2019 was a record year for Flightradar24 and flight tracking. We tracked more flights than ever before and added thousands of new ADS-B receivers to the Flightradar24 network.

2019 flight tracking by the numbers

In 2019, we tracked 68,948,849 total flights, a new record. Averaging 188,901 flights per day, that is a 10% increase over 2018. Our busiest single day was 25 July when we tracked 230,409 flights. On 25 December—as is customary— we tracked the fewest flights with 120,212.

As the aviation industry continues to grow and as more aircraft are equipped with ADS-B transponders, we expect the number of flights tracked per day to continue to grow.

2019 Flights tracked per day2019’s most tracked flight

The first of three Qantas Project Sunrise test flights was our most tracked flight of the year with nearly 800,000 people tracking at least a portion of the live flight.

QF7879 flight path2019 new receivers by the numbers

In 2019 we activated nearly 700 Flightradar24-supplied ADS-B receivers around the world and over two thousand data sharers began contributing ADS-B data to the Flightradar24 network with receivers they built themselves.

In the map below, we’ve marked the locations of all of the Flightradar24-supplied receivers activated in 2019.

2019 Newly activated FR24-supplied receivers

Help Add ADS-B Coverage

We are always looking for new receiver hosts. Especially if you or someone you know lives in a remote location, please apply to host a receiver. All of our receiver hosts get a free Flightradar24 Business Subscription, which can be used on the web or within our mobile app. If you’re interested, please apply today. If you’d you like more information about our application process, you can read more about it in our blog post.

Use Your Own Hardware

Have a Raspberry Pi sitting around collecting dust or looking to get started with tracking flights with a quick project? Build your own receiver to help us increase ADS-B and MLAT coverage in your area. Our simple guide walks you through the steps from getting the parts you need to setting up your receiver. Find out more about building your own ADS-B Receiver.

 

Ian Petchenik’s love of aviation began at an early age growing up next to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. As Flightradar24’s director of communications and co-host of the AvTalk podcast Ian now gets to share that passion for aviation with millions of Flightradar24 users and listeners around the world.

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5 comments

  1. robbo

    Amazing man! And bloody well done mate from Australia. I have subscribed now for 4 or 5 years I think it is, and as a huge airline traveller, its been a revolution. Keep it up.

  2. Lesley

    FR24 has been very useful in tracking aircraft involved in fighting the terrible fires around Australia at present. From a logistical perspective, it’s been quite interesting. One day … one day it will rain again.

  3. Ken Flynn

    Hello Ian, your ap is by far my most favored ap. I have always been fascinated by planes. Your podcasts are brilliant and I really look forward to each new episode. I have now just finished listening back to all 74 episodes . I am 76 and live in Cork – Southern Ireland. You’d probably call me a “techie” ! I bring my iPhone and iPad everywhere. I love to go plane spotting to the nearest airport when on holidays- be it Seattle, Boston or Lanzarote in the Canary Isles. With the Flightradar24 and the ACT ap switched
    on I’ m as happy as ‘ a pig in poo’ ! The only problem I have when listening to your podcasts is that I might have to ask Alexa to
    pause the podcast whilst I search Google to identify the make and type of aircraft you are talking about ! Keep up the excellent work. Regards, Ken Flynn

  4. Ian Petchenik

    That would be counted as two flights as the aircraft lands and departs again.

  5. Robert sanchez

    Excellent site, well informed.
    Keep up the excellent work


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