Flight Radar Animation Shows Post-New Year Air Travel Over United States

A Flightradar24 animation shows post-New Year air traffic over North America, including the continental United States and parts of Canada and Mexico, on January 3.

The CDC had continued a recommendation of “postponing travel and staying home” during and after the holiday season, as COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the country.

On Monday, January 4, Flightradar24 reported there were 10,767 active flights as of 10.48 am EST, compared to 16,550 at the same time on the first Monday of 2020.

This animation, provided by Flightradar24, offers a snapshot of flight traffic between the hours of 6 am and 3 pm EST on Sunday. Credit: Flightradar24 via Storyful