ACARS Ground Stations (VHF)

By Björn Syrén, SAS

The list below contains a list airports with focus on destinations served by SAS,
partner airlines or of other operational interest. The list is compiled using data published
by Arinc and Sita. Please read the information further down for an explanation to the data in the list.

NOTE:
SAS Group's datalink service provider contract with SITA was terminated
01NOV2009 .
ACARS VHF coverage continues to be available at stations covered by ARINC,"A" in the list.

At other stations non-datalink procedures apply.

 

Location/Country Airport IATA
Code
ICAO
Code
Service
Provider
Notes
Albania Tirana TIA LATI S
Algeria Alger ALG DAAG S
Armenia Yerevan EVN UDYZ S
Austria Graz GRZ LOWG S
Austria Innsbruck INN LOWI A
Austria Klagenfurt KLU LOWK
Austria Linz LNZ LOWL S
Austria Salzburg SZG LOWS A, S
Austria Vienna (Schwechat) VIE LOWW A, S
Azerbadjan Baku GYD/BAK UBBB S
Bahrain Bahrain BAH OBBI A, S
Belarus Gomel GME UMGG
Belarus Minsk MSQ UMMS S
Belgium Brussels (Zavantem) BRU EBBR A, S
Belgium Charleroi
(Brussels South)
CRL EBCI
Belgium Liege LGG EBLG A, S
Belgium Ostende OST EBOS
Bosnia-Herzegovina Sarajevo SJJ LQSA
Brazil Natal NAT SBNT
Brazil Recife REC SBRF A, S
Bulgaria Burgas BOJ LBBG A
Bulgaria Sofia SOF LBSF A, S
Bulgaria Varna VAR LBWN A
Cambodia Phnom Penh PNH VDPP A
Canada Goose Bay YYR CYYR A, S
Canada Montreal-Dorval YUL CYUL A, S
Canada Montreal-Mirabel YMX CYMX A, S
Canada Vancouver YVR CYVR A, S
Cap Verde Sal SID GVAC S
China Beijing PEK ZBAA A
China Hong Kong HKG VHHH A
China Shanghai - Pu Dong PVG ZSPD A
Croatia Dubrovnik DBV LDDU S, A
Croatia Pula PUY LDPL
Croatia Split SPU LDSP A, S
Croatia Zagreb ZAG LDZA A, S
Cyprus Larnaca LCA LCLK A, S
Cyprus Pafos PFO LCPH A
Czech Republic Brno BRQ LKTB
Czech Republic Ostrava OSR LKMT
Czech Republic Prague PRG LKPR A, S
Denmark Aalborg AAL EKAL A
Denmark Aarhus AAR EKAH A
Denmark Billund BLL EKBI A, S
Denmark Copenhagen (Kastrup) CPH EKCH A, S
Denmark Karup KRP EKKA
Denmark Roskilde RKE EKRK
Denmark Rönne RNN EKRN
Dominican Republic Puerto Plata POP MDPP
Egypt Alexandria ALY HEAX S
Egypt Alexandria HBE HEBA A
Egypt Aswan ASW HESN
Egypt Cairo CAI HECA A, S
Egypt El Alamein DBB HEAL
Egypt Hurghada HRG HEGN A
Egypt Luxor LXR HELX A, S
Egypt Marsa Alam RMF HEMA
Egypt Sharm El-Sheikh SSH HESH A
Egypt Taba TCP HETB
Equatorial Guinea Malabo SSG FGSL
Eritrea Asmara ASM HHAS
Estonia Tallinn (Ulemiste) TLL EETN A, S
Ethiopia Addis Abeba ADD HAAB S
Faroe Islands Vestmann FAE EKVG A, S
Finland Helsinki (Vantaa) HEL EFHK A, S
Finland Ivalo IVL EFIV
Finland Jyväskylä JYV EFJY
Finland Kittilä KTT EFKT A
Finland Kokkola/Pietersaari (Karleby/Jakobstad) KOK EFKK
Finland Kuopio KUO EFKU A, S
Finland Kuusamo KAO EFKS
