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OT: OpenFlights now offering airline maps, BD (mostly) included

Old May 1, 11, 10:16 am
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OpenFlights now offering airline maps, BD (mostly) included

A little aside if, like me, the first page you turn to in the inflight magazine are the routemaps.

Last week, OpenFlights and Airline Route Mapper launched airline and airport route maps.

From their blog:

Quick and easy URLs for airport and airline route maps

Today’s feature is a new trick by an old pony — now, you can finally open up (or link directly to) airline and airport route maps, instead of needing to go to the main page, type in your search, select the correct choice and load up the map you actually wanted. Observe:

Finnair: http://openflights.org/airline/AY

Alice Springs: http://openflights.org/airline/AY

Singapore Changi: http://openflights.org/query/WSSS

In other words, take http://openflights.org, add any of /airline/, /airport/ or /query/, and plug in either a two-letter airline IATA code (eg. AY for Finnair), a three-letter airport IATA code (ASP) or a four-letter airport ICAO code (WSSS), and you’ll get a link to a map of the airline or airport’s routes. At the moment, it doesn’t matter which form of the URL you use, but the long-term plan is to make query behave in exactly the same way as the search on the main page, so using the airport/airline forms is preferable if you expect the results to stay the same.

Alternatively, if you’d like to find out which airports and airlines are covered by OpenFlights, check out this page for a full listing. As always, a tip of the hat to Airport Route Mapper for providing our data.
BD has been included...

http://openflights.org/airline/BD

...and although non-LHR BMI Regional routes are missing, it might be a handy resource for future trip planning. It's certainly easier to use than the unresponsive flash maps on flybmi.com and easier to get to than the pdf maps in the online version of BMI Voyager.

(PS, if you've ever opened the inflight magazine of AA, DL, UA, US etc and thought they were too crowded with the indecipherable trails of a million puddle-jumpers, try the OpenFlights map of Ryanair routes)
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