Beware of confusing airports worldwide

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Some of the ports worldwide have similar names. Similar airport name could be in same location, same country or in different countries.


I introduce below, airports name with more than one similar names. How will you identify the correct location?

Beware of confusing airports worldwide copy

Each airport has an airport code worldwide. So you need to mention the correct airport code where you need to ship. Secondly, make sure, you have mentioned the correct country of destination.

I give below, airports which may confuse with similar name situated within a location, within a country or in another country. Please read airports below as airport name, Country, and airport code respectively.

I hope, this information helps in international travelers and  trade to avoid confusion and inconvenience.


Beijing China PEK
Beijing - Nanyuan Airport China NAY

Chicago, IL, Midway USA MDW
Chicago, IL, O'Hare International Airport USA ORD
Chicago, IL USA CHI



Cleveland, OH, Burke Lakefront USA BKL
Cleveland, OH, Hopkins USA CLE

Columbus, GA USA CSG
Columbus, OH - Port Columbus International Airport USA CMH

Dallas, TX, Love Field USA DAL
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport USA DFW

Detroit, MI, Coleman A. Young Municipal USA DET
Detroit, MI, Wayne County Airport USA DTW
Detroit, MI, Metropolitan Area USA DTT

Elat Israel ETH
Elat, Ovula Israel VDA

Emerald Australia EDR
Emerald Australia EMD

Fort Myers, Metropolitan Area, FL USA FMY
Fort Myers, Southwest Florida Reg, FL USA RSW

Frankfurt/Main Frankfurt Airport (Rhein-Main-Flughafen) Germany FRA
Frankfurt/Hahn Germany HHN

Glasgow, Prestwick United Kingdom PIK
Glasgow United Kingdom GLA
Glasgow, MT USA GGW

Grand Bahama Bahamas GBI
Grand Bahama International Bahamas FPO
Grand Rapids, MI USA GRR
Grand Rapids, MN USA GPZ

Hong Kong - International Airport (HKIA) Hong Kong HKG
Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok Hong Kong ZJK

Houston, TX, Hobby USA HOU
Houston, TX - George Bush Intercontinental Airport USA IAH

Istanbul - Ataturk Turkey IST
Istanbul - Sabiha Gokcen Turkey SAW

Jackson, MI - Reynolds Municipal USA JXN
Jackson, MN USA MJQ
Jackson, MS - Jackson Internationall USA JAN
Jackson, MS - Hawkins Field USA HKS
Jackson, TN - Mckellar USA MKL

Jacksonville, AR Little Rock AFB USA LRF
Jacksonville, FL - Cecil Field NAS USA NZC
Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville NAS USA NIP
Jacksonville, FL - International USA JAX
Jacksonville, FL - Craig Municipal USA CRG
Jacksonville, IL - Municipal Airport USA IJX
Jacksonville, NC, USA OAJ
Jacksonville, TX USA JKV

Jakarta - Halim Perdana Kusuma Indonesia HLP
Jakarta - Metropolitan Area Indonesia JKT
Jakarta - Soekarno-Hatta International Indonesia CGK

Jamestown, ND USA JMS
Jamestown, NY USA JHW

Kuala Lumpur - International Airport Malaysia KUL
Kuala Lumpur - Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Malaysia SZB

Lafayette, IN USA LAF
Lafayette, La USA LFT

London London Metropolitan Area United Kingdom LON
London - City Airport United Kingdom LCY
London - Gatwick United Kingdom LGW
London - Heathrow United Kingdom LHR
London - Luton United Kingdom LTN
London - Stansted United Kingdom STN

Long Island, AK USA LIJ
Long Island, Islip, NY - Mac Arthur USA ISP


Mexico City Mexico City - Atizapan Mexico AZP
Mexico City - Juarez International Mexico MEX
Mexico City - Santa Lucia Mexico NLU

