International Airports of the World

Congratulations on making the decision to move or travel internationally!

International moving and traveling can be an exciting experience, but it’s also one that involves lots of little details. You’ll naturally have lots to do before the big day -- and one of those things is getting your good ready for shipping.

When you travel by air, your destination city is listed by its airport code. The same goes for the goods you’ll ship through Japan Luggage Express or any other international moving company in Japan. To make things easier, we’ve compiled a list of all of the world’s “IATA codes,” alphabetized by city. The codes are further broken down into three “areas.”

Area 1 includes North and South America, Area 2 includes Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and Area 3 is comprised of countries in Asia and the Southwest Pacific. As you will probably notice, the three-letter codes often correspond with letters in the city’s name -- though not always.

When you ship your goods by air, they’ll be labelled with so-called “air cargo labels” which indicate an IATA code to ensure they reach the correct shipping destination.

This is just one more way Japan Luggage Express is helping you to have a smooth journey and a great international move.

Good luck on your international moving from Japan!

Area 1 - Area 2 - Area 3

Area 1
AKRON CANTON CAK Ohio
ALBANY ALB New York
ALBUQUERQUE ABQ New Mexico
ANCHORAGE ANC Alaska
ANTIGUA ANU ANTIGUA BARBUDA
ASUNCION ASU PARAGUAY
ATLANTA ATL Georgia
AUSTIN AUS Texas
BALTIMORE BWI Maryland
BARBADOS BGI BARBADOS
BELEM BEL BRAZIL
BELIZE CITY BZE BELIZE
BERMUDA BDA BERMUDA
BINGHAMTON BGM New York
BIRMINGHAM BHM Alabama
BOGOTA BOG COLOMBIA
BOSTON BOS Massachusetts
BUENOS AIRES BUE ARGENTINA
BUFFALO BUF New York
BURLINGTON BTV Vermont
CALGARY YYC CANADA
CARACAS CCS VENEZUELA
CEDAR RAPIDS CID Iowa
CHAELESTON CHS South Carolina
CHARLOTTE CLT North Carolina
CHICAGO CHI Illinois
CINCINNATI CVG Ohio
CLEVELAND CLE Ohio
COLUMBUS CMH Ohio
CURACAO CUR NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
DALLAS/FORT WORTH DFW Texas
DAYTON DAY Ohio
DENVER DEN Colorado
DES MOINES DSM Iowa
DETROIT DTT Michigan
DOMINICA DOM DOMINICA
EDMONTON YEA CANADA
EL PASO ELP Texas
FAIRBANKS FAI Alaska
FORT DE FRANCE FDF MARTINIQUE
FORT LAUDERDALE FLL Florida
FORT WAYNE FWA Indiana
GRAND RAPIDS GRR Michigan
GREENSBORO GSO North Carolina
GREENVILLE GSP South Carolina
GRENADA GND GRENADA
GUADALAJARA GDL MEXICO
GUATEMALA CITY GUA GUATEMALA
GUAYAQUIL GYE ECUADOR
HALIFAX YHZ CANADA
HARRISBURG HAR Pennsylvania
HARTFORD HFD Connecticut
HAVANA HAV CUBA
HONOLULU HNL Hawaii
HOUSTON HOU Texas
HUNTSVILLE HSV Alabama
INDIANAPOLIS IND Indiana
JACKSONVILLE JAX Florida
KANSAS CITY MKC Missouri
KINGSTON KIN JAMAICA
KNOXVILLE TYS Tennessee
KONA KOA Hawaii
LA PAZ LAP MEXICO
LA PAZ LPB BOLIVIA
LAS VEGAS LAS Nevada
LEXINGTON LEX Kentucky
LIMA LIM PERU
LOS ANGELES LAX California
LOUISVILLE SDF Kentucky
MANAGUA MGA NICARAGUA
MANAUS MAO BRAZIL
MANCHESTER MHT Massachusetts
MARACAIBO MAR VENEZUELA
MEMPHIS MEM Tennessee
MEXICO CITY MEX MEXICO
MIAMI MIA Florida
MILWAUKEE MKE Wisconsin
MINNEAPOLIS MSP Minnesota
MONTEVIDEO MVD URUGUAY
MONTREAL YMQ CANADA
NASHVILLE BAN Tennessee
NASSAU NAS BAHAMAS
NEW ORLEANS MSY Louisiana
NEW YORK NYC New York
NORFOLK ORF Virginia
OKLAHOMA CITY OKC Oklahoma
OMAHA OMA Nebraska
ORLANDO ORL Florida
OTTAWA YOW CANADA
PANAMA CITY PTY PANAMA
PHILADELPHIA PHL Pennsylvania
PHOENIX PHX Arizona
PITTSBURGH PIT Pennsylvania
POINTE A PITRE PTP GUADELOUPE
PORT OF SPAIN POS TRINIDAD TOBAGO
PORTLAND PDX Oregon
PORTO ALEGE POA BRAZIL
PROVIDENCE PVD Rhode Island
QUITO UIO ECUADOR
RALEIGH DURHAM RDU North Carolina
RENO RNO Nevada
RICHMOND RIC Virginia
RIO DE JANEIRO RIO BRAZIL
ROCHESTER ROC New York
SACRAMENTO SAC California
SALT LAKE CITY SLC Utah
SAN ANTONIO SAT Texas
SAN DIEGO SAN California
SAN FRANCISCO SFO California
SAN JOSE SJO COSTA RICA
SAN JOSE SJC California
SAN JUAN SJU PUERTO RICO
SAN PEDRO SULA SAP HONDURAS
SAN SALVADOR SAL EL SALVADOR
SANTIAGO SCL CHILE
SANTO DOMINGO SDQ DOMINICAN REP
SAO PAULO SAO BRAZIL
SEATTLE SEA Washington
SOUTH BEND SBN Indiana
SPOKANE GEG Washington
ST LOUIS STL Missouri
SYRACUSE SYR New York
TAMPA TPA Florida
TEGUCIGALPA TGU HONDURAS
TIJUANA TIJ MEXICO
TOBAGO TAB TRINIDAD TOBAGO
TOLEDO TOL Ohio
TORONTO YTO CANADA
TUCSON TUS Arizona
TULSA TUL Oklahoma
VANCOUVER YVR CANADA
WASHINGTON WAS Washington D.C.
WICHITA ICT Kansas
WICHITA FALLS SPS Texas
WINNIPEG YWG CANADA
WORCESTER ORH Massachusetts


