Faya-Largeau Airport

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Faya-Largeau Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic / Military
OperatorGovernment
ServesFaya-Largeau, Chad
Elevation AMSL771 ft / 235 m
Coordinates17°55′01″N 019°06′39″E / 17.91694°N 19.11083°E / 17.91694; 19.11083Coordinates: 17°55′01″N 019°06′39″E / 17.91694°N 19.11083°E / 17.91694; 19.11083
Map
FTTY is located in Chad
FTTY
FTTY
Location of airport in Chad
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 2,800 9,186 Asphalt
Sources: [1][2]

Faya-Largeau Airport (IATA: FYT, ICAO: FTTY) (Arabic: مطار فايا لارجو‎) is an airport serving Faya-Largeau,[1] the largest city in northern Chad. It is located in Chad's Borkou Region.

Since 2013, three French Rafale are parked in Faya-Largeau to protect the Chadian airspace.

Facilities[edit]

LARAF MiG-23MS with empty missile rails rolling along the runway at Faya Largeau AB, some time in the mid-1980s. Also note the radome of an Il-76MD in the foreground left. Faya Largeau was the main Libyan base in northern Chad until the building of Ouadi Doum.

The airport resides at an elevation of 771 feet (235 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 06/24 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,800 by 45 metres (9,186 ft × 148 ft).[1]

Airlines and destination[edit]

The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service:

AirlinesDestinations
Tchadia Airlines Abéché,[3] N'Djamena[3]

Incidents[edit]

On 16 February 1976, Douglas C-47A TT-LAG of the Force Aérienne Tchadienne was damaged beyond economic repair in an accident at Faya-Largeau Airport.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Airport information for FTTY from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for FYT at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ a b "Tchadia Airlines outlines planned network from Oct 2018". routesonline.com. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  4. ^ "TT-LAG Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 15 August 2010.

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