I am trying to get the following information. I would like to know for each day how many aircraft have taken off and departed from a specific country. This information should be up to date and possibly have also some historical time series as well (for example the last month). I know i could get such information by paying some services like Flight Aware or FlightRadar24 but I need to do it for free. I tried OpenSky but the API doesn't offer much information (just time, lat/lon, origin). Do you know a possible way to gather such information? It doesn't need to be machine readable as long it has the info.

Thanks in advance.

  • $\begingroup$ The OpenSky API features arrivals by airport and departures by airport for a specified time window. Could you specify what else you need? $\endgroup$
    – svoop
    Commented Mar 18, 2020 at 11:30
  • $\begingroup$ Lat/Lon (if that were all that was available) should be more than enough to localize to a country. Any GIS system would require than and something as simple as PowerBI or Tableau will plot the data on a map for you with just that info. $\endgroup$
    – FreeMan
    Commented Mar 18, 2020 at 13:35
  • $\begingroup$ @FreeMan It's not even necessary to deal with coordinates: estDepartureAirport contains the "ICAO code of the estimated departure airport". The first two letters of the ICAO code tell you pretty much, which country you are in. Some countries have more than one prefix, but I'm sure, you'd find a list somewhere on the net. $\endgroup$
    – svoop
    Commented Mar 18, 2020 at 14:11
  • $\begingroup$ @svoop I read, recognized, and understood your initial comment, therefore I added "(if that were all that was available)". Just providing another option for the OP. $\endgroup$
    – FreeMan
    Commented Mar 18, 2020 at 14:21
  • $\begingroup$ You need to define what size/usage aircraft you’re interested in - scheduled airlines will be easier to find out than overnight cargo or general aviation. $\endgroup$
    – RAC
    Commented Mar 18, 2020 at 14:41


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