Pau Pyrénées Airport

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Pau Pyrénées Airport
Aéroport Pau Pyrénées
Tour Pau.jpg
Control tower of Pau Pyrénées Airport
IATA: PUFICAO: LFBP
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Pau Chamber of Commerce
Location Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Elevation AMSL 616 ft / 188 m
Coordinates 43°22′48″N 000°25′07″W / 43.38000°N 0.41861°W / 43.38000; -0.41861Coordinates: 43°22′48″N 000°25′07″W / 43.38000°N 0.41861°W / 43.38000; -0.41861
Maps
Location of Aquitaine region in France
Location of Aquitaine region in France
LFBP is located in Aquitaine
LFBP
LFBP
Location of airport in Aquitaine region
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 8,202 2,500 Asphalt

Pau Pyrénées Airport (French: Aéroport Pau Pyrénées) (IATA: PUFICAO: LFBP) is an airport serving Pau, France. It is located 10 km (6.2 mi) northwest of Pau in Uzein, a commune of the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques (named for the Pyrénées mountains and the Atlantic Ocean).

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Arabia Maroc Marrakech (begins winter 2015)
Air France Paris-Orly
Air France
operated by HOP!
Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly
Seasonal: Bastia
HOP! Lyon
Twin Jet Marseille

Military usage[edit]

Apart from the civilian terminal, there are military installations on the south side of the airfield. These host the 4th Special Forces Helicopter Regiment, the 5th Combat Helicopter Regiment and the French Army's paratrooper's training.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 25 January 2007, Air France Flight 7775 from Pau to Paris crashed shortly after take-off. All 54 passengers and crew escaped from the Fokker 100 although one person was killed on the ground.[1] An investigation by the BEA revealed that the cause of the accident was ice on the wings of the aircraft involved.[2]

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