Why are airport names different in IF?

Hey guys I was wondering why in IF London Heathrow is EGLL and not KLHR?

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EGLL is it’s official name as recognised by the UKAA. Out of curiosity where did you get the other name from?

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Because K only comes in front of American airports. Also it’s EGLL in real life.

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I think he’s going of the way America do it. KJFK & KLAX for example

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Here’s a link showing the naming of all airports and a bit more info - happy reading :)

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Everything is correct.

You can read all about it here:

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Every country has their own set of ICAO starters, per say.
For example;
Los Angeles, KLAX
Toronto, CYYZ
London, EGLL

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Are you new to Aviation? We can make the ICAO Code more understandable for you.

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Ok thanks for all your feedback.

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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.

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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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