View Full Version : Help with some old airport ID's

24th Nov 2007, 01:21
Hello all,

I recently acquired a TWA navigator's logbook and flight time record that covers the period 1951-1953. I've been able to decipher some of the 4 letter airport codes, but others are a mystery. The canadian and us codes are similiar enough to their present day ICAO counterparts to be recognizable. However, the european and middle east codes differ from the modern day ones enough to puzzle this colonial. Bearing in mind the route structure of Trans World Airlines at the time, can anyone offer some suggestions or confirmation for the following--

CSPT (Lisbon Portella?)

HEKL (Zurich? later HEZH?)

HEGF (Geneva? later HEGE?)

FFLB (Lyon?)


ODJD (Jeddah?)

SVAA (Aden?)



EAMD (Madrid?)

DDRM (Frankfurt Rhein-Main?)

TFKF (Keflavik?)


CSAZ (Santa Maria?)



Atcham Tower
24th Nov 2007, 13:59
4XLY - Lydda?

24th Nov 2007, 16:59
This may assist

CSPT = correct
HEKL = correct = Kloten
FFLP = correct only one airport then
OEJD = correct old airport down town - I lived next door
EAMD = correct
DDRM = correct
TFKF = correct
CSAZ = correct AZ = Azores

Believe you can still check ICAO archives for the changes in the late 50s/early 60s.


PS. Some of the various acft regn's still reflect the old code prefixes.

Red Spitfire Driver
26th Nov 2007, 22:34
Some further info for you;

In 1958 the following codes were in use

HEGF, Geneva
MAXN, Mildenhall
FFLB, Paris Le Bourget
SVAA ?? SUAA was Uruguay, Agel S. Adami/Melella
OD** was used for Lebanon
SS** was used for the UAE (Egyptian Sector)
SV** was used for Greece


27th Nov 2007, 14:00
I remember working at ZSD.:)

29th Nov 2007, 17:40
Brilliant replies, guys.

I knew this was the right place to ask.

Thanks much.