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Airport Codes

Thu Aug 28, 2003 12:31 am

Can someone please write all of the airport codes they know. I know all uk but from other countries, cheers
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RE: Airport Codes

Thu Aug 28, 2003 12:37 am

EWR = Newark, New Jersey.

Click here for an airline codes (amongst others) website.

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[Edited 2003-08-27 17:38:45]
 
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RE: Airport Codes

Thu Aug 28, 2003 12:38 am

EWR is the code for Newark.

 
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RE: Airport Codes

Thu Aug 28, 2003 12:39 am

I know too many to list, but I can help you with some:

EWR - Newark, New Jersey Airport (New York)
LGA - New York's La Guardia
JFK - New York's JFK

Some not so obvious U.S. codes include:

ORD - Chicago O'Hare
IAD - Washington, D.C. - Dulles
MCO - Orlando
MCI - Kansas City
MSY - New Orleans
IAH - Houston


Canadian Cities begin with Y such as:

YVR - Vancouver
YYZ - Toronto
YAC - Calgary


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RE: Airport Codes

Thu Aug 28, 2003 12:46 am

A340600

You really think I'm going to list down ALL airport codes I know? Have better things to do during the next days. But a few you might don't know

FNJ Pyongyang
INU Nauru
XKH Xieng Khouang
REP Siem Reap
CXB Cox's Bazar
CGP Chittagong
DAC Dhaka
CMB Colombo
SZB Kuala Lumpur Subang
KUL Kuala Lumpur Sepang (Intl)
ZRH Zurich
NRT Tokyo Narita
HND Tokyo Haneda
MYE Miyake-Jima
WDH Windhoek
LUD Luderiz
EZE Buenes Aires

to be continued ...
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RE: Airport Codes

Thu Aug 28, 2003 1:03 am

One thing I do know is that for some reason, years ago; the US government decided no airport code should begin with the letter "N". That is why Nashville is BNA and New Orleans is MSY. I think MSY has also something to do with Moissant Stock Yards or something like that. I think the airport was built at the site of a former stock yards. Not a 100% sure of that though.

I think the reason no code starts with "N" is due to radio call signs or something to do with the military. Just can't remember the reason.

Texas cities.....


AMA, MAF, LBB, ELP, SJT, ABI, DFW,DAL, HOU, IAH, ACT, SPS, ILE, CRP, HRL, BRO, MFE, TYR, GGG, AUS, SAT, LRD, FTW

That is all I can think of right now.


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RE: Airport Codes

Thu Aug 28, 2003 1:16 am

Canadian Cities begin with Y such as:

YVR - Vancouver
YYZ - Toronto
YAC - Calgary


Calgary is YYC.
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RE: Airport Codes

Thu Aug 28, 2003 1:28 am

A340600,

or simply ask someone to mail you the list out of the OAG. That way you would have both a coding and decoding tool in writing.

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RE: Airport Codes

Thu Aug 28, 2003 4:18 am

Canadian Cities begin with Y such as:

YVR - Vancouver
YYZ - Toronto
YYC - Calgary


Can someone explain why Canadian airports all start with Y?

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RE: Airport Codes

Thu Aug 28, 2003 4:22 am

Well the US got first pick of IATA codes. No codes start with N because these designte NAval Air Stations. Canada took what was left, most Ys.
 
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RE: Airport Codes

Thu Aug 28, 2003 4:34 am

I agree with Swissgabe, It would take me a couple of days.........

I'll give ya some of my fav's

HND - Tokyo Haneda (Hand)
GGG - Georgetown Texas
SUX - Souix Falls South Dakota (Sucks)
ROC - Rochester New York (Rock)
SAT - San Antonio Texas (SAT.... self explanatory)
XNA - Northwest Arkansas/Fayetteville (Home of Walmart)
PNS - Pensacola Florida (Penis!)
CLT - Charlotte North Carolina (Clit!)
HYA - Hyannis Massachusetts (Hi Ya!)

