One hundred thousand! (100,588 as I type this, to be quite precise.) That’s how many flights have now been entered into OpenFlights. Let’s see how the current statistics compare to what we had at 50,000 just a few short months back, shall we?
Top 10 Airlines
|Airline||50k rank||World rank|
|3||Continental Airlines||4 (+1)||4|
|4||American Airlines||3 (-1)||1|
|5||Delta Air Lines||5||2|
|6||British Airways||7 (+1)||9|
|7||Northwest Airlines||8 (+1)||7|
|8||US Airways||6 (-2)||?|
|10||Air France||13 (+3)||5|
Not a huge difference to last time, with United and Lufthansa still duking it out for the top spot. Air France clambers onto the list, so 8 of the world’s top 10 are now represented, with only #8 Southwest (#19 of OF) and #10 Singapore (#13 on OF) still missing the cut.
Top 10 Airports
|Airport||50k rank||World rank|
|1||Frankfurt Main (FRA)||2 (+1)||9|
|2||London-Heathrow (LHR)||3 (+1)||2|
|3||Chicago Ohare Intl (ORD)||1 (-2)||3|
|4||Houston-George Bush Intcntl (IAH)||5 (+1)||16|
|5||Munchen (MUC)||4 (-1)||27|
|6||Los Angeles Intl (LAX)||8 (+2)||6|
|9||New York-John F Kennedy Intl (JFK)||6 (-3)||13|
|10||San Francisco Intl (SFO)||10||19|
Frankfurt and London-Heathrow push Chicago out of the top spot. World #1 Atlanta enters the list at #5, but despite Air France’s success in the airline category, world #5 Paris-CDG slips off the list to #12 and is replaced by Amsterdam. Still no sign of world #4 Tokyo-Haneda.
Now in development are a few features that will start to leverage on this mass of data. Up first, the ability to check what airlines fly to a given airport and what routes they operate on. Stay tuned!
Forward to the future,