Flight arrival and departure details for Sydney airport


#1

Hi There,

We are a custom software development company building a web application in PHP technologies for airport shuttle service company. While bookings made we need to know the scheduled flight details(Flight number, flight departure / arrival date and time, airline name). Customers can make a booking for 2-3 months earlier, so we are looking for a real time API to get Sydney airport scheduled flight departure and arrival details.

So our questions are:

  1. how far earlier you can provide flight schedules for Sydney airport (Both arrival and departure)?
  2. Does your API provide all the flight schedules for one day or one particular airline or a particular flight?
  3. Is it possible to get sample request and response data?
  4. What is the cost involved if we make 2000 request per month?

Hope to hear from your guys soon.

Thanks,


#2
  1. The AirlineFlightSchedules method can be used to query flights that are in the far future (generally up to 12 months), however we recommend that you periodically refresh your details at least twice a month with AirlineFlightSchedules in case there are any schedule changes. In the 24 hours prior to the flight and until arrival, you regularly should use FlightInfoEx to confirm flight times.

flightxml.flightaware.com/soap/F … tSchedules
flightxml.flightaware.com/soap/F … ightInfoEx

  1. AirlineFlightSchedules can return any number of flights spanning multiple/single days, all/single flight numbers, all/single carriers, and all/single airports. Most of its input arguments are optional, allowing you to specify as much information as you know.

