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The IATA, the FAA, and various booking engines have assigned "city codes" which represent several airports serving a metropolitan area. Not every region served with multiple airports is assigned a location identifier, however, nor are all IATA-recognized facilities necessarily included; furthermore, the inclusion or exclusion of a facility may depend on the booking system.
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The IATA, the FAA (US Federal Aviation Administration), and various booking engines have assigned "city codes" which represent ''several'' airports serving a metropolitan area. Not every region served with multiple airports is assigned a location identifier, however, nor are all IATA-recognized facilities necessarily included; furthermore, the inclusion or exclusion of a facility may depend on the booking system.
  
For example, the {{IATA|NYC}} code, representing the [[New York City]] area, includes flights to '''[[John F Kennedy International Airport]]''' {{IATA|JFK}}, '''Newark Liberty International Airport''' {{IATA|EWR}} and '''LaGuardia Airport''' {{IATA|LGA}}. In some systems, Westchester County Airport {{IATA|HPN}} is also included; however, {{IATA|ZYP}} (New York Penn Station), {{IATA|ISP}} (Islip Airport), and {{IATA|JRA}} (West 30th Street Heliport) are generally not.  
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For example, the {{IATA|NYC}} code, represents the [[New York City]] area, including flights to [[John F Kennedy International Airport]] {{IATA|JFK}}, Newark Liberty International Airport {{IATA|EWR}} and LaGuardia Airport {{IATA|LGA}}. In some systems, Westchester County Airport {{IATA|HPN}} is also included; however, {{IATA|ZYP}} (New York Penn Station), {{IATA|ISP}} (Islip Airport), and {{IATA|JRA}} (West 30th Street Heliport) are generally not.  
  
  
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==List of airport area codes==
 
==List of airport area codes==
{{disclaimerbox|This is not a listing of '''all''' airport codes; this is a list of '''special codes that cover multiple airports.'''}}
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{{disclaimerbox|This is '''not''' a listing of ''all'' airport codes; this is a list of those '''special codes that cover ''multiple'' airports.'''}}
 
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Metropolitan areas are organised alphabetically; first by region then by area. Many flight search engines may not recognise all these group codes when making queries.
Airports are listed by decreasing importance for international travel. Some flight search engines might include not all airports into their queries.
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===Asia===
 
===Asia===
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* [[Bangkok]], [[Thailand]] {{IATA|BKK}}
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** Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport {{IATA|BKK}}
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** Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport {{IATA|DMK}}
  
 
* [[Beijing]], [[People's Republic of China]] {{IATA|BJS}}
 
* [[Beijing]], [[People's Republic of China]] {{IATA|BJS}}
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** Kansai International {{IATA|KIX}}
 
** Kansai International {{IATA|KIX}}
 
** Itami {{IATA|ITM}}
 
** Itami {{IATA|ITM}}
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** Kobe {{IATA|UKB}}
  
 
* [[Sapporo]], [[Japan]] {{IATA|SPK}}
 
* [[Sapporo]], [[Japan]] {{IATA|SPK}}
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** Tokyo Haneda {{IATA|HND}}
 
** Tokyo Haneda {{IATA|HND}}
  
* [[Taipei]], [[Republic of China]] {{IATA|TPE}}
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* [[Jakarta]], [[Indonesia]] {{IATA|JKT}}
** Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport {{IATA|TPE}}
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** Jakarta Indonesia Soekarno-Hatta Airport {{IATA|CGK}}
** Taipei Songshan Airport {{IATA|TSA}}
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** Jakarta Indonesia Halim Perdanakusuma Airport {{IATA|HLP}}
  
 
===Europe===
 
===Europe===
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* [[Berlin]], [[Germany]] {{IATA|BER}}
 
* [[Berlin]], [[Germany]] {{IATA|BER}}
** Berlin Tegel {{IATA|TXL}}
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**Berlin Brandenburg {{IATA|BER}} Opening postponed
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**Berlin Tegel {{IATA|TXL}}
 
** Berlin Sch&ouml;nefeld {{IATA|SXF}}
 
** Berlin Sch&ouml;nefeld {{IATA|SXF}}
  
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** London Luton {{IATA|LTN}}
 
** London Luton {{IATA|LTN}}
 
** London Heathrow {{IATA|LHR}}
 
** London Heathrow {{IATA|LHR}}
** London-Liverpool Street Station (British Rail Terminal for STN) {{IATA|ZLS}}
 
** London-Paddington Rail Terminal (British Rail Terminal for LHR) {{IATA|QQP}}
 
** London-St Pancras Rail Terminal (Eurostar and British Rail Terminal for LTN) {{IATA|QQS}}
 
 
** London Southend {{IATA|SEN}}
 
** London Southend {{IATA|SEN}}
 
** London Stansted {{IATA|STN}}
 
** London Stansted {{IATA|STN}}
** London-Victoria Station (British Rail Terminal for LGW) {{IATA|ZEP}}
 
** London-Waterloo Rail Station (former Eurostar) {{IATA|QQW}}
 
  
 
