Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport

Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport (French: Aéroport international de Martinique-Aimé-Césaire, pronounced [maʁtinik ɛme sezɛːʁ]) (IATA: FDF, ICAO: TFFF) is the international airport of Martinique in the French West Indies. Located in Le Lamentin, a suburb of the capital Fort-de-France, it was opened in 1950 and renamed in 2007, after author and politician Aimé Césaire.

Martinique Aimé Césaire
International Airport

Aéroport de Fort-de-France
Aeroport Aime Cesaire.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorAéroports Français
ServesFort-de-France, Martinique
LocationLe Lamentin
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL16 ft / 5 m
Coordinates14°35′32″N 060°59′47″W / 14.59222°N 60.99639°W / 14.59222; -60.99639Coordinates: 14°35′32″N 060°59′47″W / 14.59222°N 60.99639°W / 14.59222; -60.99639
Map
FDF is located in Martinique
FDF
FDF
Location in Martinique
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers1,978,356
Passenger traffic changeIncrease 2.4%
Sources: French AIP,[1] Aeroport.fr[2]

FacilitiesEdit

The airport is at an elevation of 16 ft (5 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 10/28 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,000 m × 45 m (9,843 ft × 148 ft).[1] When Air Martinique existed, its headquarters was located on the airport property.[3][4] The runway is of a length that can accommodate large jets, including 747s from France. On at least two occasions, the Concorde flew from Paris and landed at the airport in Martinique.[5]

Passenger facilities include police, customs, baggage claim, pharmacy, vaccination bureau, handicap facilities, tobacconist, bank, money changing, souvenir shops, tax-free shopping, gift shop, florist, hairdresser, car rentals, taxi, parking, restaurants, cafés and bars, and two hotels (Hôtel La Galléria and Hôtel Valmenière).

Cargo facilities include a 747 freighter dock, bonded warehouse, transit zone, mechanical handling, heated storage, refrigerated storage, mortuary, fresh meat inspection, health officials, very large/heavy cargo, and an express/courier centre.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

PassengerEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Air Antilles Barbados, Castries, Dominica–Canefield, Dominica–Douglas-Charles, Pointe-à-Pitre
Air Belgium Charleroi
Air Canada Montréal–Trudeau
Air Caraïbes Castries, Paris–Orly, Pointe-à-Pitre
Air France Cayenne, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, Pointe-à-Pitre
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson
American Eagle Miami
Corsair International Paris–Orly
Seasonal: Nantes (resumes 16 December 2021)
Gol Transportes Aéreos Seasonal charter: São Paulo–Guarulhos
Mustique Airways Charter: Mustique

CargoEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Amerijet International Miami
DHL Aviation Castries, Grenada, Pointe-à-Pitre, Port of Spain, Saint Vincent-Argyle, Sint Maarten
FedEx Express Castries, San Juan

StatisticsEdit

Annual passenger traffic at FDF airport. See source Wikidata query.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b TFFF – FORT DE FRANCE LE LAMENTIN. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 2 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Résultats d'activité des aéroports français 2018" (PDF). aeroport.fr. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  3. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 31 March 1984. [1].
  4. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 17–23 March 1999. 43. "Aéroport du Lamentin, Fort de France, 97232, Martinique"
  5. ^ Nodin, Joseph (8 July 2015). "Il y a 20 ans le Concorde atterrissait en Martinique pour l'inauguration de l'aérogare". Martinique 1ère. Archived from the original on 11 July 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2018.

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