Siena-Ampugnano Airport

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Siena-Ampugnano Airport (closed)
Aeroporto di Siena-Ampugnano
Summary
Airport type Military / Public
Serves Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Elevation AMSL 634 ft / 193 m
Coordinates 43°15′23″N 011°15′18″E / 43.25639°N 11.25500°E / 43.25639; 11.25500
Website www.siena-airport.it (no longer operational)
Map
SAY is located in Italy
SAY
SAY
Location of airport in Italy
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 1,393 4,570 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 3,745
Passenger change 11-12 Decrease -23.0%
Aircraft movements 2,492
Movements change 11-12 Decrease -20.8%
Source: Italian AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics from Assaeroporti [2]

Siena-Ampugnano Airport (Italian: Aeroporto di Siena-Ampugnano) (IATA: SAYICAO: LIQS) was a small military airfield near Siena, in Tuscany, Italy. All employment has been terminated in 2014.[3]

2008 the site has been proposed for a new international airport capable of handling 4 million passengers a year by 2020. Since 2003 the project has met widespread local opposition.[4][5] Upon request about current status and future of the airport in November 2016 the Siena Comune confirmed by eMail: ″the airport of Siena is not operating″[citation needed]. As of January 2017, the field is mentioned as being operated by Sky Services.[6] There are however indications of rather high rates, opposed to limited levels of service.[7]

History[edit]

During World War II, the facility was known as Malignano Airfield. It was a major United States Air Force Twelfth Air Force base of operations during the Italian Campaign.[8]

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 634 feet (193 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 18/36 with an asphalt surface measuring 1,393 by 30 metres (4,570 ft × 98 ft).

References[edit]

  1. ^ EAD Basic
  2. ^ Associazione Italiana Gestori Aeroportuali
  3. ^ All employments terminated. Information by the Siena Comune
  4. ^ Peter Popham (19 January 2008). "Plans for a new airport bringing cheap flights to Tuscany provoke furious opposition". The Independent. 
  5. ^ Committee against Expansion of Ampugnano Airport-Siena
  6. ^ https://www.skyservices.it/article/siena
  7. ^ http://www.euroga.org/forums/trips-airports/7298-siena-liqs-any-recent-experiences
  8. ^ Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4, and Air Force Historical Research Agency

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