The Airline Coding Directory (ACD) is the official industry source for airline and location codes worldwide.

Airline Designator Codes are used as a single point of reference for reservations, schedules, timetables, telecommunications, ticketing, cargo documentation, legal, tariffs, and other commercial/traffic purposes. Airline accounting codes and airline prefixes are, on the other hand, essential for the identification of passenger and cargo traffic documents, processing of passenger accounting transactions, cargo transactions and other commercial/ traffic purposes.

Location Identifiers is a repository of worldwide airports as well as bus stations, rail stations and ferry ports that are involved in intermodal airline travel.

Together, Airline Designator Codes and Location Identifiers, compose a single reference database for airline and location codes globally.

Order the 2021 editions online

Both the airline codes and the location identifiers are available in a web download format (ASCII Text updated daily) for integration in your organization's systems or as a one-time download. You may also access the data through an online application on your Windows desktop. If you would like to use an API, please contact us.

Airline Designators and Location Identifiers in data files

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  • Available as a 12-month subscription or a one-time web download
  •  Airline Designators and Location Identifiers are updated as changes occur
  • Integrating airline codes or location identifiers into your own organization's system


DOWNLOAD the data outline file

  • The data files are provided in .txt format and are delivered through a secured extranet platform (annual subscription) or through Amazon S3 (one-time download)
  • Terms & Conditions of Use (pdf)

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eACD in Windows format

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  • Includes both Airline Designators and Location Identifiers
  • Data is updated monthly to reflect any changes
  • Dynamic grids to filter, sort and group the IATA designator codes, 3 numeric accounting and airline prefixes, baggage tag issuers and location identifier codes
  • Basic searching or referencing of airline codes through the Airline Directory and of Location Identifers


DOWNLOAD the data outline file

  • Accessed via the IATA Reader for Windows compatible devices
  • Available as a single-user license, 3 user license, 5 user license or as a floating license

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Airport Codes via API

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  • Airport code data is updated as changes occur
  • Integrating airport codes into your own organization's system
  • Via API

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Updates to airline codes & location identifiers

Whether it’s for creating reservations, schedules, timetables, telecommunications, ticketing, cargo documentation, legal, tariffs or other commercial/traffic purposes, staying up-to-date with the most recent airline codes and location identifiers is essential. It’s important to rely on the latest airline codes and location identifiers as more than 200 changes in airline codes and more than 60 changes in location identifiers occurred since last year.