FlightStats Becomes Official Source Of American Airlines Data

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A new partnership with American Airlines will improve flight data consistency for FlightStats’ customers and help travelers identify sources of reliable flight information.

Getting information directly from the source, the airline, allows the FlightStats team to test and confirm facts and craft a detailed narrative of each flight. We are committed to making sure our data is as accurate as possible.

FlightStats, part of FlightGlobal, is proud to be a launch partner for the American Airlines Official Source initiative, a program that will help customers identify sources of accurate and reliable American Airlines flight status information.

Consistent flight status information across all channels is in the best interest of travelers, the airlines, and the travel industry as a whole. While forming a complete picture of what's happening with a flight often requires aggregating data from more than one source, the most authoritative and timely source is usually a direct operational data feed from the airline themselves.

“We are excited to expand our partnership with American Airlines because it is a major step forward in improving and ensuring our data quality,” said Jim Hetzel, Vice President of Business Development at FlightStats. “Getting information directly from the source, the airline, allows the FlightStats team to test and confirm facts and craft a detailed narrative of each flight. We are committed to making sure our data is as accurate as possible.”

The data produced by FlightStats has been integrated into hundreds of web and mobile applications and travel notification services. American’s new Official Seal of American Airlines Data will make it easy for FlightStats’ customers to confirm they are using information directly from the airline or from sources that American trusts to redistribute its data. Later today, FlightStats will be displaying the seal in its web-based displays and will add the seal to its mobile apps in coming weeks.

About FlightStats Inc.

FlightStats, part of FlightGlobal, is a cutting-edge data services company focused on providing real-time global flight data to companies and travellers across the travel ecosystem. We strive to tell the “story” of a flight – from what’s expected, to what is happening now, to what happened. We deliver these stories via our Data Services, and through our FlightStats-branded web and mobile applications. We believe flight data is valuable and is made even more valuable when delivered in conjunction with other contextual data. We manage multiple data sets that relate directly to or intersect with flights – trips, weather, and other aviation-related data. http://www.flightstats.com.

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