Get flight alternative Ident and carrier name


#1

Hello,

I am using Enroute to get all arrivals in a particular airport. The ident of the flight in this example is this one: FCB713

Is there is a way to retrieve the secondary ident: FCB713 / CO713 ?

Also, using the Enroute, is it possible to get the full carrier name? In the example above would be "Cobalt Air"
If not, how can i retrieve it?

Thanks.


#2

We don’t at present have an endpoint that will convert the icao to iata for an airline or vice versa. FCB is the ICAO code for Cobalt while CO is the IATA code. I believe we’re going to add some of that iata <-> icao functionality to FlightXML3 though.


#3

That’s bad. I was developing a system to show departures/arrivals. All tickets i think include the IATA code.

Is there is any library online where i can correlate ICO <-> IATA codes?

What about my second question? Can i get the full carrier name?


#4

If you don’t have the “show position-only flights” turned on for your account, then when you do a query of FlightInfo or FlightInfoEx, you can pass the iata code and flight number and we’ll try to convert that to the icao. However if you do turn on position-only flights then the iata to icao translation will be disabled.

There are a few sites out there that have icao or iata searches, but I’m not aware of an online library. The iata site (http://www.iata.org/services/Pages/codes.aspx) is usually where I search for airline codes and the faa contractions document is where I verify icao codes.

To get the full name of the carrier you can use the AirlineInfo method.


#5

I need to convert from ICO to IATA, not the opposite. I already got my results in ICO format.

Thanks for the AirlineInfo note.


#6

In the interim we do sell a copy of our airline database which has the icao <-> iata fields and full description.

https://flightaware.com/commercial/data/operators


#7

I have created a MySQL database that includes all the airline information, IATA and ICAO codes, as well the full Airline name, Callsign and Country.

Please feel free to use it: https://github.com/BroadcastEngineer/Airlines-ICAO-IATA-Database

Let me know for any mistakes or missing airlines.