FlightXML - AirlineFlightInfo gate information


#1

The FlightXML2:AirlineFlightInfoStruct contains fields for the origin and destination gates (gate_orig and gate_dest), however I’ve noticed that those fields are consistently empty. Is this data only available for certain flights?

I’ve been issuing requests for the following endpoint: flightxml.flightaware.com/json/F … FlightInfo

Example request: flightxml.flightaware.com/json/F … rline-0178
Example response:



{
  "AirlineFlightInfoResult": {
    "faFlightID": "TAP374-1446100068-airline-0178",
    "ident": "TAP374",
    "codeshares": ],
    "tailnumber": "CSTNP",
    "meal_service": "Business: Dinner / Economy: Meal",
    "gate_orig": "",
    "gate_dest": "",
    "terminal_orig": "1",
    "terminal_dest": "2",
    "bag_claim": "",
    "seats_cabin_first": 0,
    "seats_cabin_business": 24,
    "seats_cabin_coach": 131
  }
}


Thank you!


#2

It is only available for airlines that send that information to us through one of our data partnerships. Unfortunately, TAP is one airline that currently does not do this.


#3

Thank you for the quick reply. Do you have a list of the companies that provide that data?

Thank you!


#4

The list of airlines that provide data to us varies significantly over time and can also vary depending on the airport. Tracking of a flight also varies by whether the particular aircraft used for that flight is ADS-B equipped and is operating over areas that we have ADS-B ground receiver coverage, which can also change over time. Additionally, flights operating out of areas where we have RADAR coverage (US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand) will mean a better coverage of flight plans and positions. So it is not possible to characterize or provide a comprehensive list of airlines in that sense.