* [[Milan]], [[Italy]] {{IATA|MIL}}
 
* [[Milan]], [[Italy]] {{IATA|MIL}}
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** Bergamo / Orio al Serio {{IATA|BGY}}
 
** Malpensa International {{IATA|MXP}}
 
** Malpensa International {{IATA|MXP}}
 
** Linate {{IATA|LIN}}
 
** Linate {{IATA|LIN}}
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** Parma {{IATA|PMF}}
  
 
* [[Moscow]], [[Russia]] {{IATA|MOW}}
 
* [[Moscow]], [[Russia]] {{IATA|MOW}}
** Moscow Sheremetyevo {{IATA|SVO}}
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** Sheremetyevo {{IATA|SVO}}
** Moscow Domodedovo {{IATA|DME}}
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** Domodedovo {{IATA|DME}}
 
** Vnukovo {{IATA|VKO}}
 
** Vnukovo {{IATA|VKO}}
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** Bykovo {{IATA|BKA}}
  
 
* [[Oslo]], [[Norway]], {{IATA|OSL}}
 
* [[Oslo]], [[Norway]], {{IATA|OSL}}
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** Paris Orly {{IATA|ORY}}
 
** Paris Orly {{IATA|ORY}}
 
** Le Bourget {{IATA|LBG}}
 
** Le Bourget {{IATA|LBG}}
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* [[Reykjavik]], [[Iceland]] {{IATA|REK}}
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** Keflavik International {{IATA|KEF}}
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** Reykjavik {{IATA|RKV}}
  
 
* [[Rome]], [[Italy]] {{IATA|ROM}}
 
* [[Rome]], [[Italy]] {{IATA|ROM}}
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* [[Stockholm]], [[Sweden]] {{IATA|STO}}
 
* [[Stockholm]], [[Sweden]] {{IATA|STO}}
 
** Arlanda {{IATA|ARN}}
 
** Arlanda {{IATA|ARN}}
** Skavsta AB (Nykoping) {{IATA|NYO}}
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** Skavsta AB (Nyköping) {{IATA|NYO}}
 
** Bromma {{IATA|BMA}}
 
** Bromma {{IATA|BMA}}
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** Västerås {{IATA|VST}}
  
* [[Warsaw]], [[Poland]] {{IATA|WRW}}
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* [[Tenerife]], [[Spain]] {{IATA|TCI}}
** Warsaw Chopin (Okęcie) {{IATA|WAW}}
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** Tenerife North {{IATA|TFN}}
** Warsaw Modlin {{IATA|WMI}}
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** Tenerife South {{IATA|TFS}}
  
 
===North America===
 
===North America===
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* [[Chicago]], [[United States of America]]- {{IATA|CHI}}
 
* [[Chicago]], [[United States of America]]- {{IATA|CHI}}
 
** Chicago O'Hare International {{IATA|ORD}}
 
** Chicago O'Hare International {{IATA|ORD}}
 
** Chicago Midway International {{IATA|MDW}}
 
** Chicago Midway International {{IATA|MDW}}
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** Chicago Rockford International {{IATA|RFD}}
  
 
* [[Dallas]], [[United States of America]] - {{IATA|QDF}}
 
* [[Dallas]], [[United States of America]] - {{IATA|QDF}}
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* [[Edmonton]], [[Canada]] {{IATA|YEA}}
 
* [[Edmonton]], [[Canada]] {{IATA|YEA}}
 
** Edmonton International {{IATA|YEG}}
 
** Edmonton International {{IATA|YEG}}
** Edmonton City Center {{IATA|YXD}}
 
  
 
* [[Houston]], [[United States of America]] {{IATA|QHO}}
 
* [[Houston]], [[United States of America]] {{IATA|QHO}}
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* [[Montreal]], [[Canada]] {{IATA|YMQ}}
 
* [[Montreal]], [[Canada]] {{IATA|YMQ}}
 
** Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International {{IATA|YUL}}
 
** Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International {{IATA|YUL}}
** Montreal City Center {{IATA|YMY}}
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** Montreal City Centre {{IATA|YMY}}
  
 
* [[New York City]], [[United States of America]] {{IATA|NYC}}
 
* [[New York City]], [[United States of America]] {{IATA|NYC}}
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* [[San Francisco Bay Area]], [[United States of America]] {{IATA|QSF}}
 
* [[San Francisco Bay Area]], [[United States of America]] {{IATA|QSF}}
:''Recognized in Sabre and ITA; elsewhere, QSF represents Ain Arnat Airport in [[Setif]], [[Algeria]]''
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*:''Recognized in Sabre and ITA; elsewhere, QSF represents Ain Arnat Airport in [[Setif]], [[Algeria]]''
 