Finland Lappeenranta (Villmanstrand) LPP EFLP
Finland Mariehamn MHQ EFMA
Finland Oulu (Uleåborg) OUL EFOU A, S
Finland Pori (Björneborg) POR EFPO
Finland Rovaniemi RVN EFRO A, S
Finland Tampere (Tammerfors) TMP EFTP A, S
Finland Turku (Åbo) TKU EFTU A
Finland Vaasa (Vasa) VAA EFVA A
France Ajaccio AJA LFKJ A, S
France Basle-Mulhouse BSL LFSB A, S See Switzerland MLH
France Bastia BIA LFKB A, S
France Beauvais BVA LFOB
France Bergerac EGC LFBE
France Biarritz BIQ LFBZ A, S
France Bordeaux BOD LFBD A, S
France Brest BES LFRB S
France Caen CFR LFRK
France Calvi CLY
France Chambéry-Savoie/Aix-les-Bains CMB LFLB
France Clermont Ferrand CFF S
France Dijon DIJ LFSD
France Figari FSC LFKF S
France Grenoble GNB LFLS A, S
France Le Castellet CTT LFMQ
France Lille LIL LFQQ S
France Lorient LRT LFRH S
France Lourdes LDE LFBT S
France Lyon LYS LFLL A, S
France Marseille MRS LFML A, S
France Metz ETZ LFJL S
France Montpellier MPL LFMT A, S
France Nantes NTE LFRS A, S
France Nice NCE LFMN A, S
France Nimes FNI LFTW S
France Paris
(Charles de Gaulle)
CDG LFPG A, S
France Paris (Orly) ORY LFPO A, S
France Pau PUF LFBP S
France Perpignan PGF LFMP S
France Strasbourg SXB LFST A, S
France Toulon TLN LFTH S
France Toulouse TLS LFBO A, S
Gambia Banjul BJL GBYD S
Georgia Tbilisi TBS UGGG S
Germany Berlin (Schönefeld) SXF EDDB A, S
Germany Berlin (Tegel) TXL EDDT A, S
Germany Berlin (Tempelhof) THF EDDI A, S
Germany Bremen BRE EDDW A, S
Germany Cologne CGN EDDK A, S
Germany Dortmund DTM EDLW A, S
Germany Dresden DRS EDDC A, S
Germany Duesseldorf DUS EDDL A, S
Germany Erfurt ERF EDDE S
Germany Frankfurt (Main) FRA EDDF A, S
Germany Friedrichshafen FDH EDNY
Germany Hamburg HAM EDDH A, S
Germany Hannover HAJ EDDV A, S
Germany Leipzig LEJ EDDP A, S
Germany Memmingen FMM EDJA
Germany Munich MUC EDDM A, S
Germany Nurnberg NUE EDDN A, S
Germany Paderborn PAD EDLP S
Germany Stuttgart STR EDDS A, S
Greece Athens ATH LGAV A, S
Greece Chania CHQ LGSA A
Greece Chios JKH LGHI
Greece Elefsis QQO LGEL
Greece Heraklion HER LGIR A, S
Greece Kalamata KLX LGKL
Greece Karpathos AOK LGKP
Greece Kavala KVA LGKV
Greece Kefallinia/Argostolion EFL LGKF
Greece Kerkira, Corfu CFU LGKR A, S
Greece Kos KGS LGKO A
Greece Lemnos LXS LGLM
Greece Mikonos JMK LGMK
Greece Mitilini MJT LGMT
Greece Preveza Aktion PVK LGPZ
Greece Rhodos RHO LGRP A, S
Greece Samos SMI LGSM
Greece Santorini-Thira JTR LGSR
Greece Skiathos JSI LGSK
Greece Thessaloniki SKG LGTS A, S
Greece Zakinthos ZTH LGZA
Greenland Angmagssalik AGM S
Greenland Kulusuk KUS BGKK A
Greenland Narsarsuaq UAK BGBW A, S
Greenland Söndre Strömfjord SFJ BGSF A
Greenland Thule THU BGTL
Hungary Budapest BUD LHBP A, S
Iceland Háfell VEY A
Iceland Keflavik KEF BIKF A, S
