Courchevel Airport

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Courchevel Airport
Altiport de Courchevel
Courchevel aeroport.jpg
IATA: CVFICAO: LFLJ
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Courchevel
Location Courchevel
Elevation AMSL 2,008 m / 6,588 ft
Coordinates 45°23′51″N 06°38′04″E / 45.39750°N 6.63444°E / 45.39750; 6.63444Coordinates: 45°23′51″N 06°38′04″E / 45.39750°N 6.63444°E / 45.39750; 6.63444
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 525 1,722 Asphalt
Courchevel Airport

Courchevel Airport (French: Altiport de Courchevel)(IATA: CVFICAO: LFLJ) is a French airport serving Courchevel, located in a ski area in the French Alps mountains. The airport has a very short runway of only 525 metres (1,722 ft) with a gradient of 18.5%. There is no go-around procedure for this airport. De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters and DHC-7 Dash 7 turboprops served the airport in the past; however, the airfield primarily sees smaller fixed-wing aircraft such as Cessnas as well as helicopters at present. The runway has no instrument approach procedures, thus making landing in fog and low clouds almost impossible.

The airport is considered dangerous, as it features a difficult approach, an upslope runway and an adjacent area that is the location of ski runs. The Courchevel airfield elevation is 6,588 feet (2,008 m). The History Channel program Most Extreme Airports ranks it as the seventh most dangerous airport in the world.[1]

Occurrences in movies[edit]

The airport appeared in the James Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Most Extreme Airports; channel 5; October 14, 2010

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