** San Francisco International {{IATA|SFO}}
 
** San Francisco International {{IATA|SFO}}
 
** Oakland International {{IATA|OAK}}
 
** Oakland International {{IATA|OAK}}
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** Lester B. Pearson International {{IATA|YYZ}}
 
** Lester B. Pearson International {{IATA|YYZ}}
 
** Toronto City Center {{IATA|YTZ}}
 
** Toronto City Center {{IATA|YTZ}}
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** Kitchener-Region of Waterloo International Airport {{IATA|YKF}}
  
 
* [[Washington DC]], [[United States of America]] {{IATA|WAS}}
 
* [[Washington DC]], [[United States of America]] {{IATA|WAS}}
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===South America===
 
===South America===
 
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* [[Belo Horizonte]], [[Brazil]] {{IATA|BHZ}}
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** Confins International Airport {{IATA|CNF}}
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** Pampulha Airport {{IATA|PLU}}
  
 
* [[Buenos Aires]], [[Argentina]] {{IATA|BUE}}
 
* [[Buenos Aires]], [[Argentina]] {{IATA|BUE}}
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** Aeroporto Santos Dumont {{IATA|SDU}}
 
** Aeroporto Santos Dumont {{IATA|SDU}}
  
* [[Sao Paulo]], [[Brazil]] {{IATA|SAO}}
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* [[São Paulo]], [[Brazil]] {{IATA|SAO}}
 
** Aeroporto Internacional Guarulhos {{IATA|GRU}}
 
** Aeroporto Internacional Guarulhos {{IATA|GRU}}
 
** Congonhas International Airport {{IATA|CGH}}
 
** Congonhas International Airport {{IATA|CGH}}
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** Viracopos – Campinas International Airport {{IATA|VCP}}
  
 
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Latest revision as of 09:36, 6 July 2016

    This article is a travel topic

The IATA, the FAA (US Federal Aviation Administration), and various booking engines have assigned "city codes" which represent several airports serving a metropolitan area. Not every region served with multiple airports is assigned a location identifier, however, nor are all IATA-recognized facilities necessarily included; furthermore, the inclusion or exclusion of a facility may depend on the booking system.

For example, the IATA: NYC code, represents the New York City area, including flights to John F Kennedy International Airport IATA: JFK, Newark Liberty International Airport IATA: EWR and LaGuardia Airport IATA: LGA. In some systems, Westchester County Airport IATA: HPN is also included; however, IATA: ZYP (New York Penn Station), IATA: ISP (Islip Airport), and IATA: JRA (West 30th Street Heliport) are generally not.


Booking travel[edit]

Metropolitan area airport codes are handy for simplifying flight searches into or out of a region. Some booking engines which include airports based on distance from a point can be tricked into extending the search through use of the city code.

Extra caution is advised when booking connecting flights, however, as the inbound leg may arrive at a different airport from the outbound leg, necessitating a ground transfer that may be costly or time-consuming. In particular, many major cities channel most international flights through one airport and most domestic or short-haul flights into a different one.

Smaller domestic airports are more likely to be served by low cost airlines but that might also force you to re-check your luggage. Ask your airline if they allow interlining tickets — checking your luggage through to the final destination on multiple tickets.

List of airport area codes[edit]

This is not a listing of all airport codes; this is a list of those special codes that cover multiple airports.

Metropolitan areas are organised alphabetically; first by region then by area. Many flight search engines may not recognise all these group codes when making queries.

Asia[edit]

Europe[edit]

  • Rome, Italy IATA: ROM
    • Leonardo da Vinci International (Fiumicino) IATA: FCO
    • Giovan-Battista Pastine International (Ciampino) IATA: CIA

North America[edit]

Recognized in Sabre and ITA
    • Houston Bush Intercontinental IATA: IAH
    • Houston Hobby IATA: HOU
Recognized in Sabre and ITA; elsewhere, QLA represents Lasham Airport in Lasham, United Kingdom
    • Los Angeles International IATA: LAX
    • Ontario International IATA: ONT
    • John Wayne Orange County IATA: SNA
    • Burbank IATA: BUR
Recognized in Sabre and ITA
    • Miami International IATA: MIA
    • Ft. Lauderdale International IATA: FLL
    • Palm Beach International IATA: PBI
  • Toronto, Canada IATA: YTO
    • Lester B. Pearson International IATA: YYZ
    • Toronto City Center IATA: YTZ
    • Kitchener-Region of Waterloo International Airport IATA: YKF

South America[edit]

  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil IATA: RIO
    • Galeão - Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport IATA: GIG (better known as Galeão International Airport)
    • Aeroporto Santos Dumont IATA: SDU
  • São Paulo, Brazil IATA: SAO
    • Aeroporto Internacional Guarulhos IATA: GRU
    • Congonhas International Airport IATA: CGH
    • Viracopos – Campinas International Airport IATA: VCP
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