March 3, 2012
WestJet, a low-cost Canadian airline, has announced that iTravel2000 intends to integrate the WestJet Direct API to book and ticket air travel. In addition to the API integration, iTravel2000 will become a WestJet-certified conforming channel early next year. The certification will permit iTravel2000 to continue access to WestJet's best possible prices and ancillary products.
FlightStats, leading provider of global flight information, has launched the FlightStats Flex APIs to put FlightStats' rich data in the hands of third-party developers. The product is a suite of APIs that allows developers access to a variety of flight/airport data (i.e. flight status in near real-time, flights in progress tracking, map-based tracking, flight schedules and availability, and airport information). FlightStats' data covers 99.5% of U.S. flights, and more than 80% of commercial flights worldwide.
Travel information service, Travelport is about to release what many are calling a "game-changing" Universal API. The new API hopes to make tons of information more easily available to travel agents and travel-related companies by funneling several information sources into one, all encompassing, API.