilled to release this update for Flightradar24.com that adds a lot of new features and improves existing ones to help you get the best flight tracking experience possible. In this post we’ll explore the new Flightradar24 filters panel and walk through some helpful tips for using filters. Filters have received a big facelift in …   Read More

  • All about the Falkland Islands and its airports

    Yesterday a Lufthansa A350-900 completed an ultra long-haul flight from Hamburg to Mt. Pleasant, in the Falkland Islands. The 15 hour 37 minute flight was Lufthansa’s longest ever. The plane will be heading back to Germany tomorrow, as LH2575. Sadly this isn’t destined to become a regularly scheduled route (wouldn’t that be something.) But it …   Read More

  • Mystery flights: EuroAtlantic to Timor-Leste

    Many of the world’s flights are routine, daily operations between major cities. A handful of others, though, are much more mysterious. My favorite finds on Flightradar24 are those flights that pop up and require a little more research to understand. A little-known airline flying overhead, or a carrier flying well beyond its regular route map …   Read More

  • Brazil leads the way? Here’s what the data says

    Amid all the speculation about the return to service of the 737 MAX, one country has quietly jumped into the lead. Today at 8:20am local time (6:20am EST time in the US), Brazilian airline GOL flew the world’s first revenue passenger service with the MAX since the plane was re-certified. Flight G34104 from Sao Paulo …   Read More

  • Update on Flightradar24’s extended downtime

    We’d like to extend our deepest apologies for the extended downtime over the past few days. Our systems experienced a sustained Distributed Denial of Service...

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