The IATA (International Air Transport Association) code is a unique three-letter identifier assigned by the IATA to airlines, airports, and other aviation-related entities. The IATA code is used by the airline industry as a standard identifier for airlines, airports, and other aviation-related entities.
For example, the IATA code for American Airlines is "AA," while the IATA code for Los Angeles International Airport is "LAX." The IATA code is used in flight scheduling, ticketing, and baggage handling, among other applications. It is an important tool for ensuring efficient and effective communication and coordination among airlines, airports, and other aviation stakeholders.
The IATA code is separate from the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) code, which is a four-letter identifier assigned to airlines and airports for air traffic control purposes. The IATA and ICAO codes are often used together to identify specific airlines and airports, providing a standardized and unambiguous identifier for these entities.