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FR24 airspace is busy?

Old 16th Mar 2020, 16:59
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FR24 airspace is busy?

I cant get my head around it? Live shot of FR24 and the skies are PACKED. Am I missing something here. All I hear is cancelling this cancelling that but the skies appear full?
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 17:06
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The US restriction doesn't start until tonight, so these are probably the last rotations. A lot of flights to Europe are probably repatriation flights, going out empty and bring people back.
There are no restrictions on domestic flights (yet!!!) Plus its a nice day so a lot of GA traffic airborne.

Be interesting to see what it looks like tomorrow.
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Old 17th Mar 2020, 00:42
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Watch the CFMU public portal for daily totals in Europe.
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Old 17th Mar 2020, 08:46
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Below is the traffic this morning (picture also posted in the transatlantic thread)

Very litt westbound traffic



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Old 17th Mar 2020, 10:33
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There is always little west bound traffic. Ipppn the morning
There will be lots of eastbound traffic and little westbound traffic later.
Wait unntil tomorrow
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Old 19th Mar 2020, 16:26
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Originally Posted by sheepless View Post
Watch the CFMU public portal for daily totals in Europe.
Total number of flights yesterday about 13k, down from 23k a week ago.

Do you happen to know wether the cumulative stats can be downloaded in some comprehensive format, I'd love to graph them but am too lazy to copy and paste day by day :-).
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Looking at Planefinder this morning (09:00) shows just 2 BA flights and 1 Vrgin from USA to LHR! No United, American or Delta flights showing.
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Last time I checked most of the transatlantic flights showing were freighters - I'm guessing the others were either positioning or airliners with full freight holds and no pax.

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Originally Posted by KelvinD View Post
Looking at Planefinder this morning (09:00) shows just 2 BA flights and 1 Vrgin from USA to LHR! No United, American or Delta flights showing.
A few US carrier departures from LHR in the last couple of hours, with nominally pax flight numbers: AAL21 (DFW), AAL57 (MIA), DAL31 (ATL), UAL17 (EWR).
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