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Indicates the IATA airport code Show/edit corresponding data item.
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Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: approvedPage for proposal

The  IATA airport code is a three character code used to uniquely identify most major airports across the globe. It is often based on the name of the airport or the name of the city.

While these codes usually are not rendered on a map, they can be extremely useful when searching for well known airports. (which can be done via Nominatim)

The key iata=* has as it's value the IATA code of the aerodrome being represented by the object. These tags could be added to the node or area of the airport (the object with the tag aeroway=aerodrome) .


See also

  • icao=* is the key used to tag the ICAO airport code, which is more widely used across the globe. Whenever possible, add both IATA and ICAO to the aerodrome.
  • Aeroways - for an overview of how to tag aeroways
  • IATA code on Wikipedia