We’ve all heard about flight cancelations and travel restrictions due to COVID-19. These maps help visualize the effect of these cancelations and restrictions by taking a look at flights over various areas in the world this week compared to a month ago.

These maps show commercial airline traffic and some, but not all, private jet charters.

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Atlanta Air Traffic

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Boise Air Traffic

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Boston Air Traffic

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Charlotte Air Traffic

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Chicago Air Traffic

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Denver Air Traffic

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Las Vegas Air Traffic

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Los Angeles Air Traffic

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Montana Air Traffic

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New York Air Traffic

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Salt Lake City Air Traffic

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Seattle Air Traffic

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Texas Air Traffic

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Europe Air Traffic

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Ireland & UK Air Traffic

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Australia & New Zealand Air Traffic

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Middle East Air Traffic

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Unless otherwise stated commercial airline flights were captured at 0900 local time. 0900 was taken as the benchmark as that is often the busiest time for air traffic. The effect is most obvious at these times when airports and the skies would normally be busiest.

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