Flanders International Airport

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Flanders International Airport

Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) B-55

Kortrijk/Wevelgem Airport
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorInternational Airport Kortrijk-Wevelgem
ServesKortrijk and Wevelgem, Belgium
LocationWevelgem, West Flanders, Flemish Region
Elevation AMSL64 ft / 20 m
Coordinates50°49′07″N 003°12′23″E / 50.81861°N 3.20639°E / 50.81861; 3.20639Coordinates: 50°49′07″N 003°12′23″E / 50.81861°N 3.20639°E / 50.81861; 3.20639
Websitewww.KortrijkAirport.be
Map
EBKT is located in Belgium
EBKT
EBKT
Location in Belgium
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 1,900 6,234 Asphalt
Sources: Belgian AIP[1]

Flanders International Airport, Flanders Airport or Kortrijk-Wevelgem International Airport (IATA: KJK, ICAO: EBKT) is an airport located in the town of Wevelgem, West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium and partly also in the Bissegem section of the city of Kortrijk (2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) west.[1]

Origins[edit]

The airport was created in 1916 by the Germans during the First World War.

Features[edit]

There is a passenger terminal with police and customs on demand.

The airport runway is 1,900 m × 45 m (6,234 ft × 148 ft).[1] Alongside a section of the airport is a business park, some of which is restricted to enterprises undertaking airport related activities: several of the business park tenants have paid for direct private access to the runway. The aerodrome used to offer IFR ("instrument" or "blind flying") procedures, but as of June 2017 these had been withdrawn from the AIP. In 2019, an RNAV approach, GNSS based, is given in the AIP.

Uses[edit]

It is mainly used as a business airport. One of the main users of this airport is Abelag Aviation, though it is also used by flying clubs and schools. According to its official website around 100,000 passengers use the airport every year.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

There are no scheduled services offered from Wevelgem International Airport.

Charter[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Abelag Aviation
ASL

Air ambulance[edit]

Ground transportation[edit]

By car[edit]

The airport is situated on national road 8 (Brussels - Koksijde), nearby ringway 8 (Kortrijk), E17/A14 and the E403/A17 (Zeebrugge - Bruges - Tournai).

By bus[edit]

Bus 40 operated by De Lijn connects the airport with Kortrijk and its railway station (local, national, international trains) and Menen and its railway station (national trains).

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