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A list of all Airline codes. The table lists the IATA airline designators, the ICAO airline designators and the airline call signs (telephony designator). Historical assignments are also included for completeness.

Airline codes for airlines beginning with:

All - 0-9 - A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z

IATA airline designator

IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the world's airlines in accordance with the provisions of IATA Resolution 762. They form the first two characters of the flight number.

Designators are used to identify an airline for all commercial purposes, including reservations, timetables, tickets, tariffs, air waybills, and in airline interline telecommunications. There are three types of designator: unique, alpha/numeric, and controlled duplicate.

IATA maintains two policies to deal with the limited number of available codes:

  1. after an airline is delisted, the code becomes available for reuse after six months;
  2. IATA issues "controlled duplicates".

Controlled duplicates are issued to regional airlines whose destinations are not likely to overlap, in such a way that the same code would be shared by two different airlines. The controlled duplicate is denoted here with an asterisk (*) following the code and in IATA literature as well.

ICAO airline designator

The ICAO airline designator is a code assigned by the International Civil Aviation Organization to aircraft operating agencies, aeronautical authorities, and services. The codes are unique by airline which is not true for the IATA airline designator codes.

Each aircraft operating agency, aeronautical authority, and services related to international aviation is allocated both a three-letter designator and a telephony designator. The designators are listed in ICAO Document 8585: Designators for Aircraft Operating Agencies, Aeronautical Authorities and Services.

An example is:

  • Three-letter designator - AAL
  • Telephony designator - AMERICAN
  • Operator - American Airlines

Certain combinations of letters are not allocated to avoid confusion with other systems (for example SOS). Other designators (particularly those starting with Y and Z) are reserved for government organizations.

Designator YYY is used for operators that do not have a code allocated.

Call signs

Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognized call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. The flight number is normally then published in their public timetable and appears on the arrivals and departure screens in the airport terminals served by that particular flight. In cases of emergency, the airline name and flight number, rather than the individual aircraft's registration, are normally mentioned by the main news media.

Some call signs are less obviously associated with a particular airline than others. This might be for historic reasons, or possibly to avoid confusion with a call sign used by an established airline.

Not all of these operators of aircraft are civilian and some only operate ad hoc chartered flights rather than scheduled flights; some operate both types of flights. Some cargo airlines specialize in freight transport, an emphasis that may be reflected in the company's name.

Clearly companies' names will change over time, normally due to bankruptcies or mergers occurring. Country names can also change over time and new call signs may be agreed in substitution for traditional ones. The country shown alongside an airline's call sign is that wherein most of its aircraft are believed to be registered, which may not always be the same as the country in which the firm is officially incorporated or registered. There are many other airlines in business whose radio call signs are more obviously derived from the trading name.

The callsign should normally resemble the operators name or function and not be confused with callsigns used by other operators. The callsign should be easily and phonetically pronounceable in at least English, French, Spanish or Russian.


