FlightFollower API Introduction

This API allows the user to generate map images of flights and their progress on a route.

Registration and API Signup

To access the APIs, you will need to be issued with an API key. These values are passed in as a HTTP header (or optionally query parameter).

This API is currently available by invite only. Please contact the FlightFollower API Product Manager, Mohamed.Amin@sita.aero for further details.

API Key Usage

The API authentication key will be passed in an HTTP header as follows:

  • name of header: X-apiKey
  • value of header: The api key as generated for the application

SITA FlightFollower API Structure

The scheme, domain and high level path parameters portion of the URL is:

https://host:port/flightfollower/v1/{departure}/{arrival}/{airline}/{flight number}

where flightfollower is the functional domain.

Following the flighttracker parameter and version, the next path parameter defines the query for the map image. As of this version, the following functions are provided:

Parameter Description
departure The IATA airport code for the flight departure.
arrival The IATA airport code for the flight arrival.
airline The IATA airline (two digit) code.
flight number The flight number.

The current version is v1. The currently supported endpoints are:

Environment URL
QA https://flightfollower-qa.api.aero
Production https://flightfollower.api.aero


All incoming requests will be REST over HTTPS. Users are authenticated using their registration (API) key.