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User currently offlineMason From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 748 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 8 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1016 times:

Question: Why do all of Canada's airport id's start with the letter 'Y'? Is there another country like this? Thanks in advance.

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User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1004 times:

In fact the do not they all start with C as in CYYZ which makes much more sence then P or K as in PHNL and KORD like they have in the US. ANyway this topic has been dicussed to death, so have a look in the history, basically it is a throwback from the railroad industry in Canada, all cities got a three letter code, starting with Y WHy?? WHy not? Toronto's is YTO, vancouver is YVR, montreal is YML.


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User currently offlineMason From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 748 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 991 times:

I am a long-time forum member and do not remember seeing this topic discussed before. Thanks for the info, and sorry for my repetitiveness.

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