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La Seu d'Urgell Airport

La Seu d'Urgell airport
Aeroport de la Seu d'Urgell
Aeroport Pirineus - la Seu d'Urgell
ICAO: LESU
Summary
Airport type public
Owner Generalitat de Catalunya
Operator Aeroports de Catalunya
Serves La Seu d'Urgell, Pyrenees and Andorra
Location Montferrer i Castellbò
and Ribera d'Urgellet
Elevation AMSL 2.625 ft / 800 m
Coordinates
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
04/22 4,396 1,340 Asphalt

La Seu d'Urgell airport, officially Pirineus - la Seu d'Urgel airport and also known as Pirineus-Andorra airport is an airport facility owned by the Government of Catalonia and hosts general aviation and emergency flights. It will be the main hub for Air Andorra, airline which starts serving Andorra on 8 January 2015. It is located in the comarca of Alt Urgell, south of la Seu d'Urgell (Spain) and 12 km south of Andorra, in the mountain of Ensiula between the towns of Montferrer i Castellbò and Ribera d'Urgellet.

The airport opened in 1982 but was closed to commercial traffic in 1984 and was used only by private aeroplanes until 2008, when the airport was purchased by the Catalan government and closed pending its redevelopment and reopening as a commercial airport.[1][2]

In 2008, the Institut Català del Sòl (a department of the Catalan government) bought 85% of the airport's land to create the Pirineus–Andorra airport.[2]

In 2009, a contract was awarded to Acsa Sorigué for the redevelopment work that will lead to the reopening of the airport.[3]

The airport reopened on June 4, 2010.[4] In the first year there was a total of 1,751 flights, with more than 3,000 people on board.

There are plans to allow regular or tourist charter flights from the summer of 2014.

References

  1. ^ La Seu aerodrome reopening works tender awarded, Aeroports de Catalunya, 7 October 2009.
  2. ^ a b LA VANGUARDIA. Specials of la Vanguardia, 2008. (Catalan)
  3. ^ Aeroports de Catalunya. (Catalan)
  4. ^ http://www.lavanguardia.es/ciudadanos/noticias/20100604/53939748014/se-reabre-el-aeropuerto-de-la-seu-durgell-cerrado-desde-1984.html (Spanish)

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