caliboy93
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Number of flights every day everywhere

Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:07 pm

How many scheduled commercial air flights are there around the world every day? This includes all airlines, all continents.
 
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FredrikHAD
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Re: Number of flights every day everywhere

Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:25 pm

Right now, Flightaware lists some 8000 aircraft airborn. Not all are commercial airliners, but the vast majority is. Say 8000 planes doing 4 legs on average per day and we have 24000 flights per day. Some are not scheduled, but I think very few are not. More guesses out there?

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Re: Number of flights every day everywhere

Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:34 pm

There's expected to be around 39.4 million flights in 2019

There were 230,000 flights on this years busiest day, 25 July.
The daily average is 102,465
 
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Iemand91
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Re: Number of flights every day everywhere

Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:37 pm

Worldwide, there were 38.100.000 commercial flights made in 2018. That equals to 104.384 commercial flights per day.
Interesting to note; Flightradar24 recorded 230,409 flights on July 25 this year (their current record I believe); but that includes non-commercial flights.

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ChrisKen wrote:
There's expected to be around 39.4 million flights in 2019
There were 230,000 flights on this years busiest day, 25 July.
The daily average is 102,465

You *just* beat me to it. :D
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Re: Number of flights every day everywhere

Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:29 pm

FredrikHAD wrote:
Right now, Flightaware lists some 8000 aircraft airborn. Not all are commercial airliners, but the vast majority is. Say 8000 planes doing 4 legs on average per day and we have 24000 flights per day. Some are not scheduled, but I think very few are not. More guesses out there?

/Fredrik


I looked up FAA stats and they show, in the US, 12,000-ish bizjet flights daily, so not “very few”. Yes, off-topic.

https://aspm.faa.gov/apmd/sys/bjpdf/b-jet-201907.pdf

GF
 
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FredrikHAD
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Re: Number of flights every day everywhere

Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:48 pm

And still my guesstimare was so off. I’ll just have to blame Fightaware...

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