Carcassonne Airport

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Carcassonne Airport

Aéroport de Carcassonne
Carcassonne aeroport Salveza2.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorTransdev
ServesCarcassonne, France
Elevation AMSL434 ft / 132 m
Coordinates43°12′57″N 002°18′31″E / 43.21583°N 2.30861°E / 43.21583; 2.30861Coordinates: 43°12′57″N 002°18′31″E / 43.21583°N 2.30861°E / 43.21583; 2.30861
WebsiteCarcassonne airport
Map
LFMK is located in Occitanie
LFMK
LFMK
Location of airport in Occitanie region
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 2,050 6,726 Asphalt
10L/28R 800 2,625 Grass
Statistics (2014)
Passengers413,724
Passenger Change 13-14Decrease4.4%
Sources: French AIP,[1] UAF,[2] DAFIF[3][4]

Carcassonne Airport (French: Aéroport de Carcassonne, IATA: CCF, ICAO: LFMK) is an airport serving Carcassonne and the south of Languedoc. The airport is located on the western edge of the city, 3 km (2 nautical miles) from the city center, in the Aude department of the Languedoc-Roussillon region in France. It is also known as Salvaza Airport,[3] Carcassonne Salvaza Airport[1] or Carcassonne Airport in Pays Cathare (Aéroport de Carcassonne en Pays Cathare).[2] The airport handles commercial national and international flights as well as private, non-regular air traffic.

Air service history[edit]

In 1993, according to the Official Airline Guide (OAG) Carcassonne was served by Aigle Azur airlines with nonstop service to Paris Orly Airport operated with Saab 340 regional turboprop airliners.[5] During the late 1990s, the airport was being served with budget flights to and from European airports and by 2006 had regular flight connections with Dublin, London Stansted, Liverpool, East Midlands and Charleroi. In 2011, the airport served 368,000 passengers.[citation needed]

Atlas Atlantique Airlines operated from the airport briefly to Oran in Algeria from 2016-2017; however, the airline ceased operations in late November 2017.

Ryanair is the only airline currently operating scheduled passenger service into the airport and operates Boeing 737-800 jetliners on all of its flights.

Facilities[edit]

The airport sits at an elevation of 434 feet (132 m) above mean sea level. It has one paved runway designated, which measures 2,050 by 45 metres (6,726 ft × 148 ft). It also has a parallel unpaved runway with a grass surface measuring 800 by 30 metres (2,625 ft × 98 ft).[1] It can cater to aircraft operating under VFR.

Inside the terminal building there are two departure gates. A small shop is land-side in the terminal

A campus of the École nationale de l'aviation civile is also at the airport.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Ryanair Charleroi, Dublin, London–Stansted, Manchester, Porto
Seasonal: Cork, East Midlands, Edinburgh

Ground transportation[edit]

There is a shuttle bus service from the airport to the centre of Carcassonne and Carcassonne Station, which runs to coincide with the arrivals of flights.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c LFMK – CARCASSONNE SALVAZA. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 31 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b (in French) Aéroport de Carcassonne en Pays Cathare Archived 25 November 2006 at the Wayback Machine at Union des Aéroports Français
  3. ^ a b Airport information for LFMK from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  4. ^ Airport information for CCF at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  5. ^ Oct. 1, 1993 OAG Desktop Flight Guide

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