Flight information and analysis specialist OAG has acquired FlightView for an undisclosed sum.
OAG says it is 'strengthening its position' in the expanding real-time flight status market through the acquisition which also opens up FlightView's 600-strong B2B customer base.
An OAG statement says the customer bases are complementary and also highlights FlightView's strength in the US which will help boost OAG's standing.
The statement goes on to talk about FlightView's mobile apps which, it says, have been download more than three million times. The company is also said to respond to more than 300 million flight status requests every month.
OAG chief executive Phil Callow says:
"FlightView experienced double-digit growth in revenue across all its product portfolio in 2014 with the highest growth in its airports business.
Real-time flight information is a strategic area of growth for OAG. The market is growing due to recent technology advancements in mobile and big data analysis as well as the travelling public’s increasing demand for real-time information. The acquisition of FlightView will enable OAG to accelerate this growth and capitalize on the market opportunity."
He adds that customers can expect a broader range of services and 'stronger combined team' with a commitment to improve the 'completeness' of flight status data.
FlightView boss Mike Benjamin says the brand will continue and no changes to products or services are planned.
OAG itself was sold to private equity firm Electra Partners by UBM two years ago for £160 million.