Crack the code
- POSTED ON: 27 Jul, 2023
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An IATA airport code, also known as IATA station code, or just a location identifier, is a three-letter geocode that designates airports around the globe. It is defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
In the 1930s, airport codes arose out of convenience, for, it helped pilots identify locations easily. Initially, pilots in the U.S., for instance, used the two-letter code from the NWS or National Weather Service to identify cities. However, it became chaotic for cities and towns that lacked an NWS identifier. Also, using only two letters permitted merely a few hundred combinations. A three-letter system of airport codes was thus implemented, for, it allowed for over 17,000 permutations.
Here are some airport codes from across India. How many of them do you know? Choose the correct image from the given options.