Bastia – Poretta Airport

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Bastia – Poretta Airport
Aéroport de Bastia Poretta
Airport type Public
Operator CCI of Bastia and Upper Corsica
Serves Bastia, Corsica, France
Location Lucciana
Elevation AMSL 26 ft / 8 m
Coordinates 42°33′00″N 009°29′05″E / 42.55000°N 9.48472°E / 42.55000; 9.48472Coordinates: 42°33′00″N 009°29′05″E / 42.55000°N 9.48472°E / 42.55000; 9.48472
Corsica region of France
Corsica region of France
LFKB is located in Corsica
Location of the airport in Corsica
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 2,520 8,268 Asphalt
Source: French AIP[1]

Bastia – Poretta Airport (French: Aéroport de Bastia Poretta, IATA: BIAICAO: LFKB) is an airport serving Bastia on the French mediterranean island of Corsica. It is located 17 km (11 mi) south southeast of Bastia at Lucciana,[1] both of which are communes of the Upper Corsica department.


Airphoto of Borgo Airfield, 15 August 1944. Note the large number of B-17s on the parking apron, probably used during the Invasion of Southern France

In 1944, during World War II, the airport was used by the United States Army Air Forces Twelfth Air Force. On 31 July 1944, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the legendary French pilot, took off from this airport and disappeared, on a reconnaissance flight over France in a Lockheed P-38 Lightning.

USAAF combat units assigned:[clarification needed]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Corsica Seasonal: Dole-Jura Airport, Liège[3]
Air France Paris-Orly
Air France
operated by Air Corsica
Marseille, Nice, Paris-Orly
Air France
operated by HOP!
Seasonal: Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Lille, Lyon, Metz-Nancy, Nantes, Toulouse
British Airways Seasonal charter: London-Heathrow
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels[4]
easyJet Paris-Charles de Gaulle, London-Gatwick
easyJet Switzerland Seasonal: Geneva, Lyon
Germanwings Seasonal: Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Stuttgart
operated by Skytaxi
Seasonal: Dole[5]
InterSky Seasonal: Friedrichshafen
Jetairfly Seasonal: Brussels
Lufthansa Seasonal: Frankfurt
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Seasonal: Munich
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Copenhagen
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Seasonal: Brussels
Volotea Brest, Bordeaux, Lille, Nantes, Toulouse
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona, Rennes, Rome-Fiumicino
XL Airways France Seasonal: Paris-Charles de Gaulle


  1. ^ a b LFKB – BASTIA PORETTA (PDF). AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 16 Oct 2014.
  2. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
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