Flight carrying Queen's coffin becomes Flightradar24's most watched
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is transported inside a Royal Air Force plane for a final trip to London.
More than 4.79 million people followed the plane carrying the remains of Queen Elizabeth II from Edinburgh, Scotland, to the Royal Air Force base in Northolt, England, on the Flightradar24 air tracking site, a record.
In all, more than 5 million people followed the journey, if we add the approximately 300,000 Internet users who saw the live broadcast of the flight on Flightradar24's YouTube channel.
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We processed 76.2 million requests related to this flight alone, i.e. every action […], such as clicking on the flight icon, on the flight information x27;plane or even to adjust the settings, said in a blog post Ian Petchenik, director of communications for Flightradar24.
The previous record for the air tracking site was held by SPAR19 flight to Taipei, Taiwan from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The plane had the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives on board , Nancy Pelosi, attracting 2.2 million internet users. It was a historic moment, as she was the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Taiwan in 25 years.
Flightradar24 has admitted it has struggled to cope with the large influx to its website related to the Queen's flight, which has led to disruption. Those responsible for the platform claim to have taken measures to stabilize the site as much as possible before the plane took off.
Internet users have sought to trace the plane carrying the remains of Queen Elizabeth II from the first minute of flight, according to the Flightradar24 site.
“Based on our experience over the past month, we expected a large influx of users and users, but this massive and immediate spike exceeded what we had anticipated. »
— Ian Petchenik, Director of Communications at Flightradar24
According to Ian Petchenik, more than 600,000 internet users were still able to successfully follow the flight before [site] performance does not degrade.
Even though our platform has suffered from such a load, Queen Elizabeth II's last flight from Edinburgh to RAF Northolt is by far the most watched flight of all time on Flightradar24 and will likely stay on top for a long time, he added in a blog post.