Curated Airlines News

These are the news items that I have curated during the monitoring of the API space that have some relevance to the Airlines conversation and I wanted to include in my research. I am using all of these links to better understand how the space is defining not just their APIs, but their schema, and other moving parts of their API operations.

Crops under solar panels can be a win (09-05-2019)
Looking for flights and hotels API? (08-03-2019)
She awed the country before Amelia Earhart even took to the skies (01-06-2019)
Air France (11-23-2018)
BlueCargo optimizes stacks of containers for maximum efficiency (11-23-2018)
Why Lufthansa Group is opening up its APIs (08-28-2018)
Why Lufthansa Group is opening up its APIs (08-27-2018)
How the ClimaCell Microweather API Is Changing the Game (08-16-2018)
New Laminar Data APIs: Working with NOTAM data has never been easier! (08-08-2018)
Forwarders set to reap the rewards as Lufthansa and AF (07-18-2018) API (04-25-2018)
Baron Adds Global Turbulence and Icing Forecasting to Baron Weather API for Aviation (03-16-2018)
This Week in Numbers: Microservices and Streaming Data, Perfect Together (02-24-2018)
Fast Data Processing Pipeline for Predicting Flight Delays Using Apache APIs (Part 2) (02-23-2018)
Fast Data Processing Pipeline for Predicting Flight Delays Using Apache APIs (Part 1) (02-21-2018)
Key steps to keeping data information safe (02-21-2018)
The personal data you generate when you book a flight (02-20-2018)
Brand New Flight Data FIR Load API Now Available on Laminar Data Hub! (02-07-2018)
Benefits of Trawex Flight API (01-15-2018)
PWI Adds API as Distributor for King Air Cabin Lights (01-09-2018)
Microsoft Tackles Vehicle Fleet Management With New Bing Map APIs (12-19-2017)
Apple adds indoor maps for JFK, LaGuardia, LAX, and other major airports (12-14-2017)
Product Hunt Switched to Stream API from In (12-04-2017)
REST APIs & Streaming APIs: Aviation Data Access for Everyone (11-30-2017)
Lufthansa Counts on NDC XML API to Run Flagship Stores in China. (11-28-2017)
The Open API channels in airline distribution. What you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask (11-19-2017)
Lighter Capital Puts Up $15M to Ignite Developer Interest in Intuit's QuickBooks Platform (11-13-2017)
Insider Reflections on The ICO Bubble (11-12-2017)
Google Will No Longer Give Third Parties Airfare Data Via QPX Express: How This Affects You (11-03-2017)
Google Shuts Off Flight Fare Search API (11-02-2017)
Google pulls flight API search, putting its competition in a tight spot (11-01-2017)
Google pulls flight API search, putting its competition in a tight spot (11-01-2017)
Google is shutting down an airfare search API in a setback for travel booking competitors (11-01-2017)
Google will stop feeding airfare data to travel websites (11-01-2017)
Google will stop feeding airfare data to travel websites (11-01-2017)
Google remembers it has an air (11-01-2017)
Finnair looks to simplify direct booking via API technology (10-30-2017)
Databricks Delta: A Unified Data Management System for Real (10-25-2017)
Predicting Flight Arrivals with the Apache Kafka Streams API (10-18-2017)
How to use Einstein Object Detection (10-16-2017)
Kele API Gem Case Study (10-16-2017)
Lufthansa announces partnership with blockchain startup (10-10-2017)
2 New APIs to Give You an Aerodrome (09-11-2017)
SkyGuru to Appease Flyer Fears With API for Airports, Airlines and OEMs (08-14-2017)
Russian Airline Institutes Blockchain Ticketing Process (07-30-2017)
Russian S7 Airlines first to sell tickets using ethereum crypto currency (07-27-2017)
Delta's new program will let you use your fingerprint to board your plane. But there's a catch. (07-21-2017)
Social networks' reassurances over surveillance ring hollow, claims author of new study (07-21-2017)
Delta passengers can now use their fingerprints as a boarding pass (07-21-2017)
FBI issues warning to parents about toys spying on their kids (07-18-2017)
Smart Digital Ecosystem Takes Off at Milan Airports, Enabled by Axway (07-11-2017)
Airbnb makes good on its promise to house the displaced (06-07-2017)
UK police make first arrest triggered by facial recognition (06-06-2017)
Magpie is a tiny GPS tracker for kids, dogs, or luggage that will work anywhere in the world (06-04-2017)
Facial recognition technology is taking over airports: Your face is your new boarding pass (06-03-2017)
Wider European airport map coverage now available on Laminar Data Hub! (05-24-2017)
The Aviation API Economy (05-22-2017)
Qatar Airways Activates Real-Time Global Flight Tracking Solution from Inmarsat (04-25-2017)
Gogo and SES Sign Capacity Deals to Meet Surging Inflight Connectivity Demand in North America (04-11-2017)
Gogo Named Supplier for Airbus High Bandwidth Connectivity Program (04-11-2017)
Schiphol Developer Portal (03-21-2017)
Airline Electronics Ban Is Protectionism, Not Security (03-21-2017)
Lufthansa Open API GitHub (03-01-2017)
Lufthansa Systems Launches Lido/SurfaceData (02-27-2017)
Internet of Things: The Next Big Thing for Airlines (02-22-2017)
Airlines Phasing Out Screens Because You Are All on Your Devices (02-16-2017)
Lufthansa allows third parties to sell seats via its API (02-13-2017)
US Teen Admits To Brussels Airport Cyberattack (02-10-2017)
Generating lists of international flights by airlines and/or from... (02-02-2017)
Clear Channel Airports to Provide Immersive Digital Media Program (01-18-2017)
Google Flights API: Incorporate Travel Data into Your App (12-30-2016)
The Government May Be Spying on You Through Inflight Wi-Fi, Leaked Documents Reveal (12-13-2016)
Aviation Officials Step Up Cybersecurity Checks of Older Messaging System (10-19-2016)
Grey Hats and Blue Skies, Dealing with Airline Security (10-19-2016)
How to Protect Civil Aviation From Cyberattacks (10-19-2016)
In-Flight Wi-Fi: Latest Attack Vector for Cyber Theft Requires VPN Protection (10-19-2016)
The Dangers of In-Flight Wi-Fi: Airplanes ?Unique? Hacking Grounds (10-19-2016)
Warning About In-Flight Wi-Fi (10-19-2016)
SITA Completes ISO Certification for Information Security at Changi Airport (10-18-2016)
Dozens of flights worldwide delayed by computer systems meltdown (10-14-2016)
IFPL leaders in In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity (10-12-2016)
Southwest Flight Data Logging - (10-04-2016)
Firehose (Live Flight Data API) Documentation ? FlightAware (10-01-2016)
Gogo Promises Faster In-Flight Wi-Fi, But How? (09-29-2016)
Satellite Tracking Could Prevent Airliner Disappearances, Developers Say (09-27-2016)
Aireon and FlightAware announce Qatar Airways as GlobalBeacon launch partner (09-26-2016)
Qatar Airways To Become The First Airline To Meet Icao 2021 Flight Tracking Recommendations, In Partnership With Aireon And Flightaware (09-26-2016)
Qatar Airways to launch GlobalBeacon (09-26-2016)
Truesight Web Services Rest Api (09-24-2016)
Visualizing Open Flight Data (09-23-2016)
Advisory Body Calls For Stronger Cybersecurity Measures Across Airline Industry (09-23-2016)
Etihad to track bags with SITA (09-23-2016)
Satcom Direct (SD) Acquires AircraftLogs, A Provider of Aviation Data Management Solutions (09-20-2016)
SAS Upgrades its Short and Medium Haul Fleet and Invests in Next-Generation Onboard Wi-Fi from ViaSat (09-13-2016)
Alaska Airlines to Access GEE Masflight Enterprise Data Warehouse and Analytics Platform (09-08-2016)
Finnair to Offer State-of-the-Art Wi-Fi Connection for Its Entire Airbus Short-Haul Fleet (09-08-2016)
In-Flight Wi-Fi Vendors Expect Breakout Year for Internet Connectivity (09-08-2016)
Securing the Skies: Cybersecurity in Aviation (09-08-2016)
The Future of In-Flight Entertainment Has You In Control Via Your Mobile Device (09-08-2016)
Vienna Airport Targeted by Turkish Hackers (09-08-2016)
Unpredictable airfares are a thing of the past with Low Fare History API (06-10-2015)
The Unfriendly Skies: A Data-Driven Breakdown of What We Hate About Major Airlines (02-25-2015)

