WaitTime API Introduction

The SITA WaitTime API is a REST based service which provides information about how long an individual will to have to wait at a particular area, such as an airport security line, or customs queue.

The response is currently calculated for the current time. That is, based on history and other data, it is determined that at this immediate moment, the wait time is x.

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).

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

WaitTime API Structure

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


where waittime is the functional domain. The current version is v1.

Following the waittime parameter and version, the next path parameter defines the service called. As of this version, the following functions are provided:

Name Example
current The calculated current wait time.

The current version is v1.

The current supported endpoint are:

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


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