Airspace over Europe is definitely one of the busiest and most complicated anywhere around the world. Each day thousands of flight traffic controllers navigate millions of passengers trouble free to their destinations.
The statistics in numbers:
On an usual June day there are about 30,000 flights crossing European airspace
Fairly a quarter of them fly within UK controlled airspace
The overall distance flown by above mentioned aircraft equal to 25 million nautical miles
That’s 998 times circling around the Earth ... or 104 trips to the Moon and back
On the 22nd of June 5,678 airplanes departed from or arrived at UK airports of which…
2,296 departed from or arrived at Gatwick (895) or Heathrow (1,401)
1,534 were overflights
Video represents flights 1440x faster than they happen in real time.
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