FlightRadar24 is a live map that shows all the world’s commercial air flights in real time.
The world is at a standstill, with the major exception of the US. Though I hear that many of these flights are empty or near empty.
Of the 4800 flights we're currently tracking worldwide, two-thirds are seen in this image.
Normally, we would be tracking about 13,000 flights right now.
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) March 28, 2020
Nonetheless, I do wonder when we last saw such a high North American share of all the world’s flight. My guess would be 1955 or 1960.
Eyeballing it looks like there’s more flights over Russia than there over all of Europe. Not sure this has ever happened in world history.
Not that this is a good thing under the present circumstances. Moscow is Russia’s Corona epicenter, and there’s a flow of bodies taking it to Sochi.
— Justin (@Trumpery45) February 15, 2020
Is it jump me or does China have even fewer flights now than it did in mid-February? This did close their borders just the other day.