  2. An example output for KLAX to YSSY:
    flightxml.flightaware.com/json/F … 1370795665


{"AirlineFlightSchedulesResult":{"next_offset":15,"data":{"ident":"AAL7364","actual_ident":"QFA12","departuretime":1370585400,"arrivaltime":1370639400,"origin":"KLAX","destination":"YSSY","aircrafttype":"A388","meal_service":"First: Refreshments, Meal / Business: Refreshments, Meal / Economy: Refreshments, Meal","seats_cabin_first":14,"seats_cabin_business":72,"seats_cabin_coach":364},{"ident":"AAL7364","actual_ident":"QFA12","departuretime":1370585400,"arrivaltime":1370639400,"origin":"KLAX","destination":"YSSY","aircrafttype":"A388","meal_service":"First: Refreshments, Meal / Business: Refreshments, Meal / Economy: Refreshments, Meal","seats_cabin_first":14,"seats_cabin_business":72,"seats_cabin_coach":364},{"ident":"AAL7364","actual_ident":"QLK12","departuretime":1370585400,"arrivaltime":1370639400,"origin":"KLAX","destination":"YSSY","aircrafttype":"A388","meal_service":"First: Refreshments, Meal / Business: Refreshments, Meal / Economy: Refreshments, Meal","seats_cabin_first":14,"seats_cabin_business":72,"seats_cabin_coach":364},{"ident":"AAL7364","actual_ident":"QLK12","departuretime":1370585400,"arrivaltime":1370639400,"origin":"KLAX","destination":"YSSY","aircrafttype":"A388","meal_service":"First: Refreshments, Meal / Business: Refreshments, Meal / Economy: Refreshments, Meal","seats_cabin_first":14,"seats_cabin_business":72,"seats_cabin_coach":364},{"ident":"QFA12","actual_ident":"","departuretime":1370585400,"arrivaltime":1370639400,"origin":"KLAX","destination":"YSSY","aircrafttype":"A388","meal_service":"First: Refreshments, Meal / Business: Refreshments, Meal / Economy: Refreshments, Meal","seats_cabin_first":14,"seats_cabin_business":72,"seats_cabin_coach":364},{"ident":"QLK12","actual_ident":"","departuretime":1370585400,"arrivaltime":1370639400,"origin":"KLAX","destination":"YSSY","aircrafttype":"A388","meal_service":"First: Refreshments, Meal / Business: Refreshments, Meal / Economy: Refreshments, Meal","seats_cabin_first":14,"seats_cabin_business":72,"seats_cabin_coach":364},{"ident":"DAL6798","actual_ident":"VAU2","departuretime":1370585400,"arrivaltime":1370639700,"origin":"KLAX","destination":"YSSY","aircrafttype":"B77W","meal_service":"Business: Dinner / Economy: Dinner","seats_cabin_first":0,"seats_cabin_business":33,"seats_cabin_coach":328},{"ident":"VAU2","actual_ident":"","departuretime":1370585400,"arrivaltime":1370639700,"origin":"KLAX","destination":"YSSY","aircrafttype":"B77W","meal_service":"Business: Breakfast, Dinner / Economy: Breakfast, Dinner","seats_cabin_first":0,"seats_cabin_business":33,"seats_cabin_coach":328},{"ident":"DLH9298","actual_ident":"UAL839","departuretime":1370586300,"arrivaltime":1370639400,"origin":"KLAX","destination":"YSSY","aircrafttype":"B744","meal_service":"First: Dinner, Breakfast / Business: Dinner, Breakfast / Economy: Dinner, Breakfast","seats_cabin_first":12,"seats_cabin_business":52,"seats_cabin_coach":310},{"ident":"ANZ9839","actual_ident":"UAL839","departuretime":1370586300,"arrivaltime":1370639400,"origin":"KLAX","destination":"YSSY","aircrafttype":"B744","meal_service":"First: Dinner, Breakfast / Business: Dinner, Breakfast / Economy: Dinner, Breakfast","seats_cabin_first":12,"seats_cabin_business":52,"seats_cabin_coach":310},{"ident":"UAL839","actual_ident":"","departuretime":1370586300,"arrivaltime":1370639400,"origin":"KLAX","destination":"YSSY","aircrafttype":"B744","meal_service":"First: Dinner, Breakfast / Business: Dinner, Breakfast / Economy: Dinner, Breakfast","seats_cabin_first":12,"seats_cabin_business":52,"seats_cabin_coach":310},{"ident":"AWE6707","actual_ident":"UAL839","departuretime":1370586300,"arrivaltime":1370639400,"origin":"KLAX","destination":"YSSY","aircrafttype":"B744","meal_service":"First: Dinner, Breakfast / Business: Dinner, Breakfast / Economy: Dinner, Breakfast","seats_cabin_first":12,"seats_cabin_business":52,"seats_cabin_coach":310},{"ident":"DAL17","actual_ident":"","departuretime":1370586900,"arrivaltime":1370641200,"origin":"KLAX","destination":"YSSY","aircrafttype":"B77L","meal_service":"Business: Dinner / Economy: Dinner","seats_cabin_first":0,"seats_cabin_business":45,"seats_cabin_coach":224},{"ident":"VAU6551","actual_ident":"DAL17","departuretime":1370586900,"arrivaltime":1370641200,"origin":"KLAX","destination":"YSSY","aircrafttype":"B77L","meal_service":"","seats_cabin_first":0,"seats_cabin_business":45,"seats_cabin_coach":224},{"ident":"AAL7366","actual_ident":"QFA108","departuretime":1370591400,"arrivaltime":1370644800,"origin":"KLAX","destination":"YSSY","aircrafttype":"B744","meal_service":"First: Refreshments, Meal / Business: Refreshments, Meal / Economy: Refreshments, Meal","seats_cabin_first":14,"seats_cabin_business":52,"seats_cabin_coach":287}]}}

  1. 2000 requests of AirlineFlightSchedules (a class 1 function) would be billed at the $0.0120 rate, so $24.00 USD. For the full pricing details see flightaware.com/commercial/flig … _class.rvt

We recommend that all new users simply create a normal FlightXML account. Since we don’t bill until you reach $5, that gets you about 400 queries (or more, depending on which function classes you use). If you choose to discontinue using the API and never reach that threshold, then you’ll never receive the first bill. To get started, you will simply need to create a website account and visit flightaware.com/commercial/flightxml/key to request an API key. You will be prompted to add a credit card onto your account if you don’t already have one on file.