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Grosseto Airport

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Grosseto Airport

Aeroporto di Grosseto
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Summary
Airport typeMilitary / Public
OperatorAeronautica Militare / Società di Esercizio dell'Aeroporto della Maremma S.p.A. (SEAM)
ServesGrosseto, Italy
Elevation AMSL15 ft / 5 m
Coordinates42°45′35″N 011°04′18″E / 42.75972°N 11.07167°E / 42.75972; 11.07167
Map
Grosseto is located in Italy
Grosseto
Grosseto
Location of air base in Italy
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03L/21R 2,994 9,823 Asphalt
03R/21L 2,356 7,729 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers4,382
Passenger change 11-12Decrease -13.1%
Aircraft movements1,732
Movements change 11-12Decrease -14.0%
Source: DAFIF[1][2]
Statistics from Assaeroporti [3]

Grosseto Airport (Italian: Aeroporto di Grosseto) (IATA: GRS, ICAO: LIRS) is an airport in central Italy, located 3 km (1.6 NM) west of Grosseto in the Italian region of Tuscany.

Although it is classified as a "joint use" facility, Grosseto Airport is primarily an Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare) Base, home of the 4th Stormo, equipped with the Eurofighter Typhoon. However, the facility is used as a commercial airport by civilian charter flights and private aircraft.

History

During World War II the airfield, referred to as "Grosetta Main", was used by the United States Army Air Forces' Twelfth Air Force. The 86th Fighter Group flew P-47 Thunderbolts from the field between 17 September and 6 November 1944. Later, the 57th Fighter Group, used the airfield from 24 September 1944 to 29 April 1945, and later between 7 May and 15 July 1945, also flying combat operations with P-47s.[4][5]

Facilities

The airport resides at an elevation of 15 feet (5 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 03L/21R measuring 2,994 by 45 metres (9,823 ft × 148 ft) and 03R/21L measuring 2,356 by 24 metres (7,730 ft × 79 ft).[1]

Airlines and destinations

Effective 30 August 2018, there are no regular passenger flights to/from Grosseto airport

References

  1. ^ a b Airport information for LIRS from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for GRS at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ Associazione Italiana Gestori Aeroportuali[permanent dead link]
  4. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.
  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.

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This page was last edited on 16 April 2019, at 22:34
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