FlightStats to Offer API Responses in Multiple Languages

FlightStats, Inc. the industry-leading publisher of global flight tracking and airport information services, is pleased to announce that developers using the new FlightStats® Flex APIs can receive replies to their API requests in Simplified Chinese. FlightStats is starting with Simplified Chinese and will offer German and Japanese language support by mid-December. Also on the roadmap are French, Spanish, Russian, and Brazilian Portuguese.

FlightStats® Flex APIs deliver translated flight status responses and flight schedules data, along with airport names, countries, cities, and street addresses. Developers will be able to specify the language they prefer by simply appending a code to the query and will receive the translated response in their choice of XML or JSON.

“We have many customers with a global user base and are supplying data to customers in over 120 different countries.” said FlightStats CEO, Jeff Kennedy. “Translating the data responses makes the applications powered by our global flight data more user-friendly and gives our customers the tools to expand their addressable market and to better support travelers worldwide.”

Mobile applications, automotive telematics, website applications, and digital signage in airports and hotels are some use cases where having localized data responses will be very powerful.

About FlightStats
FlightStats is a leading provider of day-of-travel data services and applications to the travel industry and traveling public. The company delivers real-time global flight tracking and airport data services that power many of the world’s most popular travel applications. The company also provides web and mobile applications to the FlightStats community, helping travelers to better manage their travel day. FlightStats’ data is viewed by millions of people each month, and the company is constantly evolving to offer the best worldwide alerting and tracking services to travelers, and the agencies and developers who serve them. For more information visit http://www.flightstats-inc.com or follow us on Twitter @flightstats.