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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:


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.

Companies' assigned names may change over time as a result of mergers, acquisitions, or change in company name or status. 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

GCH Gama Aviation Switzerland GAMA SWISS Switzerland
GOP Gospa Air GOSPA AIR Mexico
HGT GMJ Air Shuttle HIGHTECH United States
GRE Greenlandcopter Denmark
GMQ Germania Express CORGI Germany
KNM GB Helicopters KINGDOM United Kingdom
GCW Global Air Crew GLOBALCREW Denmark
GBH Global Avia Handling Russia
Y5 GMR Golden Myanmar Airlines GOLDEN MYANMAR Myanmar
GML G & L Aviation GEEANDEL South Africa
EXH G5 Executive BATMAN Switzerland
MTA GAK/Mitchell Aero GAK AVIATION United States
GBX GB Airlink ISLAND TIGER United States
GT GBL GB Airways GEEBEE AIRWAYS United Kingdom
GCS GCS Air Service GALION United States
FFU GEC Marconi Avionics FERRANTI United Kingdom
GET Get High AIR FLOW Portugal
GET GETRA GETRA Equatorial Guinea ICAO Code no longer allocated
GFW GFW Aviation Australia
GHI GH Stansted Limited United Kingdom
Z5 GMG GMG Airlines GMG Bangladesh
GPE GP Express Airlines REGIONAL EXPRESS United States
BMK GST Aero Aircompany MURAT Kazakhstan
GTX GTA Air BIG-DEE United States
GAH Ga-Ma Helicoptere GAMHELICO France
GBE Gabon Express GABEX Gabon
GRT Gabon-Air-Transport Gabon
GIG Gacela Air Cargo GACELA AIR Mexico
GFC Gail Force Express GAIL FORCE United States
GNJ Gain Jet Aviation HERCULES JET Greece
SWF Galair International GALAIR United Kingdom
GLS Galaircervis GALS Ukraine
7O GAL Galaxy Air GALAXY Kyrgyzstan
GXY Galaxy Airlines GALAX Japan
GAS Galena Air Service GALENA AIR SERVICE United States
1G Galileo International United States
GMA Gama Aviation GAMA United Kingdom
GC GNR Gambia International Airlines GAMBIA INTERNATIONAL Gambia
NML Gambia New Millennium Air NEWMILL Gambia
GMJ Gamisa Aviación GAMISA Spain
G7 GNF Gandalf Airlines Gandalf Italy
GAN Gander Aviation GANAIR Canada
GSA Garden State Airlines GARDEN STATE United States
AHM Garrison Aviation AIR HURON Canada
GA GIA Garuda Indonesia INDONESIA Indonesia
GHS Gatari Hutama Air Services GATARI Indonesia
EGO Gauteng Air Cargo GAUTENG South Africa
GVN Gavina GAVINA Spain
4G GZP Gazpromavia GAZPROMAVIA Russia
GEE Geesair GEESAIR Canada
GR GCO Gemini Air Cargo GEMINI United States
GAB Gendall Air GENDALL Canada
GDB Gendarmerie Belge BELGIAN GENERMERIE Belgium
FGN Gendarmie Nationale FRANCE GENDARME France
SWK General Aerospace SKYWALKER Canada
GWS General Airways GENAIR South Africa
GNZ General Aviation GONZO Poland
GTH General Aviation Flying Services GOTHAM United States
XGA General Aviation Terminal Canada
GMC General Motors GENERAL MOTORS United States
GNX Genex Belarus
GSL Geographic Air Surveys SURVEY-CANADA Canada
A9 TGZ Georgian Airways TAMAZI Georgia
FGA Georgian Aviation Federation GEORGIA FED Georgia
GGF Georgian Cargo Airlines Africa GEORGIAN AFRICA Senegal
QB GFG Georgian National Airlines NATIONAL Georgia
Great Barrier Airlines New Zealand Not ICAO allocated - GBA issued for domestic use by the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
GAF German Air Force GERMAN AIR FORCE Germany
GAM German Army GERMAN ARMY Germany
GNY German Navy GERMAN NAVY Germany
GHY German Sky Airlines GERMAN SKY Germany
ST GMI Germania GERMANIA Germany
4U GWI Germanwings GERMAN WINGS Germany
GDN Gerry's Dnata Pakistan
GFD Gesellschaft Fur Flugzieldarstellung KITE Germany
GP GES Gestair GESTAIR Spain
GJT Gestión Aérea Ejecutiva BANJET Spain
GHT Ghadames Air Transport Libya
GH GHA Ghana Airways GHANA Ghana
G0 GHB Ghana International Airlines GHANA AIRLINES Ghana
NTC Gibson Aviation NIGHT CHASE United States
RPS Global Air Charter RESPONSE United States
GAG Global Air Operations GLOBAL AIRGROUP Comoros
GBS Global Air Services Nigeria GLOBAL SERVE Nigeria
GLC Global Aircargo Bahrain
Global Airways (Turks and Caicos) Turks and Caicos Islands
BSP Global Airways (BSP) Democratic Republic of Congo
