Is there any Flight Search and Booking API that is currently active and available in the Middle Eastern region?
I'm looking for a flight search API to return filtered flight data and book flights using it.
Amadeus Self Service APIs seemed to be the perfect option until I found out their booking feature is still not available in all the Middle East, where most of my to and from flights will take place.
Is there any alternative available for businesses without an IATA ID?
asked Oct 8, 2022
answered Nov 3, 2022
There are several options you can try.
1. The hard way is to contact Amadeus directly and ask whether they can help you partner with a flight consolidator and get an Enterprise partnership. Consolidators do have IATA ID and can ticket your flights via Amadeus. According to our experience, Amadeus support Middle East bookings for their Enterprise partners. If you manage to negotiate an Enterprise partnership, you can get API access. This may not work, because the Enterprise option is designed for businesses having IATA ID. But you may still try.
2. A simpler way is to contact consolidators directly. They have booking APIs and can ticket your flights. We had a positive experience with Mondee, so try contacting them. If Mondee doesn’t work, check other consolidators. Here’s our article with several consolidator options to consider.
3. You may also check Travelfusion. They must have ticketing covered and you don’t necessarily need IATA ID. But you should check the Middle East coverage with them.
Let me know if that helps!