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 (2017)
Passengers 1,400,632
Passenger Change 16-17 Increase8.8%
Source: French AIP[1]

Bastia – Poretta Airport (French: Aéroport de Bastia Poretta, IATA: BIA, ICAO: 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]

Air Corsica Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris-Orly
Seasonal: Charleroi,[3] Dole, Liège[4], London-Stansted, Nantes, Paris-Charles de Gaulle,[5] Toulon
Air France Paris-Orly
Seasonal: Bordeaux, Castres, Clermont-Ferrand, Lille, Lyon, Metz-Nancy, Montpellier, Nantes, Pau, Perpignan (begins 30 June 2018), Rennes, Strasbourg, 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 Seasonal: Limoges, Perpignan[7]
easyJet Seasonal: Berlin-Schönefeld, Bordeaux, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted (begins 30 June 2018), Lyon, Manchester, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse, Venice
easyJet Switzerland Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
Eurowings Seasonal: Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Vienna
Flybe Seasonal: Birmingham, Southampton
Germania Seasonal: Bremen (begins 4 May 2019), Dresden, Nuremberg
HOP! Seasonal: Angers, Bordeaux, Rouen
Lufthansa Seasonal: Munich, Frankfurt
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Scandinavian AirlinesSeasonal: Copenhagen, Stockholm-Arlanda
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Brussels
Volotea Seasonal: Brest, Bordeaux, Caen, Lille, Nantes, Strasbourg, Toulouse
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona, Rennes


  1. ^ a b LFKB – BASTIA PORETTA. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 21 June 2018.
  2. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website
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  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  7. ^ airline's website

External links[edit]

Media related to Bastia Airport at Wikimedia Commons