Calais–Dunkerque Airport

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Calais–Dunkerque Airport
Aéroport de Calais - Dunkerque
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Communauté d’agglomération du Calaisis
Serves Calais / Dunkerque
Location Marck, Pas-de-Calais, France
Elevation AMSL 12 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 50°57′39″N 001°57′05″E / 50.96083°N 1.95139°E / 50.96083; 1.95139
Maps
Location of Nord-Pas-de-Calais region in France
Location of Nord-Pas-de-Calais region in France
LFAC is located in Nord-Pas-de-Calais
LFAC
LFAC
Location of airport in Nord-Pas-de-Calais region
Runways
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: CQFICAO: LFAC) is an airport located in Marck, 7 km (4 mi) east-northeast of Calais,[1] in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France. The airport also serves Dunkerque (a commune in the Nord department).

History[edit]

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]

Facilities[edit]

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]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Lydd Air Charter: Lydd

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c LFAC – Calais Dunkerque. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 27 April 2017.
  2. ^ (French) Aéroport de Calais - Dunkerque (CQF / LFAC) 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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