Bastia – Poretta Airport is an airport serving Bastia on the French mediterranean island of Corsica. It is located 17 km south southeast of Bastia at Lucciana both of which are communes of the Upper Corsica department. In 1944, during World War II, the airport was used by the United States Army Air Forces Twelfth Air Force. On 31 July 1944, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the legendary French pilot, took off from this airport and disappeared, on a reconnaissance flight over France in a Lockheed P-38 Lightning.
Bastia – Poretta Airport code (BIA)
Airport Name: Bastia – Poretta Airport
Airport Keywords: Poretta
Airport (IATA) Code: BIA