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Why Yokota Airbase in Japan have an IATA identifier?

Fri May 19, 2017 12:11 pm

According to IATA resolution 763, an IATA identifier should only be requested, if the location receive either schuduled service by IATA member airline, charter service by IATA member airline, an alternative airport for IATA member airline, HQ of member airline if existing code cannot be used, or the location must be identified for routing or scheduling purpose and without existing code. Why was the airbase getting an IATA code when apparently if fulfil none of these criteria?
 
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Re: Why Yokota Airbase in Japan have an IATA identifier?

Fri May 19, 2017 12:28 pm

How do you know it fits none of those criteria such as charter service by IATA member (military charter) or acting as an alternative airport?
 
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Re: Why Yokota Airbase in Japan have an IATA identifier?

Fri May 19, 2017 1:02 pm

Plenty of USAF bases have IATA code.
 
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Re: Why Yokota Airbase in Japan have an IATA identifier?

Fri May 19, 2017 1:41 pm

angelopga wrote:
Plenty of USAF bases have IATA code.


:checkmark:

Not just USAF bases, lots of foreign nations bases also have IATA codes.
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Re: Why Yokota Airbase in Japan have an IATA identifier?

Fri May 19, 2017 1:54 pm

Polot wrote:
How do you know it fits none of those criteria such as charter service by IATA member (military charter) or acting as an alternative airport?


IIRC, Omni runs a weekly charter out of SEA to Yokota in a 763
 
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Re: Why Yokota Airbase in Japan have an IATA identifier?

Fri May 19, 2017 4:25 pm

FedEx used to fly 747 charters LAX to OYO (Yokota) CI flew to HND and the rest to NRT ..also OYO is open 24/7. So if a plane reaches NRT after curfew it must divert to OYO and wait to fly to NRT not a great option ..
 
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Re: Why Yokota Airbase in Japan have an IATA identifier?

Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:39 am

For what it's worth, some Delta flights were diverted to Yokota when the big earthquake in March 2011 caused closure of Haneda & Narita. I know, because I saw them come in from my balcony (I lived just a mile or so west from the approach path to Yokota RWY 36 at the time. Had a good view of the traffic coming in and going out). There was also a lot of cargo traffic, more or less scheduled, by ATI and Evergreen to name a few.
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