Saint-Pierre Airport

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Saint-Pierre Airport
Aéroport de Saint-Pierre Pointe-Blanche
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IATA: FSPICAO: LFVP
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Service de l'aviation civile de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
Operator Service de l'aviation civile de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
Serves Saint-Pierre, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon
Location Saint-Pierre-Pointe Blanche
Elevation AMSL 26 ft / 8 m
Coordinates 46°45′47″N 56°10′27″W / 46.76306°N 56.17417°W / 46.76306; -56.17417Coordinates: 46°45′47″N 56°10′27″W / 46.76306°N 56.17417°W / 46.76306; -56.17417
Map
LFVP is located in North Atlantic
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LFVP
Location in the North Atlantic
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 1,800 5,906 Asphalt
Source: French Aeronautical Information Publication for LFVP (PDF) - SAINT-PIERRE
Saint-Pierre Airport from the road; May 14, 2008
Saint-Pierre Airfield from the airport; May 14, 2008

Saint-Pierre Airport (French: Aéroport de Saint-Pierre) (IATA: FSPICAO: LFVP) is a regional airport located 1 NM (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) south of Saint-Pierre, in the French overseas community (collectivité d'outre-mer) of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, off the eastern coast of Canada near Newfoundland.

The airport was completed in August 1999 and consists of four buildings and a control tower. The old airport, opened in 1965 and located on the south side of the inner harbour, was re-located due to the lack of room for expansion (The current runway is 1,800 m (5,906 ft) when compared to the old 10/29 at 1,250 m (4,101 ft)).[1] The main terminal building is a two floor structure. The old airport is located in city centre St. Pierre and is being redeveloped for housing complexes. The control tower, terminal building, hangar and part of the old runway (mark number 29) are intact. The airport project cost 370 million French francs.[1]

Facilities[edit]

  • 2,200 m2 (24,000 sq ft) passenger terminal
  • 1,600 m2 (17,000 sq ft) maintenance building to store snow plows
  • 2,500 m2 (27,000 sq ft) aircraft hangars and workshop
  • 1,400 m2 (15,000 sq ft) civil aviation buildings

The airport currently handles turboprop aircraft, but it can handle small jets up to a Boeing 737 or an Airbus A319/Airbus A320.

All other aircraft at the airport are private aircraft for general aviation.

Airline and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Saint-Pierre Halifax, Miquelon, Montréal-Trudeau, St. John's
Seasonal: Sydney (NS)
Seasonal Charters Feb and Aug: Stephenville

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