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AirIndia
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Airline And Airport Codes :?

Sun May 12, 2002 10:00 pm

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.

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Lekky-Man
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RE: Airline And Airport Codes :?

Mon May 13, 2002 12:35 am

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!!

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LM
 
elwood64151
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RE: Airline And Airport Codes :?

Mon May 13, 2002 12:48 am

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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Spark
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RE: Airline And Airport Codes :?

Mon May 13, 2002 2:05 am

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.
 
AC340
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RE: Airline And Airport Codes :?

Mon May 13, 2002 2:09 am

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.
 
CO 757-300
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RE: Airline And Airport Codes :?

Mon May 13, 2002 2:33 am

Elwood, the IATA code for America West is HP.
 
elwood64151
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RE: Airline And Airport Codes :?

Thu May 23, 2002 6:36 am

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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FutureFO
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RE: Airline And Airport Codes :?

Thu May 23, 2002 8:18 am

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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