Area 2
ABADAN ABD IRAN
ABIDJAN ABJ COTE D IVOIRE
ABU DHABI AUH UAE
ACCRA ACC GHANA
ADDIS ABABA ADD ETHIOPIA
ADEN ADE YEMEN REP
ALEPPO ALP SYRIA
ALEXANDRIA ALY EGYPT
ALGIERS ALG ALGERIA
AMMAN AMM JORDAN
AMSTERDAM AMS NETHERLANDS
ANKARA ANK TURKEY
ANNECY NCY FRANCE
ANTANANARIVO TNR MADAGASCAR
ANTWERP ANR BELGIUM
ATHENS ATH GREECE
BAGHDAD BGW IRAQ
BAHRAIN BAH BAHRAIN
BAKU BAK AZERBAIJAN
BAMAKO BKO MALI
BANGUI BGF CENTRAL AFRICAN REP
BANJUL BJL GAMBIA
BARCELONA BCN SPAIN
BASEL BSL SWITZERLAND
BASRA BSR IRAQ
BEIRA BEW MOZAMBIQUE
BEIRUT BEY LEBANON
BELFAST BFS UNITED KINGDOM
BELGRADE BEG SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO
BENGHAZI BEN LIBYA
BERGEN BGO NORWAY
BERLIN BER GERMANY
BERNE BRN SWITZERLAND
BIRMINGHAM BHX UNITED KINGDOM
BISSAU OXB GUINEA BISSAU
BLANTYRE BLZ MALAWI
BLOEMFONTEIN BFN SOUTH AFRICA
BOLOGNA BLQ ITALY
BORDEAUX BOD FRANCE
BRATISLAVA BTS SLOVAKIA
BRAZZAVILLE BZV CONGO BRAZZAVILLE
BREMEN BRE GERMANY
BRISTOL BRS UNITED KINGDOM
BRUSSELS BRU BELGIUM
BUCHAREST BUH ROMANIA
BUDAPEST BUD HUNGARY
BUJUMBURA BJM BURUNDI
BULAWAYO BUQ ZIMBABWE
CAIRO CAI EGYPT
CAPE TOWN CPT SOUTH AFRICA
CARDIFF CWL UNITED KINGDOM
CASABLANCA CAS MOROCCO
CATANIA CTA ITALY
COLOGNE CGN GERMANY
CONAKRY CKY GUINEA
COPEHAGEN CPH DENMARK
COTONOU COO BENIN
DAKAR DKR SENEGAL
DAMASCUS DAM SYRIA
DAMMAM DMM SAUDI ARABIA
DAR ES SALAAM DAR TANZANIA
DIRE DAWA DIR ETHIOPIA
DJIBOUTI JIB DJIBOUTI
DOHA DOH QATQR
DOUALA DLA CAMEROON
DUBAI DXB UAE
DUBLIN DUB IRELAND
DURBAN DUR SOUTH AFRICA
DUSSELDORF DUS GERMANY
EAST LONDON ELS SOUTH AFRICA
EDINBURGH EDI UNITED KINGDOM
ENTEBBE EBB UGANDA
FLORENCE FLR ITALY
FRANKFURT FRA GERMANY
FREETOWN FNA SIERRA LEONE
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN FDH GERMANY
GENEVA GVA SWITZERLAND
GENOA GOA ITALY
GEORGE GRJ SOUTH AFRICA
GIBRALTAR GIB GIBRALTAR
GLASGOW GLA UNITED KINGDOM
GOTHENBURG GOT SWEDEN
GRAN CANARIA LPA SPAIN
GRAZ GRZ AUSTRIA
GRENOBLE GNB FRANCE
HAMBURG HAM GERMANY
HANOVER HAJ GERMANY
HARARE HRE ZIMBABWE
HELSINKI HEL FINLAND
INNSBRUCK INN AUSTRIA
ASLE OF MAN IOM UNITED KINGDOM
ISTANBUL IST TURKEY
IZMIR IZM TURKEY
JEDDAH JED SAUDI ARABIA
JOHANNESBURG JNB SOUTH AFRICA
JONKOPING JKG SWEDEN
JUBA JUB SUDAN
KANO KAN NIGERIA
KHARTOUM KRT SUDAN
KIEV IEV UKRAINE
KIGALI KGL RWANDA
KILIMANJARO JRO TANZANIA
KIMBERLEY KIM SOUTH AFRICA
KINSHSA FIH CONGO KINSHASA
KLAGENFURT KLU AUSTRIA
