Flightradar24 is a Swedish company that provides real-time flight tracking data. The company was founded in 2006 by two aviation enthusiasts who wanted to create a way for people to track aircraft in real time. The company now has over 35,000 receivers in over 223 countries and territories, and it tracks over 250,000 flights per day. "The original founders started this as a hobby and it eventually became a business," says Mats Lidgren, who leads Yield Management at the company. "They literally had receivers on their roofs and monitored air traffic. That has since expanded to thousands of receivers in homes, businesses, and airports around the world that send data to us and give us the ability to track flights in real-time all over the world."
Flightradar24 is a valuable resource for aviation enthusiasts and businesses alike. The company's data can be used to track aircraft movement, plan flights and monitor air traffic. Flightradar24 is a reliable and accurate source of flight tracking data, and it’s an essential tool for anyone interested in aviation. "We have everyone from novices to power users," Mats says.
Flightradar24's revenue comes from various sources, including advertising, subscriptions, and B2B flight data sales. "Most of our users are on the free tier, we use ad revenue to fund ad-supported access to the site," says Mats. "That revenue really enables us to develop our apps and expand our business."