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The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: [aɪ'keɪˌjo]) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. These codes are defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization, and published in ICAO Document 7910: Location Indicators. Not to be confused with the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... An airport code is an acronym used to identify a specific airport. ... Generally speaking, the term alphanumeric refers to anything that consists of only letters and numbers. ... In communications, a code is a rule for converting a piece of information (for example, a letter, word, or phrase) into another form or representation, not necessarily of the same type. ... 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. ...

The ICAO codes are used by air traffic control and airline operations such as flight planning. They are not the same as the IATA codes encountered by the general public, which are used for airline timetables, reservations, and baggage handling. ICAO codes are also used to identify other locations such as weather stations, International Flight Service Stations or Area Control Centers, whether or not they are located at airports. Air Traffic Control Towers (ATCTs) at Amsterdams Schiphol Airport (Netherlands) Air traffic control (ATC) is a service provided by ground-based controllers who direct aircraft on the ground and in the air. ... A Tarom Boeing 737-300 and a United Airlines Boeing 777-200 taxi side by side at London Heathrow Airport. ... 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). ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... A timetable is an organized list or schedule, usually set out in tabular form, providing information about a series of arranged events: in particular, the time at which it is planned these events will take place. ... Reservation may refer to: Reservation, a tract of land set apart for a special purpose: an area for indigenous peoples to live in: Indian reservation Indian reserve (in Canada) Reservation, an area where hunting animals is not permitted. ... Luggage is any number of bags, cases and containers which hold a travellers articles during transit. ... A technician examines a weather stations anemometer. ... A Flight Service Station (FSS) is an air traffic facility which provides pilot briefings regarding current weather and possible hazards along a route of flight. ... This temporary flight restriction map from the Federal Aviation Administration shows the boundaries of the regions controlled by the Area Control Centers within and adjoining the continental United States, as well as the IATA airport code of each such Center operated by the United States. ...

Unlike the IATA codes, the ICAO codes have a regional structure, are not duplicated and are comprehensive. In general, the first letter is allocated by continent and represents a country or group of countries within that continent. The second letter generally represents a country within that region, and the remaining two are used to identify each airport. The exception to this rule are larger countries that have single-letter country codes, where the remaining three letters identify the airport.

In the contiguous United States and Canada, most, but not all, airports have been assigned three-letter IATA codes which are the same as their ICAO code without the leading K or C. e.g., YYC and CYYC (Calgary International Airport, Calgary, Alberta), IAD and KIAD (Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia). These codes are not to be confused with radio or television call signs, even though both countries use four-letter call signs starting with those letters. The International Air Transport Association is an international trade organization of airlines headquarted in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Calgary International Airport, (IATA: YYC, ICAO: CYYC), is an airport that serves Calgary, Alberta, Canada and the surrounding region; It is located 17 km from the downtown core. ... Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... Aerial photo Washington Dulles International Airport (IATA airport code IAD, ICAO airport code KIAD) serves the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area. ... Chantilly is an unincorporated community located in western Fairfax County, in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational...

However, because Alaska, Hawaiʻi and other United States territories have their own 2-letter ICAO prefix, the situation there is similar to other smaller countries and the ICAO code of their airports is typically different from its corresponding 3-letter FAA/IATA identifier. For example, Hilo International Airport (PHTO vs ITO) and Juneau International Airport (PAJN vs JNU). Hilo International Airport, formerly General Lyman Field, is an airport of the State of Hawaii in Hawaii County two miles east of the unincorporated town of Hilo in the United States. ... Juneau International Airport (IATA: JNU, ICAO: PAJN) is a public airport located in southern Juneau, Alaska. ...

ZZZZ is a special code which is used when no ICAO code exists for the airport and is normally used in Flight plans. Flight plans are plans filed by pilots with the local Aviation Authority (e. ...

A list of airports, sorted by ICAO code, is available. 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. ...


