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AIRPORT CODES

 

What are they?

  • An airport code is a group of letters that identify an airport. There are 2 systems: IATA codes and ICAO codes. The table below shows airport codes for the largest airports in Asia.

How many letters?

  • IATA airport codes have 3 letters and are often based on airport or city names. For example, Haneda Airport is HND. ICAO airport codes have 4 letters. Haneda Airport is RJTT, where "R" means East Asia and "J" means Japan.

What are they used for?

  • IATA airport codes are used for baggage tags, airline timetables and reservations. ICAO airport codes are used for flight planning and air traffic control.

AIRPORT
COUNTRY
IATA CODE
ICAO CODE
Beijing Capital
China
PEK
ZBAA
Tokyo Haneda
Japan
HND
RJTT
Hong Kong International
China
HKG
VHHH
Shanghai Pudong
China
PVG
ZSPD
Indira Gandhi
India
DEL
VIDP
Guangzhou Baiyun
China
CAN
ZGGG
Incheon International
Korea
ICN
RKSI
Soekarno-Hatta
Indonesia
CGK
WIII
Singapore Changi
Singapore
SIN
WSSS
Suvarnabhumi
Thailand
BKK
VTBS
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Quiz

 

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“Wherever I go, I'm watching. Even on vacation, when I'm in an airport or a railroad station, I look around, snap pictures, and find out how people do things.”

(Richard Scarry, The Busy, Busy World of Richard Scarry)

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