This is How Many Flights Fly Through Europe on a Typical Summer Day
NATS (a provider of air traffic control services in the UK) put together this data visualization of all air traffic in Europe on a typical summer day. The visualization was created from real flight data (UK radar data from 21 June 2013 and European flight plan information from 28 July 2013).
– On a typical July day there are around 30,000 flights across European airspace
– The total distance flown by these aircraft is 25 million nautical miles
– That’s 998 times around the Earth or 104 trips to the Moon
– The video is 1440x faster than real-time