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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. The ICAO codes originally based on a two-letter-system and were identical to the airline codes used by IATA. After an airline joined IATA its existing ICAO-two-letter-code was taken over as IATA code. So in the 1970s the abbreviation BA was the ICAO code and the IATA code of British Airways while non-IATA-airlines like Court Line used their 2-letter-abbreviation as ICAO code only. In the early 1980s ICAO introduced the current three-letter-system due to the increasing number of airlines. It became the official new standard system in November 1987.

An example is:

  • Operator: American Airlines
  • Three-letter-ICAO-designator: AAL (the original ICAO-two-letter-designator AA was used until 1987 and is also the IATA code of the airline)

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
EES Eagle Express Serbia 2014[1]
EBF Echo Airlines Bahamas 2014[1]
ENY Envoy Air ENVOY United States 2014[1]
EVK Everett Aviation EVERETT Kenya [1]
ENK Executive Airlink SUNBIRD United States Allocated in 2014[2]
EVT Everett Limited Tanzania
ELN Eleron Aviation Company ELERON Ukraine
ECC Eclair Aviation ECLAIR Czech Republic
ELU Egyptian Leisure Airlines EGYPTIAN LEISURE Egypt
LTD Executive Express Aviation/JA Air Charter LIGHT SPEED United States
EPR Express Airways EMPEROR Slovenia
XSL Excel-Aire Service EXCELAIRE United States
XSR Executive Flight Services AIRSHARE United States
9A EZX Eagle Express Air Charter EAGLEXPRESS Malaysia
MNU Elite Airways MAINER United States
Europe Jet EUROPE JET Turkey
E1 Everbread United Kingdom
EHD E H Darby Aviation PLATINUM AIR United States
1C Electronic Data Systems Switzerland
1Y Electronic Data Systems United States
EXW Executive Airlines Services ECHOLINE Nigeria
EFS EFAOS- Agencia De Viagens e Turismo EFAOS Angola
EFD Eisele Flugdienst EVER FLIGHT Germany
FSD EFS-Flugservice FLUGSERVICE Germany
EIS EIS Aircraft COOL Germany
ESI ESI Eliservizi Italiani ELISERVIZI Italy
VE EUJ EUjet UNION JET Ireland defunct
ICR Eagle Aero ICARUS FLIGHTS United States
FEI Eagle Air ARCTIC EAGLE Iceland
Eagle Air Indonesia
EGR Eagle Air EAGLE SIERRA Sierra Leone
EY EFL Eagle Air FLYING EAGLE Tanzania
NZ EAG Eagle Airways EAGLE New Zealand
EGX Eagle Air Company THAI EAGLE Thailand
GYP Eagle Aviation GYPSY United Kingdom
EGN Eagle Aviation France FRENCH EAGLE France
SEG Eagle International SEN-EAGLE Senegal
EGJ Eagle Jet Charter EAGLE JET United States
EMD Eaglemed (Ballard Aviation) EAGLEMED United States
ERX Earth Airlines Services EARTH AIR Nigeria
QU UTN UTair-Ukraine UT Ukraine Ukraine
S9 HSA East African Safari Air DUMA Kenya
EXZ East African Safari Air Express TWIGA Kenya
EMU East Asia Airlines Macao
ECT East Coast Airways EASTWAY South Africa
ECJ East Coast Jets EASTCOAST JET United States
EHA East Hampton Aire AIRE HAMPTON United States
EKC East Kansas City Aviation BLUE GOOSE United States
CTK East Midlands Helicopters COSTOCK United Kingdom
DXH East Star Airlines EAST STAR China
EWA East-West Airlines EASTWEST Australia defunct
ZE ESR Eastar Jet EASTAR South Korea
EAZ Eastern Air EASAIR Zambia
EAX Eastern Air Executive EASTEX United Kingdom
EA EAL Eastern Air Lines EASTERN United States defunct
EAL Eastern Air Lines EASTERN United States 2015[3]
T3 EZE Eastern Airways EASTFLIGHT United Kingdom
QF EAQ Eastern Australia Airlines EASTERN Australia IATA dupe with parent QANTAS. Also uses 2 letter ICAO EA.
ECI Eastern Carolina Aviation EASTERN CAROLINA United States
GNS Eastern Executive Air Charter GENESIS United Kingdom
LIS Eastern Express LARISA Kazakhstan
EME Eastern Metro Express EMAIR United States
EPB Eastern Pacific Aviation EAST PAC Canada
ESJ Eastern SkyJets EASTERN SKYJETS United Arab Emirates
DK ELA Eastland Air Australia
W9 SGR Eastwind Airlines STINGER United States defunct
