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Why Did Spanair Change Their Flight Code?  
User currently offlineJmc757 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 1298 posts, RR: 7
Posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3181 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

Andrew
 

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User currently onlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6542 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3146 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: 20
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3125 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

Best turbulences


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