Airline Codes – IATA Designators

Airline Codes – IATA Designators

The International Air Transport Association, or IATA, assigns a two-digit code to most of the worlds’s airlines. Though actually having provided for a three-digit code, the first two digits being alphanumeric and the third an optional alpha character, in the format “xx(a)”, the IATA has never used the third digit; they reserve the option to do so, but will not yet, until all airlines’ computer reservation systems are able to acknowledge the three-character combination.  These two/three letters make up the airline designator.

A flight designator is the IATA’s system of using the airline designator to identify every specific flight. The flight designator appears on passengers’ tickets and boarding passes. It starts with the airline designator, then is followed by up to 4 digits, representing the numeric flight number, and then sometimes followed by an optional “operational suffix”. Airline designators are used to identify an airline for purposes such as reservations, timetables, tickets, tariffs, air waybills and in interline communications.

The IATA airline codes should not be confused with the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) airline designators, though the IATA’s codes are the most widely used.

Airlines
Codes (IATA)
Adria AirwaysJP
Aer Arann ExpressRE
Aer LingusEI
Aero CaliforniaJR
Aeroflot AirlinesSU
Aerolineas ArgentinasAR
Aerolineas Del Sur31
AeromexicoAM
AeropostalVH
Air AlgerieAH
Air BerlinAB
Air BlueED
Air Botswana Pty.BP
Air Burkina2J
Air CaledonieTY
Air Caledonie InternationalSB
Air CanadaAC
Air CaraibesTX
Air Charter BahamasUP
Air ChinaCA
Air DolomitiEN
Air EngiadinaRQ
Air EuropaUX
Air FijiPC
Air FranceAF
Air IndiaAI
Air IvoireVU
Air JamaicaJM
Air LankaUL
Air MadagascarMD
Air MalawiQM
Air MaltaKM
Air MauritiusMK
Air Midwest Inc.ZV
Air Moldova9U
Air NamibiaSW
Air New ZealandNZ
Air Nippon (ANA)EL
Air NiugiPX
Air North AirlinesTL
Air PacificFJ
Air Plus Comet AirlinesA7
Air RarotongaGZ
Air RwandaWB
Air Satellite6O
Air SenegalV7
Air Seychelles HM
Air Sunshine Inc.YI
Air Tahiti NuiTN
Air TanzaniaTC
Air tendi8T
Air TransatTS
Air Ukraine InternationalPS
Air VanuatuNF
Air Vegas6V
Air WisconsinZW
Air ZimbabweUM
Airlines of TasmaniaFO
Airlink Pty.4Z
AirTran AirwaysFL
Alaska AirlinesAS
Albanian AirlinesLV
AlitaliaAZ
All Nippon AirwaysNH
Aloha AirAQ
America West AirlinesHP
American AirlinesAA
American Trans AirTZ
Amerijet International Inc.JH
Arcus Air LogisticZE
Ariana-Afghan-AirlinesFG
Arkia Israeli AirlinesIZ
Aserca AirlinesR7
Asiana AirlinesOZ
Atlantic Air TransportRC
Atlantic Airlines2N
Atlantic Southeast Airlines Inc.EV
Atlas Air5Y
Atlasjet AirlinesKK
Austrian Air ServicesOS
AviancaAV
Bahamas AirUP
Bangkok AirwaysPG
Bearskin Lake Air ServiceJV
Bemidji AirlinesCH
Biman Bangladesh AirlinesBG
Binter CanariasNT
Brit AirDB
Britannia AirwaysBY
British AirwaysBA
British International HelicoptersBS
British MidlandBD
Brussels AirlinesSN
Bulgaria AirFB
Calm Air InternationalMO
Canadian North5T
Canjet AirlinesC6
Cape Air9K
Caribbean AirlinesBW
AirlinesCodes (IATA)
CarpatAirV3
Cathay Pacific AirwaysCX
Cayman AirwaysKX
CCM AirlinesXK
Central Mountain Air9M
Chalk’s International AirwaysOP
China AirlinesCI
China Eastern AirlinesMU
China Southern AirlineCZ
Cimber AirQI
Colgan Air9L
Comair Inc.OH
Condor FlugdienstDE
Continental AirlinesCO
Copa AirlinesCM
CorsairSS
Croatia AirlinesOU
