carrier code

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Two-character IATA-assigned code that identifies a carrier on arrival/departure signs, baggage tags, Global Distribution System (GDS), tickets, etc. Usually it is an alpha code (such as AI for Air India, EI for Air Lingus, and WN for Southwest Airlines) but sometimes it is alphanumeric (such as F9 for Frontier Airlines, 7Z for Laker Airlines, and 5X United Parcel Service).


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