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Wikidata:Property proposal/Airline Accounting Code

Airline accounting codeEdit

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Transportation

Descriptionnumber, referenced by IATA and unique among all the airlines, used to identify the airline in various accounting activities such as ticketing
Representsairline code (Q741701)
Data typeString
Domainproperty
Allowed values[0-9]{3}
Example 1Lufthansa (Q9325) → 220
Example 2Air France (Q131005) → 057
Example 3British Airways (Q8766) → 125
Sourcehttps://www.iata.org/publications/Pages/code-search.aspx
Planned useAdd the accounting codes for the most important airlines
Number of IDs in source803 (among 1,098 airlines referenced today by IATA)
Expected completenessalways incomplete (Q21873886)
See alsoIATA airline code (Q11976628), ICAO airline code (Q12364233)

MotivationEdit

The airline accounting code is a number, referenced by IATA and unique among all the airlines, used to identify the airline in various accounting activities such as ticketing. For instance, Lufthansa (LH/DLH) has been assigned 220 as accounting code, and all the flight tickets issued by Lufthansa will start with "220-". The IATA code search page[1] references the accounting code for every airline having one.

It was also discussed on the talk page of the Infobox airline template, and suggested over there to create a property in here (Wikidata).

The addition of that field in the {{Infobox airline}} template has been discussed on the corresponding talk page.

The airline accounting number appears on all the flight tickets and boarding passes emitted by the given airline. Having that number in Wikidata would allow the users and data analysts across the world to retrieve the airline details from a given accounting code.

DiscussionEdit

  Support - Useful extension to the ambiguous IATA code Germartin1 (talk) 19:08, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

@Germartin1:   Done: airline accounting code (P5703). − Pintoch (talk) 21:25, 22 August 2018 (UTC)

  1. "IATA code search".