Location Code

Hi Experts!

How location code of a location is known e.g Edinburgh Airport is having Location code as EDIA01 (the first three characters i.e EDI represents airport code OR because the fourth character is A so its an airport code.)

So How can find out the location code of other locations e.g Amman. Queen Alia International Airport  


Amman, Wasfi Al-Tal Street, Barakeh Commercial Centre # 9

Trying to found out in followings:

Please help!
Dinesh KumarAsked:
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
Here's the Web Service path for airports by airport code

We're using other parts of this for web service calls from SSIS.
Dinesh KumarAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the web service path.

1) I see that we are having a Location ID e.g LGWA01 for Gatwick Airport. so I need how to get LGWA01 ?

2) suppose if there is a city and in that city there is no airport so still that is having some code called location identifier. so if I see the following location which is not airport then what can be its location identifier?

the location e.g is: Amman, Holiday Inn Hotel, Al Madina Al Munnawara Street
IATA? http://www.iata.org/

various codes they control:

"The official source for codes assigned by IATA"

& also here is a list of 3 letter codes:
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Dinesh KumarAuthor Commented:
Thank you for these useful links but I am looking for 6 digit code for Locations

The location can be airport name or city name e.g  the following shows 6 digits code of airport name and cities also.


GLAA01      Glasgow Airport
GLAR01      Glasgow Rail
LENC01      Lennoxtown


BODX71      Bordeaux

So I am looking for 6 length code instead of 3.

If I get 6 length code I can get airport code from the first three characters.

The six length code is called OAGCode
Sorry, saw airport and flew to the wrong conclusion.
Dinesh KumarAuthor Commented:
Ok. no prob.. so do you see any hope!
don't know - not familiar with those location codes - sorry

The only OAG codes I recall are for aircraft types

"73G" = BOEING 737
"73G N" = BOEING 737-700
Dinesh KumarAuthor Commented:
The locationid of  Queen Alia International Airport , Amman is   AMMA01

This six digits is: first three char are airport code, the 4th one can be any of further four:

R->Railway Station

The last two characters are station number e.g

01-> station 1 covering all terminals
11->station 1 servicing terminal 1
21->station 1 servicing terminal 2

Similarly LCAC01 is for Larnaca having address Dromolaxia.

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