Flight Alert API ☆ Beta

Explore the details of how the Alert API are set up and how they can be useful to you.

Alerts API provides access to webhook-based notifications about changes in flight details.

Subscriptions are initiated by a call to the Listen API to monitor flights by filter, they exist until they are removed by the Unlisten API.

APIs are needed if you need to notify users of changes in status, terminal, gate or arrival, estimated time, if there are delays at airports.

Usually, flight updates depend on many factors, and often airlines and airports publish this information in advance, but there are delays, usually 1-10 minutes, compared to what may be known on the displays directly at the airport.

Some data, such as departure gate, can only be known when the plane is parked at the gate, while other data, such as departure and arrival times, are calculated from aggregated flight data at departure and arrival airports.


Listen API Request:


                https://airlabs.co/api/v9/listen?airline_iata=AA&flight_number=6&api_key={{params.api_key}}
              

Request Parameters of Listen API:

Parameter Description
api_key required Your API Key from acccount dashboard.
webhook_url required Specify your server url to receive incoming updates via the outgoing webhook.
airline_iata optional Listen changes by Airline IATA code.
airline_icao optional Listen changes by Airline ICAO code.
flight_number optional Listen changes by Flight number.
dep_iata optional Listen changes by Departure Airport IATA code.
dep_icao optional Listen changes by Departure Airport ICAO code.
dep_date optional Listen changes by Departure Date (YYYY-MM-DD).
dep_time optional Listen changes by Departure Time (HH:mm:ss).
arr_iata optional Listen changes by Arrival Airport IATA code.
arr_icao optional Listen changes by Arrival Airport ICAO code.
arr_date optional Listen changes by Arrival Date (YYYY-MM-DD).
arr_time optional Listen changes by Arrival Time (HH:mm:ss).

Example of Listen API Response


              {
                "listener_id": 99
              }
              

Response Parameters of Listen API

Parameter Description
listener_id The ID of the created listener.

Unlisten API Request

To delete a previously created listener by ID.


                https://airlabs.co/api/v9/unlisten?listener_id=99&api_key={{params.api_key}}
              

Request Parameters of Unlisten API

Parameter Description
api_key required Your API Key from acccount dashboard.
listener_id required ID of previously created listener

Unlisten API Response


              {
                "unlistened": true
              }
              

Listeners API Request

To retrieve all previously created listeners.


                https://airlabs.co/api/v9/listeners?api_key={{params.api_key}}
              

Webhook Request

Example of webhook data sent to your server url, provided in listen request as webhook_url


              {
                "listener_id" : 4397,
                "changed" : ["status"],
                "flight" : {
                  "dep_time" : "2021-08-12 08:00",
                  "airline_icao" : "AAL",
                  "arr_time_utc" : "2021-08-12 18:10",
                  "arr_time" : "2021-08-12 11:10",
                  "arr_estimated_utc" : "2021-08-12 17:47",
                  "status" : "active",
                  "arr_terminal" : "4",
                  "flight_number" : "1",
                  "duration" : 370,
                  "flight_icao" : "AAL1",
                  "flight_iata" : "AA1",
                  "dep_icao" : "KJFK",
                  "airline_iata" : "AA",
                  "arr_icao" : "KLAX",
                  "arr_estimated" : "2021-08-12 10:47",
                  "dep_time_utc" : "2021-08-12 12:00",
                  "dep_gate" : "39",
                  "dep_terminal" : "8",
                  "arr_gate" : "46C",
                  "dep_iata" : "JFK",
                  "arr_iata" : "LAX",
                  "arr_baggage" : "T4C1"
                }
              }
              


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See also

Aircraft Fleets Database API
Real-Time Flights API
Live Airport Schedules API
Global Aviation Routes Database API
Airlines Database API
Airports Database API


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