Iceland Reykjavik REK BIRK S
India Bangalore BLR VOBG S
India Bangalore VOBL
India Calcutta CCU VECC A, S
India Chennai MAA VOMM A, S
India Delhi DEL VIDP A, S
India Goa GOI VAGO
India Mumbai BOM VABB A, S
Indonesia Adisunarmo/Solo City SOC WARQ
Indonesia Batam BTH WIDD
Iran Esfahan IFN OIFN
Iran Shiraz SYZ OISS
Iran Tabriz TBZ OITT
Iran Teheran THR OIII
Iran Uromiyeh OMH OITR
Iran Zahedan ZAH OIZH
Iraq Baghdad
(Saddam Int'l)
SDM ORMM
Iraq Basrah BSR ORBS
Ireland Cork ORK EICK A, S
Ireland Dublin DUB EIDW A, S
Ireland Shannon SNN EINN A, S
Israel Ovda VDA LFTH
Israel Tel Aviv TLV LLBG A, S
Italy Alghero/Fertilia AHO LIEA
Italy Bari BRI LIBD A, S
Italy Bergamo BGY LIME A, S
Italy Bologna BLQ LIPE A, S
Italy Brindisi BDS LIBR
Italy Cagliari CAG LIEE
Italy Catania CTA LICC S
Italy Firenze FLR LIRQ S
Italy Forli FRL LIPK
Italy Genoa GOA LIMJ S
Italy Grosetto GRS LIRS
Italy Milano (Linate) LIN LIML A, S
Italy Milano (Malpensa) MXP LIMC A, S
Italy Napoli NAP LIRN A, S
Italy Olbia OLB LIEO S
Italy Palermo PMO LICJ
Italy Pisa PSA LIRP S
Italy Rimini RMI LIPR
Italy Rome (Fiumicino) FCO LIRF A, S
Italy Rome (Ciampino) CIA LIRA
Italy S Eufemia (Lamezia-Terme) SUF LICA
Italy Trieste
(Ronchi dei Legionari)
TRS LIPQ
Italy Turin TRN LIMF S
Italy Venice VCE LIPZ A, S
Italy Verona VRN LIPX
Japan Tokyo (Narita) NRT RJAA J
Jordania Amman (Queen Alia) AMM OJAI A, S
Jordania Amman (Marka) ADJ OJAM
Jordania Aqaba AQJ OJAQ
Kenya Mombasa MBO HKMO A
Kenya Nairobi NBO HKJK A, S
Kosovo Pristina PRN BKPR
Kuwait Kuwait City KWI OKBK S
Latvia Riga RIX EVRA A, S
Lebanon Beirut BEY OLBA S
Lithuania Kaunas KUN EYKA
Lithuania Palanga PLQ EYPA A
Lithuania Vilnius VNO EYVI A, S
Luxembourg Luxembourg LUX ELLX A, S
Macedonia Skopje SKP LWSK
Malta Valletta MLA LMML A, S
Marocko Agadir AGA GMAD S
Marocko Casablanca CMN GMMN S
Marocko Marrakech RAK GMMX S
Marocko Quarzazate OZZ GMMZ
Marocko Rabat RBA GMME
Marocko Tanger TNG GMTT S
Mauretania Nouakchott NKT GQNN
Mauritius Mauritius MRU FIMP S
Mexico Cancun CUN MMUN A, S
Mongolia Ulan Bator ULN ZMUB A, S
Netherlands, the Amsterdam (Schiphol) AMS EHAM A, S
Netherlands, the Groningen GRQ EHGG
Netherlands, the Maastricht MST EHBK
Netherlands, the Rotterdam RTM EHRD S
Norway Andenes (Andöya) ANX ENAN
Norway Ålesund AES ENAL A, S
Norway Alta ALF ENAT A, S
Norway Bardufoss BDU ENDU A
Norway Bergen (Flesland) BGO ENBR A, S
Norway Bodö BOO ENBO A, S
Norway Evenes EVE ENEV A, S
Norway Fagernes VDB ENFG
Norway Flora FRO ENFL
Norway Haugesund (Karmöy) HAU ENHD A
Norway Kirkenes KKN ENKR A
Norway Kristiansand KRS ENCN A, S
Norway Kristiansund KSU ENKB A, S
Norway Lakselv (Banak) LKL ENNA
Norway Longyerbyen LYR ENSB A, S
Norway Molde MOL ENML A, S
Norway Orland OLA ENOL
Norway Oslo (Gardermoen) OSL ENGM A, S
