La Rochelle â€“ ÃŽle de RÃ© Airport
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The airport La Rochelle (French Aeroport de La Rochelle - Île de Ré ) ( IATA code: LRH, ICAO code: LFBH ) is an airport located 2.5 km northwest of La Rochelle in the Charente -Maritime. It has a 2255 m long asphalt runway and is used by the Commerce and Industry Chamber ( Chambre de Commerce et d' Industrie ) La Rochelle operated. In the year 2007 220.088 passengers were handled.
Already in 1932, the Commerce and Industry Chamber of La Rochelle the application for construction of an airport, as an intermediate landing facilities for transatlantic flights. 1933 Aero Club is founded, is taken on the initiative of flight operations, there are organized many successful air shows. This ultimately led to the construction of today's airport, which is started in 1938.
After the war, the airport expansion gets scheduled flights to various French destinations. 1961 and 1966 built a terminal for handling built an asphalt runway.
The airport is used by private pilots, but equally also served in commercial air transport. At the moment there are flight connections to the UK, also found domestic air travel instead.