Airport codes European airports

In the aviation sector two different airport identification codes are being used, the IATA airport code and ICAO airport code. With these airports codes people can identify locations of airports all around the world.

IATA airport code

The IATA airport code consists of three letters and is defined by IATA (International Air Transport Association). IATA is an international trade organization that represents the interests of 240 member airlines that account for 84% of the total number of flights worldwide. The IATA airport code is the best known airport identification code. It is most famous by travellers because it is prominently displayed on baggage tags attached at airport check-in desks. Usually, the code can easily be traced to the name of the airport or the nearby city. For example, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has the IATA airport code AMS, while the code for London Heathrow Airport is LHR. Not every airport has a unique IATA airport code, from the 17,576 (26x26x26) codes more than 300 are used by more than one airport.

ICAO airport code

The ICAO airport code consists of four letters and is defined by ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization). ICAO is a specialized agency of the United Nations consisting of 193 countries. The ICAO airport code is used in the preparation of flight plans and is therefore mostly used by pilots and air traffic control. The codes are easy to trace, the Dutch ICAO airport code for instance always start with EH (Europe Holland). The code of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is EHAM, where AM stands for Amsterdam. In Europe, the ICAO airport code always starts with an E (northern Europe), L (southern Europe), U (Russia and the former Soviet Union) or B (Iceland and Kosovo). Unlike the IATA airport codes all ICAO airport codes are unique.

