FlightStats, part of FlightGlobal, is a cutting-edge data services company focused on commercial aviation.
Our roots in travel extend back to the early days of the Internet. Our predecessor company, Sight & Sound Software, was responsible for the BookSmart booking engine that powered many of the original airline Internet booking sites. Because of this, we’re quite familiar with the needs of airlines, travel agencies, and travelers in general.
In 2001, we started a new company called Conducive Technology (since changed to FlightStats), and in 2004 began focusing on real-time flight status information. Our first Flight Status APIs were released in 2005. Back then, the market for real-time flight data barely existed, Web Services was still in its infancy, Software-as-a-Service was just beginning its ascent, and mobile had yet to explode.
We have evolved over the years by taking data that was once considered an afterthought and making it central to the travel experience. In 2016 we were acquired by a long-time partner, FlightGlobal, creating a powerhouse of world-class air travel data and analytics capability. We will continue to evolve by combining more and more data sets, and using our industry knowledge and expertise to solve high-value problems.