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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Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Code selections in 79910 America were based on existing radio station identifiers.

Retrieved from ” https: ICAO codes are also used to identify other aviation facilities such as weather stationsInternational Flight Service Stations or Area Control Centerswhether or not they are located at airports.

Flight information regions are also icap by a unique ICAO-code. 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. Airline destinations Defunct international airports Eponyms of airports Military installations. 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.


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

Most of the rest of the world was classified in a more planned top-down manner. BruneiMalaysia East Malaysia. Not to be icso with International Air Transport Association airport code.

Kiribati Canton Airfield, Phoenix Islands. TajikistanTurkmenistanUzbekistan. Spain mainland section and Idao Islands. Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.

Location Indicatorsare used by air traffic control and airline operations such as flight planning.

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For bigger countries like the UK or Germany this is not feasible, given the limited number of letter codes. ICAO codes are commonly seen by passengers and the general public on flight-tracking services such as FlightAwarethough passengers will more often ifao the IATA codes, on their tickets and their luggage tags.

Republic of China Taiwan. Views Read Edit View history. Sudan and South Sudan. Turks and Ciao Islands. For example, radio stations in Canada were already starting with “C”, so it seemed logical to begin Canadian airport identifiers with a C Cxxx.


Kiribati Gilbert IslandsTuvalu. Republic of Korea South Korea. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Belarus and Russia Kaliningrad Oblast. Jordan and the West Bank. Democratic Republic of the Congo. Icap are a few exceptions to the regional structure of the ICAO code made for political or administrative reasons.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The exception to this rule is larger countries that have single-letter country codes, where the remaining three letters identify the airport.

United Kingdom and Crown dependencies. New ZealandAntarctica. UK British Virgin Islands. Chile including Easter Island also SH. Portugal including the Azores and Madeira. SamoaUnited States American Samoa. The second letter generally represents a ifao within that region, and the remaining two are used to identify each airport.

Europe had too many locations for only one starting letter, so it was split into Exxx for northern Europe and Lxxx for southern Europe.