Tarbes - Lourdes Pyrenees

Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées Airport (French: Aéroport de Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées) (IATA: LDE, ICAO: LFBT) is an airport 9 km south-southwest of Tarbes in the Hautes-Pyrénées département of France. It handles scheduled and charter flights from across Europe, with many passengers Catholic pilgrims journeying to nearby Lourdes. The airport can handle large aircraft such as the Boeing 747. The airport is also the site of the DAHER-SOCATA light aircraft factory, maker of the SOCATA TBM single-engine turboprop.

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Tarbes (French pronunciation: ​[taʁb]; Occitan: Tarba) is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in the Occitania region of southwestern France. It is the capital of Bigorre. It has been a commune since 1790. It was known as Turba or Tarba in Roman times. Tarbes is part of the historical region of Gascony. Formerly of strong industrial tradition, Tarbes today tries to diversify its activities, particularly in aeronautics and high tech around the different zones of activities which are increasing. The recent development of Tarbais beans and other regional specialties also shows a willingness to develop the agri-food industry thus justifying its nickname of "market town". With 116,056 inhabitants in 2011, it is the second largest metropolitan area in the Midi-Pyrénées region. Its 42,888 inhabitants are called Tarbaises and the Tarbais. It is the seat of the diocese of Tarbes-et-Lourdes. The 1st Parachute Hussar Regiment and 35th Parachute Artillery Regiment are stationed in Tarbes.

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