Kindly guide me where can I get a reliable and updated airport Master API. The airport API should have all the information about all the airports in the world and I also want to know how much do they charge for the API.

  • $\begingroup$ what does how would be the plans and pricing for the Airport master mean? $\endgroup$
    – Federico
    Sep 5, 2014 at 8:53
  • $\begingroup$ I just want to know where can i get the airport API and how much does it costs. $\endgroup$ Sep 5, 2014 at 9:27
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    $\begingroup$ I've voted to reopen this question. It's clear what the person is asking for, the fact that it's out of his price range doesn't mean the question can't help future visitors. $\endgroup$
    – Steve V.
    Sep 6, 2014 at 5:28
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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because resource location is specifically off-topic defined in the help center. $\endgroup$
    – Gerry
    Nov 13, 2019 at 13:27
  • $\begingroup$ @gerry do you think it would be better suited in opendata.SE $\endgroup$
    – Manu H
    Nov 13, 2019 at 15:47

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Location Identifiers & Airline Designators data files available with daily updates

The perfect solution to feeding your coding database. These files (more information in right hand column) are available as a 12 month subscription or a one-time web download. For the subscription, you will be granted access to the password protected extranet site upon purchase where you can retrieve the data files update daily.


  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the information RedGrittyBrick, but the price for the data is to high are there any other sites where i could get the data at a lower cost.Since we are a startup company we cant afford such high price. $\endgroup$ Sep 5, 2014 at 12:06
  • $\begingroup$ @NivinAbraham If you can't afford IATA, check out ourairports.org. Also see aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/2644/… $\endgroup$ Sep 6, 2014 at 14:05
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks a lot Danny Bekett, the URL you provided was very helpful.The data are very accurate and the also it is up to date. $\endgroup$ Sep 8, 2014 at 5:42

Navigraph and Aerosoft provide relatively cheap (~€25/yr) subscription to regular AIRAC updates for the simulation community. The databases include all the airport information that is required for FMS (navigation).

In both cases, the databases are plain-text files which are rather trivial to parse without any special API. For example:

A,YMML,MELBOURNE INTL,-37.673333,144.843333,434,10000,11000,11900,0

IMS,YMML ILS/CAT III,109.700,0,1,195,-37.656667,144.833611,434,YM,0,0,11.5,0.0
IMW,YMML ILS/CAT I,109.300,0,0,195,-37.660000,144.810000,434,YM,0,0,0.0,0.0

One can get a free sample of the whole database (at some point in the past) with a demo version of some software packages that use such database; for example, this one.


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