Global Flight Paths

There have been a few attempts on the web at visualising flight paths, but this is the first global one we’ve seen and certainly one of the most impressive.

It’s created by Zhaw (School of Engineering) and they have a live version on theirĀ site.

The concentration of flights on the East coast of Australia highlights the frequency of the Sydney to Melbourne route. Also if you keep an eye on the shift in daylight throught the 24 hour period you should see the strong relationship between time of day and number of flights across the world.