Dole–Jura Airport

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Dole - Jura Airport
Aéroport de Dole - Jura
(Advanced Landing Ground Y-7)
Aéroporte de Dole.jpg
IATA: DLEICAO: LFGJ
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator CCI du Jura
Serves Dole
Location Tavaux, Jura, France
Elevation AMSL 645 ft / 197 m
Coordinates 47°02′34″N 005°26′06″E / 47.04278°N 5.43500°E / 47.04278; 5.43500Coordinates: 47°02′34″N 005°26′06″E / 47.04278°N 5.43500°E / 47.04278; 5.43500
Website aeroportfranchecomte.com
Maps
Location of Franche-Comté region in France
Location of Franche-Comté region in France
LFGJ is located in Franche-Comté
LFGJ
LFGJ
Location of airport in Franche-Comté region
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 2,800 7,316 Asphalt
05L/23R 800 2,625 Grass
Sources: French AIP,[1] UAF,[2] DAFIF[3][4]

Dole – Jura Airport (French: Aéroport de Dole - Jura[2]) (IATA: DLEICAO: LFGJ), also known as Franche-Comté Regional Airport (Aéroport Régional de Franche-Comté[5]), is an airport serving Dole, a commune in the Jura department[1] in the Franche-Comté region in eastern France. The airport is located 7 km (4 NM) southwest of Dole,[1] and southeast of Tavaux. It was formerly known as Dole - Tavaux Airport.

The airport is used for general aviation, and for a few commercial airline services.

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 645 feet (197 m) above mean sea level. It has one paved runway designated 05/23 which measures 2,800 by 45 metres (9,186 ft × 148 ft). It also has a parallel runway with a grass surface measuring 800 by 50 metres (2,625 ft × 164 ft).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Corsica Seasonal: Bastia
Borajet Seasonal: Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen[6]
Jetairfly Casablanca
IGavion
operated by Skytaxi[7]
Nice
Seasonal: Girona, Palma de Mallorca
Ryanair Lisbon, Porto
Seasonal: Fes, Marrakesh

History[edit]

During World War II the airport was used by the German Luftwaffe during the occupation of France as an Air intelligence training facility (Luftnachrichten-Ausbildungs-Regiment 302). It was attacked by the United States Army Air Force on several occasions in the spring of 1944. After the airfield was liberated by Allied forces in early September 1944, the United States Army Air Forces IX Engineer Command repaired the airfield and made it ready for operational use by combat units. The field was made ready by 15 September. It was known as Dole/Tavaux Airfield or Advanced Landing Ground Y-7. Units that were assigned to the airfield were:

With the end of the war in Europe in May, 1945 the Americans began to withdraw their aircraft and personnel. Control of the airport was returned to French civil authorities on 17 July 1945.[8]

Today, the airport's World War II history remains with the alert pads built by the Germans at each end of the main runway. What appears to be a weapons storage facility is located to the northeast of the airfield, along with some deteriorating concrete wartime taxiways. In some agricultural fields to the south of the main runway appear to be dispersal taxiways and what once was an aircraft maintenance area with covered hangars constructed in woods. The taxiways now being reduced in width to single lane agricultural roads

See also[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. ^ a b c d LFGJ – Dole Tavaux (PDF). AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 13 Nov 2014.
  2. ^ a b Aéroport de Dole - Jura (DLE / LFGJ) at Union des Aéroports Français
  3. ^ Airport information for LFGJ from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  4. ^ Airport information for DLE at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  5. ^ Airport page at CCI du Jura
  6. ^ http://www.aeroportdolejura.com/vol-dole-istanbul/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ http://www.igavion.fr/
  8. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

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