Aéroport de Saint-Pierre Pointe-Blanche
|Owner||Service de l'aviation civile de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon|
|Operator||Service de l'aviation civile de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon|
|Serves||Saint-Pierre, Saint Pierre and Miquelon|
|Elevation AMSL||26 ft / 8 m|
Saint-Pierre Airport (French : Aéroport de Saint-Pierre) ( IATA : FSP, ICAO : LFVP) is a regional airport located 1 NM (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) south of Saint-Pierre, in the French overseas collectivity of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, off the east coast of Canada near Newfoundland.
The airport was completed in August 1999 and consists of four buildings and a control tower. The old airport, opened in 1965 and located on the south side of the inner harbour, was re-located due to the lack of room for expansion (The current runway is 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) when compared to the old 11/29 at 1,250 metres (4,100 ft)). The main terminal building is a two floor structure. The old airport is located in city centre St. Pierre and is being redeveloped for housing complexes. The control tower, terminal building, hangar, and part of the old runway (mark number 29) are intact. The airport project cost 370 million French francs.
Unusually, the airport's ICAO airport code, LFVP, begins with an L, representative of the codes used in France (and nearly all of southern Europe), despite the geographical proximity to Canada's codes which begin with C. While not entirely unheard of elsewhere, it is rarely seen in airports of other overseas territories or possessions of European nations, including France, which tend to hew to the most geographically relevant letter code, as opposed to the most politically relevant. Airports in French Guiana, for example, use South America's S prefix, despite French Guiana's being an overseas department of France.
The airport currently handles turboprop aircraft and Boeing 737.
All other aircraft at the airport are private aircraft for general aviation.
|Air Saint-Pierre|| Halifax, Miquelon, Montréal–Trudeau, St. John's |
Seasonal: Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
In July 2018, the first nonstop flights from the islands to mainland France launched on Air Saint-Pierre with seasonal summer service from Saint-Pierre directly to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.Previously, all connecting traffic to mainland France was done through airports in Canada, such as Halifax or Montréal–Trudeau.
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