Bastia – Poretta Airport

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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.

Bastia – Poretta Airport

Aéroport de Bastia Poretta
Airport typePublic
OperatorCCI of Bastia and Upper Corsica
ServesBastia, Corsica, France
Elevation AMSL26 ft / 8 m
Coordinates42°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
LFKB is located in Corsica
Location of the airport in Corsica
LFKB is located in France
LFKB (France)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 2,520 8,268 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passenger traffic changeIncrease 8.9%
Source: French AIP,[1][2]


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 destinationsEdit

Air Corsica Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris–Orly
Seasonal: Charleroi,[4] Dole, Gothenburg, London–Stansted, Toulon
Air France Paris–Orly
Seasonal: Bordeaux, Castres, Clermont-Ferrand, Lyon, Metz/Nancy, Montpellier, Nantes, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Pau, Perpignan, Rennes, Strasbourg, Toulouse
Air France Hop Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Seasonal: Angers, Bordeaux, Rouen
ASL Airlines France Seasonal: Oujda, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Atlantic Airways Seasonal: Copenhagen
British Airways Seasonal: London–Heathrow[5]
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels[6]
Chalair Aviation Seasonal: Limoges, Perpignan[7]
easyJet Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin, Bordeaux, Geneva, Lyon, Nantes, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse
Eurowings Seasonal: Berlin, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Vienna
Iberia Seasonal: Madrid[8]
Lufthansa Seasonal: Munich, Frankfurt
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Stockholm–Arlanda
Scandinavian AirlinesSeasonal: Copenhagen, Stockholm–Arlanda
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Brussels
Volotea Seasonal: Brest, Bordeaux, Caen, Lille, Lyon, Madrid,[9] Nantes, Rennes,[10] Strasbourg, Toulouse
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona


  1. ^ a b LFKB – BASTIA PORETTA. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 31 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Résultats d'activité des aéroports français 2018" (PDF). Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  3. ^   This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website
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  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "airline's website". Archived from the original on 26 August 2017. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
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  9. ^ Da Silva, Gil (7 November 2018). "Bastia - Madrid, nouvelle ligne avec Volotea (Espagne)" (in French). Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  10. ^ Liu, Jim. "Volotea outlines post-COVID 19 network expansion in S20". Routesonline. Retrieved 25 May 2020.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Bastia Airport at Wikimedia Commons