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An altiport is an aerodrome for small airplanes and helicopters, situated on or within mountainous terrain. The term is generally confined to describing small mountainous aerodromes in the French Alps.[1] Altiports are generally characterised by having a pronounced upward sloping runway, which aids aircraft deceleration when landing and assists acceleration during takeoff.

List of altiports[edit]

Altiport Country
Alpe d'Huez Airport  France
Courchevel Altiport  France
Corlier Aerodrome  France
La Rosière, Savoie  France
La Motte-Chalancon airport[fr]  France
Megève Altiport  France
Méribel Altiport  France
Valloire airport[fr]  France
Ua Pou Airport  France
Tenzing-Hillary Airport    Nepal


  1. ^ Flying Magazine, November 1975, page 5