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QIE Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: QIE / LFMI
Airport Names:
  1. Istres-Le Tubé Air Base
  2. Base aérienne 125 Istres (BA 125)Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) Y-17
Location: Istres, France
GPS Coordinates: 43°31'27"N by 4°56'30"E
Operator/Owner: Government of France
Airport Type: Military
Elevation: 162 feet (49 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Istres-Le Tubé Air Base (QIE):

  • The furthest airport from Istres-Le Tubé Air Base (QIE) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is nearly antipodal to Istres-Le Tubé Air Base (meaning Istres-Le Tubé Air Base is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Chatham Islands), and is located 12,364 miles (19,898 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • The closest airport to Istres-Le Tubé Air Base (QIE) is Marseille Provence Airport (MRS), which is located only 15 miles (24 kilometers) ESE of QIE.
  • In addition to being known as "Istres-Le Tubé Air Base", another name for QIE is "Base aérienne 125 Istres (BA 125)Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) Y-17".
  • Because of Istres-Le Tubé Air Base's relatively low elevation of 162 feet, planes can take off or land at Istres-Le Tubé Air Base at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • With the end of the war, the Americans used Istres as a staging point between Occupied Germany and Morocco for air transport of personnel back to the United States.
  • Secondary users occasionally include the United States Air Force, during Allied operations engaging United States and France.
  • On 31 March 1992, a Boeing 707 of Kabo Air, a Nigerian company, made an emergency landing at Istres after engines 3 and 4 had separated from the wing in turbulence at 35,000 feet.
  • Istres-Le Tubé Air Base (QIE) currently has only 1 runway.

Map of Nearest Airports from Istres-Le Tubé Air Base:

List of Nearest Airports from Istres-Le Tubé Air Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
114.99 miles (24.12 km) ESEMarseille Provence Airport (MRS)Marseille, FranceView Marseille Provence Airport on a map View satellite image of Marseille Provence Airport Set MRS as destination Airport Get more information about Marseille Provence Airport
221.36 miles (34.38 km) EAix-en-Provence Aerodrome (QXB)Aix-en-Provence / Les Milles, FranceView Aix-en-Provence Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Aix-en-Provence Aerodrome Set QXB as destination Airport Get more information about Aix-en-Provence Aerodrome
326.48 miles (42.62 km) NAvignon - Caumont Airport (AVN)Avignon, FranceView Avignon - Caumont Airport on a map View satellite image of Avignon - Caumont Airport Set AVN as destination Airport Get more information about Avignon - Caumont Airport
430.81 miles (49.58 km) WNWNîmes-Alès-Camargue-Cévennes Airport (FNI)Nîmes-Arles-Camargue, FranceView Nîmes-Alès-Camargue-Cévennes Airport on a map View satellite image of Nîmes-Alès-Camargue-Cévennes Airport Set FNI as destination Airport Get more information about Nîmes-Alès-Camargue-Cévennes Airport
542.69 miles (68.70 km) NOrange-Caritat Air Base (BA 115) (XOG)Orange, FranceView Orange-Caritat Air Base (BA 115) on a map View satellite image of Orange-Caritat Air Base (BA 115) Set XOG as destination Airport Get more information about Orange-Caritat Air Base (BA 115)
649.14 miles (79.08 km) WMontpellier–Méditerranée Airport (MPL)Montpellier, FranceView Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport on a map View satellite image of Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport Set MPL as destination Airport Get more information about Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport
767.36 miles (108.41 km) ESEToulon–Hyères Airport (TLN)Toulon, FranceView Toulon–Hyères Airport on a map View satellite image of Toulon–Hyères Airport Set TLN as destination Airport Get more information about Toulon–Hyères Airport
880.45 miles (129.48 km) ESELa Môle – Saint-Tropez Airport (LTT)La Môle / Saint-Tropez, FranceView La Môle – Saint-Tropez Airport on a map View satellite image of La Môle – Saint-Tropez Airport Set LTT as destination Airport Get more information about La Môle – Saint-Tropez Airport
980.91 miles (130.21 km) WBéziers Cap d'Agde Airport (BZR)Béziers, FranceView Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport on a map View satellite image of Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport Set BZR as destination Airport Get more information about Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport
1096.13 miles (154.70 km) NValence - Chabeuil Airport (VAF)Valence, FranceView Valence - Chabeuil Airport on a map View satellite image of Valence - Chabeuil Airport Set VAF as destination Airport Get more information about Valence - Chabeuil Airport
11100.81 miles (162.24 km) ECannes - Mandelieu Airport (CEQ)Cannes, FranceView Cannes - Mandelieu Airport on a map View satellite image of Cannes - Mandelieu Airport Set CEQ as destination Airport Get more information about Cannes - Mandelieu Airport
12102.14 miles (164.37 km) NEBarcelonnette - Saint-Pons Airport (BAE)Barcelonnette / Saint-Pons, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, FranceView Barcelonnette - Saint-Pons Airport on a map View satellite image of Barcelonnette - Saint-Pons Airport Set BAE as destination Airport Get more information about Barcelonnette - Saint-Pons Airport
13114.17 miles (183.74 km) ENice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE)Nice, FranceView Nice Côte d'Azur Airport on a map View satellite image of Nice Côte d'Azur Airport Set NCE as destination Airport Get more information about Nice Côte d'Azur Airport
14117.63 miles (189.31 km) WSWPerpignan – Rivesaltes Airport (PGF)Perpignan, FranceView Perpignan – Rivesaltes Airport on a map View satellite image of Perpignan – Rivesaltes Airport Set PGF as destination Airport Get more information about Perpignan – Rivesaltes Airport
15121.91 miles (196.20 km) NNEAlpe d'Huez Airport (AHZ)Alpe d'Huez, FranceView Alpe d'Huez Airport on a map View satellite image of Alpe d'Huez Airport Set AHZ as destination Airport Get more information about Alpe d'Huez Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Istres-Le Tubé Air Base:

