Saint-Pierre Airport

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Saint-Pierre Airport
Aéroport de Saint-Pierre Pointe-Blanche
Airport type Public
Owner Service de l'aviation civile de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
Operator Service de l'aviation civile de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
Serves Saint-Pierre, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon
Location Saint-Pierre-Pointe Blanche
Elevation AMSL 26 ft / 8 m
Coordinates 46°45′47″N 56°10′27″W / 46.76306°N 56.17417°W / 46.76306; -56.17417Coordinates: 46°45′47″N 56°10′27″W / 46.76306°N 56.17417°W / 46.76306; -56.17417
LFVP is located in North Atlantic
Location in the North Atlantic
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 1,800 5,906 Asphalt
Source: French Aeronautical Information Publication for LFVP (PDF) – SAINT-PIERRE
Sainte-Pierre airport at lower right on Saint Pierre Island, 2013

Saint-Pierre Airport (French: Aéroport de Saint-Pierre) (IATA: FSPICAO: LFVP) is a regional airport located 1 NM (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) south of Saint-Pierre, in the French overseas community (collectivité d'outre-mer) of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, off the eastern coast of Canada near Newfoundland.


The airport was completed in August 1999 and consists of four buildings and a control tower. The old airport, opened in 1965 and located on the south side of the inner harbour, was re-located due to the lack of room for expansion (The current runway is 1,800 m (5,906 ft) when compared to the old 10/29 at 1,250 m (4,101 ft)).[1] The main terminal building is a two floor structure. The old airport is located in city centre St. Pierre and is being redeveloped for housing complexes. The control tower, terminal building, hangar and part of the old runway (mark number 29) are intact. The airport project cost 370 million French francs.[1]

Unusually, the airport's ICAO airport code, LFVP, begins with an L, representative of the codes used in France (and nearly all of southern Europe), despite the geographical proximity to Canada's codes which begin with C. While not entirely unheard of elsewhere, it is rarely seen in airports of other overseas territories or possessions of European nations, including France, which tend to hew to the most geographically relevant letter code, as opposed to the most politically relevant. Airports in French Guiana, for example, use South America's S prefix, despite French Guiana's being an overseas department of France.


  • 2,200 m2 (24,000 sq ft) passenger terminal
  • 1,600 m2 (17,000 sq ft) maintenance building to store snow plows
  • 2,500 m2 (27,000 sq ft) aircraft hangars and workshop
  • 1,400 m2 (15,000 sq ft) civil aviation buildings

The airport currently handles turboprop aircraft, but it can handle small jets up to a Boeing 737 or an Airbus A319/Airbus A320.

All other aircraft at the airport are private aircraft for general aviation.

Airline and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Saint-Pierre Halifax, Miquelon, Montréal–Trudeau, St. John's
Seasonal: Sydney (NS)
Seasonal Charters Feb and Aug: Stephenville

There are no direct flights from France. Connecting flights (with Air Canada, Air France, Air Transat or Corsair International) to France are made via Montréal–Trudeau airport.


Saint-Pierre Airport from the road; May 14, 2008 
Saint-Pierre Airfield from the airport; May 14, 2008 

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