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User currently offline777YYC From Canada, joined May 2000, 744 posts, RR: 6
Posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1234 times:

Why do all(except for 1 or 2) airport IDs in Canada start with Y?

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User currently offlineExnonrev From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 621 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1157 times:

In the early days of Canadian aviation, airports were identified by adding a Y to a city's Canadian National Railway two letter station code. VR for Vancouver, WG for Winnipeg, etc.

User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1148 times:

Why a "Y"?? Why not an "F" for fly or "A" for air? And where does the Toronto code YZ come from?


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User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1141 times:

The Code for the city of Toronto is not YYZ it is YTO, BUT because there are three airports within the city of Toronto and Pearson was the last of the three to be opened they picked the YZ code to be applied to the Malton (Now Lester B. Pearson) Airport.I don't think there was a reason for it, they just decided to go with YYZ.....


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User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1139 times:

One more thing, all of the airports in Toronto have a Z within their three letter code, usually the last one. YKZ Toronto Buttonville, YTZ Toronto City Center, YZD Downsview AFB, and YYZ Lester B. Pearson INTL


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