Norway Röros RRS ENRO
Norway Stavanger (Sola) SVG ENZV A, S
Norway Sandefjord (Torp) TRF ENTO A
Norway Tromsö TOS ENTC A, S
Norway Trondheim (Vaernes) TRD ENVA A, S
Norway Valdres VDB ENFB    
Oman Muscat MCT OOMS S
Oman Salalah SLL S
Poland Gdansk GDN EPGD A
Poland Katowice KTW EPKT S
Poland Krakow KRK EPKK A
Poland Poznan POZ EPPO A
Poland Szczecin SZZ EPSC
Poland Wroclaw WRO EPWR A
Poland Warsaw WAW EPWA A, S
Portugal Azores (Flores) FLW S
Portugal Azores
(Ponta Delgada)
PDL LPPD A, S
Portugal Faro FAO LPFR A, S
Portugal Horta HOR LPHR A
Portugal Lajes TER LPLA A
Portugal Lisbon LIS LPPT A, S
Portugal Madeira (Funchal) FNC LPMA A
Portugal Oporto OPO LPPR A, S
Portugal Porto Santo PXO LPPS
Portugal Santa Maria SMA LPAZ
Qatar Doha DOH OTBD S
Romania Bucarest OTP LROP A, S
Romania Constanta CND LRCK
Romania Timisoara TSR LRTR
Russia Ekaterinburg SVX USSS S .
Russia Irkutsk IKT UIII S .
Russia Kaliningrad KGD UMKK
Russia Khabarovsk KHV UHHH S .
Russia Moscow (Domedovo) DME UUDD S
Russia Moscow
(Sheremetyevo)
SVO UUEE A, S
Russia Moscow (Vnukovo) VKO UUWW
Russia Novosibirsk OVB UNNT S .
Russia Rostov ROV URRR S .
Russia Sochi AER URSS .
Russia St Petersburg LED ULLI A, S .
Russia Vladivostok VVO UHWW S .
Saudi Arabia Abha AHB S
Saudi Arabia Damman DMM OEDF S
Saudi Arabia Jeddah JED OEJN S
Saudi Arabia Jouf AJF S
Saudi Arabia Meddinah MED OEMA S
Saudi Arabia Riyadh (King Khaled) RUH OERK S
Senegal Dakar DKR GOOY A, S
Serbia Belgrade BEG LYBE S
Singapore Singapore (Changi) SIN WSSS A, S Aerothai
Slovakia Bratislava BTS LZIB A
Slovenia Ljubljana LJU LJLJ A, S
Slovenia Maribor MBX LJMB
South Africa Cape Town CPT FACT A, S
South Africa Johannesburg JNB FAJS A, S
Spain Alicante ALC LEAL A, S
Spain Almeria LEI LEAM A, S
Spain Asturias/Oviedo OVD LEAS A, S
Spain Barcelona BCN LEBL A, S
Spain Bilbao BIO LEBB A, S
Spain Costa Brava GRO LEGE
Spain Fuerteventura FUE GCFV A, S
Spain Gerona GRO LEGE
Spain Granada GRX LEGR A, S
Spain Ibiza IBZ LEIB A, S
Spain La Coruna LCG LECO A, S
Spain Jerez XRY LEJR A, S
Spain Lanzarote (Arrecife) ACE GCRR A, S
Spain La Palma SPC GCLA S
Spain Las Palmas LPA GCLP A, S
Spain Madrid (Barajas) MAD LEMD A, S
Spain Madrid (Torrejon) TOJ LETO
Spain Malaga AGP LEMG A, S
Spain Menorca MAH LEMH A, S
Spain Murcia San Javier MJV LELC
Spain Palma de Mallorca PMI LEPA A, S
Spain Pamplona PNA LEPP
Spain Reus REU LERS
Spain San Sebastian EAS LESO
Spain Santiago de Compostela SCQ LEST A, S
Spain Sevilla SVQ LEZL A, S
Spain Tenerife (North) TFN GCXO A, S
Spain Tenerife (South) TFS GCTS A, S
Spain Valencia VLC LEVC A, S
Spain Vigo VGO LEVX A, S
Spain Vittoria VIT LEVT A, S
Spain Zaragoza ZAZ LEZG S
Sudan Khartoum KRT HSSS S
Sweden Arvidsjaur AJR ESNX
