Industry codes provide universal abbreviations to facilitate travel and enable a common language to be interpreted and understood across systems all over the world. They are typically 1, 2, 3, or 4-character combinations that uniquely identify locations, equipment, carriers, and times to standardize international flight operations.

Master data underpins schedules data any change however small can impact the integrity of any related flight information. This impact affects search and booking volumes, connection viability and the smooth running of the ever-increasing code share partnerships across the industry.

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Geographic Coverage


750+ Airlines

Data Sources



Key data points

Airline codes- IATA assigned two-letter airline codes and ICAO Codes. There are currently over 11,000 IATA codes

Location codes – IATA (three-letter) & ICAO (four-letter) airport codes, assigned to countries, cities, time zones, and DST. There are over 4,900 locations that are considered active

Equipment codes - ICAO code, Body Type, Aircraft category e.g. jet engine, maximum speed and range. Aircraft data is maintained at three levels - configuration at equipment and service type, for an airline’s fleet, as supplied by carriers in their schedule data i.e. at flight and route level.

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Flight schedules, status and rich new data sets, easily accessible and all in one place.

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Make better decisions, faster, with near real-time flight status and schedule change updates.

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Gain direct access to live ready-to-query data through our partnership with Snowflake.

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How your business benefits from Master Data

Improve Search Accuracy

Ensure that fundamental attributes of a flight are correct e.g. journey times to accelerate to deliver quicker results.

Avoid Unsuccessful bookings

Failed bookings due to data errors are time consuming, costly and create poor customer experiences.

Synchronize codeshares from one source

Using different sources can result in defective schedules, not synchronized with each other, resulting in additional costs or lost revenue for both airlines.

Validate mismatched schedules

Subsets in master data are frequently changed, even at short notice. Ensure your information doesn’t mislead analysis and result in missed opportunities.

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