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The Airline Coding Directory (ACD) is the only official source for IATA airline and location codes. The directory is updated daily with all the latest modifications so that you can rely on the most up-to-date data to power your operations.

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ACD data is split into two categories:

  • Airline Designators contain data on all IATA airline codes (airline designators, accounting codes, prefix codes, etc.). Airline Designator Codes are used as a single point of reference for reservations, schedules, timetables, telecommunications, cargo documentation, legal, and other aviation and travel-related purposes. Airline accounting codes and airline prefixes are also essential for the identification of passenger and cargo traffic documents, processing of passenger accounting transactions, cargo transactions and other financial and accounting purposes.
  • Location Identifiers contain data on IATA location codes (for airports as well as intermodal / ground transport location and cities). Location Identifiers are used a unique identifier for worldwide airports and travel locations that have commercial air or intermodal travel options.

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ACD is available in various formats designed for different business needs:

  • Digital Manual - ACD is available as a digital reference manual via the IATA Bookshelf app which is ideal for manual searching of airline and location codes. This is updated monthly.
  • Data Files - Airline Designators and Location Identifiers data files are available individually through an annual subscription which includes daily updates. These are ideal for system integration purposes.
  • API - An API service for both airline designators and location codes will be made available soon.

Please Note: Purchase of any of the ACD options below implies acceptance of the ACD Terms & Conditions

2024 Airline Coding Directory (ACD)

Edition: 95
Format: Digital
Language: English
Regular Price: US $850

ACD Location ID-Data Files-Single Download

Format: Data File
Language: English
Regular Price: US $10000

ACD Location ID Plus-Data Files-Annual Subscription

Edition: Annual
Format: Data File
Language: English
Regular Price: US $8000
Notes:
12 Month subscription non refundable

ACD Airline ID-Data Files-Annual Subscription

Edition: Annual
Format: Data File
Language: English
Regular Price: US $6300
Notes:
12 Month subscription non refundable

ACD Location ID Plus-Data Files-Single Download

Edition: Annual
Format: Data File
Language: English
Regular Price: US $3000
Notes:
One Time Download non refundable

ACD Airline ID-Data Files-Single Download

Edition: Annual
Format: Data File
Language: English
Regular Price: US $2500
Notes:
One time Download non refundable

 

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