Calais–Dunkerque Airport

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Calais–Dunkerque Airport

Aéroport de Calais - Dunkerque
Airport typePublic
OperatorCommunauté d’agglomération du Calaisis
ServesCalais / Dunkerque
LocationMarck, Pas-de-Calais, France
Elevation AMSL12 ft / 4 m
Coordinates50°57′39″N 001°57′05″E / 50.96083°N 1.95139°E / 50.96083; 1.95139Coordinates: 50°57′39″N 001°57′05″E / 50.96083°N 1.95139°E / 50.96083; 1.95139
Location of Hauts-de-France region in France
Location of Hauts-de-France region in France
LFAC is located in Hauts-de-France
Location of airport in Hauts-de-France region
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 1,535 5,036 Asphalt
Sources: French AIP,[1] UAF,[2] DAFIF[3][4]

Calais–Dunkerque Airport (French: Aéroport de Calais - Dunkerque) (IATA: CQF, ICAO: LFAC) is an airport located in Marck, 7 km (4 mi) east-northeast of Calais,[1] in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France. The airport also serves Dunkerque (a commune in the Nord department).


In the 1950s and early 1960s, the airport was busy with cross-channel service, including car ferry flights, by private airlines such as Silver City Airways and Channel Air Bridge, later merged into British United Air Ferries.

On 9 July 2015, the Airbus E-Fan landed at Calais-Dunkerque Airport after a flight from Lydd Airport. Initially this was claimed as the first electric aircraft to cross the English Channel, but it has since been pointed out that there were previous such flights, including one as long ago as 1981.[5][6][7][8]


The airport is at an elevation of 12 feet (4 m) above mean sea level. It has one paved runway designated 06/24 which measures 1,535 by 45 metres (5,036 ft × 148 ft).[1]


  1. ^ a b c LFAC – Calais Dunkerque. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 15 August 2019.
  2. ^ (in French) Aéroport de Calais - Dunkerque (CQF / LFAC) Archived 2010-03-23 at the Wayback Machine at Union des Aéroports Français
  3. ^ Airport information for LFAC from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  4. ^ Airport information for CQF at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  5. ^ "Electric Shock: Rival Pilots Claim Channel First". Sky News. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Did Duwal Beat Airbus Across the Channel?". AVweb. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  7. ^ Bertorelli, Paul. "Airbus' Asterisked Record". AVweb. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  8. ^ "First Electric-Powered Channel Flight Was 34 Years Ago". AVweb. Retrieved 13 July 2015.

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