Le Touquet – Côte d'Opale Airport

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Le Touquet - Côte d'Opale Airport

Aéroport de Le Touquet - Côte d'Opale
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorSociété d'economie mixte de l'aéroport du Touquet (SEMAT)
ServesLe Touquet, France
Elevation AMSL21 ft / 6 m
Coordinates50°30′53″N 001°37′39″E / 50.51472°N 1.62750°E / 50.51472; 1.62750
Websiteaeroport-letouquet.com
Maps
Location of Nord-Pas-de-Calais region in France
Location of Nord-Pas-de-Calais region in France
LFAT is located in Nord-Pas-de-Calais
LFAT
LFAT
Location of airport in Nord-Pas-de-Calais region
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 1,850 6,069 Paved
Source: French AIP[1]

Le Touquet - Côte d'Opale Airport (French: Aéroport de Le Touquet - Côte d'Opale) (IATA: LTQ, ICAO: LFAT) is 2.9 kilometres (1.8 mi) east-southeast of Le Touquet,[1] a commune of the Pas-de-Calais department on the coast of northern France.

The passenger terminal is open from 09:00-20:00 hours. There are three flying clubs and most of them also give flying lessons; two of them are helicopter schools and clubs.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

As of November 2018, there are no more scheduled services after the only operator, LyddAir ceased its route to Le Touquet.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 2 May 1981, Aer Lingus Flight 164, a Boeing 737-200 carrying 108 passengers and crew, was hijacked on a flight from Dublin Airport in Ireland to London Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom. The hijacker had the pilots fly the aircraft to Le Touquet where it then stood for nearly 10 hours before French armed forces troops stormed the aircraft and apprehended the suspect. No one was killed or injured.

Appearances in media[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b LFAT – LE TOUQUET PARIS PLAGE. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 10 October 2019.

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