Milan Italy MIL
Milan - Linate Italy LIN
Milan - Malpensa Italy MXP
Milan - Orio Al Serio Italy BGY

Monterrey - Gen. Mariano Escobedo Mexico MTY 

Monterrey - Aeropuerto Del Norte Mexico NTR
Montreal - Dorval (Montréal-Trudeau) Canada YUL
Montreal - Mirabel Canada YMX

Moroni - Prince Said Ibrahim Comoros (Comores) HAH
Moroni - Iconi Comoros (Comores) YVA

Moscow - Metropolitan Area Russia MOW
Moscow - Domodedovo Russia DME
Moscow - Sheremetyevo Russia SVO
Moscow - Vnukovo Russia VKO

Myrtle Beach, SC - Myrtle Beach AFB USA MYR
Myrtle Beach, SC - Grand Strand Airport USA CRE

New York - John F. Kennedy, NY USA JFK
New York - LaGuardia, NY USA LGA
New York - Newark, NJ USA EWR
New York, NY USA NYC

Newcastle - Belmont Australia BEO
Newcastle - Williamtown Australia NTL

Orlando Metropolitan Area, FL USA ORL
Orlando - International Airport, FL USA MCO

Osaka, Metropolitan Area Japan OSA
Osaka - Itami Japan ITM
Osaka - Kansai International Airport Japan KIX

Oslo Norway OSL
Oslo - Fornebu Norway FBU
Oslo - Sandefjord Norway TRF

Palma de Mallorca Spain PMI
Palmdale/Lancaster, CA USA PMD

Panama City - Tocumen International Panama PTY
Panama City, FL USA PFN

Paris - Charles de Gaulle France CDG
Paris - Le Bourget France LBG
Paris - Orly France ORY

Portland Australia PTJ
Portland, ME USA PWM
Portland International, OR USA PDX

Porto Portugal OPO
Porto Alegre Brazil POA

Reykjavik - Metropolitan Area Iceland REK
Reykjavik - Keflavik International Iceland KEF

Rio de Janeiro - Galeao Brazil GIG
Rio de Janeiro - Santos Dumont Brazil SDU
Rio de Janeiro Brazil RIO

Rochester, MN USA RST
Rochester, NY USA ROC

Rome Italy ROM
Rome - Ciampino Italy CIA
Rome - Fuimicino Italy FCO

Santa Cruz de la Palma Spain SPC
Santa Cruz de la Sierra Bolivia SRZ

Buenos Aires Argentina BUE
Buenos Aires, Ezeiza International Airport Argentina EZE
Buenos Aires, Jorge Newbery Argentina AEP


Santa Rosa, CA USA STS
Santa Rosa Bolivia SRB
Santa Rosa Brazil SRA
Santa Rosa Argentina RSA
Santa Rosa, Copan Honduras SDH


Sao Paulo Brazil SAO
Sao Paulo - Congonhas Brazil CGH
Sao Paulo - Guarulhos Brazil GRU
Sao Paulo - Viracopos Brazil VCP

Sapporo Hokkaido, Japan SPK
Sapporo - Okadama Hokkaido, Japan OKD
Sapporo - Shin-Chitose Airport Japan CTS

Seoul - Incheon International Airport South Korea ICN
Seoul - Kimpo South Korea SEL

Sheffield, City Airport United Kingdom SZD
Sheffield, Doncaster, Robin Hood International Airport United Kingdom DCS

Springfield, IL USA SPI
Springfield, MO USA SGF

Taipei - Chiang Kai Shek Taiwan TPE
Taipei - Sung Shan Taiwan TAY

Tallinn - Pirita Harbour Estonia QUF
Tallinn - Ulemiste Estonia TLL

Washington DC - Baltimore Washington International USA BWI
Washington DC - Dulles International USA IAD
Washington DC - Ronald Reagan National USA DCA
Washington DC USA WAS

Windhoek - Eros Namibia ERS
Windhoek - Hosea Kutako International Namibia WDH


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