Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport

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Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet Airport
Aérodrome de Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet
Aéroport Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes
Guadeloupe (9).JPG
An Air Caraibes Airbus Airbus A330 on the jetbridge at Le Raizet
Airport type Public
Operator CCI de Pointe à Pitre
Serves Pointe-à-Pitre, Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe
Location Abymes
Hub for
Focus city for Air France[1]
Elevation AMSL 35 ft / 11 m
Coordinates 16°15′51″N 061°31′33″W / 16.26417°N 61.52583°W / 16.26417; -61.52583Coordinates: 16°15′51″N 061°31′33″W / 16.26417°N 61.52583°W / 16.26417; -61.52583
Website guadeloupe.aeroport.fr
PTP is located in Guadeloupe
Location in Guadeloupe
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 3,500 11,483 Concrete
Sources: AIP,[2] UAF,[3] Airport,[4]

Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport or Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet Airport (French: Aérodrome de Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet[2] or Aéroport Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes[4] "Caribbean Hub") (IATA: PTPICAO: TFFR) is an airport serving Pointe-à-Pitre on the island of Grande-Terre in Guadeloupe, France. The airport is located in Abymes, 2.4 km (1.3 NM) north-northeast of Pointe-à-Pitre.[2] It is the main hub for Air Caraïbes and Air Antilles Express. Air France has also two Airbus A320 based in Point-à-Pitre for regional flights. It is the largest of the six airports in the archipelago. In 2008, the airport handled between 2 and 2.5 million passengers; it is the second busiest airport in the Lesser Antilles after Grantley Adams International Airport.


The airport resides at an elevation of 35 ft (11 m) above mean sea level. It has one paved runway designated 12/30 which measures 3,125 m × 45 m (10,253 ft × 148 ft).[2]

Runway 12/30 is long enough to allow aircraft as large as the A380 to take off and land without difficulty. The airport was also one of the first to handle the first A380 prototype in the 2nd week of January 2006, for 2 days. The same year, the airport celebrated its 40th anniversary.

The former Air Guadeloupe had its head office on the airport property.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Air Antilles Express Antigua, Dominica-Melville Hall, Fort-de-France, Saint Barthélemy, San Juan, Santo Domingo-La Isabela, Sint Maarten
Seasonal: Punta Cana
Air Canada Montréal-Trudeau 1
Air Caraïbes Fort-de-France,[6] Paris-Orly, Port-au-Prince, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Lucia-Vigie, Saint Martin, Santo Domingo-Las Américas, Sint Maarten 1, 2
Air France Cayenne, Fort-de-France, Miami, Paris-Orly, Port-au-Prince 1, 2
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau 1
Alitalia Seasonal charter: Cagliari, Milan-Malpensa, Palermo, Rome-Fiumicino 1
American Airlines Miami 1
Condor Seasonal charter: Frankfurt, Munich 1
Corsair International Paris-Orly 1
LIAT Antigua, Dominica-Melville Hall 2
Neos Seasonal charter: Milan-Malpensa 1
Seaborne Airlines San Juan 2
Servicios Aereos Profesionales Punta Cana 2
Winair Dominica-Melville Hall 2
XL Airways France Paris-Charles de Gaulle 1


  1. ^ "Air France, un acteur régional majeur dans la Caraïbe, Septembre 2013". Corporate.airfrance.com. Retrieved 2014-09-30. 
  2. ^ a b c d TFFR – Pointe a Pitre Le Raizet (PDF). AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 5 Mar 2015.
  3. ^ (French) Aéroport de Pointe-à-Pitre – Le Raizet at Union des Aéroports Français
  4. ^ a b (French) Aéroport Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes, official site
  5. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 26 March 1988. 41. "Head Office: Aéroport du Raizet, 97110 Abymes, Guadeloupe, French West Indies"
  6. ^ http://www.aircaraibes-usa.com/detail/rubrique/1549523140625830601/article/1570998850456388116/Network/Medium-Haul.html

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