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From CIA to HEL: hilarious airport codes around the world

Love Exploring Logo By Karlina Valeiko of Love Exploring | Slide 1 of 20: With more than 9,000 airport codes issued by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), there are some we recognize instantly, like JFK and LAX, but some airports have not been quite so lucky. Here we take a look at some of the most comical, unconventional or unintentionally rude abbreviations given to airports across the world. Turns out you can even fly from HEL to CIA...

Airport codes to make you giggle

With more than 9,000 airport codes issued by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), there are some we recognize instantly, like JFK and LAX, but some airports have not been quite so lucky. Here we take a look at some of the most comical, unconventional or unintentionally rude abbreviations given to airports across the world. Turns out you can even fly from HEL to CIA...
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