Liepāja International Airport

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Liepāja International Airport
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IATA: LPXICAO: EVLA

LPX is located in Latvia
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Location of airport in Latvia
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator AVIASABIEDRĪBA "LIEPĀJA"
Location Liepāja
Elevation AMSL 16 ft / 5 m
Coordinates 56°31′03″N 021°05′49″E / 56.51750°N 21.09694°E / 56.51750; 21.09694 (Liepāja International Airport)Coordinates: 56°31′03″N 021°05′49″E / 56.51750°N 21.09694°E / 56.51750; 21.09694 (Liepāja International Airport)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 2,002 6,568 Asphalt/Concrete
Source: Aerodrome chart[1]
Latvian AIP at EUROCONTROL[2]

Liepāja International Airport (IATA: LPXICAO: EVLA) is a regional airport in western Latvia which is certified for international air traffic. With Riga International Airport and Ventspils Airport, this airport is one of the three notable airports in Latvia.

Overview[edit]

Liepāja International Airport is 2.7 NM (5.0 km; 3.1 mi) east[2] of Liepāja, 210 km (130 mi) from the capital of Latvia, Riga, and 60 km (37 mi) from the Lithuanian border. The territory of the airport covers 2.2 km2 (0.85 sq mi) and is integrated within the Liepāja Special Economic Zone.

There are no commercial flights operating to/from Liepaja Airport.

History[edit]

Early during the Cold War, the airfield was a Soviet Anti-Air Defense (PVO) base. Its aircraft shot down a U.S. Air Force PB4Y-2 Privateer BuNo 59645 on April 8, 1950.[3]

Number of Passengers[nb 1] Number of Movements[nb 2] Freight (tonnes)
2004 1,512 298 25
2005 1,026 338
2006 1,572 310
2007 32,039 1,692
2008 44,705 2,695
2009 1,011 190
Source: [4]
  1. ^ number of passengers including both domestic and international
  2. ^ number of movements represents total aircraft takeoffs and landings during that year

Ground transport[edit]

Bus route #2 runs between Liepaja International Airport and the city centre.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aerodrome chart
  2. ^ a b http://www.ead.eurocontrol.int/publicuser/protect/pu/main.jsp Eurocontrol EAD Basic
  3. ^ Tart, Larry (2001). Attacks on American Surveillance Flights: The Price of Vigilance. Ballantine. ISBN 0-345-45070-1. 
  4. ^ http://www.azworldairports.com/airports/a1900lpx.cfm
  5. ^ http://www.aslap.lv

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