Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7894 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1326 times:
I don't think these explanations are quite right. Some cities have an ICAO (organisation that dispenses airport and airline codes, amongst other things) "city code" as well as an airport code. London is LON, New York is NYC, Tokyo is TYO, Paris is PAR. This is usually the case where there is more than one airport. I think the new airport at Denver is DIA - I think I've seen it on luggage labels. DEN is probably the generic code for the city. There are cities with just one active airport that have seperate airport and city codes - Osake is OSA, but the airport is KIX.
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Ual1636 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1292 times:
The official ICAO code for Dnever Int'l is KDEN. The official IATA code is DEN. DIA is the abbreviation for the airport, Denver Int'l Airport. It's like IAH. The airport is named Houston George Bush intercontinental, but people just say Houston International. DIA is never on luggage tags, it's always "DEN" 99% of the locals say DIA, and the other 1% say Denver Int'l. DIA was derived when they were constructing it so people wouldn't get confused with Stapleton.