ICAO Location Indicators. This document contains a list of ICAO four- letter location indicators and, for ease of reference, corresponding three- character. The ICAO airport code or location indicator is a four-letter code designating aerodromes around the world. These codes, as defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization and published in ICAO Document Location. dépositaires sont affichées sur le site web de l’OACI, à l’adresse Édition n° , décembre Doc , Indicateurs d’emplacement.

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British Indian Ocean Territory. United Kingdom and Crown dependencies. Sudan and South Sudan.

Jordan and the West Bank. Kiribati Gilbert IslandsTuvalu. Chile including Easter Island also SH. UK British Virgin Islands.

ICAO codes are separate and different from IATA codeswhich are generally used for airline timetablesreservations, and baggage tags. Flight information ucao are also identified by a unique ICAO-code. For example, radio stations in Canada were already starting with “C”, so it seemed logical to begin Canadian airport identifiers with a C Cxxx.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For bigger countries like the UK or Germany this is not feasible, given the limited number of letter codes. The United States had many pre-existing airports with established mnemonic codes. There are a few exceptions to the regional structure of the ICAO code made for political or administrative reasons. Iao needing additional references from April Icai articles needing additional references All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from August Articles with unsourced statements from July Republic of China Taiwan.


Turks and Caicos Islands. Portugal including the Azores and Madeira.

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Airline destinations Defunct international airports Eponyms of airports Military installations. Further, in region L Southern Europeall available 2-letter prefixes have been exhausted and thus no additional countries can be iicao. This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat Spain mainland section and Balearic Islands.

April Learn how and when to remove this template message. Europe had too many locations for only one starting letter, so it was split into Exxx for northern Europe and Lxxx for southern Europe.

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BruneiMalaysia East Malaysia. The exception to this rule is larger countries that have single-letter country codes, where the remaining three letters identify the airport. SamoaUnited States American Samoa. Federated States of MicronesiaPalau. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

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In general, the first letter is allocated by continent and represents a country or group of countries within that continent. Belarus and Icxo Kaliningrad Oblast.

This article needs additional 79110 for verification. ICAO codes are commonly seen by passengers and the general public on flight-tracking services such as FlightAwarethough passengers will more often see the IATA codes, on their tickets and their luggage tags. The second letter generally represents a country within that region, and the remaining two are used to identify each airport. Code selections in North America were based on existing radio station identifiers.


The second letter was more specific: Thus when Kosovo declared independence, there was no space in the Lxxx codes to accommodate it, so airports in Kosovo were assigned BKxx, grouping Kosovo with Greenland and Iceland.

Maidenhead Locator System Historical: Republic of Korea South Korea. Kiribati Canton Airfield, Phoenix Islands. Most of the rest of the world was classified in a more planned top-down manner. TajikistanTurkmenistanUzbekistan.

Spain Ceuta and Melilla. ICAO codes are also used to identify other aviation facilities such as weather stationsInternational Flight Service Stations or Area Ical Centerswhether or not they are located at airports. Democratic Republic of the Congo. Thus Uxxx referred to icwo Soviet Union with the second letter denoting the specific region within it, and so forth.

Icaao codes are not to be confused with radio or television call signseven though both countries use four-letter call signs starting with those letters. Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. New ZealandAntarctica. The International Civil Aviation Organization was formed in under the auspices of the United Nationsand it established Flight Information Regions FIR s for controlling air traffic and making airport identification simple and clear.