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Pau Pyrénées Airport (French: Aéroport Pau Pyrénées) (IATA: PUF, ICAO: LFBP) is an airport serving Pau, France. It is located 10 km (6.2 mi) northwest of Pau in Uzein, a commune of the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques (named for the Pyrénées mountains and the Atlantic Ocean).

Pau Pyrénées Airport

Aéroport Pau Pyrénées
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorPau Chamber of Commerce
LocationPau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Elevation AMSL616 ft / 188 m
Coordinates43°22′48″N 000°25′07″W / 43.38000°N 0.41861°W / 43.38000; -0.41861Coordinates: 43°22′48″N 000°25′07″W / 43.38000°N 0.41861°W / 43.38000; -0.41861
Map
LFBP is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
LFBP
LFBP
Location of airport in Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 8,202 2,500 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers612,580
Passenger traffic changeIncrease 2.1%
Sources: Aeroport.fr[1]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Military usageEdit

Apart from the civilian terminal, there are military installations on the south side of the airfield. These host the 4th Special Forces Helicopter Regiment, the 5th Combat Helicopter Regiment and the French Army's paratrooper's training.

Aircraft productionEdit

In 2015 Airbus announced that its E-Fan electric aircraft was to be produced at Pau Pyrénées Airport, at a new facility to be constructed in 2016. The location was chosen to be near the DAHER-SOCATA plant at Tarbes. First deliveries of the E-Fan were expected at the end of 2017 or early 2018.[6][7]

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • On 25 January 2007, Air France Flight 7775 from Pau to Paris crashed shortly after take-off. All 54 passengers and crew escaped from the Fokker 100 although one person was killed on the ground.[8] An investigation by the BEA revealed that the cause of the accident was ice on the wings of the aircraft involved.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Résultats d'activité des aéroports français 2018" (PDF). aeroport.fr. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  2. ^ https://www.air-journal.fr/2018-11-21-air-france-pau-strasbourg-et-trousse-bebe-5207443.html
  3. ^ Liu, Jim. "HOP! adds seasonal domestic routes in S19". Routesonline. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  4. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280135/easyjet-w18-new-routes-as-of-17aug18/
  5. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/269344/volotea-s17-new-routes-as-of-14oct16/
  6. ^ "Airbus E-Fan To Be Built In Pau, France". AVweb. 30 April 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  7. ^ "L'E-fan décollera de Pau". La Tribune (in French). 30 April 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Picture: Truck driver killed as Air France Régional Fokker 100 hits vehicle during overrun in Pau". Flight Global. Retrieved 2 January 2009.
  9. ^ "Icing led to Air France Fokker take-off crash: investigators". Flight Global. Retrieved 2 January 2009.

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