Sweden Ängelholm AGH ESTA A
Sweden Borlänge BLE ESSD
Sweden Gällivare GEV ESNG
Sweden Göteborg (Landvetter) GOT ESGG A, S
Sweden Göteborg (Säve) GSE ESGP
Sweden Halmstad HAD ESMT
Sweden Hemavan HMV ESUT
Sweden Jönköping JKG ESGJ
Sweden Kalmar KLR ESMQ A
Sweden Karlstad KSD ESOK A
Sweden Kiruna KRN ESNQ A
Sweden Kramfors KRF ESNK
Sweden Kristianstad KID ESMK A
Sweden Lidköping LDK ESGL
Sweden Linköping LPI ESSL
Sweden Luleå (Kallax) LLA ESPA A, S
Sweden Malmö (Sturup) MMX ESMS A, S
Sweden Mora-Siljan (Dala) MXX ESKN
Sweden Norrköping (Kungsängen) NRK ESSP
Sweden Nyköping (Skavsta) NYO ESKN
Sweden Örnsköldsvik OER ESNO A
Sweden Örebro ORB ESOE
Sweden Östersund (Frösön) OSD ESNZ A
Sweden Pajala PJA ESUP
Sweden Ronneby RNB ESDF A
Sweden Skellefteå SFT ESNS A
Sweden Stockholm (Arlanda) ARN ESSA A, S
Sweden Stockholm (Bromma) BMA ESSB A
Sweden Sundsvall (Härnösand) SDL ESNN A
Sweden Umeå UME ESNU A
Sweden Visby VBY ESSV
Sweden Västerås VST ESOW
Sweden Växjö (Kronoberg) VXO ESMX A, S
Switzerland Basle-Mulhouse MLH A, S See France BSL
Switzerland Geneva (Cointrin) GVA LSGG A, S
Switzerland Zurich (Kloten) ZRH LSZH A, S
Syria Aleppo ALP OSAP
Syria Damaskus DAM OSDI S
Thailand Bangkok BKK VTBS A Aerothai
Thailand Chiang Mai CNX VTCC A Aerothai
Thailand Koh Samui USM VTSM A Aerothai
Thailand Krabi KBV VTSG
Thailand Narathiwat NAW VTSC A Aerothai
Thailand Phuket HKT VTSP A Aerothai
Thailand Utapao UTP VTBU A Aerothai
Tunisia Djerba DJE DTTJ S
Tunisia Monastir MIR DTMB S
Tunisia Monastir NBE DTNZ
Tunisia Tunis TUN DTTA S
Turkey Adana ADA LTAF S
Turkey Ankara ESB LTAC A, S
Turkey Antalya AYT LTAI A, S
Turkey Antalya-Gazipasa GZP LTFG
Turkey Erzurum ERZ LTCE
Turkey Ferit Mehlen VAN S
Turkey Istanbul IST LTBA A, S
Turkey Izmir ADB LTBJ A, S
Turkey Konya KYA LTAN
Turkey Milas-Bodrum BJV LTFE A
Turkey Mugla DLM LTBS
Turkey Samsun (Carsamba) SZF LTFH
Turkey Trabzon TZX LTCG S
Turkmenistan Ashkabat ASB UTAA S
Ukraine Kiev KBP UKBB S
Ukraine Lviv LWO UKLL
Ukraine Odessa UDS UKOO S
Ukraine Rivne RWN UKLR
Ukraine Simferopol SIP UKFF S
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi AUH OMAA S
United Arab Emirates Dubai DXB OMDB A, S
United Arab Emirates Ras Al Khaimah RKT OMRK S
United Arab Emirates Sharjah SHJ OMSJ S
United Kingdom Aberdeen (Dyce) ABZ EGPD A, S
United Kingdom Belfast BFS EGAA A, S
United Kingdom Barra BRR S
United Kingdom Biggin Hill BQH EGKB
United Kingdom Bournemouth BOH EGHH
United Kingdom Bristol BRS EGGD A, S
United Kingdom Birmingham BHX EGBB A, S
United Kingdom Cardiff CWL EGFF
United Kingdom East Midlands EMA EGNX A, S
United Kingdom Edinburgh EDI EGPH A, S
United Kingdom Exeter EXE EGTE
United Kingdom Glasgow GLA EGPF A, S
United Kingdom Inverness INV EGPE
United Kingdom Jersey JER EGJJ A, S
