Air Traffic API

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The Air Traffic API service provides access to our real-time air traffic data for flights happening anywhere in the world. Our API tracks the locations of aircraft equipped with ADSB technology, providing you with up-to-date and comprehensive data on air traffic movements. With global coverage and real-time updates, you can build solutions with confidence in the accuracy and reliability of our data. Try our Air Traffic API today and experience the power of real-time air traffic data at your fingertips!

  • Real-time flight tracking and monitoring the air traffic
  • Integration into aviation and travel applications
  • Data for research and analysis on air traffic patterns and movements
  • Improving operational efficiency in the aviation industry
  • Live flight information and status updates for air traffic apps
  • Build dynamic air traffic maps for your users
Air Traffic API instruction

Data included in the Air Traffic API

Get all global real-time air traffic information in 1 API call or monitor individual flights. More filters for airline and departure or arrival airport available. 

  • Geographical details: Latitude, longitude, altitude and direction.
  • Aircraft speed: Vertical and horizontal speed in km.
  • Airport details: IATA and ICAO codes of the departure and arrival airports.
  • Aircraft and flight details: IATA and ICAO number of flight and registration number, ICAO code and ICAO24 code of the aircraft.
  • Airline: IATA and ICAO codes of the airline.
  • Status: The current status of the flight with real-time updates.
  • System info: Squawk and last update timestamp.

Sources and Process

Air Traffic Data is a combination of the data we provide through our trusted data partners in the aviation sector and publicly available data. We aggregate these in our database and offer via fast JSON REST APIs. Our current Air Traffic Data is live with constant updates and has global coverage to power up the best solutions in the aviation sector.

Current Air Traffic API Output - Developer Information

Fetch complete air traffic data in one call:[API_KEY]&limit=20000

Individual flight in the air traffic based on IATA number:[API_KEY]&flightIata=f980

Flights of a certain airline in the air traffic:[API_KEY]&airlineIata=f9

Flights in the air traffic that depart from a certain airport:[API_KEY]&depIata=ord

Flights in the air traffic that arrive at a certain airport:[API_KEY]&arrIata=puj

Response Example



The Real-time Air Traffic Tracker API – Monitor Global Air Traffic With Airplane Location and Status Updates

Introducing the Air Traffic API

Air traffic monitoring involves the tracking and management of aircraft in the air and on the ground. Accurate and up-to-date air traffic data is a crucial asset for this process, as it allows air traffic controllers to optimize the routing, spacing, and sequencing of aircraft. The use of external data solutions helps to save on costs, manpower, and time, as they provide real-time updates and automate many of the manual processes involved in air traffic monitoring. By leveraging these solutions, air traffic controllers can make quicker and more accurate decisions, leading to safer, more efficient, and cost-effective air traffic management.


Information Obtained with the Flight Information API

Reliable aviation data is of paramount importance in the aviation sector today. The industry is constantly evolving, and accurate and up-to-date information is crucial for making informed decisions and improving operational efficiency. The Real-time Air Traffic API is designed to meet this demand, providing real-time air traffic data that is accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date which is why many major airlines, travel agencies, state bodies, airport operators and ground operation services rely on our data.

The data in our database mainly includes:

  • Static Data: Stable data which does not frequently change, such as the general information for a certain airport and/or airline. (i.e. location, IATA and ICAO codes, city and country)
  • Dynamic Data: Constantly changing data that is frequently in need of confirmation and refreshing. (i.e. real-time aircraft location, flight status, delays, speed)

Both the static data and the dynamic data are updated at all times in accordance with the information constantly gathered in our database. 

Access to the Real Time Flight Data API and the Flight Information

The Current Air Traffic API is designed for a variety of industries and individuals that include aviation professionals such as airlines, air traffic controllers, and aviation-related organizations who need accurate and up-to-date information on air traffic movements to improve operational efficiency. Developers who are building aviation and travel applications can also benefit from the API by integrating real-time flight information and updates into their products. Researchers and analysts can utilize the API for studies on air traffic patterns and movements. Even aviation enthusiasts and hobbyists can use the API to track flights and monitor air traffic activity in real time with or without prior experience with APIs.

Use filters to fetch the exact data you need without having to do this on your end. If your project requires focusing on air traffic monitoring of a certain region, airline or even a single flight, you can do this by using the filters.

Combine our current air traffic data with other APIs we have to provide your users with the ultimate air traffic monitoring apps and professional products. Save time and money that would otherwise be spent on searching for and managing an external data source. This allows our clients to focus on their core business and utilize the air traffic data provided by the API to improve operational efficiency and build innovative solutions. Concentrate on what they do best, while the API takes care of the rest.

Discover All Aviation Edge APIs and Databases

In addition to our real-time Air Traffic API, we also provide Real-time and Historical Airport Schedules API, Future Airport Schedules API, Flight Delays and Cancellations API, Nearby Cities and Airports API, Airline Routes API, City and Airport Autocomplete API, Satellite Tracker API as well as static APIs in JSON that are Airlines API, Airplanes API, Airport API, City API, Country API, Plane Models API and Taxes API.

The single API key assigned to you grants access to connect to our massive database. Integrate our APIs with high API call limits and the opportunity to use any programming language that you are comfortable working with.

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Aviation Edge provides a reliable experience for all clients that are looking to build solutions using current air traffic data. Our support team offers 24/7 e-mail support to answer any questions our Premium users may have about our air traffic data or any difficulty they may experience with API access, payment and everything else.

Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions!

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