I'm interested in the information about air routes of all the world. I need information with following features:

  • it must be official (not stolen, without violating any license);
  • it should be in digital form;
  • it should be in WGS84;
  • it should cover all of the world;
  • it should be free (no payment);
  • it shouldn't be detailed (just main routes);
  • it shouldn't be actual (current), one or two years outdated is appropriate.

I've realised that some kind of this information is published by ICAO at the AIP, but I can't find it.

So my question is: whether such information is available and where I can find it?

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    $\begingroup$ As you probably know, companies like Jeppesen charge a fortune for current information of the above sort. Your only hope of finding it for free is the fact that you're willing to accept outdated information. Having said that though, I'm not sure where one would find outdated, accurate info. $\endgroup$ Jun 7, 2015 at 20:20

2 Answers 2


Such information is not available, for free, on a world wide level.

If you are willing to spend some money, you should have a look at Navigraph, which provides such information on a world wide level, for hobby use.

However, most countries now make their AIP publically available on the internet. Simply search for "[country name] AIP" to look up an AIP for a specific country.

In any AIP, you want to look at part 3 of the ENR section. Usually ENR 3.1, ENR 3.2 or ENR 3.3. Here is an example of from AIP Denmark: AIP Denmark ENR 3.3 - RNAV routes

This information is digital, official, up to date, free and in WGS84 format. However, you will have to look it up for every country.

If you are looking for a visual overview of airways and RNAV routes in Europe, a good place to start is the Eurocontrol regional charts.

You should also check out SkyVector

  • $\begingroup$ This information is digital, when I say about "digital", I mean format which allow automatic processing of that data (without human), something like XML but not PDF or image. Anyway your answer is very useful! $\endgroup$
    – Gluttton
    May 25, 2016 at 7:00
  • $\begingroup$ I'm afraid you won't find anything like that for free, but check out Navigraph as I mentioned in the answer $\endgroup$ May 25, 2016 at 11:21
  • $\begingroup$ I'm afraid you won't find anything like that for free, free is wish, but not requirement (I've tried indicate this by using "should" instead of "must"). $\endgroup$
    – Gluttton
    May 25, 2016 at 11:33

I a m not sure about the WGS84 convention requirement, but some websites do provide flight data (which might not be up to date), but is fairly new (2012).

Here is a link to one of the websites which provides data about 669 airlines, 3310 air ports covering about 56749 routes. You can also have a look at this and this

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for your answer, but unfortunately information which you refer does not contain full data (all points) about routes, but only about input and output airports. $\endgroup$
    – Gluttton
    Jun 9, 2015 at 12:37

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