United Kingdom Leeds/Bradford LBA EGNM S
United Kingdom Liverpool LPL EGGP A
United Kingdom London (City) LCY EGLC A, S
United Kingdom London (Gatwick) LGW EGKK A, S
United Kingdom London (Heathrow) LHR EGLL A, S
United Kingdom London (Stanstead) STN EGSS A, S
United Kingdom Luton LTN EGGW A, S
United Kingdom Manchester MAN EGCC A, S
United Kingdom Newcastle NCL EGNT A, S
United Kingdom Prestwick PIK EGPK S
United Kingdom Ronaldsway (Isle of Man) IOM EGNS A
United Kingdom Southhampton SOU EGHI
United Kingdom Stornoway SYY EGPO A, S
United Kingdom Sumburgh LSI EGPB A
United Kingdom Teeside MME EGNV
United Kingdom Tiree TRE EGPU A
USA Chicago O'Hare, IL ORD KORD A, S
USA Ft. Lauderdale, FL FLL KFLL A, S
USA Newark, NJ EWR KEWR A, S
USA San Fransisco SFO KSFO A, S
USA Seattle-Tacoma, WA SEA KSEA A, S
USA Seattle-Boeing Field, WA BFI KBFI A, S
USA Washington (Dulles), DC IAD KIAD A, S
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) SSGN VVTS S
Yemen Sanaa SAH OYSN S
Yugoslavia-Serbia Belgrade BEG LYBE S
Yugoslavia-Montenegro Podgorica TGD LYPG
Yugoslavia-Montenegro Tivat TIV LYTV

An ACARS Ground Station is a VHF receiver/transmitter remotely operated by a datalink service provider. A datalink service provider operates a network of ground stations. There are several service providers covering different regions of the world. The dominating service providers are Arinc and Sita. Selection of the service provider, ground and frequency is normally automatic.

When an aircraft is airborne it is usually able to communicate with several ground stations within VHF range. When an aircraft is on the ground it can normally communicate only with a ground station located on the airport itself. This is due to the range and propagation characteristics of VHF transmissions. Therefore in order to have access to datalink applications on the ground, the airport must have an ground station. The only exception is if the aircraft is equipped with Satcom or other long-range datalink media, or if there is another acars ground station close to the airport.

Ground station availability per SAS Destination

The list above focuses on destinations of significance to SAS and partner airlines. It is not a complete list of ACARS stations in the world. Other ground stations exist, for example at non-SAS destinations and enroute locations. Please contact the Datalink Program Manager if you need more information.

Service Provider
A = ARINC (or local service provider in cooperation with ARINC)
S = SITA
J = Avicom Japan
Other service providers may support certain stations.

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Latest update: 15-Jan-2014
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