Some that make me giggle

 
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RE: Airport Codes

Thu Aug 28, 2003 2:04 pm

Well the US got first pick of IATA codes. No codes start with N because these designte NAval Air Stations. Canada took what was left, most Ys.

I was told once by a NavCanada Site Director that city codes starting with "Y" were adopted by Canada because of the lack of other choices for airports such as Toronto and Vancouver, and also to have "common" and easily-identifiable airport codes across the country; so that an airport code starting with "Y," would be identified as being in Canada.

Of course, there are quite a few which start with "Y" which aren't in Canada.... Yuma (YUM), AZ., name one.
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RE: Airport Codes

Thu Aug 28, 2003 2:26 pm

Here are only a few:

FAE - Faroe Islands, Denmark
FSP - St Pierre et Miquelon, France
HIJ - Hiroshima, Japan
IGU - Iguassu Falls, Brazil
IPC - Easter Island, Chile
LPQ - Luang Prabang, Laos
LRH - La Rochelle, France
SBH - St. Barthelemy, France
SGN - Ho Chi Minh(Saigon), Vietnam
SXM - St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
 
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RE: Airport Codes

Thu Aug 28, 2003 2:34 pm

I know lot of ya dont know/care bout some of these places... but here it goes
YXY - Whitehorse
YZF - Yellowknife
YFB - Iqualuit
YVR - Vancouver
YLW - Kelowna
YYC - Calgary
YEG - Edmonton
YYZ - Toronto Pearson
YUL - that big one in Montreal
I know some more but Im too damn lazy to think of em

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RE: Airport Codes

Thu Aug 28, 2003 2:35 pm

LAX- Los Angeles
PSP- Palm Springs
SMF- Sacremento
LAS- Las Vegas
SPU-Split Croatia
ZAG- Zagreb Croatia
RJK-Rijeka Croatia
DBV-Dubrovnic Croatia
FRA- Frankfurt Germany
LHR- London Heathrow
EMA- East Midlands
HNL-Honolulu Hawaii
OGG- Kahauli Hawaii
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RE: Airport Codes

Thu Aug 28, 2003 2:40 pm

YOW - Ottawa, Ont.
YYT - St John's, Nfld.
YQX - Gander, Nfld.
YHZ - Halifax, NS
QB / CYQB), Canada - Quebec">YQB - Quebec City, QB
YXS - Prince George, BC
YKA - Kamloops, BC
YCG - Castlegar, AB
YXU - London, Ont.
YSB - Sudbury, Ont.
YQL - Lethbridge, AB
YXH - Medicine Hat, AB
YQU - Grande Prarie, AB
YMM - Fort McMurray, AB
YBR - Brandon, MB
YWG - Winnepeg, MB
YQR - Regina, SK
YXE - Saskatoon, SK
YXX - Abbottsford, BC

Been a while since I've seen some of those.... and some of those are forever seared into my poor memory  Big grin

[Edited 2003-08-28 07:41:32]
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RE: Airport Codes

Thu Aug 28, 2003 2:49 pm




The following link gives a definitive listing of the world's airports acronym codes.

http://www.mapping.com/airportcodes.html

So save this as a favourite if that's your bag.

Also, for those interested, the following site has listings of all the world's airlines and their codes.

http://geo.ya.com/travelimages/airline-codes-ab.html

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RE: Airport Codes

Thu Aug 28, 2003 9:13 pm

It's interesting to find out the history of the airport codes...

SDF = Louisville International
(SDF was originally Standiford Field, but not an obvious one)

MCO = Orlando International
(MCO = McCoy Air Force Base, another one that is not so obvious)

CVG = Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International
(CVG = Covington, KY where this airport actually sits)

Just think it's interesting ... does anybody have others to share?

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RE: Airport Codes

Thu Aug 28, 2003 9:49 pm

I will list a few, that are quite exotic, or tricky for people typing too fast, or both.

