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Dfiference Between Icao And Iata Codes?

Sun Apr 14, 2002 4:17 am

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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RE: Dfiference Between Icao And Iata Codes?

Sun Apr 14, 2002 10:56 am

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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RE: Dfiference Between Icao And Iata Codes?

Sun Apr 14, 2002 11:41 am

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
 
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RE: Dfiference Between Icao And Iata Codes?

Sun Apr 14, 2002 12:43 pm

But Heathrow's IATA code is LHR, and it's ICAO code is totally different at EGLCC I think.
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RE: Dfiference Between Icao And Iata Codes?

Sun Apr 14, 2002 12:50 pm

If you compare ICAO and IATA codes, you will realise that they are usually quite different.
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RE: Dfiference Between Icao And Iata Codes?

Sun Apr 14, 2002 1:02 pm

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.

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