Liepāja International Airport ( IATA: LPX, ICAO: 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 of [2 ] 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 km 2 (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 ] Percentage Change
Number of Movements
[nb 2 ] Freight (tonnes)
~ 100 000
^ number of passengers including both domestic and international
^ 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. [4 ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Aerodrome chart
^ a b http://www.ead.eurocontrol.int/publicuser/protect/pu/main.jsp Eurocontrol EAD Basic
^ Tart, Larry (2001). Attacks on American Surveillance Flights: The Price of Vigilance. Ballantine. ISBN 0-345-45070-1.
External links [ edit ]