Bastia – Poretta Airport

Bastia – Poretta Airport
Aéroport de Bastia Poretta
Airport type Public
Operator CCI of Bastia and Upper Corsica
Serves Bastia, Corsica, France
Location Lucciana
Elevation AMSL 26 ft / 8 m
Coordinates 42°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

Corsica region of France

Location of the airport in Corsica

Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 2,520 8,268 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 1,162,840
Passenger Change 13-14 Increase3.3%
Source: French AIP[1]

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.


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:

Airlines and destinations

Air Corsica Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris-Orly
Seasonal: Charleroi (begins 26 March 2017),[3] Dole, Nantes, Paris-Charles de Gaulle,[4] Toulon, Liège[5]
Air France Paris-Orly
Air France
operated by HOP!
Seasonal: Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Lille, Lyon, Metz-Nancy, Montpellier, Nantes, Rennes, Toulouse, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
ASL Airlines France Seasonal: Oujda, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Atlantic Airways Seasonal: Copenhagen Kastrup
British Airways Seasonal charter: London-Heathrow
BMI Regional Seasonal: Bristol
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels[6]
Chalair Aviation[7] Seasonal: Limoges, Perpignan
CityJet Seasonal: Avignon, Béziers[8]
easyJet Seasonal: London-Gatwick, Lyon, Manchester, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse
easyJet Switzerland Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
Eurowings Düsseldorf,[9] Vienna[10]
operated by Germanwings
Seasonal: Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart
Flybe Seasonal: Birmingham, Southampton
operated by Skytaxi
Seasonal: Dole[11]
Lufthansa Seasonal: Frankfurt
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Seasonal: Munich
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Stockholm
Scandinavian AirlinesSeasonal: Copenhagen, Stockholm
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Seasonal: Brussels
TUIfly Belgium Seasonal: Brussels
Volotea Seasonal: Brest, Bordeaux, Caen, Lille, Nantes, Strasbourg, Toulouse[12]
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona, Rennes


External links

Media related to Bastia Airport at Wikimedia Commons

This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 12/4/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.