Grosseto Airport

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Grosseto Airport

Aeroporto di Grosseto Roundel of Italy.svg
Summary
Airport typeMilitary / Public
OperatorAeronautica Militare / Società di Esercizio dell'Aeroporto della Maremma S.p.A. (SEAM)
ServesGrosseto, Italy
Elevation AMSL15 ft / 5 m
Coordinates42°45′35″N 011°04′18″E / 42.75972°N 11.07167°E / 42.75972; 11.07167
Map
Grosseto is located in Italy
Grosseto
Grosseto
Location of air base in Italy
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03L/21R 2,994 9,823 Asphalt
03R/21L 2,356 7,729 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers4,382
Passenger change 11-12Decrease -13.1%
Aircraft movements1,732
Movements change 11-12Decrease -14.0%
Source: DAFIF[1][2]
Statistics from Assaeroporti [3]

Grosseto Airport (Italian: Aeroporto di Grosseto) (IATA: GRS, ICAO: LIRS) is an airport in central Italy, located 3 km (1.6 NM) west of Grosseto in the Italian region of Tuscany.

Although it is classified as a "joint use" facility, Grosseto Airport is primarily an Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare) Base, home of the 4th Stormo, equipped with the Eurofighter Typhoon. However, the facility is used as a commercial airport by civilian charter flights and private aircraft.

History[edit]

During World War II the airfield, referred to as "Grosetta Main", was used by the United States Army Air Forces' Twelfth Air Force. The 86th Fighter Group flew P-47 Thunderbolts from the field between 17 September and 6 November 1944. Later, the 57th Fighter Group, used the airfield from 24 September 1944 to 29 April 1945, and later between 7 May and 15 July 1945, also flying combat operations with P-47s.[4][5]

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 15 feet (5 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 03L/21R measuring 2,994 by 45 metres (9,823 ft × 148 ft) and 03R/21L measuring 2,356 by 24 metres (7,730 ft × 79 ft).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Effective 30 August 2018, there are no regular passenger flights to/from Grosseto airport

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Airport information for LIRS from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for GRS at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ Associazione Italiana Gestori Aeroportuali[permanent dead link]
  4. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.
  5. ^ Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.

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