An interactive map of the Flight Radar live flight tracker shows that international airlines prefer to avoid flights over the territory of Ukraine.
International airlines prefer to avoid flights over the territory of Ukraine, the Russkaya Vesna information website reported on Wednesday, citing an interactive map of the Flight Radar live flight tracker that shows air traffic in real time.
In 2007, the Swedish Travel Network company developed a system for tracking of flights in real time. These data, obtained by the European company, are displayed on the Flight Radar’s map. Any person can track the movement of planes around the world.
Almost all aircraft of the latest generation in Europe, Asia and the Middle East are equipped with the ADS-B surveillance technology. The Flight Radar’s map uses more than 500 two-way stations interacting with the ADS-B surveillance technology. More than 90% of the territory of Europe, as well as the territories of North and South America, Australia, Japan and some other regions of the Earth, are covered by a network of the stations.
As the author of the article noted, international airlines fly over the territory of Russia, right over cities, where air defense units are deployed, but, at the same time, they prefer to find a way around Ukraine. A screenshot, showed below, was made on February 11.
At the same time, the author stressed that Ukraine is not the one country, over which planes prefer not to fly. Such states as Libya, Chad, Guinea, Congo, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Burkina Faso, Namibia, and Mozambique are also in this list.
For the moment, the Flight Radar’s map shows us a bit different situation – we can notice four aircraft, moving over the Ukrainian territory. However, just four planes for such a big European country are extremely little amount. It is obviously that international airlines prefer to avoid flights over the country, which pretends to become a member of the European Union.