Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport
|Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet Airport
Aérodrome de Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet
Aéroport Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes
|An Air Caraibes Airbus Airbus A330 on the jetbridge at Le Raizet|
|IATA: PTP – ICAO: TFFR|
|Operator||CCI de Pointe à Pitre|
|Serves||Pointe-à-Pitre, Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe|
|Elevation AMSL||35 ft / 11 m|
|Sources: AIP, UAF, Airport,|
Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport or Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet Airport (French: Aérodrome de Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet or Aéroport Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes "Caribbean Hub") (IATA: PTP, ICAO: TFFR) is an airport serving Pointe-à-Pitre on the island of Grande-Terre in Guadeloupe. The airport is located in Abymes, 2.4 km (1.3 NM) north-northeast of Pointe-à-Pitre. 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.
Runway 12/30 is long enough allowing 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.
Airlines and destinations
- PDF). AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 12 Dec 2013. (
- (French) Aéroport de Pointe-à-Pitre - Le Raizet at Union des Aéroports Français
- (French) Aéroport Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes, official site
- "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 26 March 1988. 41. "Head Office: Aéroport du Raizet, 97110 Abymes, Guadeloupe, French West Indies"