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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.[1]

Marche Airport

Aeroporto delle Marche
Aeroporto di Ancona.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorAerdorica S.p.A
ServesAncona, Italy
Elevation AMSL49 ft / 15 m
Coordinates43°36′58″N 013°21′44″E / 43.61611°N 13.36222°E / 43.61611; 13.36222
AOI is located in Italy
Location of the airport in Italy
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 2,962 9,718 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passenger change 14-15Increase 8.4%
Aircraft movements12,395
Movements change 14-15Decrease 2.9%
Source: DAFIF[1][2]
Statistics from Assaeroporti[3]


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.


The airport lies at an elevation of 49 feet (15 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 04/22 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,962 by 45 metres (9,718 ft × 148 ft).[1]

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Further readingEdit

  • 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) [1969]. 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.

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