alespesl
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Help With An Airport Code!

Mon Oct 18, 2004 10:22 pm

Hi All,
i would like to know the following. On OCT 23 at 7:00pm, Antonov 124 suppose to land in PRG with A-124.

It will departure for BGW (Baghdad) the next day. When it arrives to PRG, it arrives from GML. For which city does GML stand? I cant find it anywhere.

Thanks
Ales

 
TW741
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RE: Help With An Airport Code!

Mon Oct 18, 2004 10:38 pm

Gomel / Belarus
could be the city/airport

GML is used for Gomel/Belarus but also for Gimli/Canada and Guamal/Colombia.
This coding is not really correct but it is used by some reservation systems. With an Antonov into Prague it is most likely then "Gomel" in Belarus.

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[Edited 2004-10-18 15:43:07]
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RE: Help With An Airport Code!

Mon Oct 18, 2004 11:07 pm

GML = Gomel, Belarus.

UMGG - Rwy 11/29 = 2570m X 43m
Elev. 472 ft.

No problem for the AN-124 !


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PanAm747
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RE: Help With An Airport Code!

Mon Oct 18, 2004 11:42 pm

By the way, when was the Baghdad airport code officially changed to BGW? I don't think anyone expected SDA (Saddam International Airport) to stay, but any reasoning with BGW? What does the "W" stand for (if anything at all!)?

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Unique
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RE: Help With An Airport Code!

Mon Oct 18, 2004 11:44 pm

BGW = Baghdad at War  Nuts

GML = Kiev-Gostomel (UKKM), the home airport of the Antonov Aircraft Factory

(http://www.antonovaircargo.com/eng/history_92.html)

[Edited 2004-10-18 16:51:51]
 
Titch
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RE: Help With An Airport Code!

Mon Oct 18, 2004 11:51 pm

I don't think anyone expected SDA (Saddam International Airport) to stay, but any reasoning with BGW?

Hmmmm, let me take a stab at this one.....

BGW = Bush, George W.

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TW741
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RE: Help With An Airport Code!

Mon Oct 18, 2004 11:58 pm

Unique
GML = Kiev-Gostomel (UKKM), the home airport of the Antonov Aircraft Factory

ok that sounds much better than Gomel/Belarus which Amadeus gave me Big grin

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FlySSC
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RE: Help With An Airport Code!

Tue Oct 19, 2004 12:12 am

Baghdad is served by two airports.

I think BGW is the code for the city of Baghdad, and used for Baghdad-Al Muthana airport.

SDA is the code for Baghdad-Saddam Hussein International Airport...
like LON = London but LHR = Heathrow & LGW = Gatwick
 
alespesl
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RE: Help With An Airport Code!

Tue Oct 19, 2004 3:45 am

Thanks to all of you for a great replies.

Enjoy your Day
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Ales
 
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RE: Help With An Airport Code!

Tue Oct 19, 2004 3:47 am

If you ever need anymore airport codes, here's a great website:

http://www.airlinecodes.co.uk

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RE: Help With An Airport Code!

Tue Oct 19, 2004 1:33 pm

Thanks DC-10 Levo. Have been trying to find a site like that. Now I can talk just like you smart guys do. ha ha.. By the way I live in Long Beach CA. USA and about 5 miles from the old Douglas plant (now Boeing) and still miss driving up Lakewood Blvd. and seeing on the right the dazzling silver DC-10's just rolled out for final and paint and to the left often as many as 10-12 in their glorious new livery from countries all over the globe. Guess I'm weird, but I swear I could sense their tension and eagerness to roll out to the runway and claw their way into the sky. Cheers Mate!
 
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RE: Help With An Airport Code!

Tue Oct 19, 2004 2:07 pm

LON is not exactly LHR and LGW, but also LTN and LCY...

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