With over 10,000 receivers we tracked 4,783,244 flights in May. We also added nearly 200 new Flightradar24 receivers to our network in May. Spread over six continents, the new receivers are providing coverage in new areas and increasing our MLAT coverage in areas with existing ADS-B coverage.
In Africa, we activated receivers in Zimbabwe, Sudan, Kenya, and São Tomé for increased coverage. New receivers in South Africa increased our MLAT coverage there.
We also increased our coverage area in Asia with new receivers in Pakistan, Iran, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan, among others. A new receiver in Oman is helping extend our coverage of the Arabian Sea. New receivers in China are increasing our MLAT coverage there as well.
Our coverage area in Australia expanded with a new receiver in Western Australia. Moving east, MLAT coverage in eastern Australia grew and three new receivers in the south Pacific are covering more transpacific flights.
In the Americas, the north coast of Brazil gained additional MLAT coverage as did portions of California and the US east coast. We increased our transatlantic coverage as well with new receivers near St. John’s, Newfoundland and Qaqortoq, Greenland.
Here’s the full map of all receivers activated during May (click to expand).
We are always looking for 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. 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.
If you prefer to use your own hardware and have a Raspberry Pi you can now help us increase MLAT coverage as well. Please see our Raspberry Pi page for more information and to begin sharing data today.