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Airline And Airport Codes :?  
User currently offlineAirindia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1654 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1991 times:

Who is the authority that decides on which airport/airline should get what code and also what is the criterea for deciding them.

For eg : Delhi has Del, fine , but LA has LAX, why the X.
Indian Airlines is IC, Jet Airways is 9W, etc etc.

AI

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User currently offlineLekky-Man From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1931 times:

Not 100% sure who decides but I would imagine it's the domain of the aviation authority of that particular country.

If anyone else out there knows better than me, feel feree coz i'd love to know myself!!

Cheers,
LM


User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1926 times:

Two bodies determine different codes. I believe it's IATA, which stands for International Association of Travel Agents (or something to that effect) that determines the two-letter airline code. The airport designator is a combination of the ICAO and the local governments.

AARPA (similar organization to IATA) designates three-letter codes for airlines, but they are infrequently used.

Example:

Vanguard: IATA: NJ, AARPA: VGD
America West: IATA: AW, AARPA: AWA
Southwest: IATA: WN, AARPA: SWA
United: IATA: UA, AARPA: UAL



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User currently offlineSpark From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1909 times:

Just out of curiosity (as is everything on this forum) why does Canada use Y before its airport codes?
Also, do airline codes get to be reused after the airline joins the great airline in the sky? Could a airline use TW now that TWA is dead.


User currently offlineAC340 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1905 times:

We actually have discussed why Canada uses the Y before their airport codes. I would recommend that you do a search on the topic. It has been covered extensively.

User currently offlineCo 757-300 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2001, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1901 times:

Elwood, the IATA code for America West is HP.

User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

Yeah, I realized that after I entered it. I've been away from an internet conxion so I haven't been able to correct myself!!!


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User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1834 times:

El Al: LY
Air Canada: IATA AC AARPA: ACA
Horizon: IATA: QX AARPA: QXA
Atlantic Southeast Airlines: IATA: EV AARPA: CAA



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