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The Los Angeles region and the San Francisco Bay Area each have multiple airports so location is worth considering


 

About California ·  Airports

California Airports: Locations and Codes for International and Regional Airports

California airport codes and locations on our map will help you plan your trip. On-line airline ticket sites assume you know which airport is closest to your destination. Use the airport codes to research airfares into California’s major airports (LAX – Los Angeles, for example). Most cities are served by one major airport but the San Francisco Bay Area has three airports and Los Angeles has five so checking fares and schedules at nearby airports may be worthwhile.
 
There are no major airports in a large part of northern California because the towns are relatively small in size. These areas are served by regional or county airports and flights are not often listed with sites like Orbitz. We provide a list of smaller California airports outside major cities to help you arrange your travel.

California Airports - Locations and Codes

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California airport names for major airports:

Code           City                         Airport name
 
BUR        Burbank                    Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport     
FAT         Fresno                      Fresno Air Terminal
LAX        Los Angeles              Los Angeles International Airport     
LGB        Long Beach               Long Beach Airport (Daugherty Field)
MRY       Monterey                  Monterey Peninsula Airport     
OAK       Oakland                    Metropolitan Oakland Int'l Airport
PSP             Palm Springs             Palm Springs Regional Airport     
SAN             San Diego                  San Diego Int'l Airport-Lindbergh Field    
SBA              Santa Barbara           Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
SFO            San Francisco           San Francisco International Airport     
SJC               San Jose                     San Jose International Airport     
SMF            Sacramento               Sacramento Metropolitan Airport     
SNA              Orange Cty. (Santa Ana)    John Wayne Airport   
 
California has a large number of municipal, county and regional airports. Larger towns will offer scheduled service. Use these codes to research flights to these areas.
 
 Code          City                         Airport name

ACV           Arcata/Eureka           Arcata Airport     
APC           Napa                         Napa County Airport     
APV           Apple Valley               Apple Valley Airport    
AUN           Auburn                     Auburn Municipal Airport     
AVX            Avalon (Catalina Is.) Catalina Airport     
BFL            Bakersfield                  Meadows Field     
BIH             Bishop                     Bishop Airport    
BLH           Blythe                      Blythe Airport    
BNG         Banning                   Banning Municipal Airport    
BWC           Brawley                      Brawley Municipal Airport     
BXS             Borrego Springs          Borrego Valley Airport     
CIC             Chico                        Chico Municipal Airport        
CLD           Carlsbad                  McClellan-Palomar Airport     
CLG            Coalinga                    Coalinga Municipal Airport     
CLR            Calipatria                 Calipatria Municipal Airport    
CNO           Chino                     Chino Airport    
COA           Columbia                 Columbia Airport     
CRO            Corcoran                    Corcoran Airport    
CSL              San Luis Obispo        McChesney Field     
CXL             Calexico                      Calexico International Airport        
DAG           Daggett                    Barstow-Daggett Airport     
CCB             Upland                      Cable Airport    
CEC             Crescent City             Jack McNamara Field.     
KIC              King City                    Mesa del Rey Airport        
LPC             Lompoc                       Lompoc Airport     
LSN              Los Banos                 Los Banos Municipal Airport    
LVK             Livermore                   Livermore Municipal Airport     
MAE            Madera                      Madera Municipal Airport     
MCE           Merced                    Merced Municipal Airport/Macready Field     
EED           Needles                     Needles Airport     
EKA             Eureka                         Murray Field     
EMT            El Monte                    El Monte Airport    
FOB            Fort Bragg                 Fort Bragg Airport     
FUL             Fullerton                     Fullerton Municipal Airport     
HAF             Half Moon Bay          Half Moon Bay Airport     
HHR            Hawthorne                Hawthorne Municipal Airport    
HLI              Hollister                      Hollister Municipal Airport     
HMT            Hemet                     Hemet-Ryan Airport        
IPL               El Centro/Imperial   Imperial County Airport     
IYK              Inyokern                     Inyokern Airport     
IZA               Santa Ynez                 Santa Ynez Airport        
JGX             Glendale-Los Angeles   Sunset-Glendale Airport    
MHV           Mojave                    Mojave Airport    
MIT            Shafter                     Shafter Airport-Minter Field    
MMH          Mammoth Lakes       Mammoth Lakes Airport     
MOD          Modesto                     Modesto City-County Airport-Harry Sham Field     
MYV           Marysville                  Yuba County Airport     
NXP             Twentynine Palms   Twentynine Palms Airport     
OCN            Oceanside                  Oceanside Municipal Airport     
ONT            Ontario                       Ontario International Airport     
OVE            Oroville                       Oroville Municipal Airport     
OXR            Oxnard                    Oxnard Airport           
POC            La Verne                     Brackett Field    
PRB            Paso Robles               Paso Robles Municipal Airport    
PTV             Porterville                    Porterville Municipal Airport     
PVF             Placerville                   Placerville Airport     
RAL             Riverside                    Riverside Municipal Airport     
RBF            Big Bear                      Big Bear City Airport     
RBL            Red Bluff                  Red Bluff Municipal Airport    
RDD          Redding                    Redding Municipal Airport    
RIR             Riverside (Rubidoux) Flabob Airport     
RIU             Rancho Murieta         Rancho Murieta Airport     
RVL            Roseville                      Fiddyment Field     
RZH            Lancaster                    Quartz Hill          
SBD            San Bernardino         San Bernardino International Airport     
SCK            Stockton                     Stockton Metropolitan Airport             
SIY              Montague                   Siskiyou County Airport    
SMO           Santa Monica             Santa Monica Municipal Airport     
SMX            Santa Maria               Santa Maria Public Airport     
SNS             Salinas                      Salinas Municipal Airport        
STH             Strathmore                 Eckert Field     
STS              Santa Rosa                 Sonoma County Airport     
SVE             Susanville                    Susanville Municipal Airport     
SZP             Santa Paula                Santa Paula Airport     
TKF            Truckee                     Truckee-Tahoe Airport     
TLR            Tulare                       Mefford Field     
TNP            Twentynine Palms      Twentynine Palms Airport    
TOA            Torrance                    Torrance Municipal Airport    
TRM           Thermal                    Thermal Airport     
TSP             Tehachapi                    Tehachapi Municipal Airport     
TVL             Lake Tahoe (South Lake Tahoe)      Lake Tahoe Airport     
UKI            Ukiah                        Ukiah Municipal Airport     
VIS             Visalia                      Visalia Municipal Airport    
VNY            Van Nuys- Los Angeles   Van Nuys Airport     
WKP           Grass Valley                Nevada County Air Park     
WLW           Willows                    Willows-Glenn County Airport     
WVI             Watsonville                 Watsonville Municipal Airport    
O46             Weed                       Weed Airport

   


 
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