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The International Air Transport Association is an international trade organization of airlines headquarted in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Airlines have been granted a special exemption to consult prices with each other through this body. The organization has been accused of acting as a cartel, and many low cost carriers are not full IATA members.


IATA assigns 3-letter IATA Airport Codes and 2-letter IATA Airline Designators, which are commonly used worldwide. ICAO also assigns airport and airline codes.


They also regulate the shipping of dangerous goods and publish the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations manual, a globally accepted field source reference for airlines shipping hazardous materials.


See also

External links

  • Official Site (http://www.iata.org/)

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International airport codes, IATA 3-letter code for airports (305 words)
FLY is the IATA code for Finley in Australia, EVE for Evenes in Norway, TOY for Toyama in Japan, DAY for Dayton in Ohio, United States, and NYC for sure, New York City.
IATA's mission is to represent and serve the airline industry.
IATA's Head Office is in Montreal; its main executive office is in Geneva.
IATA airport code - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (325 words)
An IATA airport code, known by the IATA as an IATA location identifier or, simply, a location identifier [1], is a three-letter alphabetic code designating many airports around the world.
The assignment of these codes is governed by IATA Resolution 767, and it is administered by IATA headquarters in Montreal.
While the IATA codes are the most familiar airport codes to airline passengers, the 4-letter ICAO airport codes are becoming increasingly common within aviation.
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