09 February, 2023

OAG Launches Flight Status Alerts.

OAG, the world’s leading provider of travel data and insight, today announced the launch of its new Flight Status Alerts, which delivers an all-new view of immediate flight changes.

Flight Status Alerts directly integrates into OAG’s Flight Info Platform, which already provides a continuous stream of flight schedule changes. Flight Status Data together with Flight Schedules now delivers the broadest possible coverage of flight information to OAG customers which include booking engines, travel and hospitality apps, airline apps, online travel agencies, metasearch, search engines and flight tracking apps.

This powerful combination provides a first-of-its-kind flight window into key schedules and status data – from the moment a flight is scheduled to when luggage hits the baggage belt, and everything in between.

Powered by Microsoft’s Azure Event Hub, the advanced technology delivers speed and scale to notifications on OAG’s Flight Info Platform. It processes an average of 40 updates each second and provides millions of updates in real-time on schedule and status changes.

Key benefits of the flight window include:

New & Improved Traveler Experiences & Greater Customer Loyalty: OAG customers can now track changes not only 52-hours prior to departure, but also beyond that window. This creates an all-new view that provides unique customer experiences to meet the evolving needs of today’s travelers.
Frictionless Access to High-Quality Data: A scalable and flexible platform operates on cloud-delivered, API connected systems that are specific to the technological needs of every customer. This gives customers a data platform that empowers better decision-making and innovation on a global scale.
Increased Scalability & Versatility: Processing up to 40 updates per second, the platform allows customers to receive millions of updates in real-time, eliminating the need for manual checks. Customers can also create alerts by carrier, airport or flight number. This reduces costs by giving them the flexibility to receive only the flight updates that matter to them, with the ability to customize and change alerts at any time.
“Data and insights are useless unless they can be seamlessly integrated with a business. Our platform solves this need by unlocking richer data to meet evolving travellers’ experiences by giving our customers instant alerts across the entire flight lifecycle, from changes to flight numbers, departing and arrival times, carrier information and more,” said Phil Callow, CEO of OAG. “As the future of travel continues to evolve, the market requires quick and easy access to what’s happening on the ground and in the air to plan, inform and drive better customer experiences and operational outcomes.”