I want to start a data analysis project to analyze flight delay times in Madrid - Barajas airport and relate those to the time / distances used as thresholds to request a compensation from the airline according to European law. However, I haven't been able to find such dataset. I've been looking in the website of the Spanish flight authority, as well as Amadeus, and some other Google-fu did not help me.

But I need, specifically, is a dataset that contains origin / destination routes, the actual timetable and the scheduled one. Does such an API / historical database exist?

  • I don't know about historical information, but I have an app on my phone called FlightView that initially shows schedule arrival, and then gets updated w/ actual time. Their terms of use say 'for your personal and non-commercial use', so you'd probably have to contact them to see about using it for your purpose.
    – Joe
    Oct 18, 2015 at 23:01
  • QPX, a flight api powered by google, might be a good place to start Oct 19, 2015 at 5:45
  • QPX is not a free resource, so I'm afraid I cannot afford it. Regarding FlightView, I'll take a look, thanks.
    – anon
    Oct 20, 2015 at 0:54


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