List of airport codes largest European airports

Airport Country IATA airport code ICAO airport code
Tirana Airport Albania TIA LATI
Yerevan Zvartnots Airport Armenia EVN UDYZ
Graz Airport Austria GRZ LOWG
Innsbruck Airport Austria INN LOWI
Klagenfurt Airport Austria KLU LOWK
Linz Airport Austria LNZ LOWL
Salzburg Airport Austria SZG LOWS
Vienna Airport Austria VIE LOWW
Baku Airport Azerbaijan GYD UBBB
Minsk Airport Belarus MSQ UMMS
Antwerp Airport Belgium ANR EBAW
Brussels Airport Belgium BRU EBBR
Charleroi Airport Belgium CRL EBCI
Liege Airport Belgium LGG EBLG
Ostend Bruges Airport Belgium OST EBOS
Sarajevo Airport Bosnia and Herzegovina SJJ LQSA
Tuzla Airport Bosnia and Herzegovina TZL LQTZ
Burgas Airport Bulgaria BOJ LBBG
Sofia Airport Bulgaria SOF LBSF
Varna Airport Bulgaria VAR LBWN
Dubrovnik Airport Croatia DBV LDDU
Pula Airport Croatia PUY LDPL
Split Airport Croatia SPU LDSP
Zadar Airport Croatia ZAD LDZD
Zagreb Airport Croatia ZAG LDZA
Larnaca Airport Cyprus LCA LCLK
Paphos Airport Cyprus PFO LCPH
Brno Airport Czech Republic BRQ LKTB
Prague Airport Czech Republic PRG LKPR
Aalborg Airport Denmark AAL EKYT
Aarhus Airport Denmark AAR EKAH
Billund Airport Denmark BLL EKBI
Copenhagen Airport Denmark CPH EKCH
Tallinn Airport Estonia TLL EETN
Helsinki Vantaa Airport Finland HEL EFHK
Oulu Airport Finland OUL EFOU
Rovaniemi Airport Finland RVN EFRO
Tampere Airport Finland TMP EFTP
Turku Airport Finland TKU EFTU
Vaasa Airport Finland VAA EFVA
Ajaccio Airport France AJA LFKJ
Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Airport France BSL, MLH, EAP LFSB
Bastia Airport France BIA LFKB
Bergerac Airport France EGC LFBE
Biarritz Airport France BIQ LFBZ
Bordeaux Airport France BOD LFBD
Brest Bretagne Airport France BES LFRB
Figari South Corsica Airport France FSC LFKF
Lille Airport France LIL LFQQ
Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport France LYS LFLL
Marseille Airport France MRS LFML
Montpellier Airport France MPL LFMT
Nantes Airport France NTE LFRS
Nice Airport France NCE LFMN
Paris Beauvais Airport France BVA LFOB
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport France CDG LFPG
Paris Orly Airport France ORY LFPO
Strasbourg Airport France SXB LFST
Toulon-Hyères Airport France TLN LFTH
Toulouse Blagnac Airport France TLS LFBO
Tbilisi Airport Georgia TBS UGTB
Allgäu Airport Memmingen Germany FMM EDJA
Berlin Brandenburg Airport Germany BER EDDB
Berlin Schönefeld Airport Germany SXF EDDB
Berlin Tegel Airport Germany TXL EDDT
Bremen Airport Germany BRE EDDW
Cologne Bonn Airport Germany CGN EDDK
Dortmund Airport Germany DTM EDLW
Dresden Airport Germany DRS EDDC
Düsseldorf Airport Germany DUS EDDL
Frankfurt Airport Germany FRA EDDF
Friedrichshafen Airport Germany FDH EDNY
Hahn Airport Germany HHN EDFH
Hamburg Airport Germany HAM EDDH
Hannover Airport Germany HAJ EDDV
Karlsruhe Baden-Baden Airport Germany FKB EDSB
Leipzig Halle Airport Germany LEJ EDDP
München Airport Germany MUC EDDM
Münster Osnabrück Airport Germany FMO EDDG
Nürnberg Airport Germany NUE EDDN
Paderborn Lippstadt Airport Germany PAD EDLP
Stuttgart Airport Germany STR EDDS
Weeze Airport Germany NRN EDLV
Athens Airport Greece ATH LGAV
Chania Airport Greece CHQ LGSA
Corfu Airport Greece CFU LGKR
Heraklion Airport Greece HER LGIR
Kos Airport Greece KGS LGKO
Mykonos Airport Greece JMK LGMK
Rhodos Airport Greece RHO LGRP
Santorini Airport Greece JTR LGSR
Thessaloniki Airport Greece SKG LGTS
Zakynthos Airport Greece ZTH LGZA
Budapest Airport Hungary BUD LHBP
Debrecen Airport Hungary DEB LHDC
Keflavik Airport Iceland KEF BIKF
Cork Airport Ireland ORK EICK
Dublin Airport Ireland DUB EIDW
Ireland West Airport Knock Ireland NOC EIKN
Kerry Airport Ireland KIR EIKY
Shannon Airport Ireland SNN EINN
Alghero Airport Italy AHO LIEA
Ancona Airport Italy AOI LIPY
Bari Airport Italy BRI LIBD
Bergamo Airport Italy BGY LIME
Bologna Airport Italy BLQ LIPE
Brindisi Airport Italy BDS LIBR
Cagliari Airport Italy CAG LIEE
Catania Fontanarossa Airport Italy CTA LICC
Comiso Airport Italy CIY LICB
Florence Airport Italy FLR LIRQ
Genoa Airport Italy GOA LIMJ
Lamezia Terme Airport Italy SUF LICA
Milan Linate Airport Italy LIN LIML
Milan Malpensa Airport Italy MXP LIMC
Naples Airport Italy NAP LIRN
Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport Italy OLB LIEO
Palermo Airport Italy PMO LICJ
Perugia Airport Italy PEG LIRZ
Pescara Airport Italy PSR LIBP
Pisa Airport Italy PSA LIRP
Rome Ciampino Airport Italy CIA LIRA
Rome Fiumicino Airport Italy FCO LIRF
Trapani Airport Italy TPS LICT
Treviso Airport Italy TSF LIPH
Turin Airport Italy TRN LIMF
Venice Airport Italy VCE LIPZ
Verona Airport Italy VRN LIPX
Almaty Airport Kazakhstan ALA UAAA
