Bastia – Poretta Airport

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Bastia – Poretta Airport

Aéroport de Bastia Poretta
Bastiaairportterminal.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorCCI of Bastia and Upper Corsica
ServesBastia, Corsica, France
LocationLucciana
Elevation AMSL26 ft / 8 m
Coordinates42°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
Websitebastia.aeroport.fr
Map
LFKB is located in Corsica
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LFKB
Location of the airport in Corsica
LFKB is located in France
LFKB
LFKB
LFKB (France)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 2,520 8,268 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers1,525,159
Passenger traffic changeIncrease 8.9%
Source: French AIP,[1] Aeroport.fr[2]

Bastia – Poretta Airport (French: Aéroport de Bastia Poretta, IATA: BIA, ICAO: 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]

AirlinesDestinations
Air Corsica Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris-Orly
Seasonal: Charleroi,[4] Dole, Liège[5], London-Stansted, Nantes, Paris-Charles de Gaulle,[6] Toulon
Air France Paris-Orly
Seasonal: Bordeaux, Castres, Clermont-Ferrand, Lyon, Metz-Nancy, Montpellier, Nantes, Pau, Perpignan, Rennes, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
ASL Airlines France Seasonal: Oujda, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Atlantic Airways Seasonal: Copenhagen
British Airways Seasonal: London-Heathrow[7]
BMI Regional Seasonal: Bristol
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels[8]
Chalair Aviation Seasonal: Limoges, Perpignan[9]
easyJet Seasonal: Berlin-Schönefeld, Bordeaux, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted, Lyon, Manchester, Nantes, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse, Venice
easyJet Switzerland Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
Eurowings Seasonal: Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Vienna
Flybe Seasonal: Birmingham, Southampton
HOP! Seasonal: Angers, Bordeaux, Rouen
Iberia Seasonal: Madrid[10]
Lufthansa Seasonal: Munich, Frankfurt
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Scandinavian AirlinesSeasonal: Copenhagen, Stockholm-Arlanda
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Brussels
Volotea Seasonal: Brest, Bordeaux, Caen, Lille, Madrid[11], Nantes, Strasbourg, Toulouse
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b LFKB – BASTIA PORETTA. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 12 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Résultats d'activité des aéroports français 2018" (PDF). aeroport.fr. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  3. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.
  4. ^ http://www.aircorsica.com/avion/billet-avion-bastia.html?language=en
  5. ^ 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
  6. ^ http://www.corsematin.com/article/article/la-corse-connectee-a-lannee-avec-laeroport-de-paris-roissy
  7. ^ http://mediacentre.britishairways.com/pressrelease/details/86/2018-247/10199?ref=Home
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ airline's website
  10. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/283064/iberia-further-expands-european-routes-in-s19/
  11. ^ Da Silva, Gil (7 November 2018). "Bastia - Madrid, nouvelle ligne avec Volotea (Espagne)" (in French). QuelleCompagnie.com. Retrieved 13 November 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Bastia Airport at Wikimedia Commons