Prefix code Country
A - West Pacific
AG Solomon Islands
AN Nauru
AY Papua New Guinea
B - Iceland/Greenland
BG Greenland
BI Iceland
C - Canada
C Canada
D - West Africa
DA Algeria
DB Benin
DF Burkina Faso
DG Ghana
DI Côte d'Ivoire
DN Nigeria
DR Niger
DT Tunisia
DX Togolese Republic
E - Northern Europe
EB Belgium
ED Germany (civil)
EE Estonia
EF Finland
EG United Kingdom
EH Netherlands
EI Republic of Ireland
EK Denmark
EL Luxembourg
EN Norway
EP Poland
ES Sweden
ET Germany (military)
EV Latvia
EY Lithuania
F - Southern Africa
FA South Africa
FB Botswana
FC Republic of the Congo
FD Swaziland
FE Central African Republic
FG Equatorial Guinea
FH Ascension Island
FI Mauritius
FJ British Indian Ocean Territory
FK Cameroon
FL Zambia
FM Comoros, Madagascar, Mayotte, Réunion
FN Angola
FO Gabon
FP São Tomé and Príncipe
FQ Mozambique
FS Seychelles
FT Chad
FV Zimbabwe
FW Malawi
FX Lesotho
FY Namibia
FZ Democratic Republic of the Congo
G - Northwestern Africa
GA Mali
GB The Gambia
GC Canary Islands (Spain)
GE Ceuta and Melilla (Spain)
GF Sierra Leone
GG Guinea-Bissau
GL Liberia
GM Morocco
GO Senegal
GQ Mauritania
GS Western Sahara
GU Guinea
GV Cape Verde
H - Northeastern Africa
HA Ethiopia
HB Burundi
HC Somalia
HD Djibouti (also HF)
HE Egypt
HF Djibouti (also HD)
HH Eritrea
HK Kenya
HL Libya
HR Rwanda
HS Sudan
HT Tanzania
HU Uganda
K Mainland United States of America
L - Southern Europe
LA Albania
LB Bulgaria
LC Cyprus
LD Croatia
LE Spain
LF France, including Saint-Pierre and Miquelon
LG Greece
LH Hungary
LI Italy
LJ Slovenia
LK Czech Republic
LL Israel
LM Malta
LN Monaco
LO Austria
LP Portugal, including the Azores
LQ Bosnia and Herzegovina
LR Romania
LS Switzerland
LT Turkey
LU Moldova
LV Gaza Strip
LW Macedonia
LX Gibraltar
LY Serbia and Montenegro
LZ Slovakia
M - Central America
MB Turks and Caicos Islands
MD Dominican Republic
MG Guatemala
MH Honduras
MK Jamaica
MM Mexico
MN Nicaragua
MP Panama
MR Costa Rica
MS El Salvador
MT Haiti
MU Cuba
MW Cayman Islands
MY Bahamas
MZ Belize
N - South Pacific
NC Cook Islands
NF Fiji, Tonga
NG Kiribati (Gilbert Islands), Tuvalu
NI Niue
NL Wallis and Futuna
NS Samoa, American Samoa
NT French Polynesia
NV Vanuatu
NW New Caledonia
NZ New Zealand, Antarctica
O - Arabian World
OA Afghanistan
OB Bahrain
OE Saudi Arabia
OI Iran
OJ Jordan and the West Bank
OK Kuwait
OL Lebanon
OM United Arab Emirates
OO Oman
OP Pakistan
OR Iraq
OS Syria
OT Qatar
OY Yemen
P - East Pacific
PA Alaska only
PB Baker Island
PC Kiribati (Canton Airfield, Phoenix Islands)
PF Fort Yukon, Alaska
PG Guam, Northern Marianas
PH Hawaiʻi only
PJ Johnston Atoll
PK Marshall Islands
PL Kiribati (Line Islands)
PM Midway Island
PO Oliktok Point, Alaska
PP Point Lay, Alaska
PT Federated States of Micronesia, Palau
PW Wake Island
R - North East Asia
RC Republic of China (Taiwan)
RJ Japan (most of country)
RK South Korea
RO Japan (Okinawa Prefecture and Yoron)
RP Philippines
S - South America
SA Argentina
SB Brazil (also SD, SN, SS and SW)
SC Chile
SD Brazil (also SB, SN, SS and SW)
SE Ecuador
SF Falkland Islands
SG Paraguay
SK Colombia
SL Bolivia
SM Suriname
SN Brazil (also SB, SD, SS and SW)
SO French Guiana
SP Peru
SS Brazil (also SB, SD, SN and SW)
SU Uruguay
SV Venezuela
SW Brazil (also SB, SD, SN and SS)
SY Guyana
T - Caribbean
TA Antigua and Barbuda
TB Barbados
TD Dominica
TF Guadeloupe
TG Grenada
TI U.S. Virgin Islands
TJ Puerto Rico
TK Saint Kitts and Nevis
TL Saint Lucia
TN Netherlands Antilles, Aruba
TQ Anguilla
TR Montserrat
TT Trinidad and Tobago
TU British Virgin Islands
TV Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
TX Bermuda
U - Russia and former Soviet States
U Russia (except UA, UB, UD, UG, UK, UM and UT)
UA Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan
UB Azerbaijan
UD Armenia
UG Georgia
UK Ukraine
UM Belarus
UT Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
V - South Asia
VA India (also VE, VI and VO)
VC Sri Lanka
VD Cambodia
VE India (also VA, VI and VO)
VG Bangladesh
VH Hong Kong, China
VI India (also VA, VE and VO)
VL Laos
VM Macau, China
VN Nepal
VO India (also VA, VE and VI)
VQ Bhutan
VR Maldives
VT Thailand
VV Vietnam
VY Myanmar
W - South East Asia
WA Indonesia (also WI, WQ and WR)
WB Malaysia (also WM), Brunei
WI Indonesia (also WA, WQ and WR)
WM Malaysia (also WB)
WP Timor-Leste
WQ Indonesia (also WA, WI and WR)
WR Indonesia (also WA, WI and WQ)
WS Singapore
Y - Australia
Y Australia
Z - China and Mongolia
Z People's Republic of China (except ZK and ZM)
ZK North Korea
ZM Mongolia

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See also

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. ... 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 See also: List of airports by ICAO code The complete list is too large for one article. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ...

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