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Number Of US Flights On Any Given Day  
User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 31
Posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 10810 times:

My dad emailed me this morning with a question: he wants to know, on an average weekday, roughly how many commercial flights operate within US airspace? He's including everything from commuters to international flights, passenger and cargo. Any thoughts?

Tom at MSY

"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
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User currently offlineThenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 3294 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 10781 times:

I don't have the answer, but I know a web page that will give you a good idea of what the amount could be!


If you go to "more choices", and click on "airport traffic" and then "view all traffic" you will see all the airborne commercial flights over North America. It also tells you the number at the bottom of the map.

Hope this helps!


us Air Traffic Controllers have a good record, we haven't left one up there yet !!
User currently offlineF-WWKH From Taiwan, joined Jun 1999, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 10756 times:

Extend this thought to worldwide and thenyuo will realise how safe air travel actually is!

User currently offlineInnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 10697 times:

During the middle of the day, there are a few thousand airborne at any one time. I would say that the number has to get well over 10,000 per day. That may be conservative, but I'm not doing the math at the moment.

Dave Mark - Intrinsic Algorithm - Reducing the world to mathematical equations!
User currently offlineBullpitt From Spain, joined Mar 2004, 871 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 10630 times:

IB has about 1000 flights per day so I think 10000 per day in the US might be a little on the conservative side. Lets see if someone can actually give a more accurate figure.

These are my principles but if you don't like them I have others
User currently offlineBoingGoingGone From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 10613 times:

There are roughly 32,000 flights scheduled, and of those about 28,000 actually operate per day in the US.

The most recent data indicates 10,463,326 scheduled flights were performed last year.

[Edited 2004-04-13 22:34:07]

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