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APFxxxx is assigned routes from AWExxxx

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:16 pm
by Skibox
The route lookup finds AWE routes (US Airways) when no suitable APF route is found.

APF = Amapola Flyg (IATA code HP)

AWE = US Airways (IATA code US)

I can't see why, they have nothing to do with each other.

/M

Re: APFxxxx is assigned routes from AWExxxx

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:46 pm
by agw
It's because it APF has an IATA of HP and America West Airlines also has an IATA of HP. America West's ICAO is AWE so VRS thinks they're all part of the same family like BAW, SHT and BA.

It looks like America West Airlines is now defunct, I'll retire the airline and that should break the chain.

Re: APFxxxx is assigned routes from AWExxxx

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:00 pm
by Skibox
OK!

While duplicates seem to be allowed with special limitations, IATA currently only list Amapola under HP, that is why I couldn't find the connection.

(AWE seems to have aquired HP from Hawaiian Pacific way back in time, according to Google.)

Re: APFxxxx is assigned routes from AWExxxx

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:26 pm
by Skibox
agw wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:46 pm
I'll retire the airline and that should break the chain.
Is this done? Still have the problem with the APF routes.

/M

Re: APFxxxx is assigned routes from AWExxxx

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:59 pm
by agw
Do you have an example of an AWE callsign that returns an APF route?

Re: APFxxxx is assigned routes from AWExxxx

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:31 pm
by Skibox
agw wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:59 pm
Do you have an example of an AWE callsign that returns an APF route?
It is the other way around, most APFxxxx callsigns returns old AWE routes.

APF673 KBWI-KPHX
APF674 KJFK-KPHX
APF2842 KSDF-KCLT
APF4329 KPHL-KUNV ∞
APF192 KMCO-*-KSAN
APF3134 KPVD-*-KCMH

They don't show up on SDM searches.

https://sdm.virtualradarserver.co.uk/Ro ... gn=APF3134

/M

Re: APFxxxx is assigned routes from AWExxxx

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:31 pm
by agw
Thanks for that, the issue was that the program that was building the file of routes that gets downloaded every night was not checking to see whether the airline involved in the route had been deactivated.

I've fixed the program and checked that it's now excluding deactivated records, things should sort themselves out after tonight's build of the route file (somewhere between 23:30 and 01:30 UTC).