Busiest day in aviation history? Flight tracking app registers more than 225,000 aircraft on Wednesday
Was this the busiest day in aviation history? Flight tracking app registers more than 225,000 aircraft in the air on Wednesday
- Flightradar24 said these were the most flights it had ever registered in one day
- The figure includes commercial flights, cargo aircraft, helicopters and private aircraft
- A map shows most of the flights clustered around the US and Europe
Wednesday was perhaps one of the busiest days in aviation history.
Flight tracking app Flightradar24 said it recorded more than 225,000 aircraft in the air that day – most that it had ever registered in one day.
The figure consists of every flight that the app has been able to trace and includes commercial flights, cargo planes, helicopters, gliders and private jets.
To illustrate how busy it was on Wednesday, Flightradar24 has released a snapshot of its graphic world map, which was full of airplane icons
Flightradar24, however, has only been following flights since 2006 and is not the official supplier of air traffic data, so whether Wednesday was a record breaker is under discussion.
To illustrate how busy it was on Wednesday, Flightradar24 has released a snapshot of its graphic world map, which was full of aircraft icons.
The majority of flights were clustered across the United States, Europe, and Southeast Asia.
But not everyone on Twitter was impressed by the statistics, with some environmental concerns.
Sabine Meijerink wrote: & # 39; Nothing to be proud of. In fact … we must be ashamed of ourselves to achieve those figures. & # 39;
Some on Twitter have expressed environmental concerns
Serafin tweeted: & # 39; Too bad for the environment. & # 39;
While Gert Dijkhuizen added: & # 39; Totally untenable, complete madness, incredible destruction of the future of our children. & # 39;
Bruce tweeted however: & # 39; Unbelievable! I hope that more and more flights will take place in the future, everyone deserves to fly. & # 39;
Last week, Nats, the British air traffic control service provider, said it was expected that the summer of 2019 would be the busiest ever for air traffic in Europe (photo of the file)
Last week, Nats, the British air traffic control service provider, said it expects the summer of 2019 to be the busiest ever for air traffic in Europe.
Records have already been broken for most UK flights ever on one day, July 5, when 8,863 flights were handled by Nats within 24 hours.
On peak days, Nats added that it can handle more than 8,000 flights a day.
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