Airline codes
IATA ICAO Airline Call Sign Country Comments
JNH M & N Aviation JONAH United States
MCF MAC Fotografica MAC FOTO Spain
MPJ MAP-Management and Planung MAPJET Austria
TFG MAS Airways TRAFALGAR United Kingdom
M7 MAA MasAir MAS CARGA Mexico
IN MAK MAT Macedonian Airlines MAKAVIO Macedonia
MCC MCC Aviation DISCOVERY South Africa
JLA MIA Airlines SALLINE Romania
OM MGL MIAT Mongolian Airlines MONGOL AIR Mongolia
MNC MIT Airlines MUNCIE Canada
MB MNB MNG Airlines BLACK SEA Turkey
EBF MSR Flug-Charter SKYRUNNER Germany
MAQ Mac Aviation MAC AVIATION Spain
MCN Mac Dan Aviation Corporation MAC DAN United States
MTD MacKnight Airlines Australia
CC MCK Macair Airlines Australia
MCS Macedonian Airlines MACAIR Greece
MDH Madina Air MADINA AIR Libya
DM Maersk Denmark Defunct
MJB Magic Blue Airlines MAGIC BLUE Netherlands
MGR Magna Air MAGNA AIR Austria
MLH Mahalo Air MAHALO United States
W5 IRM Mahan Air MAHAN AIR Iran
M2 MZS Mahfooz Aviation MAHFOOZ Gambia
MAT Maine Aviation MAINE-AV United States
MAJ Majestic Airlines MAGIC AIR United States
AKM Mak Air MAKAIR Kazakhstan
MLG Malagasy Airlines Madagascar
MLX Malawi Express MALAWI EXPRESS Malawi
MKK Malaya Aviatsia Dona AEROKEY Russia
MH MAS Malaysia Airlines MALAYSIAN Malaysia
VXP Mali Air Express AVION EXPRESS Mali
MTZ Mali Airways MALI AIRWAYS Mali
MLC Malila Airlift MALILA Democratic Republic of the Congo
MLS Mall Airways MALL-AIRWAYS United States
LOD Malmoe Air Taxi LOGIC Sweden
TF SCW Malmö Aviation SCANWING Sweden
R5 MAC Malta Air Charter MALTA CHARTER Malta
MWS Malta Wings MALTA WINGS Malta
MA MAH Malév Hungarian Airlines MALEV Hungary
MLB Manaf International Airways MANAF Burundi
RI MDL Mandala Airlines MANDALA Indonesia
AE MDA Mandarin Airlines MANDARIN Taiwan
JE MNO Mango TULCA South Africa
MHN Manhattan Air MANHATTAN United Kingdom
MTO Manitoulin Air Services MANITOULIN Canada
MNR Mann Air TEEMOL United Kingdom
MAN Mannion Air Charter MANNION United States
MTS Mantrust Asahi Airways MANTRUST Indonesia
MNX Manx Airlines MANX United Kingdom
MAD Maple Air Services MAPLE AIR Canada
MAR March Helicopters MARCH United Kingdom
MCP Marcopolo Airways MARCOPOLO Afghanistan
MGI Marghi Air MARGHI Nigeria
MRK Markair MARKAIR United States
MKO Markoss Aviation GOSHAWK United Kingdom
MCE Marshall Aerospace MARSHALL United Kingdom
M7 MSL Marsland Aviation MARSLANDAIR Sudan
XMA Martin Aviation Services United States
MBE Martin-Baker MARTIN United Kingdom
MP MPH Martinair MARTINAIR Netherlands
MRA Martinaire MARTEX United States
MFA Martyn Fiddler Associates SEAHORSE United Kingdom
MVN Marvin Limited MARVIN United Kingdom
TRP Maryland State Police TROOPER United States
MTH Massachusetts Institute of Technology RESEARCH United States
MSY Massey University School of Aviation MASSEY New Zealand
MSW Master Airways MASTER AIRWAYS Serbia
MPL Master Planner United States
LMJ Masterjet MASTERJET Portugal
Q4 Mastertop Linhas Aereas Brazil
MIA Mauria MAURIA Mauritania
MNV Mauritanienne Aerienne Et Navale NAVALE Mauritania
MRF Mauritanienne Air Fret MAUR-FRET Mauritania
MWY Mauritanienne Airways MAURITANIENNE Mauritania
MDE Mauritanienne De Transport Aerien MAURI-TRANS Mauritania
MVR Maverick Airways MAV-AIR United States
