Marche Airport (Italian: Aeroporto delle Marche) (IATA: AOI, ICAO: LIPY), formerly Ancona Falconara Airport (Italian: Aeroporto di Ancona-Falconara), is an airport serving Ancona, and the Marche region of central Italy. The airport is located approximately 12 km (6 NM) west of Ancona, in Falconara Marittima. It was also known as Raffaello Sanzio Airport, named after Raffaello Sanzio (1483–1520), the Italian painter and architect.
Aeroporto delle Marche
|Elevation AMSL||49 ft / 15 m|
World War IIEdit
During World War II, Falconara Airfield was a military airfield used by the United States Army Air Forces Twelfth Air Force for B-25 Mitchell combat operations by the 321st Bombardment Group between 1 Apr and 1 Sep 1945. After the war ended, the airfield was turned over to local authorities.
Airlines and destinationsEdit
|Ryanair|| Charleroi, London-Stansted |
|Volotea||Seasonal: Cagliari, Catania, Palermo|
|DHL Aviation||Bergamo, Sarajevo|
|UPS Airlines||Bergamo, Cologne/Bonn|
- Airport information for LIPY from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
- Airport information for AOI at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
- http://www.assaeroporti.it/ViewTotaliProg.asp?mese=12&anno=2012&lingua=it[permanent dead link]
- Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. 521p. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
- Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) . Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556.