Pau Pyrénées Airport

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Pau Pyrénées Airport
Aéroport Pau Pyrénées
Tour Pau.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator Pau Chamber of Commerce
Location Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Elevation AMSL 616 ft / 188 m
Coordinates 43°22′48″N 000°25′07″W / 43.38000°N 0.41861°W / 43.38000; -0.41861Coordinates: 43°22′48″N 000°25′07″W / 43.38000°N 0.41861°W / 43.38000; -0.41861
Location of Aquitaine region in France
Location of Aquitaine region in France
LFBP is located in Aquitaine
Location of airport in Aquitaine region
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 8,202 2,500 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 621,492
Passenger Change 13-14 Decrease3.7%

Pau Pyrénées Airport (French: Aéroport Pau Pyrénées) (IATA: PUFICAO: LFBP) is an airport serving Pau, France. It is located 10 km (6.2 mi) northwest of Pau in Uzein, a commune of the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques (named for the Pyrénées mountains and the Atlantic Ocean).

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Arabia Maroc Marrakech
Air France Paris-Orly
Air France
operated by HOP!
Lyon, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly
Chalair Aviation Nantes
Twin Jet Marseille
Volotea Seasonal: Nice [1]

Military usage[edit]

Apart from the civilian terminal, there are military installations on the south side of the airfield. These host the 4th Special Forces Helicopter Regiment, the 5th Combat Helicopter Regiment and the French Army's paratrooper's training.

Aircraft production[edit]

In 2015 Airbus Group announced that its E-Fan electric aircraft was to be produced at Pau Pyrénées Airport, at a new facility to be constructed in 2016. The location was chosen to be near the DAHER-SOCATA plant at Tarbes. First deliveries of the E-Fan were expected at the end of 2017 or early 2018.[2][3]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 25 January 2007, Air France Flight 7775 from Pau to Paris crashed shortly after take-off. All 54 passengers and crew escaped from the Fokker 100 although one person was killed on the ground.[4] An investigation by the BEA revealed that the cause of the accident was ice on the wings of the aircraft involved.[5]


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