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Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport

Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet Airport
Aérodrome de Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet
Aéroport Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes
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
PTP is located in Guadeloupe
Location in Guadeloupe
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 3,500 11,483 Concrete
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") (ICAO: 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 Point-à-Pitre for regional flights. It is the largest of the six airports in the archipelago. In 2014, the airport handled between 2 and 2.5 million passengers; it is the second busiest airport in the Lesser Antilles after Queen Beatrix International Airport located in Aruba.


  • Facilities 1
  • Airlines and destinations 2
    • Cargo 2.1
  • References 3
  • External links 4


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]

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Air Antilles Express Antigua, Douglas–Charles Hall, Fort-de-France, Saint Barthélemy, San Juan, Santo Domingo-La Isabela, Sint Maarten
Seasonal: Punta Cana
Air Canada Montréal-Trudeau 1
Air Caraïbes Saint Lucia-Vigie, Saint Martin, Santo Domingo-Las Américas, Sint Maarten 1, 2
Air France Cayenne, Fort-de-France, Miami, Paris-Orly, Port-au-Prince 1, 2
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau 1
American Airlines Miami 1
American Eagle Miami 1
Corsair International Paris-Orly 1
LIAT Antigua, Barbados,[7] Dominica-Douglas–Charles 2
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Baltimore (begins 5 December 2015),[8] Boston (begins 3 December 2015),[8] New York-JFK (begins 4 December 2015)[8] 1
Seaborne Airlines San Juan 2
Servicios Aéreos Profesionales Punta Cana 2
Winair Dominica-Douglas–Charles 2
XL Airways France Paris-Charles de Gaulle 1


Airlines Destinations
Amerijet International Miami


  1. ^ "Air France, un acteur régional majeur dans la Caraïbe, Septembre 2013" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-09-30. 
  2. ^ a b c d Le RaizetTFFR – Pointe a Pitre  (PDF). AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 23 Jun 2016.
  3. ^ (French) Aéroport de Pointe-à-Pitre – Le Raizet at Union des Aéroports Français
  4. ^ a b (French) Aéroport Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes, official site
  5. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 26 March 1988. 41. "Head Office: Aéroport du Raizet, 97110 Abymes, Guadeloupe, French West Indies"
  6. ^
  7. ^
  8. ^ a b c "Norwegian Launches US East Coast – Caribbean Routes from Dec 2015". Airline Route.  

External links

  • Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Pointe à Pitre (French)
  • Current weather for TFFR at NOAA/NWS
  • Accident history for PTP at Aviation Safety Network
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