Funny Airport Codes That Spells Words

by Kerwin McKenzie on August 9, 2019

Funny Airport Codes


Airport naming is fun and will be the subject of another post, but for this post, let’s just look at the words that airport codes sometimes spell and also make fun of the funny airport codes.


Legazpi, Albay, Philippines - Legazpi Airport view from Lignon Hill Legazpi, Albay, Philippines – Legazpi Airport view from Lignon Hill


Check these out and feel free to add a comment below. I’m sure I missed some of them. Also, let me know if you’ve visited any of them. I’ve visited a few of them myself and flown 179 airlines into a them.


Here we go:


Singapore (SIN) Singapore (SIN)


ABE – Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, PA

ACE – Lanzarotte, Canary Islands, Spain

ADD – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

BAR – Baker Island, AK

BOG – Bogota, Colombia

CAK – Akron/Canton, OH

CAN – Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China

DAY – Dayton, OH

DAM – Damascus, Syria

DOH – Doha, Qatar

DUB – Dublin, Ireland

EAT – Wenatchee, WA

FAR – Fargo, North Dakota

FAT – Fresno, CA

FUK – Fukuoka, Japan

GIG – Rio de Janiero, Brazil

GOT – Gothenburg, Sweden

HAM – Hamburg, Germany

HEL – Helsinki, Finland 

KIX – Osaka, Japan

LAP – La Paz, Mexico

LAX – Los Angeles, CA

LED – St. Petersburg, Russia

MOB – Mobile, AL 

OAK – Oakland, CA

PIE – St. Petersburg, FL

PIS – Poitiers, France

POT – Port Antonio, Jamaica [appropriately, I guess]

REK – Reykjavik, Iceland

ROW – Roswell, NM

SAT – San Antonio, TX

SEA – Seattle/Tacoma, WA

SEX – Sembach, Germany

SIR – Sion, Switzerland

SIN – Singapore

SUX – Sioux City, IA

YOW – Ottawa, ON Canada


Marina Bay Sands Singapore Marina Bay Sands Singapore


You ever been to any of these or do you live in one of them? There are many other gems, which ones are your favorites?


One of my favorite is if you from fly from FRA to NCE you are going to FRANCE.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar Victor August 9, 2019 at 7:20 pm

In your list of funny airport codes you have YOW as Ottawa, QB Canada. QB stands for the province of Quebec which is the incorrect province for Ottawa. Ontario, abbreviated as ON is the correct province for YOW. 


avatar Kerwin McKenzie August 9, 2019 at 10:59 pm

Now Victor, that’s funny! :).
Forgot to fix that…
Will be fixed in a little bit.

Thanks for checking up on me.



avatar Kevin Kelly Cilek August 16, 2019 at 2:18 pm

I am sure the people of Tulsa, OK are not real thrilled w the name of their city spelled backwards……lol


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