After the start of the Russian military operation, Ukraine has closed its airspace and what thousands of people on the Internet have done is run to the FlightRadar website to watch the event in real time. The demand to enter is so great that they have implemented a queue system.
FlightRadar24 is a website famous for offering a global real-time flight tracking service. Basically, entering there you can see the air traffic from around the world live in a graphical representation on Google maps.
Waits of more than 20 minutes to access FlightRadar
The site is experiencing so much traffic right now that they have had to implement a virtual queue to limit the number of users who can access the web at the same time. The waits at the moment are not too long, just over 20 minutes, but this can vary.
The State Company of Air Traffic Services of Ukraine reported today in a statement that “Due to the high risk of aviation security for civil aeronautics, the closure of Ukraine’s airspace for civil flights is decreed.”
This website shows you the maritime traffic of the whole world in real time
It is an effect that is immediately noticeable when opening FlightRadar itself, you will find a “hole” over Ukraine on the aerial map, as you can see in the image at the top of this article .