These are curated as part of my daily work to understand what is happening across the space, and I regularly use them to track on what has occurred overtime, and include them in my guides, whitepapers, and other outputs.

Featured Airlines Companies and Organizations

These are the organizations I come across in my research who are doing interesting things in the API space. They could be companies, institutions, government agencies, or any other type of organizational entity. My goal is to aggregate so I can stay in tune with what they are up to and how it impacts the API space.

SilverRail Tech

Charts, maps & planning solutions for aviation. View services to meet operational needs & increase efficiency.

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Other Airlines Companies and Organizations

These are additional companies who have APIs, but do not have as much detaila nd resources available to rank with the others.

Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines is an American airline headquartered in the Seattle metropolitan area of the state of Washington.


Amadeus travel technology helps businesses connect to the global travel ecosystem, manage operations more effectively and serve travellers better than ever


flydubai, legally Dubai Aviation Corporation, is a government-owned low-cost airline with its head office and flight operations in Terminal 2 of Dubai International Airport.

Google QPX Express

QPX Express is suited for companies that want to provide airfare pricing and shopping service for their customers. The API returns full display and booking information with real-time availability through an easy-to-implement JSON interface. The QPX Express self-service, pay-as-you-go model offers business flexibility and new opportunities for innovation.

International Air Transport Association

The International Air Transport Association is a trade association of the world’s airlines.


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Industry Tag Cloud

This set of tags represent this industry, pulled from the website and marketing materials available for each of the companies listed.

RESTAirlinesAirplanesAPI Service ProviderBookingBooking APIBookingsCustomersFlightsGuideHas APIHotelsInsurance APIMarketplacesNo APINo API DefinitionPlanningRelative DataRental CarsSelf Service APISelf-Service API test envionmentService APITransportatioinTrip PlanningTripsVacations

They reflect the intent of these platforms, helping people understand what is aavailable for integration into applications.