Airline Coding Directory (ACD)
The Airline Coding Directory (ACD) was printed for the last time in 2012 (June and December) as we moved to a Windows-based application (eACD). From 2016, the eACD is only available in an efficient web downloadable version.
Please note that the monthly bulletins are now only available with the eACD which is valid from June to May annually.
What is the ACD?
It is the official industry source for airline designators, three-digit airline numeric codes and location identifiers.
The Directory also includes ISO currency, country codes, lists contacts for Minimum Connecting Time (MCT), coordinators and airlines applying reconfirmation procedures, as well as the Numeric Location Type Code.
ACD Table of Contents (pdf)
Who uses it
- Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)
- Global Distribution Systems (GDS)
- System Providers
- Ground Handlers
- Government Agencies & Librairies
- Travel Agents
This improved application has all the information available in the printed version. In addition, it now features an update function which allows monthly updates that includes, not only the bulletins, but also a complete refresh of the coding tables & directory making your searches more accurate. The industry therefore benefits from 12 updates per year, compared to two previously.
Available as a single user license only; searching codes has never been easier!
More information on the system requirements and installation guidance:
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Location Identifiers & Airline Designators data files available with daily updates
The perfect solution to feeding your coding database. These files (more information in right hand column) are available as a 12 month subscription or a one-time web download. For the subscription, you will be granted access to the password protected extranet site upon purchase where you can retrieve the data files update daily.
Place your order using the "Buy Online!" button below or contact IATA Customer Service.
Order your ACD as part of a Passenger Standards Combo (PSCRM). To benefit from this offer, go to our PSCRM page