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18 Weird and Funny Airport Codes Around the World

Funny airport codes around the world

UMM, OMG and FAB might sound like a text conversation on your middle school daughter’s phone. Believe it or not, these are real airport codes belonging to Summit, Alaska; Omega, Namibia; and Farnborough, England, respectively. Some airport codes are really straightforward, like ATL (Atlanta, Georgia). Other names like CAN (Guangzhou) and BOM (Mumbai) are the results of historical name changes for the destination, making them a little less intuitive to figure out. Then, of course, there are those airport codes that are just outright hilarious (LOL – Derby Field, Nevada) or really unfortunate (DIE – Arrachart, Madagascar). These are a few funny airport codes that had us laughing!

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1. GRR – Grand Rapids, Michigan

Watch out for grrrizzlys.

funny airport codes

2. YUM – Yuma, Arizona

Satisfactory dining not guaranteed.

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3. IOU – Île Ouen, New Caledonia

Our first guess was Tightwad, Missouri.

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4. PEE – Perm, Russia

Why some travelers prefer the aisle seat.

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5. WOW – Willow, Alaska

Prepare to be amazed!

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6. GAG – Gage, Oklahoma

How you feel when the person next to you on the plane whips out their egg salad sandwich.

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7. FUN – Funafuti, Tuvalu

A beautiful, Polynesian atoll where fun means kicking back and relaxing in the sun.

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8. AWK – Wake Island Airfield

Located somewhere between your 7th-grade class photos and your high school prom.

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9. BUM – Butler Airport, Missouri

Most elegant airport name–least elegant code.

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10. DAD – Da Nang, Vietnam

We’re still waiting for a great deal on flights from DAD to MOM (Letfotar Airport, Mauritania).

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11. COW – Coquimbo, Chile

Aptly named for the farm animals frequently blocking the landing strip.

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12. BRR – Barra, Scotland

Barra’s climate is surprisingly mild.

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13. IDK – Indulkana, Australia

Your recommendation for the next client who is unsure of where they want to travel.

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14. SAD – Safford, Arizona

Because SFO was already taken.

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15. EEK – Eek, Alaska

Not for travelers with a serious fear of flying.

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16. BOO – Bodø, Norway

See above.

funny airport codes

17. DOH – Doha, Qatar

We’d like to see this as the airport code for Homer, Alaska.

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18. ODD – Oodnadatta, Australia

Proudly, the hottest, driest town in Australia.

Whether you’re sending your travelers to YEP (Estevan Point, Canada) or NAH (Naha, Indonesia), we can all agree this job is much easier if you have a sense of humor!

Did we miss any funny airport codes? Let us know in the comments below!

Shawna Levet

Shawna is passionate about helping travel agents grow their business and expand their knowledge as travel experts. She has been in the travel industry since 2011, helping agents and travelers alike find the best negotiated airfare and travel coverage to meet their needs.


  • I’m surprised you missed FAT (Fresno Air Terminal). GRR!

  • How about SIK (Sikeston Memorial Municipal Airport, Sikeston, Scott County, Missouri,) and PIS (Poitiers-Biard), at Biard, 2.4 kilometres, or 1.5 miles west of Poitiers, in the Vienne Department of the Nouvelle-Aqitaine region in France.

  • I’ve become aware of two more – namely POP and PAP – Gregorio Luperon International (POP), Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, and Toussaint Louverture International (PAP), Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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