Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport

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Perpignan – Rivesaltes Airport

Aéroport de Perpignan – Rivesaltes
Rivesaltes - Aéroport - Accueil passagers.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorTransdev
ServesPerpignan / Rivesaltes, France
Elevation AMSL144 ft / 44 m
Coordinates42°44′26″N 002°52′14″E / 42.74056°N 2.87056°E / 42.74056; 2.87056Coordinates: 42°44′26″N 002°52′14″E / 42.74056°N 2.87056°E / 42.74056; 2.87056
Websiteaeroport-perpignan.com
Map
LFMP is located in Occitanie
LFMP
LFMP
Location of airport in Occitanie region
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 2,500 8,202 Asphalt
13/31 1,265 4,150 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers353,872
Passenger Change 13-14Decrease3.5%
Source: French AIP[1]

Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport (French: Aéroport de Perpignan – Rivesaltes) (IATA: PGF, ICAO: LFMP), also known as Llabanère Airport, as well as Aéroport de Perpignan - Sud de France, is a small international airport near Perpignan and Rivesaltes, both communes of the Pyrénées-Orientales Department in the Occitanie Region of south France.

Facilities[edit]

The airport is 144 feet (44 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt runways: 15/33 is 2,500 by 45 metres (8,202 ft × 148 ft) and 13/31 is 1,265 by 20 metres (4,150 ft × 66 ft).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport:[2]

AirlinesDestinations
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin
Air France Paris–Orly
Seasonal: Paris–Charles de Gaulle
ASL Airlines France Seasonal: Oran
Flybe Seasonal: Southampton
HOP! Seasonal: Lille, Strasbourg
Ryanair Charleroi, Marrakesh
Seasonal: Birmingham, London–Stansted
Volotea Seasonal: Nantes

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On the 27th of November 2008, Flight 888T, an Airbus A320 operating for XL Airways Germany, crashed whilst on a test flight from Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport. The aircraft stalled and crashed into the Mediterranean Sea, killing all seven on board. The aircraft was due to be returned to the lessor Air New Zealand.
  • On the 25th of July 2019, after rehearsing for a show, one of the France Air Force (Patrouille de France) planes crashed while landing. The pilot could escape.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b LFMP – PERPIGNAN RIVESALTES. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 15 August 2019.
  2. ^ aeroport-perpignan.com - Schedules retrieved 15 May 2016

External links[edit]

Media related to Perpignan - Rivesaltes Airport at Wikimedia Commons