Our recently released airport route maps have been a huge hit, so we’ve now followed through on our promise and released airline route maps as well: just enter your favorite airline’s name or IATA code in the Quick Search to get their route map. As an example, here’s Slovene national airline Adria Airways (JP):
But there’s more!
- Filters are now implemented for airport route maps, so you can see where a given airline flies to from a given airport. Just search for an airport, then choose Carrier from the Filter menu on the right.
- If you choose an airline map, or an airport-filtered-by-airline map, codeshare flights are now indicated with dotted lines to show that the airline does not “really” fly on that route. (Still on the to-do list: the ability to hide codeshare destinations.)
The second new feature launched today has been our most requested feature for a while now: the ability to display distances in kilometers as well as miles. New users can select their preference when creating an account, while existing users can go to Settings to change to kilometers if they wish. If enabled, the main map statistics, the “Analyze” and “Top 10” statistics and “List flights” all display kilometers; however, flight distances in the flight editor are still always in miles.
With this, OpenFlights will now be entering a feature freeze in preparation for the OpenFlights Epsilon release targeted for the end of August. The goals of Epsilon are:
- Shake out bugs and usability quirks to create a solid, reliable, and easy-to-use website
- Improve airport, airline and route database quality
- Make installing your own copy of OpenFlights easier by modularizing and documenting the OpenFlights software base
You can do your part by reporting any bugs you encounter. Translators, we’ve added some new strings to OpenFlights, so your assistance in updating them would be appreciated.
Onward to the Epsilon,