Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport

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Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet Airport
Aérodrome de Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet
Aéroport Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes
Aéroport de Pointe-à-Pitre.JPG
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator CCI de Pointe à Pitre
Serves Pointe-à-Pitre, Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe
Location Abymes
Hub for
Focus city for Air France[1]
Elevation AMSL 35 ft / 11 m
Coordinates 16°15′51″N 061°31′33″W / 16.26417°N 61.52583°W / 16.26417; -61.52583Coordinates: 16°15′51″N 061°31′33″W / 16.26417°N 61.52583°W / 16.26417; -61.52583
Website guadeloupe.aeroport.fr
Map
PTP is located in Guadeloupe
PTP
PTP
Location in Guadeloupe
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 3,500 11,483 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 2,029,080
Passenger Change 13-14 Decrease0.2%
Sources: AIP,[2] UAF,[3] Airport,[4]

Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport or Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet Airport (French: Aérodrome de Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet[2] or Aéroport Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes[4] "Caribbean Hub") (IATA: PTPICAO: TFFR) is an airport serving Pointe-à-Pitre on the island of Grande-Terre in Guadeloupe, France.

The airport is located in Abymes, 2.4 km (1.3 NM) north-northeast of Pointe-à-Pitre.[2] It is the main hub for Air Caraïbes and Air Antilles Express. Air France has also two Airbus A320 based in Pointe-à-Pitre for regional flights. It is the largest of the six airports in the archipelago; in 2015, the airport handled 2 089 763 million passengers; it is the second busiest airport in the Lesser Antilles after Queen Beatrix International Airport located in Aruba, and before Grantley Adams International Airport located in Barbados.

Facilities[edit]

Aerial view

The airport resides at an elevation of 35 ft (11 m) above mean sea level. It has one paved runway designated 12/30 which measures 3,125 m × 45 m (10,253 ft × 148 ft).[2] Runway 12/30 is long enough to allow aircraft as large as the A380 to take off and land without difficulty, the airport was also one of the first to handle the first A380 prototype in the 2nd week of January 2006, for 2 days. The same year, the airport celebrated its 40th anniversary.

The former Air Guadeloupe had its head office on the airport property.[5]

As of 21 November 2017, Air France will link Guadeloupe to Atlanta twice a week during the winter. Departures from Guadeloupe will take place on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 4:20 pm (AF 608) with arrival in Atlanta at 08:05 pm, the return flights leave Atlanta on Wednesdays and Sundays at 10:40 am (AF 609) and an arrival in Guadeloupe at 03:50 pm.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Antilles Barbados, Dominica–Douglas–Charles, Fort-de-France, Saint Barthélemy, San Juan, Santo Domingo–La Isabela, Santo Domingo, St. Maarten, St. Martin
Seasonal: Punta Cana
Charter: Dominica-Canefield
Air Canada Rouge Montréal–Trudeau
Air Caraïbes Fort-de-France, Paris-Orly (PSO)[6], Saint Lucia–Vigie, Saint Martin, Sint Maarten, Santo Domingo
Air France Cayenne, Fort-de-France, Miami, Paris-Orly (PSO)[6], Port-au-Prince
Seasonal: Atlanta (begins November 21, 2017)[7]
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau
Alitalia Seasonal charter: Milan-Malpensa, Roma-Fiumicino
American Airlines Seasonal: Miami
American Eagle Miami
Ava Air Fort-de-France
Corsair International Paris-Orly (PSO)[6]
Condor Seasonal charter: Frankfurt
Cubana de Aviacion Havana, Santiago de Cuba
LIAT Antigua
Neos Seasonal charter: Milan-Malpensa
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Fort Lauderdale, New York–JFK, Providence (begins October 29, 2017)[8]
Servicios Aéreos Profesionales Punta Cana
Winair Dominica–Douglas–Charles
XL Airways France Paris-Charles de Gaulle (PSO)[6]
Seasonal: Lyon (begins 1 January 2018), Marseille (begins 1 January 2018)[9]

Terminal Arrangements[edit]

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Amerijet International Miami

Statistics[edit]

Annual passenger traffic (enplaned + deplaned), 2000 - 2016

Year Passengers Year Passengers
2000 2 117 232 2010 1 948 813
2001 1 896 044 2011 2 050 471
2002 1 805 420 2012 1 994 575
2003 1 761 455 2013 2 033 763
2004 1 866 739 2014 2 029 080
2005 1 836 490 2015 2 089 763
2006 1 861 362 2016 2 253 284
2007 1 960 912 2017 (Jan-June) 1 229 137
2008 2 020 042 2018 Example
2009 1 839 786 2019 Example

10 Busiest routes from Guadeloupe Pôle Caraîbes Airport in 2016

Rank City Passengers Top Carriers
1 Paris, France 1 253 240 Air France, Air Caraîbes, Corsair, XL Airways
2 Fort de France, France (Martinique) 428 609 Air France, Air Caraibes, Air Antilles Express
3 Saint Martin Grand Case, France 160 043 Air Caraîbes, Air Antilles Express
4 Cayenne, France (French Guyana) 46 493 Air France
5 Port au Prince, Haîti 34 021 Air France
6 Saint Barthelemy, France 32 349 Air Antilles Express
7 Montréal, Canada 30 530 Air Canada, Air Transat (seasonal)
8 Miami & Fort Lauderdale, USA 28 813 Air France, American Airlines to/from Miami & Norwegian to/from Fort Lauderdale (seasonal)
9 New York JFK, USA 23 628 Norwegian (seasonal)
10 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 20 952 Air Caraîbes, Air Antilles Express

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