How Many Planes Take Off and Land Every Day?
It is almost impossible to know how many planes take off and land every day worldwide. There is an average of 23,000 scheduled take-offs and landings in the United States everyday. That number does not include private planes, chartered jets and other non-commercial aircraft.
The 23,000 scheduled take-offs and landings in the United States does not mean that there are 23,000 individual planes in the sky. A single plane can take off and land multiple times per day, meaning that there is typically a limited number of planes in the U. S. completing these take-offs and landings. It is estimated that the 23,000 take-offs and landings in the U. S. require approximately one quarter of that number of planes.