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George F L Charles Airport



George F. L. Charles Airport
IATA: SLU – ICAO: TLPC
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Saint Lucia Air & Sea Ports Authority
Location Saint Lucia
Elevation AMSL 22 ft / 7 m
Coordinates 14°01′12″N 60°59′34″W / 14.02°N 60.99278°W / 14.02; -60.99278
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 6,200 1,889 Asphalt

George F. L. Charles Airport (Formerly Vigie Airport) (IATA: SLU, ICAO: TLPC) is the smaller of two airports in Saint Lucia, the other being Hewanorra International Airport. It is located 2 km north of Castries, the capital city. George F. L. Charles Airport is managed by the Saint Lucia Air and Seaports Authority (SLASPA). Its runway runs parallel to a pristine beach, Vigie Beach, which is a popular tourist attraction.It will be closed down due to its lack in income.


History

George F. L. Charles Airport was renamed on 4 August 1997 in honor of Saint Lucia politician Sir George Frederick Lawrence Charles (1916-2004).


Traffic

On average, George F. L. Charles Airport handles 32,000 flights per year carrying 394,000 passengers.


Vigie Beach, immediately opposite the Airport Check-in and Departure lounge area
Vigie Beach, immediately opposite the Airport Check-in and Departure lounge area

Airlines

The following airlines fly passenger services to George F. L. Charles Airport:

Airlines Destinations
Air Antilles Fort-de-France
Air Caraïbes Fort-de-France, Pointe-à-Pitre
American Eagle Airlines operated by Executive Air San Juan
LIAT Antigua, Barbados, Dominica-Canefield, Georgetown, Grenada, Port of Spain, Saint Vincent, San Juan
Winair operated by Briko Air Services Dominica-Melville Hall, St. Maarten

Charter

{{airport-dest-list | FlyMontserrat | Montserrat | St Barth Commuter | Saint Barthélemy | Trans Anguilla Airways | Anguilla | Inter Caribbean Express | Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua, Grenada, St.Kitts and Nevis, St.Vincent ant the Grenidines

Cargo Services

  • Federal Express
  • DHL
  • Ameriflight
  • Corporate Air


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General Info
Country St.Lucia
ICAO ID TLPC
Time UTC-4
Latitude 14.020228
14° 01' 12.82" N
Longitude -60.992936
060° 59' 34.57" W
Elevation 22 feet
7 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 014° W (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Near City Castries
Island Group St. Lucia I.
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry


Communications
TWR 118.0
GND 121.9


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
09/27 5735 x 148 feet
1748 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 008FBZT NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
NDB SLU VIGIE - 415 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.


Remarks
FUEL Avbl 1130-2000Z Mon-Fri, OT 2 hr PN. (NC- A1)
OPR HOURS Opr 1000-0300Z.



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