According to Euronews, the European Aviation Safety Agency (Eurocontrol) has released data showing a 88% drop in flights over the European continent as the new corona virus spreads.
On March 29 (April 10) this year, between 8 a.m. and 12 noon, only 350 aircraft flew over European airspace. On March 31 last year, 2,876 planes flew over Europe during this period.
The decline in flights continued in April. Spain, for example, saw only 350 planes fly in its skies on April 8. That’s down 95 percent from the same day last year. Flights in the skies of Portugal have dropped 94 percent these days.
According to the International Air Transport Organization (IATA), global air traffic was 14.1 percent lower than in February last year and has been unprecedented since the September 11, 2001 attacks!