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Encyclopedia > IATA airport code

An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The characters prominently displayed on baggage tags attached at airport check-in desks are an example of a way these codes are used. The International Air Transport Association is an international trade organisation of airlines headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...

Example of IATA airport code printed on a baggage tag
Example of IATA airport code printed on a baggage tag

The assignment of these codes is governed by IATA Resolution 767, and it is administered by IATA headquarters in Montreal. The codes are published tri-annually in the IATA Airline Coding Directory. The codes are not unique: 323 of the possible 17,576 codes are used by more than one airport. Image File history File links Dca-baggage-tag. ... Nickname: City of Mary Motto: Concordia Salus Coordinates: Country Canada Province Québec Founded 1642 Established 1832  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1] [2]    - City 185. ...


While the IATA codes are the most familiar airport codes to passengers, the 4-letter ICAO airport codes are becoming increasingly common within aviation. All international flights are flight-planned and tracked using ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) designators, and most GPS databases use ICAO codes to avoid conflicts with three-letter navigation-aid codes. Many countries, such as Canada, no longer use IATA codes in their official aeronautical publications. The ICAO airport code (IPA pronunciation: ) is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), an agency of the United Nations, codifies the principles and techniques of international air navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air transport to ensure safe and orderly growth. ... Over fifty GPS satellites such as this NAVSTAR have been launched since 1978. ... The ICAO airport code (IPA pronunciation: ) is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ...


IATA also provides codes for railway stations and for airport handling entities. A list of airports sorted by IATA code is available. A list of railway stations codeshared in agreements between airlines and rail lines such as Amtrak, SNCF French Rail, Deutsche Bahn, Thalys International, and Swiss Rail is available. There is also a separate List of Amtrak station codes, three-character codes used by Amtrak for its railway stations in the United States and Canada. By IATA code: A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z By ICAO code: A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R... Here is a list of railway stations indexed by the IATA airport code. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... An SNCF multiple unit. ... Germanys main train operator, the Deutsche Bahn AG (German Railway Corporation, also known as DB or DBAG) provides passenger and freight service via federally owned tracks. ... Thalys Paris-Cologne Thalys is a high-speed train network built around the high-speed line between Paris and Brussels. ... Locomotive of the SBB-CFF-FFS Swiss Federal Railways (SBB-CFF-FFS) is the national railway company of Switzerland. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... This is a list of station locations used by Amtrak in order by station name. ...



List of airports by IATA code: A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z By IATA code: A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z By ICAO code: A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R... The International Air Transport Association is an international trade organisation of airlines headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...

See also: List of airports by ICAO code

List of airports by ICAO code: A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z See also: List of airports by IATA code The complete list is too large for one article. ...

See also

hikhi The world’s navigable airspace is divided into three-dimensional segments, each of which is assigned to a specific class. ... Class A Airports The airspace around some of the worlds busiest airports is classified as ICAO Class A. This protects the approach and departure paths not only from aircraft not under Air traffic control but keeps out all traffic not on active instrument flight plans. ...


External links

  • Airport ABCs: An Explanation of Airport Identifier Codes
  • Airport code database, search by name, country, code, etc.
  • List of airport codes and locations, provided by Brussels Airport
  • List of airport codes and locations, completely free for use (in german)
  • IATA Document Distribution
  • Airliners.Net (airline codes in the forums can be identified by mouseover)
  • Database with extended seach functionality
  • IATA airports linked to Google Maps and Google Earth

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