PPT Papeete, Tahiti
PTP Pointe a Pitre

SLC Salt Lake City
SCL Santiago, Chile

BOB Bora Bora
HUH Huahine
MOZ Moorea
RGI Rangiroa
RFP Raiatea (I have been to those 5 and a few others in the region)

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RE: Airport Codes

Fri Aug 29, 2003 4:03 am

>Well the US got first pick of IATA codes. No codes start with N because these designte NAval Air Stations. Canada took what was left, most Ys.

I do not think that Canada was really the last admitted to the table. What would make sense to me is that Canada with its huge remore territories has a lot of small low-operation airports, which, nevertheless, need codes. By selecting the relatively infrequently used "Y" in the beginning, they have removed all these numerous small fields from competition with bigger airports for more mnemonic codes. I do not know if such considerations really took place, but it has worked in practice.

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RE: Airport Codes

Fri Aug 29, 2003 4:28 am

Just think it's interesting ... does anybody have others to share?

ORD = Chicago O'Hare (formerly Orchard Field)

GEG = Spokane Wa (formerly Geiger Field)

Knew these myself, to find much more on this topic, go to

http://www.skygod.com/asstd/abc.html

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RE: Airport Codes

Fri Aug 29, 2003 4:38 am

Ok people, listen up. Canadian airports do NOT start with a 'Y'. Airport codes are a 4 letter identifier, not 3. 3 letter designations usually refer to a VOR station. Canadian airports are all designated with a 'C' first (ie CYYC, CYVR, CYYZ, CEG4).

I believe American airports have a 'K' before all designators. And so on and so on.
 
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RE: Airport Codes

Fri Aug 29, 2003 4:52 am

New Orleans is MSY. I think MSY has also something to do with Moissant Stock Yards or something like that. I think the airport was built at the site of a former stock yards. Not a 100% sure of that though.

New Orleans' MSY is actually called Moisant Field, and probably went by that association for quite some time before they changed the name to Louis Armstrong Field. I can't be sure of that, but surely some New Orleans locals could verify that.

ORD - Chicago O'Hare
IAD - Washington, D.C. - Dulles
MCO - Orlando
MCI - Kansas City
MSY - New Orleans
IAH - Houston


Also I believe Kansas City is MCI because it goes by "Mid-Continent Int'l Airport." Would it be safe to assume that IAD is "International Airport, Dulles" and IAH is International(continental) Airport, Houston?"

A funny one i can recollect is FAT, Fresno Air Terminal in the California Valley. And one that makes absolutely no sense to me is UUU, Newport R.I.
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RE: Airport Codes

Fri Aug 29, 2003 5:01 am

International airports of Lithuania:

VNO - Vilnius International
KUN - Karmėlava International (Kaunas city)
SQQ - Zokniai International (Šiauliai city)
PLQ - Palanga International
 
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RE: Airport Codes

Fri Aug 29, 2003 5:31 am

actually i have a better explanation for Canada's codes:

Back whenever it was, Canada decided to link its ICAO Airport Codes (4 letter), IATA Airport Codes (3 letter) and Radio Station codes, It originally assigned CAxx-CIxx to AM/FM/H.F./V.H.F./U.H.F. transmitters inc TV that were wholy or partially government controlled, later it dropped the government controlled clause and there were series reservations, for example CBC Radio transmitters normally are CBxx, some of the CAxx and CCxx series were assigned to emergency broadcast system AM commercial stations, though that program was later dropped. CJxx-CMxx were assigned to independant commercial operators (AM/FM/TV), CNxx-CPxx and CRxx originally were assigned to NDB/ADF beacons, later corrupted by allowing AM (and TV?)stations into those series... CQxx was skipped to avoid confusion with H.A.M. Radio usage, several others exist in here as well but ill skip to CW now... CWxx are assigned to Weather Reporting Stations, currently CXxx, CYxx and CZxx are available for commercial airports and VORs.
Originally all Commercial airports in Canada were assigned to the CYxx series, but when some cities picked up commercial services at existing CX or CZ series airports, they kept their designators.

If you need examples of non-Y series Canadian airports: CZBF- Bathurst NB and CXTL- Tadoule Lake MN, granted neither of these are huge airports, but they do exist and both have/had commercial serivces.