KRISTIANSAND KRS NORWAY
KUWAIT KWI KUWAIT
LAGOS LOS NIGERIA
LAS PALMAS LPA SPAIN
LEEDS LBA UNITED KINGDOM
LEIPZIG LEJ GERMANY
LIBREVILLE LBV GABON
LILLE LIL FRANCE
LILONGWE LLW MALAWI
LINZ LNZ AUSTRIA
LISBON LIS PORTUGAL
LIVERPOOL LPL UNITED KINGDOM
LIVINGSTONE LVI ZAMBIA
LJUBLJANA LJU SLOVENIA
LOME LFW TOGO
LONDON LON UNITED KINGDOM
LUANDA LAD ANGOLA
LUBUMBASHI FBM CONGO KINSHASA
LUGANO LUG SWITZERLAND
LUSAKA LUN ZAMBIA
LUXEMBOURG LUX LUXEMBOURG
LYON LYS FRANCE
MADINAH MED SAUDI ARABIA
MADRID MAD SPAIN
MAHE ISLAND SEZ SEYCHELLES
MALAGA AGP SPAIN
MALMO MMA SWEDEN
MALTA MLA MALTA
MANCHESTER MAN UNITED KINGDOM
MAPUTO MPM MOZAMBIQUE
MARIEHAMN MHQ FINLAND
MARSEILLE MRS FRANCE
MAURITIUS MRU MAURITIUS
MILAN MIL ITALY
MOGADISHU MGQ SOMALIA
MOMBASA MBA KENYA
MONROVIA MLW LIBERIA
MORONI YVA COMOROS
MOSCOW MOW RUSSIA
MULHOUSE MLH FRANCE
MUNICH MUC GERMANY
MUNSTER FMO GERMANY
MUSCAT MCT OMAN
NAIROBI NBO KENYA
NAPLES NAP ITALY
NDJAMENA NDJ CHAD
NEWCASTLE NCL UNITED KINGDOM
NIAMEY NIM NIGER
NICE NCE FRANCE
NICOSIA NIC CYPRUS
NORRKOPING NRK SWEDEN
NOUAKCHOTT NKC MAURITANIA
NUREMBERG NUE GERMANY
ORAN ORN ALGERIA
OSLO OSL NORWAY
OUAGADOUGOU OUA BURKINA FASO
PALERMO PMO ITALY
PALMA MALLORCA PMI SPAIN
PARIS PAR FRANCE
PORT ELIZABETH PLZ SOUTH AFRICA
PORT SUDAN PZU SUDAN
PORTO OPO PORTUGAL
PRAGUE PRG CZECK REP
RABAT RBA MOROCCO
RAS AL KHAIMAH RKT UAE
RIGA RIX LATVIA
RIYADH RUH SAUDI ARABIA
ROME ROM ITALY
ROTTERDAM RTM NETHERLANDS
SAARBRUECKEN SCN GERMANY
SAL SID CAPE VERDE
SALZBURG SZG AUSTRIA
SANAA SAH YEMEN
SAO TOME ISLAND TMS SAO TOME PRINCIPE
SARAJEVO SJJ BOSNIA HERCEGOVINA
SEVILLA SVQ SPAIN
SHANNON SNN IRELAND
SHARJAH SHJ USA
SKOPJE SKP MACEDONIA
SOFIA SOF BULGARIA
SPLIT SPU CROATIA
ST DENIS REUNION RUN REUNION
ST PETERSBURG LED RUSSIAN FED
STAVANGER SVG NORWAY
STOCKHOLM STO SWEDEN
STRASBOURG SXB FRANCE
STUTTGART STR GERMANY
TAMPERE TMP FINLAND
TANGIER TNG MOROCCO
TBILISI TBS GEORGIA
TEESSIDE MME UNITED KINGDOM
TEHRAN THR IRAN
TEL AVIV YAFO TLV ISRAEL
TENERIFE TCI SPAIN
THESSALONIKI SKG GREECE
TIRANA TIA ALBANIA
TOULOUSE TLS FRANCE
TRIESTE TRS ITALY
TRIPOLI TIP LIBYA
TUNIS TUN TUNISIA
TURIN TRN ITALY
VALENCIA VLC SPAIN
VENICE VCE ITALY
VERONA VRN ITALY
VIENNA VIE AUSTRIA
VILNIUS VNO LITHUANIA
WARSAW WAW POLAND
WINDHOEK WDH NAMIBIA
YAOUNDE YAO CAMEROON
YEREVAN EVN ARMENIA
ZAGREB ZAG CROATIA
ZANZIBAR ZNZ TANZANIA
ZURICH ZRH SWITZERLAND


