The data in this dataset is derived and cleaned from the full OpenSky dataset. It spans all flights seen by the network's more than 2500 members between 1 January 2020 and 1 April 2020. More data will be included in the dataset every month until the end of the COVID-19 pandemia.

Disclaimer

The data provided in the files is provided as is. Some information could be erroneous.

  • Origin and destination airports are computed online based on trajectories in base: 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.

Examples

Possible visualisations of the data are available at the following page:

https://traffic-viz.github.io/scenarios/covid19.html