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Total and Commercial flights tracked 2020
Tracking 50,000 commercial flights for the first time since March
We tracked 50,038 commercial flights on 18 June, the first time since 24 March that more than 50,000 commercial flights took to the sky. 
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Chart of departures from mainland China’s 25 busiest airports
Beijing cancels hundreds of flights amid COVID-19 spike
Flights in Beijing fell sharply this week as the city locked down amid a spike in COVID-19 cases. Beijing had rejoined its peer group airports at over 500 daily departures at the beginning of June.
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American Airlines aircraft in storage
Dusting off the fleet
As some airlines begin to reactivate portions of their fleets, we chat with Gabriel Leigh to learn more about what it takes to safely store and maintain an aircraft.
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Example A380 convoy in France
Final A380 convoy completed this week
The final ‘convoi exceptionel’ crept through the village of Levignac on its way to the Airbus factory in Toulouse this week. Since 2004, nearly 300 convoys have passed through the narrow village streets en route from the delivery barge to the final assembly line. MSN 272, the final A380 to be built, will be delivered to Emirates in 2021.
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Iberia accelerates its A340 fleet retirement
Iberia will retire all 14 of its A340s by the end of 2020, moving up the exit due to impacts from COVID-19. The airline was originally planning to retire 4 of its A340s this year and gradually retire the type by 2025.
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AVIATION PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
British Airways A380 departing London as Etihad A380 approaches
A British Airways A380 departing London as an Etihad A380 continues its final approach.
KLM’s 100th anniversary 787
KLM’s 100th anniversary special livery 787 in Amsterdam.
Antonov An-124 departing Chicago
An Antonov An-124 departing Chicago.
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Filtering options in the Flightradar24 app
Use a comma to set multiple filters in the app
When you want to filter for multiple aircraft, airlines, or airports in the Flightradar24 mobile app, just add a comma between codes. This works with partial or full ICAO codes for aircraft and full IATA codes for airlines and airports.
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No mask, no fly?
We look at the approach some airlines are taking toward passengers who refuse to wear a mask when required.
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