Area 3
ADELAIDE ADL AUSTRALIA
APIA APW SAMOA
AUCKLAND AKL NEW ZEALAND
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN BWN BRUNEI
BANGALORE BLR INDIA
BANGKOK BKK THAILAND
BANJARMASIN BDJ INDONESIA
BEIJING BJS CHINA
BRISBANE BNE AUSTRALIA
BUSAN PUS REP. OF KOREA
CAIRNS CNS AUSTRALIA
CALCUTTA CCU INDIA
CEBU CEB PHILIPPINES
CHANGCHUN CGQ CHINA
CHENGDU CTU CHINA
CHENNAI MADRAS MAA INDIA
CHIANG MAI CNX THAILAND
CHITTAGONG CGP BANGLADESH
CHONGQING CKG CHINA
CHRISTCHURCH CHC NEW ZEALAND
COLOMBO CMB SRI LANKA
DALIAN DLC CHINA
DARWIN DRW AUSTTALIA
DELHI DEL INDIA
DENPASAR BALI DPS INDONESIA
DHAKA DAC BANGLADESH
ESPIRITUSANTO SON VANUATU
FUZHOU FOC CHINA
GUAM GUM GUAM
GUANGZHOU CAN CHINA
GUILIN KWL CHINA
HANGZHOU HGH CHINA
HANOI HAN VIET NAM
HARBIN HRB CHINA
HO CHI MINH CITY SGN VIET NAM
HONG KONG HKG HONG KONG
HYDERABAD HYD INDIA
IPOH IPH MALAYSIA
ISLAMABAD ISB PAKISTAN
JAKARTA JKT INDONESIA
JEJU CJU REP. OF KOREA
KABUL KBL AFGHANISTAN
KAOHSIUNG KHH TAIWAN
KARACHI KHI PAKISTAN
KATHMANDU KTM NEPAL
KOLKATA CCU INDIA
KOTA KINABALU BKI MALAYSIA
KUALA LUMPUR KUL MALAYSIA
KUCHING KCH MALAYSIA
KUNMING KMG CHINA
LABUAN LBU MALAYSIA
LAHORE LHE PAKISTAN
MACAO MFM MACAO
MALE MLE MALDIVES
MANILA MNL PHILIPPINES
MELBOURNE MEL AUSTRALIA
MUMBAI BOM INDIA
NADI NAN FIJI
NANJING NKG CHINA
NOUMEA NOU NEW CALEDONIA
NUKU'ALOFA TBU TONGA
PAGO PAGO PPG AMERICAN SAMOA
PAPEETE PPT FRENCH POLYNESIA
PENANG PEN MALAYSIA
PERTH PER AUSTRALIA
PHNOM PENH PNH CAMBODIA
PHUKET HKT THAILAND
PORT MORESBY POM PAPUA NEW GUINEA
PORT VILA VLI VANUATU
PUSAN PUS REP. OF KOREA
QINDAO TAO CHINA
RAROTONGA RAR COOK ISLANDS
SAIPAN SPN N.MARIANA ISL
SEOUL SEL REP. OF KOREA
SHANGHAI SHA CHINA
SHENYANG SHE CHINA
SHENZHEN SZX CHINA
SIBU SBW MALAYSIA
SINGAPORE SIN SINGAPORE
SUBIC BAY SFS PHILIPPINES
SURABAYA SUB INDONESIA
SUVA SUV FIJI
SYDNEY SYD AUSTRALIA
TAIPEI TPE TAIWAN
TASHKENT TAS UZBEKISTAN
TAWAU TWU MALAYSIA
TIANJIN TSN CHINA
TONGATAPU TBU TONGA
ULAANBAATAR ULN MONGOLIA
VIENTIANE VTE P.D.R. OF LAO
WELLINGTON WLG NEW ZEALAND
XI AN SIA CHINA
XIAMEN XMN CHINA
YANGON RGN MYANMAR
YANTAI YNT CHINA