I make no promises that this is 100% accurate, i got it out of a book that has shown itself to be in error in other ways... so if someone else has another reason they might well be correct.
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RE: Airport Codes

Fri Aug 29, 2003 6:38 am

Sounds confusing and convoluted.

In which case, it'd definately be Canadian.  Big grin
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RE: Airport Codes

Fri Aug 29, 2003 8:12 am

MHT-Manchester, NH
PSM-Portsmouth,NH
BOS-Boston Logan International Airport
MSP-Minneapolis St.Paul International
DTW-Detroit International
MCO-Orlando International
MEM-Memphis,TM
SEA-Seattle
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RE: Airport Codes

Fri Aug 29, 2003 8:34 am

INN - innsbruck
PBI - west palm beach

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RE: Airport Codes

Fri Aug 29, 2003 8:35 am

MSP-Minneapolis
MEM-Memphis
DTW-Detroit
SEA-Seattle
ANC-Anchorage

Among many others.....
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RE: Airport Codes

Fri Aug 29, 2003 8:46 am

I wouldn't spend my time listing airport codes  Nuts

The site linked to by David in Reply 1 has pretty all airport codes in a searchable database!!!
You can seach by IATA and IACO codes, city, airport name and country...
http://www.airlinecodes.co.uk

Also, for most IATA airport codes posted in the airliners.net forums all you have to do is place your mose over it and the airport name appers....

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RE: Airport Codes

Fri Aug 29, 2003 9:21 am

FCO - Rome (Fiumicino)
CDG - Paris deGaulle
LGW - London Gatwick
LHR - London Heathrow
SVO - Moscow Sheremetyevo
TLV - Tel Aviv Ben Gurion
BOM - Mumbai India (Bombay)
DPS - Denpasar (Bali, Indonesia)
GIG - Rio de Janeiro (Galaeo)
LBG - Paris Le Bourget (Lindberg's landing spot)
BCN - Barcelona

Sorry if I have any spelling mistakes, but these are some of the more obscure names and reasons behind the 3 letter codes. Also, someone said that the true codes are four letters, the first generally denoting country. And not necessarily logical (K - United States, i.e. KSFO, KORD, etc. although I believe Hawaii has the letter P - Pacific [PHNL, PLIH, etc.]).
 
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RE: Airport Codes

Fri Aug 29, 2003 10:00 am

All The Ones I Have Flown Into/Out Of Are The Only Ones I Know- Plus A Few Others:

ORD- Chicago O'Hare
MDW- Chicago Midway
MKE- Milwaukee
DTW- Detroit
LGA- LaGuardia
MCO- Orlando
FLL- Ft. Lauderdale
ATL- Atlanta
LIT- Little Rock
DFW- Dallas Ft. Worth
DAL- Dallas Love Field
MCI- Kansas City
BWI- Baltimore/Washington
TUS- Tuscon
PHX- Phoenix
SEA- Seattle
HNL- Honolulu
SFO- San Fran.
LAX. L.A.
DEN- Denver
IND- Indianapolis
ALB- Albany
MYR- Myrtle Beach

 
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RE: Airport Codes

Fri Aug 29, 2003 10:08 am

They are all listed on this site;

http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/airport_code.htm

Just scroll down....
 
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RE: Airport Codes

Sat Aug 30, 2003 11:35 pm

Just reviewed this thread, and noticed the references to MSY.

MSY stands for Moisant Stock Yards. Years ago, a French aviator named John Bevins Moisant was flying through town when his plane crashed in the area, and he was killed. The area that the airport is currently located on was a former stockyard.

MSY was built in the late 1940's. The airport was originally named Moisant Field, then renamed New Orleans International Airport years ago, then renamed the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport a couple of years ago.

My bosses were thinking about applying for a new three-letter code, something like JAZ or JZY (for jazz), but I think they saw how tough it would be. Besides, us old-timers like the sound of MSY.....get it.....MeSsY!

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