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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Further, in region L Southern Europeall available 2-letter prefixes have been exhausted and thus no additional countries can be added.

ICAO codes are separate and different from IATA codeswhich are generally used for airline timetablesreservations, and baggage tags. Kiribati Gilbert IslandsTuvalu.

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Not to be confused with International Air Transport Association airport code. For bigger countries like the UK or Germany this is not feasible, given the limited number of letter codes.

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


Flight information regions are also identified by a unique ICAO-code. Sudan and South Sudan. April Learn how and when to remove this template message. United Kingdom and Crown dependencies. TajikistanTurkmenistanUzbekistan. SamoaUnited States American Samoa.

British Indian Ocean Territory. 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 Code selections in North America were based on existing radio station identifiers.

This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat Thus Uxxx referred to the Soviet Union with the second letter denoting the specific region within it, and so forth. Views Read Edit View history. Most of the rest of the world was classified in a more planned top-down manner. BruneiMalaysia East Malaysia. Jordan and the West Bank.

Location Indicatorsare used by air traffic control and airline operations such as flight planning. Democratic Republic of the Congo. Portugal including the Azores and Madeira. Europe had too many locations for only one starting letter, so it was split into Exxx for northern Icwo and Lxxx for southern Europe. The second letter generally represents a country within that region, and the remaining two are used to identify each airport.


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Republic of China Taiwan. 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.

Belarus and Russia Kaliningrad Oblast.

New ZealandAntarctica. Chile including Easter Island also SH. This article needs additional citations for verification. Spain Ceuta and Melilla. These codes are not to be confused with radio or television call signseven though both 7901 use four-letter call signs starting with those letters. The second letter was more specific: Turks and Caicos Islands.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. 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.