Airport Codes By State 2021

Airport codes are defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). An IATA airport code, also known as an IATA location identifier, IATA station code, or simply a location identifier, a three-letter geocode designating many airports around the world.

There are about 4,000 airports in 200 countries around the world.

Because there are often multiple airports near significant cities, the air transportation industry needed to find a method of referring unambiguously to specific airports. This is where airport codes come into play as location identifiers.

IATA Resolution 763 governs the assignment of these codes. Resolution 763 states that all member airlines must use the location IDs published three times per year in the “Airline Coding Directory.” The codes are used for ticketing, reservations, and baggage handling, among other uses. Most commonly, the airport code can be seen on the baggage tag added to checked bags at the check-in counter.

Location IDs covering United States airports are assigned by IATA in conjunction with the Air Transport Association (ATA). Some of the main features of the IATA/ATA location IDs are:

  • All codes are in combinations of three letters.
  • Approximately 50 combinations are reserved and shall not be assigned to airports.
  • When possible, IATA assigns codes that coincide with the first three letters of the airport’s location or at least with the first letter of the name.
  • Sometimes codes correspond with less obvious historical associations for a location (such as MCO for Orlando).
  • In some cases, the first letter of an airport’s name is omitted and subsequent letters are used (such as wILMington).
  • IATA codes are typically the same as the FAA-assigned three-letter codes (but not always).
  • Codes are considered permanent and are rarely reused.

Alabama

  • Birmingham International Airport - BHM
  • Dothan Regional Airport - DHN
  • Huntsville International Airport - HSV
  • Mobile - MOB
  • Montgomery - MGM

Alaska

  • Anchorage International Airport - ANC
  • Fairbanks International Airport - FAI
  • Juneau International Airport - JNU

Arizona

  • Flagstaff - FLG
  • Phoenix, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport - PHX
  • Tucson International Airport - TUS
  • Yuma International Airport - YUM

Arkansas

  • Fayetteville - FYV
  • Little Rock National Airport - LIT
  • Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport - XNA

California

  • Burbank - BUR
  • Fresno - FAT
  • Long Beach - LGB
  • Los Angeles International Airport - LAX
  • Oakland - OAK
  • Ontario - ONT
  • Palm Springs - PSP
  • San Diego - SAN
  • San Francisco - SFO
  • San Jose - SJC
  • Santa Ana - SNA

Colorado

  • Aspen - ASE
  • Colorado Springs - COS
  • Denver International Airport - DEN
  • Grand Junction - GJT
  • Pueblo - PUB

Connecticut

  • Hartford - BDL
  • Tweed New Haven - HVN

District of Columbia

  • Washington, Dulles International Airport - IAD
  • Washington National Airport - DCA

Florida

  • Daytona Beach - DAB
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport - FLL
  • Fort Meyers - RSW
  • Jacksonville - JAX
  • Key West International Airport - EYK
  • Miami International Airport - MIA
  • Orlando - MCO
  • Pensacola - PNS
  • St. Petersburg - PIE
  • Sarasota - SRQ
  • Tampa - TPA
  • West Palm Beach - PBI
  • Panama City-Bay County International Airport - PFN
  • Tallahassee - TLH

Georgia

  • Atlanta International Airport - ATL
  • Augusta - AGS
  • Savannah - SAV

Hawaii

  • Hilo- ITO
  • Honolulu International Airport - HNL
  • Kahului - OGG
  • Kailua - KOA
  • Lihue - LIH

Idaho

  • Boise - BOI

Illinois

  • Chicago Midway Airport - MDW
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport - ORD
  • Moline - MLI
  • Peoria - PIA

Indiana

  • Evansville - EVV
  • Fort Wayne - FWA
  • Indianapolis International Airport - IND
  • South Bend - SBN

Iowa

  • Cedar Rapids - CID
  • Des Moines - DSM

Kansas

  • Wichita - ICT

Kentucky

  • Lexington - LEX
  • Louisville - SDF

Louisiana

  • Baton Rouge - BTR
  • New Orleans International Airport - MSY
  • Shreveport - SHV

Maine

  • Augusta - AUG
  • Bangor - BGR
  • Portland - PWM

Maryland

  • Baltimore - BWI

Massachusetts

  • Boston, Long International Airport - BOS
  • Hyannis - HYA
  • Nantucket - ACK
  • Worcester - ORH

Michigan

  • Battlecreek - BTL
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport - DTW
  • Detroit - DET
  • Flint - FNT
  • Grand Rapids - GRR
  • Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport - AZO
  • Lansing - LAN
  • Saginaw - MBS

Minnesota

  • Duluth - DLH
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport
  • Rochester - RST

Mississippi

  • Guldport - GPT
  • Jackson - JAN

Missouri

  • Kansas City - MCI
  • St. Louis, Lambert International Airport - STL
  • Springfield - SGF

Montana

  • Billings - BIL

Nebraska

Nevada

  • Las Vegas McCarran International Airport - LAS
  • Reno-Tahoe International Airport - RNO

New Hampshire

New Jersey

  • Atlantic City International Airport - ACY
  • Newark International Airport - EWR
  • Trenton - TTN

New Mexico

  • Albuquerque International Airport - ABQ
  • Alamogordo - ALM

New York

  • Albany International Airport - ALB
  • Buffalo - BUF
  • Islip - ISP
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport - JFK
  • La Guardia Airport - LGA

North Carolina

  • Asheville - AVL
  • Charlotte/Douglas International Airport - CLT
  • Fayetteville - FAY
  • Greensboro - GSO
  • Raleigh - RDU
  • Winston-Salem - INT

North Dakota

  • Bismark - BOS
  • Fargo - FAR

Ohio

  • Akron - CAK
  • Cincinnati - CVG
  • Cleveland - CLE
  • Columbus - CMH
  • Dayton - DAY
  • Toledo - TOL

Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma City - OKC
  • Tulsa - TUL

Oregon

  • Eugene - EUG
  • Portland International airport - PDX
  • Portland, Hillsboro Airport - HIO
  • Salem - SLE

Pennsylvania

  • Allentown - ABE
  • Erie - ERI
  • Harrisburg - MDT
  • Philadelphia - PHL
  • Pittsburgh - PIT
  • Scranton - AVP

Rhode Island

South Carolina

  • Charleston - CHS
  • Columbia - CAE
  • Greenville - GDP
  • Myrtle Beach - MYR

South Dakota

  • Pierre - PIE
  • Rapid City - RAP
  • Sioux Falls - FSD

Tennessee

  • Bristol - TRI
  • Chattanooga - CHA
  • Knoxville - TYA
  • Memphis - MEM
  • Nashville - BNA

Texas

  • Amarillo - AMA
  • Austin Bergstrom International Airport - AUS
  • Corpus Christi - CRP
  • Dallas Love Field Airport - DAL
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Air - DFW
  • El Paso - ELP
  • Houston, William B Hobby Airport - HOU
  • Houston, George Bush International Airport - SAT

Utah

  • Salt Lake City - SLC

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

  • Pasco, Pasco/Tri Cities Airport - PSC
  • Seattle, Tacoma International Airport - SEA
  • Spokane International Airport

West Virginia

  • Charleston - CRW
  • Clarksburg - CKB
  • Huntington Tri-State Airport - HTS

Wisconsin

  • Green Bay - GRB
  • Madison - MSN
  • Milwaukee - MKE

Wyoming

  • Caser - CPR
  • Cheyenne - CYS
  • Jackson Hole - JAX
  • Rock Springs - RKS

Airport Codes By State 2021