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Malaga airport - code AGP

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08012006 | 08:25 Mon 20th Feb 2012 | Travel
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Can you please tell me what the letters AGP stand for
Paris CDG = Charles de Gaulle
New York JFK = John Fitzgerald Kennedy
London LGW, LHR = London Gatwick, Heathrow

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good question; I read or heard about it years ago. I've found some confirmation online:

http://www.independen...-barrett-1478924.html

http://www.leisuredir...showAd.aspx?id=268568

http://www.airliners....on/read.main/2944886/

So I didn't just make it up. But the Phoenician/Roman name of the town appears to have been...
14:45 Mon 20th Feb 2012
Sqad will know..
Well the airport name is Pablo Ruiz Picasso so it's not really based on that



Some are arbitary
Agrippina, the Roman city on the same site
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murraymints - who/what is Sqad ?
jno - I can find no reference whatsoever to Agrippina being an old Roman settlement in the Malaga area; what is your source please ?
The three letter IATA (International Air Transport Association) Airport code AGP for Malaga airport appears unrelated to the city name. Due to the large number of codes issued and perhaps a reluctance to assign a negative word in Spanish MAL was assigned to Mangole Island Airport, Maluku, Indonesia, and the 4th and 5th letters of Malaga were chosen plus an available letter working backwards from the alphabet. Following the official rename of the airport to “Malaga-Costa del Sol” in 2011 AENA has requested the recoding of the airport to SOL (which is unallocated). Code changes are rare but not unprecedented JFK airport was IDL for Idlewild Airport.
I don't believe they stand for anything in this instance, once all of the 'meaningful' three letter codes have been used airports get given whatever IATA decide so Toronto's airport is YYZ
good question; I read or heard about it years ago. I've found some confirmation online:

http://www.independen...-barrett-1478924.html

http://www.leisuredir...showAd.aspx?id=268568

http://www.airliners....on/read.main/2944886/

So I didn't just make it up. But the Phoenician/Roman name of the town appears to have been Malaca, so Agrippina may have been a nearby settlement.
Agrippina as jno says.
Sqad's in Menorca, Mahon airport is MAH.

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