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Why Did Spanair Change Their Flight Code?  
User currently offlineJmc757 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 1315 posts, RR: 6
Posted (15 years 12 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4277 times:

About a 2 years ago (maybe longer) I noticed that all Spanair flights no longer used SPP prefix but now use JKK.
This is a strange move. SPP is much more suitable than JKK, so why did the code change.

Thanks for any help


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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6832 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (15 years 12 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4242 times:

JKK goes better with their two-letter code JK that they use for scheduled flights. They have had JK as a two letter code for about 7 to 8 years. The777Man

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User currently offlineTurbulence From Spain, joined Nov 1999, 963 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (15 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4221 times:

Actually, they did not change. At the beginning, Spanair was a charter only company. They had the indicative SP (IATA) and SPP (ICAO). When they started to operate scheduled flights (first only air shuttle MAD-BCN and BCN-MAD), now many destinations even to/from Europe and North and Sotuh America (mostly Brazil), they started to use a new code for distinguishing theese flights from the charter ones: JK (IATA) and JKK (ICAO).
Actually, they still use both signs.
For those who like to listen to ATC, even the callsign is different: Spanair for scheduled flights and Sunwind for charter ones.

Hope this helps

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