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Siena-Ampugnano Airport

Siena-Ampugnano Airport
Aeroporto di Siena-Ampugnano

ICAO: LIQS

SAY is located in Italy
SAY
SAY
Location of airport in Italy
Summary
Airport type Military / Public
Operator Aeroporto di Siena S.p.A.
Serves Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Elevation AMSL 634 ft / 193 m
Coordinates
Website
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 1,393 4,570 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 3,745
Passenger change 11-12 Decrease -23.0%
Aircraft movements 2,492
Movements change 11-12 Decrease -20.8%
Source: Italian EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics from Assaeroporti [2]

Siena-Ampugnano Airport (ICAO: LIQS) is a small military airfield near Siena, in Tuscany, Italy.

The site has recently been proposed for a new international airport capable of handling 4 million passengers a year by 2020. Since 2003 the project has met wide local opposition.[3][4]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Facilities 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

During World War II, the facility was known as Malignano Airfield. It was a major United States Air Force Twelfth Air Force base of operations during the Italian Campaign.[5]

Facilities

The airport resides at an elevation of 634 feet (193 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 18/36 with an asphalt surface measuring 1,393 by 30 metres (4,570 ft × 98 ft).[6]

References

  1. ^ EAD Basic
  2. ^ Associazione Italiana Gestori Aeroportuali
  3. ^
  4. ^ Committee against Expansion of Ampugnano Airport-Siena
  5. ^ Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4, and Air Force Historical Research Agency
  6. ^ Airport information for LIQS from DAFIF (effective October 2006)

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