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Dfiference Between Icao And Iata Codes?  
User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6615 times:

What's the difference between these airport codes?

I know for the USA a K is added to the IATA code to make it ICAO, but for other counries it's different.


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User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6583 times:

IATA is responsible for air transport, and it regulatest ticketing and that sort of thing....they they us three letter codes for all airports, ICAO which oversees Civial Aviation that is all airports, and all flight operations, not just commercial onces, and so there is a lot more airports, and facilities that must be included, so they put a country letter id infront of the IATA three letter code. When it comes to ticketing and booking and that kind of thing you use the three letter codes, which are regulated by IATA, but the flightplans, and all of the flight ops stuff uses the 4 letter codes, because that is all regulated by ICAO...


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User currently offlineSoupthansa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6572 times:

From the Location Identifier Book published by the
ICAO

B - Greenland, Iceland
C- Canada
K- Continental USA
M - Latin America, Cuba, hispanola
T - Leeward IS, Bermuda
S- South America
E - UK, Ireland, Northern Europe
L- Azores,Southern Europe, Turkey, Israel
G- West Africa
D - Central West Africa
F - Central, Southern Africa
H - East Africa
O - Middle East
V - India, Thailand, Burma,SE Asia
W -Singapore,Malaysia,Indonesia
A- Papua New Guinea
Y-Australia
N-New Zealand/Pacific IS
P- Alaska, Hawaii
R- Japan, Korea, Taiwan,Philippines
Z- China, Mongolia
U- Russia, Central Asia


User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6559 times:

But Heathrow's IATA code is LHR, and it's ICAO code is totally different at EGLCC I think.


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User currently offlineSQ772 From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 1792 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6550 times:

If you compare ICAO and IATA codes, you will realise that they are usually quite different.


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User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6541 times:

In Europe the codes are usually very different between the IATA and ICAO codes, because like that list mentions the first letter goes to the region (E or L) but then the second letter goes to a certain country. The UK is EG, Germany is ED, France is LF, etc. So, an airport like London-Heathrow, which is LHR/EGLL gets this from E (for northern Europe), G (because it's in the US) and the LL probably just comes from London. Amsterdam is similar with them being AMS/EHAM.

LH423



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