What Are Some Common Airline Abbreviations and Codes?


Quick Answer

Some common airline abbreviations and codes are 6A, 9K, A0, A7 and AA; some other important codes are AC, AF, AI, AM and AR. Each of these codes applies to a unique international airline.

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The international airline business is a fast-paced, bustling industry requiring a lot of time conservation and organization. To help with this process, each airline is given a unique two-letter code. The code 6A is applied to the airline Aviasca. 9K is the abbreviation of Cape Air. The code A0 signifies L'Avion, A7 signifies Air Plus Comet, AA signifies American Airlines, AC signifies Air Canada and AF represents Air France.

Some other important codes include AI meaning Air India, AM meaning Aeromexico, AR representing Aerolineas Argentinas, AS representing Alaska and AT signifying Royal Air Maroc. The list of important airline codes continues with CA representing Air China, FI representing Icelandair, FJ for Air Pacific, DL for Delta Airlines and HA for Hawaiian Airlines. Some other important airline abbreviations are LH for Lufthansa, LX for SWISS, MX for Mexicana, MH for Malaysia and PN for Pan American. Another few important abbreviations are PR for Philippine, SA for South African, SQ for Singapore, TK for Turkish and WN for Southwest.

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