The Latest On Which Airlines Are Still Flying And Why
This article from Friday pointed out that contrary to the expectations of many, there were still a huge number of flights operating around the globe. Incredibly, even as COVID-19 has shut borders and sent millions into self-isolation at home, you can book flights to a variety of destinations, and for the most part prices are good.
And yet on Sunday Flightradar24 measured 102,181 total flights. That's down 30,000 from Friday, but it's still a six-figure count. Keep in mind this includes all manner of flights and is not just made up of commercial service on big jets. There are private flights, general aviation (small planes), helicopter flights to oil rigs, military flights, medical evacuations and more. Still more are special flights run by major airlines, for example to repatriate citizens. But there's one sector in particular providing a boost, and even making money as this unprecedented global crisis unfolds.