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User currently offlineIah744 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 133 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2156 times:

Hey,


on most iata airport designations there is a fourth letter at the beginning of it [ex: iah/kiah]

what does this first letter mean? is it what country the airports in?


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User currently offlineSeanp11 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2147 times:

Its more so the region. Continental US airports start with K, but alaska and hawaii airports start with P. Great britain, the netherlands and germany all have airports starting with E.

User currently offlineBtriple7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1160 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2146 times:

Quoting Iah744 (Thread starter):
is it what country the airports in?

Exactly, the US is "K" and the UK is "EG", etc. That's basically it.



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2134 times:

Check out this link, and the example for EGLL...

http://www.airlinecodes.co.uk/icaonat.asp

As another example, take Mexican airports. All start with "MM" and the 3rd and 4th characters define the specific airport, MMMX for Mexico City, MMUN for Cancun, etc.

I used to have a map from ICAO that showed all the general regions, as well as the individual countries, but I've long since misplaced it. It's probably available on the internet, somewhere...


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