Bastia – Poretta Airport

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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
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Corsica region of France
Corsica region of France
LFKB is located in Corsica
Location of the airport in Corsica
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 2,520 8,268 Asphalt
Source: French AIP[1]

Bastia – Poretta Airport (French: Aéroport de Bastia Poretta, IATA: BIAICAO: 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.


File:Borgo Airfield - Corsica - 15 Aug 1944 -Nat Archives.png
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

Airlines Destinations
Air Corsica Seasonal: Dole, Toulon, Liège[3]
Air France Paris-Orly
Air France
operated by Air Corsica
Marseille, Nice, Paris-Orly
Air France
operated by HOP!
Seasonal: Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Lille, Lyon, Metz-Nancy, Montpellier, Nantes, Rennes, Toulouse
British Airways Seasonal charter: London-Heathrow
BMI Regional Seasonal: Bristol
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels[4]
Chalair Aviation Seasonal: Limoges (begins 14 May 2016), Perpignan (begins 14 May 2016),
easyJet Seasonal: London-Gatwick, Lyon, Manchester, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse
easyJet Switzerland Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
Eurowings Vienna (begins 2 April 2016)[5]
Flybe Seasonal: Birmingham, Southampton
Germanwings Seasonal: Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Stuttgart
operated by Skytaxi
Seasonal: Dole[6]
Jetairfly Seasonal: Brussels
Lufthansa Seasonal: Frankfurt
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Seasonal: Munich
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Stockholm
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Copenhagen
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Seasonal: Brussels
Volotea Seasonal: Brest, Bordeaux, Caen, Lille, Nantes, Strasbourg, Toulouse[7]
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona, Rennes, Rome-Fiumicino


External links

Media related to Bastia Airport at Wikimedia Commons