ST HELENA = HLE
SHG is pleased to announce that the Airport Code HLE has been designated for St Helena Airport, for use by airlines and computer reservation systems.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) assigns unique 3-letter codes to identify airports. Passengers flying to and from St Helena Airport will find the code HLE on their documentation, such as boarding passes and baggage labels.
In order to make an application to IATA, a shortlist of available airport codes relevant to St Helena was compiled, and ‘HLE’ was the option recommended by Legislative Council and endorsed by Executive Council. Accordingly, and following a successful application by Comair, our preferred code of HLE has now been formally assigned to St Helena Airport by IATA.
IATA will publish confirmation of this in its monthly bulletin at the end of June.
Note to Editors
The IATA Airport Code should not be confused with the ICAO Airport Code. The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) also assigns a unique 4-letter code to airports, but this is primarily for use in flight operations (for example, for flight planning and air traffic control). The ICAO Code for St Helena Airport is FHSH.
16 June 2015