FlightRadar24 API – FR24 API – Flight Radar API

FlightRadar24 API – Flight Status, Flight Data, Flight Radar API, Flight Tracker and Real-Time Flight Map. FR24 API vs AirLabs API.

Sergey St.

FlightRadar24 API or FR24 API

FlightRadar24 is a digital aviation company that operates the world's largest independent ground-based network of ADS-B receivers.

FlightRadar24 data is trusted throughout the aviation industry.

All FR24 data services contain flight tracking data derived from ADS-B's own and voluntarily hosted global network and combined with MLAT, radar and FLARM data where available.

“Full details of the current FlightRadar24 terms of use can be found at www.flightradar24.com. All trademark rights belong to their owners. On this page you can read a comparison review with AirLabs.”

Compared to FlightRadar24, AirLabs combines big data from dozens of different providers that include both ground-based ADS-B and satellite data, connecting everything into a single database in real time.

FlightRadar24 public API

FlightRadar24 does not provide public APIs, you must personally contact a sales representative to discuss connecting to the FR24 API.

Meanwhile, AirLabs Aviation APIs are available for experimenting right after registration.

FlightRadar24 data

FlightRadar24 API provides detailed flight location data and other flight event data services. Both direct data streams and historical data files can be customized according to the parameters you need.

Unlike FR24, all AirLabs documentation is available without contacting a sales manager. And a wide range of methods are available, such as Flight Status API, Airline Schedule Database, Flight Routes Database and more.

FlightRadar24 API documentation

The FlightRadar24 API is a simple, query-based API that gives software developers access to various flight radar data. Users can retrieve current or historical data. The FR24 API is a RESTful API that provides accurate and actionable aviation data.

AirLabs provides exactly the same easy access to data and you can take a look at an example usage below.


  "hex": "780695",
  "reg_number": "B-5545",
  "flag": "CN",
  "lat": 28.397377,
  "lng": 115.1008,
  "alt": 7078,
  "dir": 269,
  "speed": 775,
  "v_speed": -7.8,
  "squawk": "0205",
  "flight_number": "9429",
  "flight_icao": "CSH9429",
  "flight_iata": "FM9429",
  "dep_icao": "ZSPD",
  "dep_iata": "PVG",
  "arr_icao": "ZGHY",
  "arr_iata": "HNY",
  "airline_icao": "CSH",
  "airline_iata": "FM",
  "aircraft_icao": "B738",
  "updated": 1626153069,
  "status": "en-route"

FlightRadar24 API pricing

FlightRadar24 API has different tiers. Contact an FR24 sales representative for pricing details.

In contrast to FlightRadar24, the pricing policy here at AirLabs is transparent, and the services are available to a wide range of developers, startups, and large companies.

FlightRadar24 API free

There are only rare cases where the FlightRadar API is provided for free, for a limited type of project. And it is currently not publicly available for free to everyone, but you can use AirLabs Aviation APIs, which provides similar functionality and gives 1,000 queries per month to the API immediately after registration.

FlightRadar24 API vs AirLabs API

Below is a table of detailed comparison of all key characteristics of Flight Radar 24 API and AirLabs Aviation APIs.

Flight Radar 24 API AirLabs Aviation APIs
Public aviation coverage 85% - 95% 80% - 90%
Flight Radar API
Flight Status API
Schedules API
Average number of flights at a time. 11,000+ 9,000+
Average geo-positioning delay. 1 - 10 seconds 5 - 10 seconds
Public aviation aircrafts
Private jets, helicopters, etc
Instant API access
Public documentation
Price per 25k API calls 49$
Price per 100k API calls 99$
Price per 1M API calls 499$

Why choose AirLabs Aviation APIs

AirLabs Aviation APIs allows you to create a custom experience for your users and increase the value of your product.

  • Airport database with IATA and ICAO codes.

  • City database with names and geo-locations.

  • Airline database with detailed information.

  • Airline routes database with departure & arrival information. 

  • Detailed air fleet database.

  • Countries database.

  • Real-Time Flights Tracking API.

  • Timetable Schedules API.

  • Real-time flight status and information.

  • Flight Alert API to monitor all updates.

  • Nearest Geo API for searching airports and cities by radius.

  • Autocomplete API to suggest airports and cities by name.

You can try it right now without any obligation! Get a free flight API plan and see for yourself that we have exactly the data you need!

If you need more information, don't hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to chat with our customers and are sure to find a customized solution for each request.

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