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 bastia.aeroport.fr
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]

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.

History[edit]

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, 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, Montpellier (begins 27 June 2015), Nantes, Rennes (begins 12 July 2015), Toulouse
British Airways Seasonal charter: London-Heathrow
BMI Regional Seasonal: Bristol (begins 7 June 2015)
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels[4]
easyJet Seasonal: London-Gatwick, Lyon, Manchester, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse
easyJet Switzerland Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
Flybe Seasonal: Birmingham (begins 24 May 2015), Southampton (begins 24 May 2015)
Germanwings Seasonal: Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Stuttgart
IGavion
operated by Skytaxi
Seasonal: Dole[5]
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 Seasonal: Brest, Bordeaux, Caen (begins 12 April 2015), Lille, Nantes, Strasbourg, Toulouse

[6]

Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona, Rennes, Rome-Fiumicino
XL Airways France Seasonal: Paris-Charles de Gaulle

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Bastia Airport at Wikimedia Commons