We found this interesting animation which was created by taking in consideration all scheduled flights over a 24h period (based on 2008 data). Every day 93’000 flights are starting from approx. 9’000 airports. At all time there are between 8’000 and 13’000 airplanes in the air. This animation was produced to be shown on the high definition 3D-Globe “Orbitarium” in Technorama – The Swiss Science Center in collaboration with Institute of Applied Information Technology InIT, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur.
Even though we are looking forward to the day when alternative, non-polluting transportation will be discovered, we find this video quite absorbing.
…and a video of the USA airline traffic provided by NASA: