Carcassonne Airport

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Carcassonne Airport
Aéroport de Carcassonne
Carcassonne aeroport Salveza2.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Transdev
Serves Carcassonne, France
Elevation AMSL 434 ft / 132 m
Coordinates 43°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
Website Carcassonne airport
Maps
Location of Languedoc-Roussillon region in France
Location of Languedoc-Roussillon region in France
LFMK is located in Languedoc-Roussillon
LFMK
LFMK
Location of airport in Languedoc-Roussillon region
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 2,050 6,726 Asphalt
10L/28R 800 2,625 Grass
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 413,724
Passenger Change 13-14 Decrease4.4%
Sources: French AIP,[1] UAF,[2] DAFIF[3][4]

Carcassonne Airport (French: Aéroport de Carcassonne) (IATA: CCFICAO: 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.

History[edit]

In the late 1990s, the airport started taking budget flights to and from European airports and in 2006 had regular flight connections with Dublin, London Stansted, Liverpool, East Midlands and Charleroi. In 2011, the airport served 368,000 passengers.[citation needed]

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 for aircraft operating under VFR.

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

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

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Atlas Atlantique Airlines Oran
Ryanair Charleroi, Dublin, Edinburgh, London-Stansted, Manchester, Porto
Seasonal: Cork, East Midlands, Glasgow

Transportation[edit]

There is a Shuttle Bus service from the Airport to the centre of Carcassonne and Carcassonne Station which runs to co-incide with the arrivals of flights.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c LFMK – CARCASSONNE SALVAZA. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 7 December 2017.
  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).

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