Hey guys I was wondering why in IF London Heathrow is EGLL and not KLHR?
EGLL is it’s official name as recognised by the UKAA. Out of curiosity where did you get the other name from?
Because K only comes in front of American airports. Also it’s EGLL in real life.
I think he’s going of the way America do it. KJFK & KLAX for example
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Everything is correct.
You can read all about it here:
Every country has their own set of ICAO starters, per say.
Los Angeles, KLAX
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Ok thanks for all your feedback.
This is probably the best explanation
I suppose a good follow up question is the history of the EGLL code and why it isn’t ELHR.
Okay…figured it out. UK airports all have “EG” prefix.
For example, since IATA for Jacksonville is JAX, the ICAO is KJAX. Only works for U.S. & Canadian airports. For others, it can vary ultimately.
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