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Campo Dell Oro Airport



Ajaccio Napoléon Bonaparte
Aéroport Ajaccio Napoléon Bonaparte
Control tower
IATA: AJA – ICAO: LFKJ
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator CCI d’Ajaccio/Corse du Sud
Serves Ajaccio, France
Elevation AMSL 17 ft / 5 m
Coordinates 41°55′26″N 008°48′09″E / 41.92389°N 8.8025°E / 41.92389; 8.8025Coordinates: 41°55′26″N 008°48′09″E / 41.92389°N 8.8025°E / 41.92389; 8.8025
Website www.ajaccio.aeroport.fr/.../en
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 2,407 7,897 Bituminous concrete
Source: French AIP

Ajaccio – Campo dell'Oro Airport (IATA: AJA, ICAO: LFKJ) is the main airport serving Ajaccio on the French island of Corsica. It is located in Ajaccio, a commune of the département of Corse-du-Sud, 5 km (3.1 mi) east of the harbor.

Campo Airport is the main base of regional airline CCM Airlines, which operates services to continental France.

History

Campo dell'Oro before aviation was an alluvial plain at the mouth of the Gravona. The meaning of "Field of Gold" remains obscure; some 19th-century authors refer to a "rich cropland"; others, to a malaria-infested marshland. A grass flying field existed there before World War II but apparently offered no transportation services, as the first regular flights to Marseille began with the institution of a seaplane service in 1935 from Ajaccio Harbor.

In 1940 a Vichy Air Corp unit was kept inactive at Campo dell'Oro. The liberation of Corsica began with the landing by sea in 1943 of I Corps at Ajaccio in Operation Vésuve. A few months later Fighter Group GC2/7 of the Free French Air Force, a French unit of the Royal Air Force, were operational on the grass field at Campo dell'Oro with Spitfires. Heavy aircraft were unable to land and came to mishap in the soft surface.

In 1944 the United States Army Air Forces took over the airport and put down a hard surface of perforated metallic mats from which a squadron of P-51's flew. They defended B-24's flying from new airfields constructed on the east coast of Corsica. Campo dell'Oro was a challenge for the larger aircraft because of its relatively short runways and proximity to the mountains. Toward the end of the war the runways were paved, the foundation of the modern airport. The Americans also made a concerted effort to eradicate malaria by infilling wetlands and spraying pesticides in coastal regions.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air France Paris-Orly
Air France operated by Brit Air Montpellier, Nantes, Quimper [All Seasonal]
Air France operated by CCM Airlines Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris-Orly
Air France operated by Régional Barcelona, Basel/Mulhouse, Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Geneva, Lille, Metz/Nancy, Strasbourg, Toulouse [All seasonal]
EasyJet Geneva [seasonal], London-Gatwick [seasonal], Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Transavia.com Amsterdam [seasonal]

Other facilities

CCM Airlines has its head office on the airport property.



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General Info
Country France
ICAO ID LFKJ
Time UTC+1(+2DT)
Latitude 41.923637
41° 55' 25.09" N
Longitude 8.802917
008° 48' 10.50" E
Elevation 18 feet
5 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 001° E (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Near City Ajaccio
Operating Hours 24 HOUR OPERATIONS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry
Daylight Saving Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October


Communications
AJACCIO TWR 118.075
AJACCIO GND
Opr HO
121.7
AJACCIO ATIS 126.925
AJACCIO APP 121.05
127.775
AFIS
Call AJACCIO INFO
119.825


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
02/20 7897 x 148 feet
2407 x 45 meters
ASPHALT - YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
NDB IS AJACCIO/CAMPO DELL ORO - 341 8.7 NM 079.9


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)


Remarks
FUEL Avbl 0600-1900Z++, OT O/R 2 hr PN. (NC-100LL, A1)
LGT PAPI Rwy 20 GS 3.7 MEHT 53'.
RSTD Rwy 10-28 clsd. Ovft of Ajaccio proh blw 3000'.



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