List of Furthest Airports from Istres-Le Tubé Air Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,364.15 miles (19,898.13 km) ESEChatham Islands (CHT)Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New ZealandView Chatham Islands on a map View satellite image of Chatham Islands Set CHT as destination Airport Get more information about Chatham Islands
211,942.89 miles (19,220.16 km) SEGisborne Airport (GIS)Gisborne, New ZealandView Gisborne Airport on a map View satellite image of Gisborne Airport Set GIS as destination Airport Get more information about Gisborne Airport
311,934.22 miles (19,206.22 km) ESEHawke's Bay Airport (NPE)Napier, New ZealandView Hawke's Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Hawke's Bay Airport Set NPE as destination Airport Get more information about Hawke's Bay Airport
411,929.54 miles (19,198.68 km) ESEHood Aerodrome (MRO)Masterton, New ZealandView Hood Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Hood Aerodrome Set MRO as destination Airport Get more information about Hood Aerodrome
511,909.19 miles (19,165.94 km) ESEPalmerston North Airport (PMR)Palmerston North, New ZealandView Palmerston North Airport on a map View satellite image of Palmerston North Airport Set PMR as destination Airport Get more information about Palmerston North Airport
611,898.40 miles (19,148.57 km) ESEWellington International Airport (WLG)Wellington, New ZealandView Wellington International Airport on a map View satellite image of Wellington International Airport Set WLG as destination Airport Get more information about Wellington International Airport
711,896.71 miles (19,145.85 km) ESEKapiti Coast Airport (PPQ)Paraparaumu Beach, New ZealandView Kapiti Coast Airport on a map View satellite image of Kapiti Coast Airport Set PPQ as destination Airport Get more information about Kapiti Coast Airport
811,870.08 miles (19,103.00 km) ESETaupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō (TUO)Taupo, New ZealandView Taupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō on a map View satellite image of Taupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō Set TUO as destination Airport Get more information about Taupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō
911,869.92 miles (19,102.74 km) ESEWanganui Airport (WAG)Wanganui, New ZealandView Wanganui Airport on a map View satellite image of Wanganui Airport Set WAG as destination Airport Get more information about Wanganui Airport
1011,865.80 miles (19,096.11 km) SEWhakatane Airport (WHK)Whakatane, New ZealandView Whakatane Airport on a map View satellite image of Whakatane Airport Set WHK as destination Airport Get more information about Whakatane Airport
1111,859.01 miles (19,085.18 km) EKaikoura Aerodrome (KBZ)Kaikoura, New ZealandView Kaikoura Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Kaikoura Aerodrome Set KBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikoura Aerodrome
1211,856.70 miles (19,081.47 km) EWoodbourne Airport (BHE)Blenheim, New ZealandView Woodbourne Airport on a map View satellite image of Woodbourne Airport Set BHE as destination Airport Get more information about Woodbourne Airport
1311,851.38 miles (19,072.90 km) SERotorua International Airport (ROT)Rotorua, New ZealandView Rotorua International Airport on a map View satellite image of Rotorua International Airport Set ROT as destination Airport Get more information about Rotorua International Airport
1411,825.96 miles (19,031.99 km) SETauranga Airport (TRG)Tauranga, New ZealandView Tauranga Airport on a map View satellite image of Tauranga Airport Set TRG as destination Airport Get more information about Tauranga Airport
1511,820.02 miles (19,022.43 km) ENelson AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Whakatū (NSN)Nelson, New ZealandView Nelson AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Whakatū on a map View satellite image of Nelson AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Whakatū Set NSN as destination Airport Get more information about Nelson AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Whakatū