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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New ZealandAntarctica. Republic of China Taiwan. Not to be confused with International Air Transport Association airport code.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. TajikistanTurkmenistanUzbekistan.

British Indian Ocean Territory. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Spain Ceuta and Melilla.

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Portugal including the Azores and Madeira. For bigger countries like the UK or Germany this is not feasible, given the limited number of letter codes. Federated States of MicronesiaPalau. Brunei ical, Malaysia East Malaysia. Belarus and Russia Kaliningrad Oblast. Sudan and South Sudan.

SamoaUnited States American Samoa. ICAO codes are separate and different from IATA codeswhich are generally used for airline timetablesreservations, and baggage tags.

Views Read Edit View history. Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. In general, the first letter is allocated by continent iicao represents a country or group of countries within that continent.

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79100 Gilbert IslandsTuvalu. These codes are not to be confused with radio or television call signseven though both countries use four-letter call signs starting with those letters.

The second letter was more specific: The United States had many pre-existing airports with established mnemonic codes. Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Chile including Easter Island also SH. Further, in region L Southern Europeall available 2-letter prefixes have been exhausted and thus no additional countries can be added. United Kingdom and Crown dependencies. Thus Uxxx referred to the Soviet Union with the second letter denoting the specific region within it, and so forth.

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There are a few exceptions to the regional structure of the ICAO code made for political or administrative reasons.

Articles needing additional references from April All articles needing additional references All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from August Articles with unsourced statements from July By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Republic of Korea South Korea. Maidenhead Locator System Historical: Europe had too many locations for only one starting letter, so it was split into Exxx for northern Europe and Lxxx for southern Europe.

For example, radio stations in Canada were already starting with “C”, so it seemed logical to begin Canadian airport identifiers with a C Cxxx.

This article needs additional citations for verification. Most of the rest of the world was classified in a more planned top-down manner.


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Flight information regions are also identified by a unique ICAO-code. UK British Virgin Islands. This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat 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.

Airline destinations Defunct international airports Eponyms of airports Military installations. Kiribati Canton Airfield, Phoenix Islands.

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

Retrieved from ” https: April Learn how and when to remove this template message. Code selections in North America were based on existing ifao station identifiers.

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.