H5 MVL Mavial Magadan Airlines Mavial Russia
MAI Max Avia MAX AVIA Kyrgyzstan
MSF Max Sea Food MAXESA El Salvador
MAX Max-Aviation MAX AVIATION Canada
8M MXL Maxair MAXAIR Sweden
MXU Maximus Air Cargo CARGO MAX United Arab Emirates
MY MXJ Maxjet Airways MAX-JET United States Defunct
MXS Maxsus-Avia MAXSUS-AVIA Uzbekistan
MXP May Air Xpress BEECHNUT United States
MW MYD Maya Island Air MYLAND Belize
MYI Mayair MAYAIR Mexico
MBS Mbach Air MBACHI AIR Malawi Ground Services
MCH McAlpine Helicopters MACLINE United Kingdom
MKL McCall Aviation MCCALL United States
DAC McDonnell Douglas DACO United States
MDS McNeely Charter Services MID-SOUTH United States
MEK Med-Trans of Florida MED-TRANS United States
MDM Medavia Company MEDAVIA Malta
MRZ Medical Air Rescue Services MARS Zimbabwe
MCL Medical Aviation Services MEDIC United Kingdom
MDF Mediterranean Air Freight MED-FREIGHT Greece
MDY Mediterranean Airways Egypt
MEJ Medjet International MEDJET United States
MGK Mega MEGLA Kazakhstan
MEL Mega Linhas Aereas MEGA AIR Brazil
MKN Mekong Airlines MEKONG AIRLINES Cambodia
IM MNJ Menajet MENAJET Lebanon
Mercer Airlines United States Defunct
MXX Merchant Express Aviation MERCHANT Nigeria
MEC Mercury Aircourier Service MERCAIR United States
POV Meridian AIR POLTAVA Ukraine
MRD Meridian Air Cargo MERIDIAN United States
MHL Meridian Airlines HASSIMAIR Nigeria
DSL Meridian Aviation DIESEL United Kingdom
MEM Meridian Limited MERIDIAN CHERRY Ukraine
IG ISS Meridiana MERAIR Italy
MEI Merlin Airways AVALON United States
MZ MNA Merpati Nusantara Airlines MERPATI Indonesia
YV ASH Mesa Airlines AIR SHUTTLE United States
XJ MES Mesaba Airlines MESABA United States
MSQ Meta Linhas Aéreas META Brazil
MET Meteorological Research Flight METMAN United Kingdom
MER Methow Aviation METHOW United States
MVI Metro Business Aviation United Kingdom
MEX Metro Express EAGLE EXPRESS United States
MTR Metroflight METRO United States
MTJ Metrojet METROJET Hong Kong SAR of China
PIX Metropix UK METROPIX United Kingdom
MPS Metroplis METRO REGIONAL Netherlands Metroplis Noord 1
MXB Mex Blue MEX BLUE Mexico
MJT Mex-Jet MEJETS Mexico
MX MXA Mexicana de Aviación MEXICANA Mexico
MXT Mexico Transportes Aereos TRANSMEX Mexico
HUR Miami Air Charter HURRICANE CHARTER United States
GL BSK Miami Air International BISCAYNE United States
OWL Miami Valley Aviation NIGHT OWL United States
MPT Miapet-Avia MIAPET Armenia
BIB Michelin Air Services France
WIZ Micromatter Technology Solutions WIZARD United Kingdom
NYL Mid Airlines NILE Sudan
MPA Mid-Pacific Airlines MID PAC United States
MJR Midamerica Jet MAJOR United States
ME MEA Middle East Airlines CEDAR JET Lebanon
MID Midland Airport Services United Kingdom
MFR Midline Air Freight MIDLINE FREIGHT United States
MIS Midstate Airlines MIDSTATE United States
JI MDW Midway Airlines MIDWAY United States defunct
FLA Midway Express PALM United States
FAX Midwest Air Freighters FAIRFAX United States
YX MEP Midwest Airlines MIDEX United States
MY MWA Midwest Airlines (Egypt) Egypt
NIT Midwest Aviation NIGHTTRAIN United States
MWT Midwest Aviation Division MIDWEST United States
HTE Midwest Helicopters De Mexico HELICOPTERSMEXICO Mexico
MAB Millardair MILLARDAIR Canada
RJM Millen Corporation MILLEN United Kingdom
