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Bastia - Poretta Airport
Aéroport de Bastia - Poretta
IATA: BIA – ICAO: LFKB
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator CCI de Bastia et Haute-Corse
Serves Bastia, Corsica, France
Location Lucciana
Elevation AMSL 26 ft / 8 m
Coordinates 42°33′00″N 009°29′05″E / 42.55°N 9.48472°E / 42.55; 9.48472Coordinates: 42°33′00″N 009°29′05″E / 42.55°N 9.48472°E / 42.55; 9.48472
Website http://www.bastia.aeroport.fr/.../en
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 2,520 8,268 Asphalt
Source: French AIP


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
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

Bastia – Poretta Airport or Aéroport de Bastia - Poretta (IATA: BIA, ICAO: LFKB) is an airport serving Bastia on the island of Corsica. It is located 17 km (11 mi) south southeast of Bastia in Lucciana, both communes of the Haute-Corse département in France.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air France Paris-Orly
Air France operated by CCM Airlines Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris-Orly
Air France operated by Régional Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Lille, Metz-Nancy, Nantes, Toulouse [All Seasonal]
EasyJet Bristol [seasonal], London-Gatwick [seasonal], Lyon, Manchester [seasonal], Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Germanwings Berlin-Schönefeld [seasonal], Cologne/Bonn [seasonal], Hanover [ends 30 October], Stuttgart [seasonal]
InterSky Friedrichshafen [seasonal]
Lufthansa Regional operated by Lufthansa CityLine Hamburg [seasonal]
Luxair Luxembourg [seasonal]
Viking Airlines London-Gatwick [seasonal]

World War II

During World War II, the airport was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force in 1944. The 42d Bombardment Wing was headquartered at the airfield between 21 September-24 November 1944. Combat units assigned were:

  • 5th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, (3d Reconnaissance Group), 11 Juy-24 September 1944, P-38/F-5 Lightning
  • 23d Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, (3d Reconnaissance Group), 11 Juy-24 September 1944, P-38/F-5 Lightning
  • 111th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, (XII Tactical Air Command), 21 July-27 August 1944, P-51/F-6 Mustang
  • 414th Night Fighter Squadron, (Twelfth Air Force), 5 February-July 1944; 5 September-13 October 1944, Bristol Beaufighter
  • 416th Night Fighter Squadron, (Twelfth Air Force), 14–23 August 1944, P-61 Black Widow
  • 417th Night Fighter Squadron, (Twelfth Air Force), February-April 1944; 25 April-7 September 1944, Bristol Beaufighter


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General Info
Country France
ICAO ID LFKB
Time UTC+1(+2DT)
Latitude 42.552664
42° 33' 09.59" N
Longitude 9.483731
009° 29' 01.43" E
Elevation 26 feet
8 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 001° E (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Near City Bastia
Operating Hours 24 HOUR OPERATIONS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry
Daylight Saving Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October


Communications
BASTIA TWR 118.0
GND 121.825
BASTIA ATIS 125.925
BASTIA APP 378.5
BASTIA RADAR APP 123.825
127.25
BASTIA INFO 124.725


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
16/34 8266 x 148 feet
2519 x 45 meters
ASPHALT - YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME BTA BASTIA 088Y 114.15 1.3 NM 161.4


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

80/87 octane gasoline, leaded, MIL-L-5572F (RED)

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


Remarks
FUEL Avbl 0600-1800Z++. (NC-100LL A1, A1 avbl OT O/R before 1500Z++.)
LGT PAPI Rwy 16 MEHT 48', PAPI Rwy 34 MEHT 60'.



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