I am investigating certain myths which seem to have taken root, namely a question of “How many people are flying at any one time?”, which the often repeated there are a million people flying at any one time seems to be the mythical answer.
I would be keen to find out if someone can provide a substantive answer to this query, in such a way that my year 1 undergraduate students in environmental studies can understand it. If you would happen to have a visual which shows the peak and trough of how many people typically fly in a 24 hr period, then that would be even better as it would allow them to understand the flow of flights globally.
I thank you in advance for any info or other sources of information/leads that you might be able to provide.
AND my apologies if this subject has already been discussed - but I could not locate it easily.
My kindest regards