GLB Global Airways (GLB) GLO-AIR United States Air Castle Corporation
GBB Global Aviation Operations GLOBE South Africa
GAK Global Aviation and Services Group AVIAGROUP Libya
GGZ Global Georgian Airways GLOBAL GEORGIAN Georgia
GLJ Global Jet Austria GLOBAL AUSTRIA Austria
NSM Global Jet Corporation THUNDERCLOUD United States
SVW Global Jet Luxembourg SILVER ARROWS Luxembourg
GSK Global Sky Aircharter GLOBAL SKY United States
GSS Global Supply Systems JET LIFT United Kingdom
XGS Global System United States
XGW Global Weather Dynamics United States
GLW Global Wings Japan
GJA Globe Jet Lebanon
G8 GOW GoAir GOAIR India
GK Go One Airways United Kingdom Defunct?
G7 GJS GoJet Airlines LINDBERGH United States
GGE Gobierno De Guinea Ecuatorial Equatorial Guinea
GOF Gof-Air GOF-AIR Mexico
GOI Gofir SWISS HAWK Switzerland
G3 GLO Gol Transportes Aéreos GOL TRANSPORTE Brazil Brazilian low-cost airline.
GBT Gold Belt Air Transport GOLD BELT Canada defunct
GDA GoldAir AIR PARTNER United Kingdom
GDK Goldeck-Flug GOLDECK FLUG Austria
DC GAO Golden Air GOLDEN Sweden
GDD Golden Airlines GOLDEN AIRLINES United States
GPA Golden Pacific Airlines GOLDEN PAC United States
GRS Golden Rule Airlines GOLDEN RULE Kyrgyzstan
GLD Golden Star Air Cargo GOLDEN STAR Sudan
GOS Goldfields Air Services Australia
GAQ Golfe Air Quebec GOLFAIR Canada
GLE Goliaf Air GOLIAF AIR São Tomé and Príncipe
GOM Gomel Airlines GOMEL Belarus
RDR Goodridge (UK) Limited RED STAR United Kingdom
G1 Gorkha Airlines GORKHA AIRLINES Nepal ?ICAO
GOR Gorlitsa Airlines GORLITSA Ukraine
HKG Government Flying Service HONGKONG GOVERNMENT Hong Kong SAR of China
GRZ Government of Zambia Communications Flight COM FLIGHT Zambia
HLD Grampian Flight Centre GRANITE United Kingdom
GAV Granada Aviación GRANAVI Spain
GAE Grand Aire Express GRAND EXPRESS United States
GND Grand Airways GRAND VEGAS United States
CVU Grand Canyon Airlines CANYON VIEW United States
GS GUN Grant Aviation HOOT United States
LMK Grantex Aviation LANDMARK United Kingdom
GRA Great American Airways GREAT AMERICAN United States
ZK GLA Great Lakes Airlines LAKES AIR United States
GLU Great Lakes Airways (Uganda) LAKES CARGO Uganda
GRP Great Plains Airlines GREAT PLAINS United States
IJ GWL Great Wall Airlines GREAT WALL China
GWA Great Western Air G-W AIR United States
HAF Hellenic Air Force HELLENIC AIR FORCE Greece
GFF Griffin Aviation GRIFFIN AIR Cyprus
GXA Grixona GRIXONA Moldova
GZD Grizodubova Air Company GRIZODUBOVA AIR Russia
HTG Grossmann Air Service GROSSMANN Austria
GSJ Grossmann Jet Service GROSSJET Czech Republic
GHV Ground Handling Service de Mexico GROUND HANDLING Mexico
GPM Grup Air-Med GRUPOMED Spain
EJC Grupo De Aviación Ejecutiva GRUPOEJECUTIVA Mexico
VMM Grupo Vuelos Mediterraneo VUELOS MED Spain
GMT Grupoaéreo Monterrey GRUPOMONTERREY Mexico
GSY Guard Systems GUARD AIR Norway
G6 BSR Guine Bissaur Airlines BISSAU AIRLINES Guinea-Bissau
GIJ Guinea Airways GUINEA AIRWAYS Guinea
GNC Guinea Cargo GUINEA CARGO Equatorial Guinea
J9 GIF Guinee Airlines GUINEE AIRLINES Guinea defunct
GEA Guinea Ecuatorial Airlines GEASA Equatorial Guinea
GIQ Guinee Paramount Airlines GUIPAR Guinea
CGH Guizhou Airlines GUIZHOU China
GUS Guja GUJA Mexico
G8 GUJ Gujarat Airways GUJARATAIR India
TSU Gulf & Caribbean Cargo / Contract Air Cargo TRANSAUTO United States
GUF Gulf African Airlines GULF AFRICAN The Gambia
GFA Gulf Air GULF AIR Oman
GF GBA Gulf Air Bahrain GULF BAHRAIN Bahrain
GAT Gulf Air Inc GULF TRANS United States
GCN Gulf Central Airlines GULF CENTRAL United States
SFY Gulf Flite Center SKY FLITE United States
GPC Gulf Pearl Air Lines AIR GULFPEARL Libya
GLF Gulfstream Aerospace GULFSTREAM TEST United States
GFS Gulfstream Airlines GULFSTAR United States
GFT Gulfstream International Airlines GULF FLIGHT United States
GUL Gull Air GULL-AIR United States
GUM Gum Air GUM AIR Suriname
GDH Guneydogu Havacilik Isletmesi RISING SUN Turkey
GY Guyana Airways 2000
GWN Gwyn Aviation GWYN United Kingdom

* on IATA code indicates a controlled duplicate.

italics indicates a defunct airline.

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