There is a newer version of this record available.

Dataset Open Access

Crowdsourced air traffic data from The OpenSky Network 2020 [CC-BY]

Xavier Olive; Martin Strohmeier; Jannis Lübbe

Motivation

The data in this dataset is derived and cleaned from the full OpenSky dataset to illustrate the development of air traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic. It spans all flights seen by the network's more than 2500 members since 1 January 2019. More data will be periodically included in the dataset until the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.

License

Creative Commons CC-BY

The only difference with the original dataset comes from anonymised aircraft information.

Disclaimer

The data provided in the files is provided as is. Despite our best efforts at filtering out potential issues, some information could be erroneous.

  • Origin and destination airports are computed online based on the ADS-B trajectories on approach/takeoff: no crosschecking with external sources of data has been conducted.
    Fields origin or destination are empty when no airport could be found.
  • Aircraft information come from the OpenSky aircraft database. Fields typecode and registration are empty when the aircraft is not present in the database.

Description of the dataset

One file per month is provided as a csv file with the following features:

  • callsign: the identifier of the flight displayed on ATC screens (usually the first three letters are reserved for an airline: AFR for Air France, DLH for Lufthansa, etc.)
  • number: the commercial number of the flight, when available (the matching with the callsign comes from public open API)
  • aircraft_uid: a unique anonymised identifier for aircraft;
  • typecode: the aircraft model type (when available);
  • origin: a four letter code for the origin airport of the flight (when available);
  • destination: a four letter code for the destination airport of the flight (when available);
  • firstseen: the UTC timestamp of the first message received by the OpenSky Network;
  • lastseen: the UTC timestamp of the last message received by the OpenSky Network;
  • day: the UTC day of the last message received by the OpenSky Network;
  • latitude_1, longitude_1, altitude_1: the first detected position of the aircraft;
  • latitude_2, longitude_2, altitude_2: the last detected position of the aircraft.

Examples

Possible visualisations and a more detailed description of the data are available at the following page:
<https://traffic-viz.github.io/scenarios/covid19.html>

Credit

If you use this dataset, please cite the original OpenSky paper:

Matthias Schäfer, Martin Strohmeier, Vincent Lenders, Ivan Martinovic and Matthias Wilhelm.
"Bringing Up OpenSky: A Large-scale ADS-B Sensor Network for Research".
In Proceedings of the 13th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), pages 83-94, April 2014.

and the traffic library used to derive the data:

Xavier Olive.
"traffic, a toolbox for processing and analysing air traffic data."
Journal of Open Source Software 4(39), July 2019.

Files (4.1 GB)
Name Size
flightlist_20190101_20190131.csv.gz
md5:f970040f1ed2181a7b7a001c55211300
184.0 MB Download
flightlist_20190201_20190228.csv.gz
md5:336baa5ceee0184445666a54c61f5743
172.0 MB Download
flightlist_20190301_20190331.csv.gz
md5:702d7e5a15521e6f667aec2dd39fa091
195.5 MB Download
flightlist_20190401_20190430.csv.gz
md5:ff94e9dfb097d3fd4bfc9fbbcc1c1afd
204.0 MB Download
flightlist_20190501_20190531.csv.gz
md5:b313479fec64ebf41b0fe565a6259b26
218.3 MB Download
flightlist_20190601_20190630.csv.gz
md5:779fa26d2486650de4de16886c689ae4
228.9 MB Download
flightlist_20190701_20190731.csv.gz
md5:925cec191fd85b531963c6e8e5fc6699
249.8 MB Download
flightlist_20190801_20190831.csv.gz
md5:3b90fa2c8fb8021878e8e7f061d0b7df
257.9 MB Download
flightlist_20190901_20190930.csv.gz
md5:3d60ffbbf746551eb7fb2b336e5c6fb4
234.9 MB Download
flightlist_20191001_20191031.csv.gz
md5:51fa395d700d57e823d23c97a4fadd95
254.1 MB Download
flightlist_20191101_20191130.csv.gz
md5:0278dbab70c75f3418c350835722e025
234.4 MB Download
flightlist_20191201_20191231.csv.gz
md5:9493dc8fa6b46fc7bde7615542dc597f
232.9 MB Download
flightlist_20200101_20200131.csv.gz
md5:32b1fd8dafb19ec525adb2283dc436e6
236.3 MB Download
flightlist_20200201_20200229.csv.gz
md5:8e791799b48a24e53931d10a0cfa3a00
228.6 MB Download
flightlist_20200301_20200331.csv.gz
md5:2fa3d99239a13484ec02bbebb6855089
185.8 MB Download
flightlist_20200401_20200430.csv.gz
md5:2c71d6b5c4aae5933ccb649939c67a55
71.6 MB Download
flightlist_20200501_20200531.csv.gz
md5:4565a647ebf634053b4370a0a4821f69
92.0 MB Download
flightlist_20200601_20200630.csv.gz
md5:6045e0c77f5e4d571cda00335128427a
122.5 MB Download
flightlist_20200701_20200731.csv.gz
md5:1877084a1c0cc1ff54cb78b125b56f79
163.2 MB Download
flightlist_20200801_20200831.csv.gz
md5:19e9997f6fcbfb7165598588f5e63623
175.3 MB Download
flightlist_20200901_20200930.csv.gz
md5:75e5ae4a94d5f10447c421aa27b5452c
136.5 MB Download
readme.md
md5:b8be6bfccb96bce5749b83e2271efd29
1.9 kB Download
1,675
1,261
views
downloads
All versions This version
Views 1,675294
Downloads 1,261272
Data volume 230.4 GB48.9 GB
Unique views 1,306224
Unique downloads 33194

Share

Cite as