Originally Posted by firstlane
Why is the hell Dhaka is still coded as DAC?
Originally Posted by mufi_02
It was spelled as DACCA before Dhaka. They thought it will change again based on governments e.g mujibpur, ziagonj etc. So they just stuck with DAC.
Very practical point there, lol.
DHA was already taken by the Saudi Airport of Dhahran at Damman, though it only serves as Saudi Air Force Base since 1999.
Ershad chachchu changed Dacca to Dhaka in 1983.
Infact most airports do keep the old codes even after changes in city/airport names. Flew in and out of Kolkata and Mumbai last week and they still have CCU and BOM.I think Chennai also still have MAA (Madras).
Code change would be a nightmare to implement I'd think. You would hardly ever hear any travel agent/tour operator or anyone associated with the industry say the full name of any city or airport, they all go by the codes when they work.