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User currently offlineBlueDuck From Singapore, joined Aug 2004, 32 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

I was wondering how many recycled IATA codes are out there?

For e.g.: RK (Air Afrique) is now (Royal Khmer Airlines)
BR (British Caledonian) is now (Eva Air)

Am not sure about codes like LX because Crossair became Swiss.

Anymore?

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User currently offlineGr8SlvrFlt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1603 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2305 times:

FL was Frontier and now AirTran.

User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5636 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2246 times:

TN was Trans Australia Airlines, later Australian Airlines, its now Air Tahati Nu and the new Australian Airlines is AO.


Gemuser



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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2241 times:

EA: was Eastern Airlines, is now EAE of Germany.


Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2169 times:

>>>TN was Trans Australia Airlines, later Australian Airlines, its now Air Tahati Nu and the new Australian Airlines is AO.

... which had been Spain´s Aviaco.

EW was East West is Eurowings

PA became some Spanish regional airline, Pan-something; today it´s Florida Coastal.

I´m pretty sure Dan Air´s DA was re-assigned, Russia seems to ring a bell.

Condor used to be DF, now DF is Spanair subsidiary Aerolíneas Baleares AeBal.

After Tasman Empire became Air New Zealand, TE was available - and grabbed by Lithuanian.

Indonesia´s Bouraq should be much more happy with BO than the previous owners, Air Columbus of Portugal.

Good old BN (Braniff) was even given to two newcomers: Forward Air International Airlines and Horizon Airlines.

That´s all a short search at http://www.airlinecodes.co.uk produced. Given the chronic shortage, I´m sure pretty much every defunct carrier´s code is re-assigned.

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineRjnut From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2123 times:

OZ used to be Ozark, now Asiana
NC used to be North Central, now National jet sytems of Australia


User currently offlineMakeMinesLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 565 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2108 times:

After Tasman Empire became Air New Zealand, TE was available - and grabbed by Lithuanian

Actually, TE stuck with Air New Zealand for a while.

If anyone cares to do the research, here are some other retired codes:

RW = Hughes AirWest
WA = Western Airlines
PS = PSA
OC = AirCal
AP = Aspen
GW = Golden West
OO = Sun-Aire (?)
PE = People Express
NA = National Airlines (the original)
RC = Republic
TI = Texas International
JY = Jet America (??)
SO - Southern (?)

I can't remember the codes for these, however:

Air Florida
Laker Airways
Swift Air
IEA - Inland Empire
Pacific Express
Hawaiian Express

I wonder if TW (TWA) will be available soon...


User currently offlineChiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2005 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2098 times:

VA was VIASA
and is now Volare in Italy.
This code doesn´t seem to bring any luck....


User currently offlinePacificWestern From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2093 times:

PW-Pacific Western (now PrecisionAirlines)
TZ-Transair, Canada (now ATA)
ND-Nordair (now Airlink)
EP-Eastern Provincial (now Iran Asseman Airlines)


User currently offlineChiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2005 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2059 times:

VE ex Avensa, one of the oldest airlines, now lowcost in the UK: EUJET
Here one already used 3 times:
IV Fijuian Airlines, then VG Airlines/Delsey of Belguim, now low cost in Italy: Wind Jet. Definetly a code you should refuse to use if you found a new airline and IATA assignes it to you.
Maybe there are codes used four times ?


User currently offlineBritair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

AE was Air Europe and now Mandarin Airlines of Taiwan
WX was Air New South Wales / Ansett NSW now CityJet (Air France franchise)
BT was Airlines of Northern Territory / Ansett NT now Air Baltic
UN was Eastern Australia Airlines now Transaero


User currently offline4everRC From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 325 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2043 times:

>>>>FL was Frontier and now AirTran.

Incorrect. The old Frontier was FR, which has also been recycled.



Nobody served our republic like Republic!
User currently offlineMakeMinesLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 565 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2012 times:

Incorrect. The old Frontier was FR, which has also been recycled.

Nope - it was indeed FL


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