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International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association of the world’s airlines. IATA assigns three letter codes (used mainly by passenger booking services) for airports.

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Why does IATA have airport and airline codes different from the ICAO ones?

We all know that IATA and ICAO have different sets of codes for airports and airlines. My question is, why does IATA not agree to use the ICAO codes and end this duality. Note that the focus of the ...
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What's the difference between itinerary and segment? [duplicate]

I know that a segment is defined as the full flight from the airport where passenger A initially boarded on the airplane to his/her last destination. A segment could be composed of multiple legs. ...
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When did FedEx acquire it's current callsign and airline ID's?

FedEx currently uses the callsign "FedEx" and has the IATA and ICAO ID's of FX and FDX respectively. Back in the 1990's they used the callsign "Express" and the IATA code was FM. (...
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Which organisation deals with Aviation Law - IATA or ICAO?

Both Organisations are involved in Aviation Regulation. But which of them deals with Law? Are directives given by both equally applicable to all aircraft & airline operators?
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Is there standard ticket data format specification for commercial flight operators? [closed]

I am new to this group and what brings me here is I am doing a research on ticketing solutions for commercial airlines. So I just wanted to find out if there's a international standard specification ...
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How come PSA airlines got the same IATA code as Comair?

PSA Airlines has the same IATA 2-letter code, "OH", as the now-defunct carrier Comair. Yet - the two companies are not related. How is it, that IATA reassigned the same code to an unrelated carrier ...
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ExpressJet IATA code before "merger" with Atlantic Southeast?

Before 2011, Atlantic Southeast had the IATA 2-letter code "EV". Then, On November 22, 2011, both ExpressJet and Atlantic Southeast Airlines achieved a single operating certificate that allowed ...
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Why is the IATA Airline Accounting Code abbreviated as PAX?

I'm dealing with some configuration files used in a software system. There's a single configuration file for each airline, e.g. like for Cathay, below: ...
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What are the requirements for aircraft marker cones?

What are the requirements on aircraft marker cones (a.k.a. safety cones) according to IATA IGOM-96, i.e. size & weight?
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What is the correct IATA airplane designator for the Boeing 787-10?

Wikipedia claims 781, most other sources say 78J. I can't find anything authoritative, and IATA has the gall to want US$578 for ...
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How to get IATA code for the Airline PSS system?

If we are having airline PSS (passenger Service system) System, how can we registered with IATA and get IATA code. as an example Amadeus is using 1A, Sabre is using 1S, SITA is using XS etc..
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How do aviation regulatory bodies relate to each other? [duplicate]

I am trying to make a overview how regulatory bodies in aviation safety interrelate. Maybe something like a hierarchy. I would start with ICAO and IATA, but where comes then for example FAA, CAA, LBA?...
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Can two Airlines have the same ICAO code but different IATA codes or vice versa?

We are trying to import all the Airlines into a Table. Plan is to Update existing Airline Data if not present then create it. For this we needed an unique way to identify the Airlines. Is ICAO+IATA an ...
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A320neo family IATA codes [duplicate]

I'm about to ask a question that's already been asked but that wasn't answered. I was torn between opening a thread thats many months old or posting a new thread. I apologize if I picked the wrong ...
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Where can I find a free list of ICAO and IATA airport identifiers?

Is there an open source or free comprehensive (or close to it) list of ICAO to IATA airport identifiers? The official list from ICAO costs hundreds of dollars. I suppose such a list could be scraped ...
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Why do Czech Airlines have the airline code (IATA airline designator) "OK"?

Is there any specific reason why Czech Airlines have OK as the IATA airline designator? According to an urban legend: Urban legend says that when airline names ...
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What is the difference between placing wheel chocks on the outer wheels as opposed to the inner wheels of the main landing gear?

Recently I am aware of a change made to the IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM) in regards to the position of the wheel chock on the main landing gear. Is there a justification for why one method is ...
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Do the ICAO and IATA codes for an airport ever change?

Do ICAO and IATA codes ever change for airports in time? If they do, how often does it occur? I am developing an app for airports and I am thinking of setting the uniqueness of an airport through ICAO ...
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How to become a expert in Flight Operations Business? (Flight Dispatch, Weight and Balance etc.. )

I am working in IT industry relavent to airline operations (like flight dispatch related products).I would like to enhance my knowledge in Flight operations area. What are the trainings (IATA/others)...
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What are the practical impacts of airports in the US being mostly IATA Level 2?

IATA classifies airports using levels, which determine how slots are allocated. Source Definitions of levels by IATA, from Slot Coordination Switzerland: Level 1: airports where the capacity of ...
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How IATA Code is requested or assigned to an newly built airport ?