About three letter codes

All kinds of codes are used in international shipping industry - particularly in the field of air freight forwarding. This list provides the so-called three-letter IATA codes for major international airports around the world, alphabetized by the city served. Please note, however, that services may not be available to certain destinations and also that even if the service is available to a certain destination, so-called discount rate may not be applied.

As mentioned above, the airport codes are classified into three areas, that is, Area 1, Area 2 and Area 3 which are also referred to as TC 1, TC 2 and TC3. TC stands for “Traffic Conference”. Area 1 (TC 1) comprises of the USA, Canada, Central and South American countries. It also includes Hawaii. Area 2 (TC 2) comprises of Europe, Africa and Middle East. Area 3 (TC 3) comprises of Asia including Japan, South West Pacific and Australia.

IATA airport codes arouse out of convenience, therefore if you see the codes such as TYO, MEL, or NYC, you will immediately notice that they mean Tokyo, Melbourne and New York respectively. In general, airport codes are named after some three letters contained in the city names - either combination of letters used somewhere in the names or sometimes first three letters.

However, some cities have unique three letter codes which are a quite different from the city names. Typical examples of these would be Canadian cities. For example, the three letter codes for Vancouver, Canada and Toronto, Canada are YVR and YYZ. The airport codes are often used on the airline tickets such as e-tickets and they are also displayed on the baggage tags attached to the check-in baggage at the time of check-in at airports when you travel by air. In other words, they are used not only when you are moving internationally and shipping some goods as airfreight using the services of an international moving company, but also they are commonly used when you travel whether within a country or internationally.

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