Bastia – Poretta Airport

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Bastia – Poretta Airport
Aéroport de Bastia Poretta
Bastiaairportterminal.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator CCI of Bastia and Upper Corsica
Serves Bastia, Corsica, France
Location Lucciana
Elevation AMSL 26 ft / 8 m
Coordinates 42°33′00″N 009°29′05″E / 42.55000°N 9.48472°E / 42.55000; 9.48472Coordinates: 42°33′00″N 009°29′05″E / 42.55000°N 9.48472°E / 42.55000; 9.48472
Website bastia.aeroport.fr
Maps
Corsica region of France
Corsica region of France
LFKB is located in Corsica
LFKB
LFKB
Location of the airport in Corsica
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 2,520 8,268 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers 1,400,632
Passenger Change 16-17 Increase8.8%
Source: French AIP[1]

Bastia – Poretta Airport (French: Aéroport de Bastia Poretta, IATA: BIAICAO: LFKB) is an airport serving Bastia on the French mediterranean island of Corsica. It is located 17 km (11 mi) south southeast of Bastia at Lucciana,[1] both of which are communes of the Upper Corsica department.

History[edit]

Airphoto of Borgo Airfield, 15 August 1944. Note the large number of B-17s on the parking apron, probably used during the Invasion of Southern France

In 1944, during World War II, the airport was used by the United States Army Air Forces Twelfth Air Force. On 31 July 1944, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the legendary French pilot, took off from this airport and disappeared, on a reconnaissance flight over France in a Lockheed P-38 Lightning.

USAAF combat units assigned:[clarification needed]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Corsica Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris-Orly
Seasonal: Charleroi,[3] Dole, Liège[4], London-Stansted (begins 3 May 2018), Nantes, Paris-Charles de Gaulle,[5] Toulon
Air France Paris-Orly
Seasonal: Bordeaux, Castres (begins 23 June 2018), Clermont-Ferrand, Lille, Lyon, Metz-Nancy, Montpellier, Nantes, Pau (begins 16 June 2018), Perpignan (begins 30 June 2018), Rennes, Strasbourg (begins 2 June 2018), Toulouse, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
ASL Airlines France Seasonal: Oujda, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Atlantic Airways Seasonal: Copenhagen
British Airways Seasonal charter: London-Heathrow
BMI Regional Seasonal: Bristol
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels[6]
Chalair Aviation Seasonal: Limoges, Perpignan[7]
easyJet Seasonal: Berlin-Schönefeld, Bordeaux (begins 26 June 2018), London-Gatwick, London-Stansted (begins 30 June 2018), Lyon, Manchester, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse, Venice (begins 20 July 2018)
easyJet Switzerland Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
Eurowings Seasonal: Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Vienna
Flybe Seasonal: Birmingham, Southampton
Germania Seasonal: Dresden (begins 19 May 2018), Nuremberg (begins 19 May 2018)[8]
HOP! Seasonal: Angers, Bordeaux, Rouen
Lufthansa Seasonal: Munich, Frankfurt
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen (begins 28 April 2018), Oslo-Gardermoen (begins 28 April 2018), Stockholm-Arlanda
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Copenhagen, Stockholm-Arlanda
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Brussels
Volotea Seasonal: Brest, Bordeaux, Caen, Lille, Nantes, Strasbourg, Toulouse
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona, Rennes

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b LFKB – BASTIA PORETTA. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 1 February 2018.
  2. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.
  3. ^ http://www.aircorsica.com/avion/billet-avion-bastia.html?language=en
  4. ^ http://www.rtbf.be/info/regions/liege/detail_une-ligne-reguliere-vers-la-corse-au-depart-de-liege-des-le-mois-d-avril?id=8103283
  5. ^ http://www.corsematin.com/article/article/la-corse-connectee-a-lannee-avec-laeroport-de-paris-roissy
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  7. ^ airline's website
  8. ^ "Route Map". flygermania.com. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Bastia Airport at Wikimedia Commons