Template talk:Infobox airline

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Merge this template with company template[edit]

Would it be possible to include all company template infos with the airline template? There are several airline articles having both templates on one page. Please see SpiceJet and Jet Airways... Thanks.--Malaikaran (talk) 18:36, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Airlines and companies are not always the same thing, only the Jet Airways one has both so perhaps it should be changed to be similar to the SpiceJet article which only has the airline infobox. MilborneOne (talk) 19:28, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
Airplanes may not be the same thing. Airlines always are: if they're not a company on their own, they're someone's subsidiary or operating division. — LlywelynII 12:21, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

upgrade to infobox[edit]

I have created a version in the sandbox which upgrades the base code to use {{infobox}}. I request that we upgrade the live version to use this code. this will reduce the amount of code, and allow other things to work (like lists in data entries without the <div>...</div> or <nowiki>...</nowiki>, see Air Southwest). thank you. Frietjes (talk) 13:45, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

I can do it if none disagrees. -- Magioladitis (talk) 17:01, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done -- Magioladitis (talk) 23:32, 12 August 2012 (UTC)


Please somebody add "num_employees" in the infobox to provide total headcount of the company. If you have any problem pls visit Template:Infobox company for clear idea.Thanks--♥ Kkm010 ♥ ♪ Talk ♪ ߷ ♀ Contribs ♀ 04:22, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

Caption for image[edit]

We need a caption field for the image. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 19:18, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

seems uncontroversial, so done. Frietjes (talk) 19:25, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
Six minutes is a bit quick I think, I am not sure why you would need a caption for a logo which is why this infobox has never had one. So I would object to the change. MilborneOne (talk) 19:56, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
I disabled it for |logo=, does this solve the problem? Frietjes (talk) 20:43, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
for the purposes of discussion, I believe this was requested for Colonial Air Transport. Frietjes (talk) 20:45, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
It should not have an image in the infobox it is not what we use the infobox for, I will raise it at project and see what other views are as this is not a highly visible talk page. MilborneOne (talk) 21:05, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
IMHO, there's no need for such addition. If an image is wanted/preferred, it should stand for itself without any further explanations (see Air Mali (1960–1989) for an example).--Jetstreamer Talk 21:56, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Needs traded_as field (and possibly others)[edit]

In common with the comments above, I think this infobox needs the potential to host all the information that might be found in Infobox country. For example, I came to the Aer Lingus page looking for their stock market codes (the field traded_as in the company infobox) but it's not present. There's no parent company here, Aer Lingus actually is the listed entity. I think all such fields should be optionally available here. Thanks!  — Amakuru (talk) 17:27, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

I came here to request the same thing. Sometimes ownership of the airline is a company without an article (possibly because the company is not notable enough to have an article separate from the airline) and sometimes the company which owns the airline also owns other (but smaller) airlines. For this reason, I think the "traded as" code should contain the name of the corporation in small font on the first line with the stock code on the second. AHeneen (talk) 20:12, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
I am not convinced that stock codes have any encyclopedic merit in airline articles, I had to look up what they were so hardly of note to the average reader. MilborneOne (talk) 22:31, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
They are noteworthy for articles about businesses/corporations/etc which are publicly traded. The reason I believe they belong in this template is because the airline infobox is used on airline articles where there is no separate article about the company, in which case Template:Infobox company would be used. Exceptions I've found are where multiple airlines are owned by one group or one airline is owned by a holding company: LATAM Airlines Group, AMR Corporation, International Airlines Group, Air France–KLM, United Continental Holdings, Frontier Airlines Holdings. However, this information is not present in the infobox on airlines like Delta Air Lines, Qantas, Southwest Airlines, or Malaysian Airlines, where the company owning the airline (Delta Air Lines, Inc.; Qantas Airways Limited; Southwest Airlines Co.; Malaysian Airline System) has no separate article (the stock code may be in the first sentence, however). AHeneen (talk) 23:44, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit template-protected}} template. – Paine Ellsworth CLIMAX! 09:51, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Regarding User:AHeneens comment, I don't think the stock code should be in lead. WP:TICKER gives arguments for removing it and suggests putting it in an infobox. I would support adding it to this infobox. --Svgalbertian (talk) 18:19, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

Ability to hide top portion (IATA, ICAO, and Callsign)[edit]

Any chance someone can add the ability (or even the default behavior) to hide the top bar of the template unless these variables are filled in the template? For some articles, specifically for defunct and/or foreign and/or old airlines, this information is inapplicable (ex. Deccan Airways Limited). Having the extra top bar is a waste of space at best and misleading/confusing at worst. My suggestion would be to be to hide it unless all three have a variable. That way, even if not all three are given, the editor has to put "none" or "N/A" in the variable. The alternative would be to default to show but have "None/NA" as the default shown unless something is put into the respective field. Cat-fivetc ---- 09:14, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

I say suppress if all are empty but if any of the fields has data then show the header and the data. (It's not difficult template code. You add IF statements such that unless at least one has content, the whole thing is hidden.) Don't know why it has to run in columns, the more logical approach would be rows below the header. And if we are tweaking things, a couple of horizontal lines to break up the long run of data into sections wouldn't hurt. GraemeLeggett (talk) 11:31, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
done? if they are all empty, the block is now suppressed. Frietjes (talk) 17:31, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
While we are talking about that section of the infobox, I reckon there's a double bold applied to the codes and callsign (there is both a wikitable ! and triple apostrophes in the code). Anyone else think it looks a bit heavy?GraemeLeggett (talk) 18:54, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
in many browsers, double bold appears the same as single bold. see this related thread. in this case, we can simply remove the extra bold. Frietjes (talk) 13:43, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Sorry for not replying sooner, thank you for implementing this. Cat-fivetc ---- 03:14, 21 September 2014 (UTC)