A dataviz sequence produced by 422 South for NATS – the UK-based global air traffic management company.
The sequence shows 24 hours of flight data into, out of and over Europe.
On a typical July day there are around 30,000 flights across European airspace
Approximately a quarter fly within UK controlled 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
On 21 June, 5,675 aircraft departed or arrived from UK airports, of which…
2,295 departed from or arrived at Gatwick (894) or Heathrow (1,401)
1,532 were overflights
The video is 1440x faster than real time.’