Siena-Ampugnano Airport (Italian: Aeroporto di Siena-Ampugnano) (IATA: SAY, ICAO: LIQS) is a small military airfield near Siena, in Tuscany, Italy.
The site has recently 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.
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.
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).
- ^ EAD Basic
- ^ Associazione Italiana Gestori Aeroportuali
- ^ Peter Popham (19 January 2008). "Plans for a new airport bringing cheap flights to Tuscany provoke furious opposition". The Independent.
- ^ Committee against Expansion of Ampugnano Airport-Siena
- ^ 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
- ^ Airport information for LIQS from DAFIF (effective October 2006)