We have an upcoming airport in our state. An ICAO code is already in place but who and when will the IATA code will get created ?
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What are the certification requirements for software used at airports?

If you develop software that is used at the airport and integrates into a departure control system (DCS), is it required to undergo some IATA certification processes? When I search for IATA ...
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Do two airlines have IATA code N8?

Wikipedia lists N8 at the IATA code for National Cargo Airlines (ICAO NCR), a regional airline based in Orlando, Florida. AirlineCodes.info and other sources list N8 as the code for Fika Salaama (ICAO ...
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Is there a rule concerning the offloading of a missing passenger's baggage?

Is there an International Rule under which the baggage of a passenger is offloaded in the case that he/she fails to report at the departure gate 15 minutes before boarding time?
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Is the IOSA useful even if not all airliners are IATA members?

Given the two facts: According to wikipedia, the IATA represent a little more than 80% of available seat kilometers. It makes sense as some airlines are not IATA members. Under each region over the ...
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Why do some airlines have different flight numbers for IATA and ICAO? [duplicate]

Most of the time when I see flights on either flightradar24 or flightaware it doesn't matter whether you use the 2-digit IATA code or the 3-digit ICAO code, the flight number is the same, i.e. a ...
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How are "charter" and "passenger" flights defined in the AIDX standard?

I'd like to know the difference between these flight types in the IATA AIDX standard; specifically, for use in fuel order notifications.
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How exactly should I understand the term "accidental hull loss"?

How can the IATA claim that the year 2015 saw no accidental hull losses, if we had the Germanwings Flight 9525 accident? Even if this one is not considered "an accident" then there are a few others (...
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Why there is no airport IATA code XXX?

It seems that there is no XXX IATA code: from Wikipedia, XVL (Vinh Long, Vietnam) is followed by XYA (Yandina, Solomon Islands). There is a source claiming that XXX used to refer to Mena Intermountain ...
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Can IATA code for an airport be more or less than 3 letters?

I got an exercise where IATA codes are involved - exercise's specification says those codes can be 2-4 letters. After a few minutes of research I see that those codes should be 3 letters, so can IATA ...
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Where can I find an accurate list of IATA meal codes? [closed]

I'm trying to "compile" single list of IATA meal codes. By using different airlines and data sources I have found many meal codes. However, I have also found problems with codes that are used to mean ...
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Are there 5000+ companies with IATA (two-character) codes?

From Wikipedia > List of Airlines There are around 5000 airlines with IATA codes. From Wikipedia > List of Airlines Codes IATA airline designators [..] are two-character codes [..] and ...
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Are airline ICAO codes unique?

Tiger Airways Singapore's IATA code is TR while Tiger Airways Australia's one is TT, but the ICAO code for both is TGW. I thought that the ICAO codes are meant to be unique from one airline to another,...
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Will IATA codes run out?

Three letter combinations gives $26^3=17576$ possible codes. Some airports have multiple codes (ARN = STO, for example). I’m just going to guess that there are more than 17576 airports in the world. ...
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Why is JetBlue's IATA code B6?

I understand why JetBlue's IATA code isn't JB since that belongs to a pre-existing helijet service in Canada, but why is it B6? Is there some history behind the B6 moniker?
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Why both ICAO and IATA headquarters are located in Montreal?

Montreal is not large city like Paris and New York, nor a important place in aviation history like Kitty Hawk(Wright brothers first flight) or Friedrichshafen (Zeppelin airship first flight). Why ...
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Is there an IATA airport code that is unassigned and that can be used for "any airport"?

The question is basically up there in the title; I need a default value for an app that won't do anything. A friend suggested XXX, but I'm sure there must be one reserved specifically for that purpose?...
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When do we use IATA codes and when do we use ICAO codes?

I found on this website several questions speaking of IATA, ICAO and airports codes. The fact that two identification codes for the same airport exist means there are cases where you use one, and ...
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Are there any airports that do not have an IATA code but have a huge number of traffic?

I am collecting a list of all airports in the world for my project, at present I have 46000 airports in my database but only 7000 airports have IATA code. So my question is, if I only take 7000 ...
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What is a "Russian IATA code"?

On Wikipedia, a few obscure ex-Soviet airports like Tamchy Airport in Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan list "Russian IATA codes": IATA: none (ИКУ), ICAO: UCFL "ИКУ" being Cyrillic for "IKU", which is not a ...
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Can two airports have a different ICAO code but share the same IATA code?

I am searching some airports databases and I find some airports with the same IATA code with different ICAO codes. Is it mistake in the database? Is it OK? For example: Beaufort MCAS - Merritt ...
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