read_flights_fr24 returns all flights as archived by FR24 for a given day (see path parameter for how the date is encoded).




the filename of the <yyyymmdd>_flights<eventually>.csv file. The <yyyymmdd> part of the path's basename is extracted into the date field.


a data frame of the archived flights that have flown on <yyyymmdd>. Each flight has the following attributes (all optional, i.e. eventually empty, but flight_id):

  • date date of the flight

  • flight_id unique decimal identifier for the flight leg

  • aircraft_id mode-S address in hexadecimal

  • reg unique aircraft text identifier

  • equip equipment, e.g. B733

  • callsign callsign, e.g. NAX11S

  • flight flight number, e.g. DY311

  • schd_from IATA code for scheduled departure airport, e.g. KKN

  • schd_to IATA code for scheduled arrival airport

  • real_to IATA code for actual arrival airport (when diverted)


The flights listed are the ones known to FR24 and fitting the the bounding box as contractually agreed.

See also


if (FALSE) { # flights, as recorded by FR24, on 20170205 (5th Feb 2017) flt_fr24_file <- system.file("extdata", "20170205_flights.csv", package = "trrrj") read_flights_fr24(flt_fr24_file) }