BlueDuck
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Old Codes/ New Airlines

Wed Nov 03, 2004 10:46 am

I was wondering how many recycled IATA codes are out there?

For e.g.: RK (Air Afrique) is now (Royal Khmer Airlines)
BR (British Caledonian) is now (Eva Air)

Am not sure about codes like LX because Crossair became Swiss.

Anymore?
 
gr8slvrflt
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RE: Old Codes/ New Airlines

Wed Nov 03, 2004 10:56 am

FL was Frontier and now AirTran.
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Gemuser
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RE: Old Codes/ New Airlines

Wed Nov 03, 2004 4:02 pm

TN was Trans Australia Airlines, later Australian Airlines, its now Air Tahati Nu and the new Australian Airlines is AO.


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TriStar500
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RE: Old Codes/ New Airlines

Wed Nov 03, 2004 4:07 pm

EA: was Eastern Airlines, is now EAE of Germany.
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airsicknessbag
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RE: Old Codes/ New Airlines

Thu Nov 04, 2004 2:12 am

>>>TN was Trans Australia Airlines, later Australian Airlines, its now Air Tahati Nu and the new Australian Airlines is AO.

... which had been Spain´s Aviaco.

EW was East West is Eurowings

PA became some Spanish regional airline, Pan-something; today it´s Florida Coastal.

I´m pretty sure Dan Air´s DA was re-assigned, Russia seems to ring a bell.

Condor used to be DF, now DF is Spanair subsidiary Aerolíneas Baleares AeBal.

After Tasman Empire became Air New Zealand, TE was available - and grabbed by Lithuanian.

Indonesia´s Bouraq should be much more happy with BO than the previous owners, Air Columbus of Portugal.

Good old BN (Braniff) was even given to two newcomers: Forward Air International Airlines and Horizon Airlines.

That´s all a short search at http://www.airlinecodes.co.uk produced. Given the chronic shortage, I´m sure pretty much every defunct carrier´s code is re-assigned.

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RJNUT
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RE: Old Codes/ New Airlines

Thu Nov 04, 2004 3:58 am

OZ used to be Ozark, now Asiana
NC used to be North Central, now National jet sytems of Australia
 
MakeMinesLAX
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RE: Old Codes/ New Airlines

Thu Nov 04, 2004 4:35 am

After Tasman Empire became Air New Zealand, TE was available - and grabbed by Lithuanian

Actually, TE stuck with Air New Zealand for a while.

If anyone cares to do the research, here are some other retired codes:

RW = Hughes AirWest
WA = Western Airlines
PS = PSA
OC = AirCal
AP = Aspen
GW = Golden West
OO = Sun-Aire (?)
PE = People Express
NA = National Airlines (the original)
RC = Republic
TI = Texas International
JY = Jet America (??)
SO - Southern (?)

I can't remember the codes for these, however:

Air Florida
Laker Airways
Swift Air
IEA - Inland Empire
Pacific Express
Hawaiian Express

I wonder if TW (TWA) will be available soon...
 
Chiguire
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RE: Old Codes/ New Airlines

Thu Nov 04, 2004 4:42 am

VA was VIASA
and is now Volare in Italy.
This code doesn´t seem to bring any luck....
 
PacificWestern
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RE: Old Codes/ New Airlines

Thu Nov 04, 2004 4:56 am

PW-Pacific Western (now PrecisionAirlines)
TZ-Transair, Canada (now ATA)
ND-Nordair (now Airlink)
EP-Eastern Provincial (now Iran Asseman Airlines)
 
Chiguire
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RE: Old Codes/ New Airlines

Thu Nov 04, 2004 5:57 am

VE ex Avensa, one of the oldest airlines, now lowcost in the UK: EUJET
Here one already used 3 times:
IV Fijuian Airlines, then VG Airlines/Delsey of Belguim, now low cost in Italy: Wind Jet. Definetly a code you should refuse to use if you found a new airline and IATA assignes it to you.
Maybe there are codes used four times ?
 
Britair
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RE: Old Codes/ New Airlines

Thu Nov 04, 2004 6:08 am

AE was Air Europe and now Mandarin Airlines of Taiwan
WX was Air New South Wales / Ansett NSW now CityJet (Air France franchise)
BT was Airlines of Northern Territory / Ansett NT now Air Baltic
UN was Eastern Australia Airlines now Transaero
 
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RE: Old Codes/ New Airlines

Thu Nov 04, 2004 6:15 am

>>>>FL was Frontier and now AirTran.

Incorrect. The old Frontier was FR, which has also been recycled.
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MakeMinesLAX
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RE: Old Codes/ New Airlines

Thu Nov 04, 2004 7:52 am

Incorrect. The old Frontier was FR, which has also been recycled.

Nope - it was indeed FL

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