Siena-Ampugnano Airport

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Siena-Ampugnano Airport
Aeroporto di Siena-Ampugnano
IATA: SAYICAO: LIQS
Siena-Ampugnano is located in Italy
Siena-Ampugnano
Siena-Ampugnano
Location of airport in Italy
Summary
Airport type Military / Public
Operator Aeroporto di Siena S.p.A.
Serves Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Elevation AMSL 634 ft / 193 m
Coordinates 43°15′23″N 011°15′18″E / 43.25639°N 11.25500°E / 43.25639; 11.25500
Website www.siena-airport.it
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 1,393 4,570 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 3,745
Passenger change 11-12 Decrease -23.0%
Aircraft movements 2,492
Movements change 11-12 Decrease -20.8%
Source: Italian AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics from Assaeroporti [2]

Siena-Ampugnano Airport (Italian: Aeroporto di Siena-Ampugnano) (IATA: SAYICAO: LIQS) is a small military airfield near Siena, in Tuscany, Italy.

The site has recently been proposed for a new international airport capable of handling 4 million passengers a year by 2020. Since 2003 the project has met wide local opposition.[3][4]

History[edit]

During World War II, the facility was known as Malignano Airfield. It was a major United States Air Force Twelfth Air Force base of operations during the Italian Campaign.[5]

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 634 feet (193 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 18/36 with an asphalt surface measuring 1,393 by 30 metres (4,570 ft × 98 ft).[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ EAD Basic
  2. ^ Associazione Italiana Gestori Aeroportuali
  3. ^ Peter Popham (19 January 2008). "Plans for a new airport bringing cheap flights to Tuscany provoke furious opposition". The Independent. 
  4. ^ Committee against Expansion of Ampugnano Airport-Siena
  5. ^ Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4, and Air Force Historical Research Agency
  6. ^ Airport information for LIQS from DAFIF (effective October 2006)

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