24 Hours Of World Air Traffic

This updated HD graphic shows 24 hours of air traffic on the earth presented in a Mercator projection.

The dataset tracks commercial flights from the approximately 9000 civil airports worldwide. The day/night terminator is included as a time reference. Flight traffic picks up noticeably during daylight hours and drops off through the night. Each yellow tail is one plane in this visualization

Courtesy: NOAA, Data Set Source:


3000 lost every hour

According to the latest SITA Baggage Report (2011) more than 3.000 bags are being lost at the airport every single hour of every single day. That’s an average of three bags per flight, adding up to 29,44 million mishandled bags per year*. It happens to thousands of travellers every day. They arrive at their destination, while their baggage does not. Thanks to the Trace Me Luggage Tracker there now is help finding back your precious belongings.



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