Cubana AirlinesCU
Cyprus AirwaysCY
Cyprus Turkish AirlinesYK
Czech AirlinesOK
Delta AirlinesDL
DonbassAero7D
Dragonair (Hong Kong Dragon Airlines)KA
Dutch Antilles Express9H
Eastern AirwaysT3
EgyptairMS
El Al Israel AirlinesLY
Emirates AirlinesEK
Empire AirlinesEM
ERA Aviation7H
Estonian AirOV
Ethiopian AirlinesET
EVA Airways CorporationBR
Far Eastern Air Transport CorporationEF
FinnairAY
FirstAir7F
FlybeBE
Frontier AirlinesF9
Frontier Flying Service2F
Gambia International AirlinesGC
Garuda IndonesiaGA
Great Barrier AirlinesGB
Great Lakes AirlinesZK
Gulf Air Company G.S.C.GF
Gulfstream Intl Airlines3M
Hageland Aviation Services Inc.H6
Hainan AirlinesHU
Hamburg Airlines4R
Hawaiian AirlinesHA
Heli Air MonacoYO
Hemus AirDU
Horizon AirQX
Iberia AirlinesIB
IcelandairFI
ICL Express6U
Indian AirlinesIC
IndigoI9
Iran AirIR
Island AirWP
Jamahiriya Libyan Arab AirlinesLN
Japan Air Commuter3X
Japan AirlinesJL
Japan Asia AirwaysEG
Japan Transocean AirNU
JAT Jugoslovenski AerotransportJU
Jet Airways9W
JetBlue AirwaysB6
Jetstar AirwaysJQ
KD AviaKD
Kenya AirwaysKQ
Kingfisher AirlinesIT
KLM AirlinesKL
KLM City Hopper B.V.WA
Korean AirKE
Kuwait Airways CorporationKU
L.A.B. Flying Service Inc.JF
L.T.U. International AirwaysLT
LAB – Lloyd Aereo BolivianoLB
Labrador AirwaysWJ
LALTE
LAM – Linhas Aereas de MocanbiqueTM
Lan EcuadorXL
Lan PeruLP
Lao AirlinesQV
LIATLI
Libyan Arab AirlinesLN
Linhas AereasP8
LOT Polish AirlinesLO
LTU International AirlinesLT
Luftfahrt GesellschaftHE
Lufthansa AirlinesLH
LuxairLG
Malaysia AirlinesMH
Malev Hungarian AirlinesMA
Mandala AirlinesRI
Mandarin AirlinesAE
Martinair HollandMP
Maya AirwaysMW
MEA – Middle East AirlinesME
MeridianaIG
Mesa AirlinesYV
Mesaba AirlinesXJ
MexicanaMX
Middle EastME
Midwest AirlinesYX
Monarch AirwaysZB
Montenegro AirlinesYM
Nantucket Airlines9K
Nepal AirwaysRA
New England AirlinesEJ
NikiHG
North American AirlinesNA
North Wright AirHW
Northwest Airlines Inc.NW
Olympic AirwaysOA
Oman AirWY
Our AirlineON
Pacific AirlinesBL
Pacific Coast Airlines8P
Pacific WingsLW
Pakistan International AirwaysPK
Pan AmericaPA
Papillon AirwaysHI
PenairKS
Perimeter AirlinesUW
Philippine AirlinesPR
PlunaPU
Polish Air-LotLO
Polynesian AirlinesPH
PortugaliaNI
Precision AirlinesPW
Provincial AirwaysFB
Qantas AirwaysQF
Qatar AirwaysQR
Royal Air MarocAT
Royal AirlinesQN
Royal Brunei AirlinesBI
Royal JordanianRJ
Ryan International AirwaysRD
RyanairFR
S7S7
Sabena Belgian World AirlinesSN
Satena9N
Saudi Arabian AirlineSV
Scandinavian AirlinesSK
Scenic Airlines Inc.YR
Shanghai AirlinesFM
AirlinesCodes (IATA)
Shenzhen AirlinesZH
Shuttle AmericaS5
Siem Reap AirwaysFT
Silk AirMI
Singapore AirlinesSQ
SkyKing Turks and Caicos AirwaysRU
Smartwings AirlinesQS
Solomon AirlinesIE
South African AirwaysSA
South AirlinesYG
South East Asian Airlines (SEAIR)DG
Southwest AirlinesWN
SpanairJK
Spirit AirlinesNK
SriLankanUL
Sterling Airways A/SNB
Sun – Air of ScandinaviaEZ
Sun Country AirlinesSY
Sun ExpressXQ
Surinam AirwaysPY
SwissairSR
TACV Cabo Verde AirlinesVR
TAMPZ
TAMEEQ
TAP – Air PortugalTP
TAROMRO
Thai AirT2
Thai Airways InternationalTG
TMA cargoTL
Trans Asian AirwaysGE
Tropic AirPM
Tunis AirTU
Turkish AirlinesTK
Tyrolean AirwaysOS
Ukraine Intl AirlinesPS
United AirlinesUA
US AirwaysUS
USA Jet AirlinesU7
VarigRG
Vietnam AirlinesVN
Virgin Air Inc.VX
Virgin Atlantic AirwaysVS
VLM AirlinesVG
West Air SwedenPT
WestJet AirlinesWS
Wings of AlaskaK5
World AirwaysWO
Xtra AirwaysXP
YemeniaIY