Wikidata:Property proposal/Airline Accounting Code
Airline accounting codeEdit
Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Transportation
|Description||number, referenced by IATA and unique among all the airlines, used to identify the airline in various accounting activities such as ticketing|
|Represents||airline code (Q741701)|
|Example 1||Lufthansa (Q9325) → 220|
|Example 2||Air France (Q131005) → 057|
|Example 3||British Airways (Q8766) → 125|
|Planned use||Add the accounting codes for the most important airlines|
|Number of IDs in source||803 (among 1,098 airlines referenced today by IATA)|
|Expected completeness||always incomplete (Q21873886)|
|See also||IATA airline code (Q11976628), ICAO airline code (Q12364233)|
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 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 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.