Airline and airport routes API
We provide access to our airline and airport routes database and API. This gives you data about every aviation route and airplane routes in the world together with information about the arrival and departure as well as data on the airplane, the airports, and airlines related to it. You can download our aviation routes database from our website. We obtain the data from hundreds of sources from airports and airlines all over the world and compile it into one central data point from our server. The system prepares the updates automatically constantly and in case of any alerts, we maintain manual contact with the data providers to make sure everything is actual. Our server is based in Europe and has an uptime of 99.95%.
What is in our database
How we classify it
Let’s clarify what air routes are. They are commonly known as airways and depending on the region of the world, they are treated slightly differently. The origin of airways came from the United States where beacons of light would be placed between major cities that were followed by pilots at night. This was later replaced with the A-N system of radio frequencies. The pilot would listen to the morse codes which indicated left or right with the objective to remain centered on course. Morse codes were later replaced by the non-directional beacon (NDB) and the Beat Frequency oscillator (BFO).
Currently, most air routes are based on the RNAV routes. This means that ground-based navaids are no longer needed for the airway structure. In Europe, the corridors of airways are 19km wide (10 nautical miles) which link major airports. Don’t confuse air corridors with airways though. They are different. Airways are navigational aids and depending on the circumstances the pilot may deviate. This is not allowed with an air corridor from which the pilot may not deviate. Further info
What information do we have per airway route
Data per airway route
We provide the airway route data as well as any information related to it which is useful in the aviation industry. To segment our data it is important to understand the difference between the airway routes and the airport and airline timetables. The airway routes consist the routes designated between airports which include departure and arrival information about the airlines, airports, terminals, IATA, ICAO. You can combine well all this information timetable to keep track of the various flights this route covers. On top of this, if you want to further additional information, you can use the airport, airline or country and city database or API of air routes to provide details about the individual components of the airway route.
|IATA code of Airline
Number of Flight
IATA code of departure Airport
ICAO code of departure Airport
Terminal of departure Airport
Time of departure
IATA code of arrival Airport
ICAO code of arrival Airport
Terminal of arrival Airport
Time of arrival
ICAO code of Airline
Registration number of Airplane
You can access this data through our aviation routes API.
Example of our database
Any further information for developers about how to use the API can be found here.
Why we choose this information?
Aside from big data collection, the focus within it is also important. We’ve segmented our data to the various subjects you can find on this website. You are able to subscribe to our API to receive this data. Certain dynamic data is only accessible through our API such as the flight routes because they constantly change. Do you feel that we should add more data to this segment, or do you have any questions on how to connect the different data strings? Contact us.
How do we guarantee the accuracy?
For our air routes data, we use official sources such as airports and airlines who operate on these airways. This allows us to guarantee the accuracy to be similar to the original sources. The power comes from combining all this data into one package for our clients. We’ve created partnerships with the various aviation authorities and the airports and airlines in the industry, allowing us to check the accuracy quickly in case of doubts.
Method of data collection
In the initial stages of data collection related to airplane routes, we established all existing airways. From this, we collected the related information of the arrival and departure location as well as the airlines. In this is included the IATA and ICAO codes of the airports and airlines. To go into further details we’ve added the terminal of the departure and arrival where these were available. Then the time of departures and the planned arrivals and flight information is added.
This data is constantly updated with our software. The software we developed constantly checks our original sources and collects all the data live as it changes. After all, all this info we add to our aviation routes database and update when needed. If possible, we gather the data from various original sources so we can do a double check on the accuracy. If there is any doubt about the correctness, we are able to contact the original source directly to verify the data. This is why we maintain a direct line of contact with these sources.
About our sources
Related to airway routes, our data comes from original sources such as airports and airlines. Aside from that, the IATA and ICAO code information is obtained from authority sources in the aviation industry. This combination of authority and other original official data sources form the basis of our aviation routes database and API of air routes. The result is that we pull the information from hundreds of sources all over the world with custom-made software for most of the sources.
Some example of authority sources are: FAA, IATA, UN data, world data bank. While examples of our other official original sources are airlines such as KLM, Air France, Delta air and all other airlines. Also airports such as Schiphol (AMS) and others.
The different uses of the information for our clients
The air routes are mostly used for travel networks and booking agencies to track and display the available air routes. We are confident that you know exactly what you need the data for. If it is unclear that our aviation routes database helps solve your business solution, contact us and we will clarify any questions.
Many of our clients initially download segments of our database to confirm that it contains the data they are looking for. They follow this up with a free API subscription to start the implementation. After that, they choose which premium model they want to work with.
Let our data be the foundation of your business and stay up to date with the latest changes in the aviation industry.
Example of our APIs and databases
The Nearby API. Provides cities and airports that are nearby a certain latitude and longitude input.
The Autocomplete API. This provides a drop-down to clients who are searching for something in a drop-down menu by giving automatic suggestions.
Airline routes API. This gives up to date information on all airline and airport routes that are active with various detailed information strings.
Then we also have the databases of airports, airlines, airplanes, countries, cities, and taxes.
How our database is hosted
Location of our host
Our hosting partner is based in Europe. It is near our headquarters. The host provides with great data speed and server uptime thus making it an easy decision.
Our guaranteed uptime is 99.95% which is well above industry standard. Even when hosting your own data, you would not reach such uptimes. This means you can rely on our data as the base of your organization’s software.
Our clients are often software developers in the aviation industry. They are a broad range though from travel platforms to aviation consultants. Even outside of the aviation industry we have regular clients who want to use our data to provide additional insight on airports or airlines for example.
We’ve compiled a few examples of our customers below.
How have they used it?
There are two main ways to use our data, either by downloading initial segments in excel/ CSV / SQL or MySQL format of our data which fits your requirements or by connecting to our API. On a yearly basis, our database is downloaded thousands of time and the API is receiving millions of call requests per day. All this assures that our clients have actual information for their platforms.
Because data constantly changes and our clients want to integrate the data directly into our software, they usually subscribe to our APIs.
Our free/premium setup