Albert – Picardie Airport

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Albert - Picardie Airport
Aéroport d'Albert - Picardie
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Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Société d’Exploitation Aéroport Albert Picardie (SEAAP)
Serves Albert, Somme, France
Location Bray-sur-Somme
Elevation AMSL 363 ft / 111 m
Coordinates 49°58′12″N 002°41′33″E / 49.97000°N 2.69250°E / 49.97000; 2.69250Coordinates: 49°58′12″N 002°41′33″E / 49.97000°N 2.69250°E / 49.97000; 2.69250
Website www.aeroportalbertpicardie.com
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Albert - Picardie is located in France
Albert - Picardie
Albert - Picardie
Location of airport in France
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,200 7,218 Macadam
09R/27L 1,000 3,281 Grass
Sources: French AIP,[1] UAF[2]

Albert – Picardie Airport (French: Aéroport d'Albert - Picardie) (IATA: BYFICAO: LFAQ), sometimes referred to as Albert - Picardy Airport, is an airport serving Albert, a commune of the Somme department in the Picardy (Picardie) region of northern France. The airport is located 4 km (2 mi) southeast of Albert, in Bray-sur-Somme.[1][2]

Airbus Beluga at Albert-Picardie (2008)

It is primarily used for the transportation of Airbus aircraft parts from the company's factory at Méaulte nearby. The airport's runway is large enough to accommodate Airbus' Beluga, a large cargo aircraft used to courier parts used in the construction of its own commercial jets.

The airport is also home to a flying club, which has a number of light aircraft based at the airfield.

The British low-cost carrier Jet2.com announced and then canceled a planned twice-weekly service to the Somme using this airport; flights were to start in April 2009.

On 28 January 2012, plans were unveiled to launch a twice-weekly service to Blackpool International Airport with Danish Air Transport using ATR 72s, however before the flights started, the route was cancelled.

By the end of 2013, a service to Toulouse, Dole and Nice was introduced under the "IGAvion" brand. The flights are operated by Skytaxi with Saab 340 aircraft.

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 364 feet (111 m) above mean sea level. It has one paved runway designated 09/27 which measures 2,200 by 45 metres (7,218 ft × 148 ft). It also has a parallel unpaved runway with a grass surface measuring 1,000 by 80 metres (3,281 ft × 262 ft).[1]#

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