Application Program Interface

Overview of the-airport-guide.com web API

Questions and Support

What is the-airport-guide.com SOAP API Service?
The-airport-guide.com SOAP API service is designed to find and pass airport information to developers through the web.
How does the-airport-guide.com SOAP API service work?
Developers can write software programs that connect remotely to the-airport-guide.com SOAP API service. Communication is performed between client and server with the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), an XML-based tool for exchanging data.
How do I gain access to the-airport-guide.com SOAP API service?
It requires that you purchase a subscription.
Can I subscribe to purchase data on a monthly basis or can annual subscriptions be purchased?
Our information can be purchased in one of four ways:

Pricing

  1. Monthly Package - Subscribe to a monthly subscription for general airport information and your cost is USD $450.00 monthly
  2. Annual Package - Subscribe to an annual subscription for general airport information and your cost is USD $400.00 monthly ($4800.00 annually)
  3. Monthly Package - With Handler, Fueler and Miscellaneous information included: USD $550.00 monthly
  4. Annual Package - With Handler, Fueler and Miscellaneous information included: USD $500.00 monthly ($6000.00 annually)
 
What is included in the monthly subscription for general airport information?
Included are all available fields listed under the General Information, Communications, Runways, Navaids, Supplies/Equipment and Remarks categories.
What is the average cost to purchase additional queries?
Our package offers unlimited queries.
How do I get additional information regarding this service?
E-mail us: - Click Here -

Technical Questions

How do I access the-airport-guide.com SOAP APIs?
  1. Create a SOAP client with a tool like nuSOAP (PHP). The WSDL is available at http://www.the-airport-guide.com/airportQueryService.php?wsdl
  2. Make the call to the web service function "airportQuery1_5"
    1. The API has three required parameters (UNAME, PASS, AIRPORT_ID):
      1. UNAME = (UserName) your user name - assigned by the-airport-guide.com
      2. PASS = (Password) your password - assigned by the-airport-guide.com
      3. AIRPORT_ID = ICAO identifier of the airport. For example, KORD = O'Hare in Chicago
    2. The API has four optional parameters that control the hotels listing:
      1. HRADIUS = the distance from the airport, in miles. Legal values are '0-10' and '10-25'. Default: '0-10'.
      2. HMAXROWS = the maximum number of hotels returned. Default: 10.
      3. HMINRATING = the minimum "star" rating of hotels to be returned. Legal values are 0, 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, and 5. Default: 3.
      4. HINCLUNRATED = (Include Unrated) specifies whether hotels with no "star" rating should be included.  Legal values are 'true' and 'false'.  Default: false.
  3. Access the XML returned by the SOAP client call. If you are debugging, the first field of the SOAP response gives the version of XML that you are receiving.
  4. If you have not signed the user agreement you will not be able to login and a SOAP fault will be returned.
  5. If you exceed your daily number of queries a SOAP fault will be returned
Is the WSDL file (web service description language) available online?
Yes, it can be found at http://www.the-airport-guide.com/airportQueryService.php?wsdl
What is the current version of the WSDL?
Version 1.0. This variable is the first variable returned with the XML.
What is the daily limit of queries?
Unlimited.
How many airports can I query at one time?
One airport can be queried per call.

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