A series of new satellite images taken between March and April have shown some of the largest and usually busiest airports in the world completely void of traffic.
Passenger planes have been grounded across the world because of the Covid-19 pandemic and most airlines have stored their planes wherever they can find space, including airport aprons and even runways.
The photos of the world's biggest airports such as Dubai International Airport, Shanghai International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Beijing Capital International Airport and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, were taken by the UAE’s KhalifaSat.
“We understand that we are passing through an unprecedented period due to the current pandemic, which has had an impact on climate emissions and pollution. We believe that data procured from KhalifaSat can be further used to explore the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on Earth,” said Ammar AlMuhairi, manager of the image processing section, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC).