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Peretola Airport

Peretola Airport
Airport information
ICAOLIRQ  Location of airport in Italy
Airport typePublic
OperatorAeroporto di Firenze
Elevation44 m (144 ft)

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Peretola Airport, Florence Airport ( ) or Amerigo Vespucci Airport is an airport located close to Florence, Italy, but administratively located within the territory of Sesto Fiorentino. It is one of two main airports in the Tuscany region, the other being Galileo Galilei International Airport near Pisa.

It is a small airport, with a single runway and the main taxiway is situated at the end of runway 05, with an overshoot/holding area at the end of runway 23. As is common with smaller airports, after landing planes turn around at the end of the runway, they taxi back down the runway to reach the parking area and terminal.

In 1990, the airport was named after Florence native Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian merchant and cartographer.

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