We began the year by activating over 100 new Flightradar24 ADS-B receivers around the world, helping us track 4.4 million flights, a 110,000 flight increase over last January.New receivers on six continents added new coverage and, importantly, expanded our MLAT coverage area in multiple locations.
Five new receivers in Australia added additional coverage and expanded out MLAT coverage there as did the four in Turkey, three in Bolivia, and more than a dozen new receivers in the United States.
We also activated a receiver in the Galapagos Islands, providing important new coverage in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
In Africa, new receivers in Sierra Leon, Senegal, Libya, and Democratic Republic of Congo are expanding out coverage area and filling important gaps on coverage.
The January Map
Here’s the full map of all receivers activated during January (click to expand).
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 new 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. Learn more today!