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IATA Service Type Codes

Refer to the table below for a quick reference on IATA Service Type codes and their descriptions.

Code Description Application Content

F

Loose Loaded cargo and/or preloaded devices

Scheduled

Cargo/Mail

M

Mail only

Scheduled

Cargo/Mail

15H

Cargo and/or Mail

Charter

Cargo/Mail

V 16

Service operated by Surface Vehicle

Scheduled

Cargo/Mail

A

Cargo/Mail

Additional Flights

Cargo/Mail

W

Military

Others

Not specific

E

Special (FAA/Government)

Others

Not specific

D

General Aviation, non-commercial (e.g. school training) and empty flights

General Aviation

Not specific

N

Business Aviation/Air Taxi

Business Aviation

Not specific

I

State/Diplomatic (Chapter 6 only)

Others

Not specific

X

Technical Stop (for Chapter 6 applications only)

Others

Not specific

K

Crew training (other than GABA operators)

Others

Not specific

T

Technical Test

Others

Not specific

P

Non-revenue (Positioning/Ferry/Delivery/Demo)

Others

Not specific

J

Normal Service

Scheduled

Passenger

C

Passenger Only

Charter

Passenger

B

Shuttle Mode

Additional Flights

Passenger

G

Normal Service

Additional Flights

Passenger

S

Shuttle Mode

Scheduled

Passenger

U

Service operated by Surface Vehicle Chapter 6 only-Air Ambulance/Humanitarian

Scheduled

Passenger Non specific

R

Passenger/Cargo in Cabin (mixed configuration aircraft)

Additional Flights

Passenger/Cargo

Q

Passenger/Cargo in Cabin (mixed configuration aircraft)

Scheduled

Passenger/Cargo

L

Passenger and Cargo and/or Mail

Charter

Passenger/Cargo/Mail

O

Charter requiring special handling (e.g., Migrants/immigrant Flights)

Charter

Special Handling