FlightStats, the leader in global flight information services, and Innovata,LLC, a travel technology specialist, are pleased to announce a strategic collaboration that combines the best of both company’s core strengths. Innovata and FlightStats will collaborate in the development of powerful products and services that blend Innovata’s flight schedules database with FlightStats’ flight status database. Travelers, application developers, and any travel and aviation-related company that needs the most accurate and flexible Web services and Web-based tools for travel planning and status updates will benefit from the Innovata-Flightstats combined effort.
“Each company brings a unique and complementary dataset that will power a new and exciting range of products and services to enhance air travel information solutions,” says Richard Thorne, Managing Director – Aviation, Innovata. “Innovata will bring additional value to FlightStats’ existing client base by combining its worldwide schedules data with Flightstats data across all Flightstats’ current and future product and services portfolio.”
The first product release arising out of this new collaboration is a Schedules Connections API The API gives developers access to worldwide scheduled flights by airport, route, or carrier and flight number. Search results can include flights that are non-stop and codeshare for direct flights. The API also includes filters for refining results, such as an allowed set of carriers or connecting airports. Available from FlightStats on a pay-as-you-go basis, the API will serve mobile developers, airports, airlines, travel agencies and ground transportation companies. API details can be found in the FlightStats Developer Center.
Additional products are already in the development pipeline with planned launches scheduled for Q2 2012. “In this challenging environment, air travelers need more information from authoritative sources to take control of their travel experience,”says Jeff Kennedy, FlightStats CEO “We are aligning ourselves with market-leading partners like Innovata so that we retain an innovative product development edge and provide developers with the tools to create applications that today’s wired travelers demand.”
Innovata is a leading database management and software solutions provider specializing in the aviation and hospitality travel segments. In association with IATA, Innovata maintains an industry leading airline schedules database with over 850 participating airlines. It is also the clear market leader in providing a range of electronic timetable and mapping services to over 200 airline, airport and travel website companies. http://www.innovata-LLC.com
FlightStats is the world’s premier day-of-travel and historical air travel information provider. Travel application developers and visitors to FlightStats branded websites, mobile apps and third-party apps powered by FlightStats can get easy and comprehensive access to flight status, flight map tracking, on-time performance ratings, airport delays, local weather/traffic conditions, airport service/amenities and airport interactive maps. FlightStats also provides email/SMS delivery of flight disruption alerts. http://www.flightstats.com