MLK Millennium Air NIGERJET Nigeria
MFS Miller Flying Services MILLER TIME United States
OXO Million Air MILL AIR United States
MIM Mimino MIMINO Russia
NAB Mina Airline Company Egypt
OMR Minair ORMINE Central African Republic
EBE Minebea Technologies MINEBEA United States
MAZ Mines Air Services Zambia MINES Zambia
MNL Miniliner MINILINER Italy
MNS Ministic Air MINISTIC Canada
WDG Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food WATCHDOG United Kingdom
LIR Minsk Aircraft Overhaul Plant LISLINE Belarus
MIC Mint Airways MINT AIRWAYS Spain
MIR Miramichi Air Service MIRAMICHI Canada
MIF Miras MIRAS Kazakhstan
MOS Misr Overseas Airways Egypt
MAF Mission Aviation Fellowship MISSI Indonesia
MSN Missionair MISIONAIR Spain
MRN Missions Gouvernemtales Francaises MARIANNE France
BDG Mississippi State University BULLDOG United States
MVA Mississippi Valley Airways VALAIR United States
MSA Mistral Air AIRMERCI Italy
MBO Mobil Oil MOBIL Canada
MXE Mocambique Expresso MOZAMBIQUE EXPRESS Mozambique
MFZ Mofaz Air MOFAZ AIR Malaysia
BUG Mokulele Airlines SPEEDBUGGY United States
MLE Moldaeroservice MOLDAERO Moldova
2M MDV Moldavian Airlines MOLDAVIAN Moldova
RRV Mombasa Air Safari SKYROVER Kenya
ZB MON Monarch Airlines MONARCH United Kingdom
MNH Monarch Airlines MONARCH AIR United States
8I Myway Airlines Italy
MFC Moncton Flying Club EAST WIND Canada
MDB Monde Air Charters MONDEAIR CARGO United Kingdom
MTI Monerrey Air Taxi MONTERREY AIR Mexico
MKY Monky Aerotaxis MONKY Mexico
YM MGX Montenegro Airlines MONTENEGRO Montenegro former callsign was "MONTAIR"
MNT Montserrat Airways MONTSERRAT Montserrat
MNY Mooney Aircraft Corporation MOONEY FLIGHT United States
MAL Morningstar Air Express MORNINGSTAR Canada
MSS Morris Air Service WASATCH United States
MRO Morrison Flying Service MORRISON United States
3R GAI Moskovia Airlines GROMOV AIRLINE Russia JSC
MPI Mosphil Aero MOSPHIL Philippines
M9 MSI Motor Sich MOTOR SICH Ukraine
NM NZM Mount Cook Airlines MOUNTCOOK New Zealand
MTN Mountain Air Cargo MOUNTAIN United States
N4 MTC Mountain Air Company MOUNTAIN LEONE Sierra Leone
PKP Mountain Air Express PIKES PEAK United States
BRR Mountain Air Service MOUNTAIN AIR United States
MBI Mountain Bird MOUNTAIN BIRD United States
MHA Mountain High Aviation MOUNTAIN HIGH United States
MPC Mountain Pacific Air MOUNTAIN PACIFIC Canada
MTV Mountain Valley Air Service MOUNTAIN VALLEY United States
MOW Mowhawk Airlines MOHAWK AIR United States
MDN Mudan Airlines Somali Republic
CMJ Mudanjiang General Aviation MUDANJIANG China
MTX Multi Taxi MULTITAXI Mexico
WBR Multi-Aero WEBER United States
MFT Multiflight YORKAIR
MNZ Murmansk Aircompany MURMAN AIR Russia
MUA Murray Air MURRAY AIR United States
MMR Musrata Air Transport MUSRATA AIR Libya
MAW Mustique Airways MUSTIQUE Barbados
MYW My Way Airlines FRANKY Italy
VZ MYT MyTravel Airways KESTREL United Kingdom Defunct, callsign now used by Thomas Cook Airlines
UB UBA Myanma Airways UNIONAIR Myanmar
8M MMM Myanmar Airways International assignment postponed Myanmar
MYA Myflug MYFLUG Iceland
VKG Mytravel Airways VIKING Denmark

* on IATA code indicates a controlled duplicate.

italics indicates a defunct airline.

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