Worst year in aviation history
Organisation: La Vanguardia
Organisation size: Big
Publication date: 12/02/2021
Credit: JAVIER ORTEGA FIGUEIRAL, PABLO GONZÁLEZ, MARIO CHAPARRO, NATALIA PALAZÓN, XAVIER CERVERA, DANI DUCH Y LLIBERT TEIXIDÓ (FOTOGRAFÍA)
JAVIER ORTEGA FIGUEIRAL: journalist specialized in air transport
PABLO GONZÁLEZ, MARIO CHAPARRO Y NATALIA PALAZÓN: Visual journalists
XAVIER CERVERA, DANI DUCH Y LLIBERT TEIXIDÓ: photographers
In this report we address the worst year in data for Spanish civil aviation, as a result of the pandemic.
The piece reflected the decline in civil aviation in basic but very evident graphics, as a result of confinement and worldwide mobility restrictions.
We resorted to qGis to locate all the airports and civil heliports in Spain and then we transferred the maps combined with 2d graphics made in after effects. The rest of the graphs were made in Flourish with the evolving data of commercial flights.
What was the hardest part of this project?
The most complex was the collection and selection of data on the evolution of passengers and flights.
What can others learn from this project?
In this case, the use of visualization platforms such as flourish or datwrapper are quick and easy to show processes clearly and concisely.