FYE Easy Link Aviation Services FLYME Nigeria
CMN Eckles Aircraft CIMMARON AIRE United States
EJT Eclipse Aviation ECLIPSE JET United States
DEI Ecoair Algeria
ECX Ecomex Air Cargo AIR ECOMEX Angola
ECD Ecotour ECOTOUR Mexico
XCC Ecoturistica de Xcalak XCALAK Mexico
ECV Ecuatoguineana De Aviación (EGA) EQUATOGUINEA Equatorial Guinea
EQC Ecuatorial Cargo ECUA-CARGO Equatorial Guinea
ECU Ecuavia ECUAVIA Ecuador
WK EDW Edelweiss Air EDELWEISS Switzerland
SLO Edgartown Air SLOW United States
EDC Edinburgh Air Charter SALTIRE United Kingdom
EDJ Edwards Jet Center of Montana EDWARDS United States
EIJ Efata Papua Airlines EFATA Indonesia
EUW EFS European Flight Service EUROWEST Sweden
MS MSR Egyptair EGYPTAIR Egypt
MSX Egyptair Cargo EGYPTAIR CARGO Egypt
EGY Egyptian Air Force Egypt
EJX Egyptian Aviation Egypt
EMA Egyptian Aviation Company Egypt
EIX Ei Air Exports AIR EXPORTS Ireland
EIR Eirjet EIRJET Ireland
LY ELY El Al Israel Airlines ELAL Israel
CMX El Caminante Taxi Aéreo EL CAMINANTE Mexico
GLQ El Quilada International Aviation QUILADA Sudan
ELS El Sal Air EL SAL El Salvador
ESC El Sol De América SOLAMERICA Venezuela
UZ BRQ El-Buraq Air Transport BURAQAIR Libya
ELX Elan Express ELAN United States
LBR Elbe Air Transport MOTION Germany
NLK Elbrus-Avia Air Enterprise ELAVIA Russia
DND Eldinder Aviation DINDER Sudan
PDV Elicar ELICAR Italy
EDO Elidolomiti ELIDOLOMITI Italy
ELB Elieuro ELILOBARDIA Italy No longer used
EFG Elifriulia ELIFRIULIA Italy
ELH Elilario Italia LARIO Italy
EOA Elilombarda LOMBARDA Italy
MEE Elimediterranea ELIMEDITERRANEA Italy
VUL Elios ELIOS Italy
IEP Elipiu' ELIPIU Italy
RSA Elisra Airlines ESRA Sudan
EAI Elite Air ELAIR Togo
EJD Elite Jets ELITE DUBAI United Arab Emirates
FGS Elitellina ELITELLINA Italy
ELT Elliott Aviation ELLIOT United States
MGG Elmagal Aviation Services ELMAGAL Sudan
ELR Elrom Aviation and Investments Israel
EAM Embassy Airlines EMBASSY AIR Nigeria
EFT Embassy Freight Company EMBASSY FREIGHT United States
EMB Empresa Brasileira De Aeronáutica EMBRAER Brazil
XSL Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University SATSLAB United States Sesatlab Proof-of-Concept Flight
JEM Emerald Airways GEMSTONE United Kingdom
EWW Emery Worldwide Airlines EMERY United States
EMT Emetebe EMETEBE Ecuador
EK UAE Emirates Airline EMIRATES United Arab Emirates
SBC Emoyeni Air Charter SABIAN AIR South Africa Mount Air
EMP Empire Air Service EMPIRE United States
EM CFS Empire Airlines EMPIRE AIR United States
MPR Empire Aviation Services Nigeria
ETP Empire Test Pilots' School TESTER United Kingdom
AUO Empresa (Aero Uruguay), S.A. UNIFORM OSCAR Uruguay
PRG Empresa Aero-Servicios Parrague ASPAR Chile
CRN Empresa Aerocaribbean AEROCARIBBEAN Cuba
VNA Empresa Aviación Interamericana EBBA Uruguay
EU EEA Empresa Ecuatoriana De Aviación ECUATORIANA Ecuador
CNI Empresa Nacional De Servicios Aéreos SERAER Cuba
VNE Empresa Venezolana VENEZOLANA Venezuela
GTV Empresa de Aviación Aerogaviota GAVIOTA Cuba
XLT Empressa Brasileira de Infra-Estrutura Aeroportuaria-Infraero INFRAERO Brazil
ENC Endecots ENDECOTS Ecuador
ENI Enimex ENIMEX Estonia
G8 ENK Enkor JSC ENKOR Russia
EGV Enrique Gleisner Vivanco GLEISNER Chile
ESE Ensenada Vuelos Especiales ENSENADA ESPECIAL Mexico
OF ENT Enter Air ENTER Poland
ENS Entergy Services ENTERGY SHUTTLE United States
EWS Enterprise World Airways WORLD ENTERPRISE Democratic Republic of the Congo
E0 ESS Eos Airlines NEW DAWN United States
EKA Equaflight Service EQUAFLIGHT Republic of the Congo
EQZ Equatair Air Services (Zambia) ZAMBIA CARGO Zambia
EQT Equatorial Airlines Equatorial Guinea
ERH Era Helicopters ERAH United States
IRY Eram Air ERAM AIR Iran
ERF Erfoto ERFOTO Portugal
ERE Erie Airways AIR ERIE United States
B8 ERT Eritrean Airlines ERITREAN Eritrea
EAD Escola De Aviacao Aerocondor AERO-ESCOLA Portugal
CTV Escuela De Pilotos Are Aviación ARE AVIACION Spain
