Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport

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Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet Airport

Aérodrome de Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet

Aéroport Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes
Aéroport de Pointe-à-Pitre.JPG
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorCCI de Pointe à Pitre
ServesPointe-à-Pitre, Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe
LocationAbymes
Hub for
Focus city forAir France[1]
Elevation AMSL35 ft / 11 m
Coordinates16°15′51″N 061°31′33″W / 16.26417°N 61.52583°W / 16.26417; -61.52583Coordinates: 16°15′51″N 061°31′33″W / 16.26417°N 61.52583°W / 16.26417; -61.52583
Websiteguadeloupe.aeroport.fr
Map
PTP is located in Guadeloupe
PTP
PTP
Location in Guadeloupe
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 3,500 11,483 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers2,361,198
Passenger change 16-17Increase4.9%
Aircraft movements30,345
Movements change 16–17Increase2.4%
Sources: AIP,[2] UAF,[3] Airport,[4]

Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport or Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet Airport (French: Aérodrome de Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet[2] or Aéroport Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes[4] "Caribbean Hub") (IATA: PTP, ICAO: TFFR) is an international airport serving Pointe-à-Pitre on the island of Grande-Terre in Guadeloupe, France.

The airport is located in Abymes, 2.4 km (1.3 NM) north-northeast of Pointe-à-Pitre.[2] It is the main hub for Air Caraïbes and Air Antilles Express. Air France has also two Airbus A320 based in Pointe-à-Pitre for regional flights. It is the largest of the six airports in the archipelago. In 2015, the airport handled 2,089,763 passengers; it is the second busiest airport in the Lesser Antilles after Queen Beatrix International Airport located in Aruba, and before Grantley Adams International Airport located in Barbados.

Facilities[edit]

Aerial view

The airport is at an elevation of 35 ft (11 m) above mean sea level. It has one paved runway designated 12/30 which measures 3,125 m × 45 m (10,253 ft × 148 ft).[2] Runway 12/30 is long enough to allow aircraft as large as the A380 to take off and land without difficulty. The airport was also one of the first to handle the first A380 prototype in the second week of January 2006, for two days. The same year, the airport celebrated its 40th anniversary.

The former Air Guadeloupe had its head office on the airport.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Air Antilles Dominica–Canefield (begins October 25, 2019),[6] Dominica–Douglas-Charles, Fort-de-France, Saint Barthélemy, San Juan, Santo Domingo–La Isabela, Santo Domingo–Las Américas, St. Maarten, St. Martin
Air Belgium Charleroi (begins December 7, 2019)[7]
Air Canada Montréal–Trudeau
Air Caraïbes Fort-de-France, Paris–Orly, St. Maarten, St. Martin, Santo Domingo–Las Américas
Air France Cayenne, Fort-de-France, Miami, Paris–Orly, Port-au-Prince
Seasonal: Atlanta, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Seasonal charter: Havana
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau
Alitalia Seasonal charter: Milan–Malpensa, Rome–Fiumicino
American Airlines Seasonal: Miami
American Eagle Miami
Condor Seasonal charter: Frankfurt
Corsair International Paris–Orly
Cubana de Aviacion Havana
JetBlue New York–JFK (begins February 1, 2020)[8]
Level Paris–Orly
LIAT Antigua, Barbados
Neos Seasonal charter: Milan–Malpensa
Servicios Aéreos Profesionales Punta Cana
Winair Dominica–Douglas-Charles
XL Airways France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Seasonal: Bordeaux (begins December 9, 2019),[9] Lyon, Marseille, Nantes (begins January 28, 2020)[10]

Cargo[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Amerijet InternationalMiami

Statistics[edit]

Annual passenger traffic (enplaned + deplaned), 2000 - 2019

Year Passengers Year Passengers
2000 2 117 232 2010 1 948 813
2001 1 896 044 2011 2 050 471
2002 1 805 420 2012 1 994 575
2003 1 761 455 2013 2 033 763
2004 1 866 739 2014 2 029 080
2005 1 836 490 2015 2 089 763
2006 1 861 362 2016 2 253 284
2007 1 960 912 2017 2 361 173
2008 2 020 042 2018 2 446 234
2009 1 839 786 2019 1 545 994 (Jan-July)

10 Busiest routes from Guadeloupe Pôle Caraîbes Airport in 2017

Rank City Passengers Top Carriers
1 Paris Orly, France 1 224 015 Air France, Air Caraîbes, Corsair,
2 Fort de France, France (Martinique) 427 920 Air France, Air Caraibes, Air Antilles Express
3 Saint Martin Grand Case, France 166 072 Air Caraîbes, Air Antilles Express
4 Paris CDG, France 86 166 XL Airways
5 Cayenne, France (French Guyana) 47 811 Air France
6 Montréal, Canada 37 249 Air Canada, Air Transat (seasonal)
7 Port-au-Prince, Haîti 35 303 Air France
8 Saint Barthelemy, France 34 814 Air Antilles Express
9 New York JFK, USA 32 861 Norwegian (seasonal)
10 Miami, USA 31 201 Air France, American Airlines

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Air France, un acteur régional majeur dans la Caraïbe, Septembre 2013" (PDF). Corporate.airfrance.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d TFFR – Pointe a Pitre Le Raizet. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 12 September 2019.
  3. ^ (in French) Aéroport de Pointe-à-Pitre – Le Raizet Archived 9 January 2007 at the Wayback Machine at Union des Aéroports Français
  4. ^ a b (in French) Aéroport Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes, official site
  5. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 26 March 1988. 41. "Head Office: Aéroport du Raizet, 97110 Abymes, Guadeloupe, French West Indies"
  6. ^ Liu, Jim. "Air Antilles schedules new sectors in W19". Routesonline. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  7. ^ https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/air-belgium-set-launch-scheduled-french-caribbean-services
  8. ^ https://www.travelpulse.com/news/airlines/jetblue-unveils-new-service-from-new-york-to-guadeloupe-islands.html
  9. ^ Ltd. 2019, UBM (UK). "XL Airways France adds Bordeaux – Pointe-a-Pitre sector in W19". RoutesOnline. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  10. ^ "XL Airways France adds Nantes – Pointe-a-Pitre service in 1Q20". RoutesOnline. 3 June 2019. Retrieved 3 June 2019.

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