Bastia – Poretta Airport

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Bastia – Poretta Airport
Aéroport de Bastia Poretta
Bastiaairportterminal.jpg
IATA: BIAICAO: LFKB
Summary
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
Website www.bastia.aeroport.fr/.../en
Maps
Corsica region of France
Corsica region of France
LFKB is located in Corsica
LFKB
LFKB
Location of the airport in Corsica
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 2,520 8,268 Asphalt
Source: French AIP[1]
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

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.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Corsica Seasonal: Dole-Jura Airport, Liège [2]
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
BMI Regional Seasonal charter: Bristol[3]
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
IGavion
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

World War II[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b LFKB – BASTIA PORETTA (PDF). AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 21 Aug 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.rtbf.be/info/regions/liege/detail_une-ligne-reguliere-vers-la-corse-au-depart-de-liege-des-le-mois-d-avril?id=8103283
  3. ^ BMI Regional S13 Charter for Corsican Holidays
  4. ^ http://company.brusselsairlines.com/en_be/corp/news/press-releases/Default.aspx
  5. ^ http://www.igavion.fr/
  6. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

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