EPC Espace Aviation Services ESPACE Democratic Republic of the Congo
ERC Esso Resources Canada ESSO Canada
E7 ESF Estafeta Carga Aérea Mexico
EEF Estonian Air Force ESTONIAN AIR FORCE Estonia
OV ELL Estonian Air ESTONIAN Estonia
ETA Estrellas Del Aire ESTRELLAS Mexico
ET ETH Ethiopian Airlines ETHIOPIAN Ethiopia
MJM Eti 2000 ELCO ETI Italy
EY ETD Etihad Airways ETIHAD United Arab Emirates
ETM Etram Air Wing ETRAM Angola
EVN Euraviation EURAVIATION Italy
RZ Euro Exec Express Sweden
ESN Euro Sun EURO SUN Turkey
EAK Euro-Asia Air EAKAZ Kazakhstan
KZE Euro-Asia Air International KAZEUR Kazakhstan
MM MMZ EuroAtlantic Airways EUROATLANTIC Portugal
GOJ EuroJet Aviation GOJET United Kingdom
EUP Euroair EUROSTAR Greece
EUU Euroamerican Air EUROAMERICAN Uruguay
ECY Euroceltic Airways ECHELON United Kingdom
EUC Eurocontrol Belgium
ECF Eurocopter EUROCOPTER France
UI ECA Eurocypria Airlines EUROCYPRIA Cyprus
GJ EEZ Eurofly E-FLY Italy
EEU Eurofly Service EUROFLY Italy
EUG Euroguineana de Aviación EUROGUINEA Equatorial Guinea
ERJ Eurojet Italia JET ITALIA Italy
JLN Eurojet Limited JET LINE Malta
RDP Eurojet Romania JET-ARROW Romania
EJS Eurojet Servis EEJAY SERVICE Czech Republic
K2 ELO Eurolot EUROLOT Poland
3W EMX Euromanx Airways EUROMANX Austria
GED Europe Air Lines LANGUEDOC France
5O FPO Europe Airpost FRENCH POST France
EUT European 2000 Airlines FIESTA Malta
EAG European Aeronautical Group UK United Kingdom defunct
EA EAL European Air Express STAR WING Germany
QY BCS European Air Transport EUROTRANS Belgium
E7 EAF European Aviation Air Charter EUROCHARTER United Kingdom
EBJ European Business Jets United Kingdom
ECB European Coastal Airlines COASTAL CLIPPER Croatia
ETV European Executive EURO EXEC United Kingdom
EXC European Executive Express ECHO EXPRESS Sweden
EBG Eurosense EUROSENSE Bulgaria
ESX Euroskylink CATFISH United Kingdom
EW EWG Eurowings EUROWINGS Germany
EVE Evelop Airlines Spain
EZ EIA Evergreen International Airlines EVERGREEN United States
VTS Everts Air Alaska/Everts Air Cargo EVERTS United States
EMN Examiner Training Agency AGENCY United Kingdom
JN XLA Excel Airways EXPO United Kingdom
XEL Excel Charter HELI EXCEL United Kingdom
GZA Excellent Air EXCELLENT AIR Germany
MB EXA Execair Aviation CANADIAN EXECAIRE Canada
VCN Execujet Charter AVCON Switzerland
EJO Execujet Middle East MIDJET United Arab Emirates
VMP Execujet Scandinavia VAMPIRE Denmark
LFL Executive Air LIFE FLIGHT Zimbabwe
EAC Executive Air Charter EXECAIR United States
XAF Executive Air Fleet United States
ECS Executive Aircraft Charter and Charter Services ECHO Ireland
XAH Executive Aircraft Services United Kingdom
OW EXK Executive Airlines EXECUTIVE EAGLE United States American Eagle
EXU Executive Airlines SACAIR Spain
JTR Executive Aviation Services JESTER United Kingdom
EXE Executive Flight EXEC United States
TRI Executive Flight Operations Ontario Government TRILLIUM Canada
EXJ Executive Jet Charter United Kingdom
EJM Executive Jet Management JET SPEED United States
TEA Executive Turbine Aviation TRAVELMAX South Africa
EXF Eximflight EXIMFLIGHT Mexico
EXN Exin EXIN Poland
EXR Expertos En Carga EXPERTOS ENCARGA Mexico
FXA Express Air EFFEX United States
EIC Express International Cargo EXCARGO São Tomé and Príncipe
XPL Express Line Aircompany EXPRESSLINE United States
XNA Express Net Airlines EXPRESSNET United States
EO LHN Express One International LONGHORN United States defunct
XTO Express Tours EXPRESS TOURS Canada
EV ASQ ExpressJet ACEY United States
JTM Exxavia Limited SKYMAN Ireland
U2 EZY easyJet EASY United Kingdom
DS EZS easyJet Switzerland TOPSWISS Switzerland
AAE Express Air ARIZONA United States defunct?
EAV Eagle Airlines Luftverkehrsges MAYFLOWER Austria
ABU Eagle Aviation Services United States

* on IATA code indicates a controlled duplicate. italics indicates a defunct airline.

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