Astana Airport Kazakhstan TSE UACC
Riga Airport Latvia RIX EVRA
Kaunas Airport Lithuania KUN EYKA
Vilnius Airport Lithuania VNO EYVI
Luxembourg Airport Luxembourg LUX ELLX
Skopje Airport Macedonia SKP LWSK
Malta Airport Malta MLA LMML
Chisinau Airport Moldova KIV LUKK
Podgorica Airport Montenegro TGD LYPG
Tivat Airport Montenegro TIV LYTV
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Netherlands AMS EHAM
Eindhoven Airport Netherlands EIN EHEH
Groningen Airport Eelde Netherlands GRQ EHGG
Maastricht Aachen Airport Netherlands MST EHBK
Rotterdam The Hague Airport Netherlands RTM EHRD
Ålesund Airport Norway AES ENAL
Bergen Airport Norway BGO ENBR
Bodø Airport Norway BOO ENBO
Haugesund Airport Norway HAU ENHD
Kristiansand Airport Norway KRS ENCN
Oslo Airport Gardermoen Norway OSL ENGM
Sandefjord Airport Torp Norway TRF ENTO
Stavanger Airport Norway SVG ENZV
Tromsø Airport Norway TOS ENTC
Trondheim Airport Norway TRD ENVA
Gdansk Airport Poland GDN EPGD
Katowice Airport Poland KTW EPKT
Kraków Airport Poland KRK EPKK
Modlin Airport Poland WMI EPMO
Poznan Airport Poland POZ EPPO
Warsaw Airport Poland WAW EPWA
Wroclaw Airport Poland WRO EPWR
Faro Airport Portugal FAO LPFR
Lisbon Airport Portugal LIS LPPT
Madeira Airport Portugal FNC LPMA
Ponta Delgada Airport Portugal PDL LPPD
Porto Airport Portugal OPO LPPR
Bucharest Henri Coanda Airport Romania OTP LROP
Cluj-Napoca Airport Romania CLJ LRCL
Iasi Airport Romania IAS LRIA
Timisoara Airport Romania TSR LRTR
Koltsovo Airport Russia SVX USSS
Moscow Domodedovo Airport Russia DME UUDD
Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport Russia SVO UUEE
Moscow Vnukovo Airport Russia VKO UUWW
Saint Petersburg Pulkovo Airport Russia LED ULLI
Sochi Airport Russia AER URSS
Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport Serbia BEG LYBE
Niš Airport Serbia INI LYNI
Pristina Airport Serbia PRN BKPR
Bratislava Airport Slovakia BTS LZIB
Ljubljana Airport Slovenia LJU LJLJ
Alicante Airport Spain ALC LEAL
Almeria Airport Spain LEI LEAM
Barcelona Airport Spain BCN LEBL
Bilbao Airport Spain BIO LEBB
Fuerteventura Airport Spain FUE GCFV
Girona Airport Spain GRO LEGE
Gran Canaria Airport Spain LPA GCLP
Ibiza Airport Spain IBZ LEIB
Jerez Airport Spain XRY LEJR
Lanzarote Airport Spain ACE GCRR
Madrid Barajas Airport Spain MAD LEMD
Malaga Airport Spain AGP LEMG
Mallorca Airport Spain PMI LEPA
Menorca Airport Spain MAH LEMH
Murcia-San Javier Airport Spain MJV LELC
Reus Airport Spain REU LERS
Santander Airport Spain SDR LEXJ
Santiago de Compostela Airport Spain SCQ LEST
Seville Airport Spain SVQ LEZL
Tenerife North Airport Spain TFN GCXO
Tenerife South Airport Spain TFS GCTS
Valencia Airport Spain VLC LEVC
Zaragoza Airport Spain ZAZ LEZG
Gothenburg Landvetter Airport Sweden GOT ESGG
Malmö Airport Sweden MMX ESMS
Stockholm Arlanda Airport Sweden ARN ESSA
Stockholm Bromma Airport Sweden BMA ESSB
Stockholm Skavsta Airport Sweden NYO ESKN
Stockholm Västerås Airport Sweden VST ESOW
Bern Airport Switzerland BRN LSZB
Genève Airport Switzerland GVA LSGG
Lugano Airport Switzerland LUG LSZA
Zürich Airport Switzerland ZRH LSZH
Adana Airport Turkey ADA LTAF
Ankara Esenboga Airport Turkey ESB LTAC
Antalya Airport Turkey AYT LTAI
Dalaman Airport Turkey DLM LTBS
Istanbul Atatürk Airport Turkey IST LTBA
Istanbul New Airport Turkey n/a n/a
Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport Turkey SAW LTFJ
Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport Turkey ADB LTBJ
Milas-Bodrum Airport Turkey BJV LTFE
Trabzon Airport Turkey TZX LTCG
Kiev Borispol Airport Ukraine KBP UKBB
Kiev Zhuliany Airport Ukraine IEV UKKK
Odessa Airport Ukraine ODS UKOO
Aberdeen Airport United Kingdom ABZ EGPD
Belfast City Airport United Kingdom BHD EGAC
Belfast International Airport United Kingdom BFS EGAA
Birmingham Airport United Kingdom BHX EGBB
Bristol Airport United Kingdom BRS EGGD
Cardiff Airport United Kingdom CWL EGFF
East Midlands Airport United Kingdom EMA EGNX
Edinburgh Airport United Kingdom EDI EGPH
Glasgow Airport United Kingdom GLA EGPF
Glasgow Prestwick Airport United Kingdom PIK EGPK
Humberside Airport United Kingdom HUY EGNJ
Jersey Airport United Kingdom JER EGJJ
Leeds Bradford Airport United Kingdom LBA EGNM
Liverpool Airport United Kingdom LPL EGGP
London City Airport United Kingdom LCY EGLC
London Gatwick Airport United Kingdom LGW EGKK
London Heathrow Airport United Kingdom LHR EGLL
London Luton Airport United Kingdom LTN EGGW
London Southend Airport United Kingdom SEN EGMC
London Stansted Airport United Kingdom STN EGSS
Manchester Airport United Kingdom MAN EGCC
Southampton Airport United Kingdom SOU EGHI
Newcastle Airport United Kingdom NCL EGNT

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