|Perpignan – Rivesaltes Airport
Aéroport de Perpignan – Rivesaltes
|IATA: PGF – ICAO: LFMP|
|Serves||Perpignan / Rivesaltes, France|
|Elevation AMSL||144 ft / 44 m|
Location of Languedoc-Roussillon region in France
Source: French AIP
Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport (French: Aéroport de Perpignan – Rivesaltes) (IATA: PGF, ICAO: LFMP), also known as Llabanère Airport, is a small international airport located near Perpignan and Rivesaltes, both communes of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southwestern France.
The airport lies at an elevation of 144 feet (44 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 15/33 is 2,500 by 45 metres (8,202 ft × 148 ft) and 13/31 is 1,265 by 20 metres (4,150 ft × 66 ft).
Airlines and destinations
The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport:
|Aer Lingus||Seasonal: Dublin|
operated by HOP!
Seasonal: Lille, Nantes
|Chalair Aviation||Seasonal: Ajaccio, Bastia, Geneva, Metz/Nancy|
operated by Air Nostrum
|Seasonal: Ibiza, Madrid|
Seasonal: Birmingham, London-Stansted
Incidents and accidents
- On 27 November 2008, Flight 888T, an Airbus A320 operating for XL Airways Germany, crashed whilst on a test flight from Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport, the aircraft stalled and crashed into the Mediterranean Sea killing all 7 on board. The aircraft was due to be returned to the lessor Air New Zealand.
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