Bastia – Poretta Airport

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Bastia – Poretta Airport
Aéroport de Bastia Poretta
Airport type Public
Operator CCI of Bastia and Upper Corsica
Serves Bastia, Corsica, France
Location Lucciana
Elevation AMSL 26 ft / 8 m
Coordinates 42°33′00″N 009°29′05″E / 42.55000°N 9.48472°E / 42.55000; 9.48472Coordinates: 42°33′00″N 009°29′05″E / 42.55000°N 9.48472°E / 42.55000; 9.48472
Corsica region of France
Corsica region of France
LFKB is located in Corsica
Location of the airport in Corsica
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 2,520 8,268 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 1,162,840
Passenger Change 13-14 Increase3.3%
Source: French AIP[1]

Bastia – Poretta Airport (French: Aéroport de Bastia Poretta, IATA: BIAICAO: LFKB) is an airport serving Bastia on the French mediterranean island of Corsica. It is located 17 km (11 mi) south southeast of Bastia at Lucciana,[1] both of which are communes of the Upper Corsica department.


Airphoto of Borgo Airfield, 15 August 1944. Note the large number of B-17s on the parking apron, probably used during the Invasion of Southern France

In 1944, during World War II, the airport was used by the United States Army Air Forces Twelfth Air Force. On 31 July 1944, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the legendary French pilot, took off from this airport and disappeared, on a reconnaissance flight over France in a Lockheed P-38 Lightning.

USAAF combat units assigned:[clarification needed]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Corsica Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris-Orly
Seasonal: Charleroi,[3] Dole, Nantes, Paris-Charles de Gaulle,[4] Toulon, Liège[5]
Air France Paris-Orly
Air France
operated by HOP!
Seasonal: Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Lille, Lyon, Metz-Nancy, Montpellier, Nantes, Rennes, Toulouse, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
ASL Airlines France Seasonal: Oujda, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Atlantic Airways Seasonal: Copenhagen
British Airways Seasonal charter: London-Heathrow
BMI Regional Seasonal: Bristol
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels[6]
Chalair Aviation[7] Seasonal: Limoges, Perpignan
easyJet Seasonal: Berlin-Schönefeld (begins 26 June 2017), London-Gatwick, Lyon, Manchester, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse
easyJet Switzerland Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
Eurowings Düsseldorf,[8] Vienna[9]
operated by Germanwings
Seasonal: Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Munich, Stuttgart
Flybe Seasonal: Birmingham, Southampton
HOP! Seasonal: Angers, Bordeaux, Rouen (all begin 1 July 2017)[10]
Lufthansa Seasonal: Frankfurt
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Seasonal: Munich
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Stockholm
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Copenhagen, Stockholm
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Seasonal: Brussels
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Brussels
Volotea Seasonal: Brest, Bordeaux, Caen, Lille, Nantes, Strasbourg, Toulouse[11]
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona, Rennes


External links[edit]

Media related to Bastia Airport at Wikimedia Commons