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Old Oct 12, 20, 4:18 pm
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Originally Posted by AaaChiuuu View Post
What's the history?
some airlines , especially older airlines , were given a specific code if it help to match their public name , or the initials of the parent holding/company or even the country in case of some national carriers

some simply don't/didn't care and took/take what is available , that's the case for new airlines , as the IATA code is not much advertised , many airlines have very little interest to it , but it can help pax in order to easily recognize their flights if it match the name of the airline

as others said , there are examples of new airlines reusing codes of defunct airlines , due to the limitations (2 characters with only latin alphabet and/or digits) or historic reasons ... example = SN is the code for Brussels Airlines , inherited from SabeNa after their bankruptcy

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