An ancient name for a very modern aiport
In a previous post I commented on the inauguration of the new Lleida-Alguaire airport. One aspect of this new infrastructure that I think deserves a comment on its own is the choice of IATA code.
At first glance one might thought the obvious choices to be: LLE or LED for Lleida, but these correspond to Malelane (South Africa) and Pulkovo (St.Petersburg, Russia) maybe adding "Alguaire" to the code but this gives us:
so the winner was: ILD!
What does ILD stand for?
Aviation has, thus led this ancient name to a modern revival...!