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Microsoft Flight Simulator Bastia Poretta Airport Add-On Announced by Orbx With Tons of Screenshots

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Bastia Poretta Airport Add-On Announced by Orbx With Tons of Screenshots

Microsoft Flight Simulator add-on developers are going into overdrive and another airport is set to bring a bit of summer to your flights.

Microsoft Flight Simulator add-on developers are going into overdrive and another airport is set to bring a bit of summer to your flights.

Today Orbx announced Bastia Poretta (LFKB) Airport and released a ton of screenshots to provide a preview (sources: 1, 2, 3).

The airport is located in Boastia, Corsica, and it serves plenty of airlines bringing holidaymakers to the popular French Mediterranean island.

The scenery includes both the airport and the surrounding area, which is quite charming and always welcome. The creator is Matteo Veneziani, who already made a number of beautiful addons for Microsoft Flight Simulator and previous sims.

You can enjoy the metric ton of screenshots shared today below. No release date has been provided, but the airport is in an “advanced stage of development” so it shouldn’t be far off.

Incidentally, if you’re interested in Microsoft Flight Simulator’s add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of Newcastle International AirportSankt Johann Airfield, and Dublin International Airport.

Here’s an official description of what we can expect.

“Located on the idyllic Mediterranean island of Corsica, Bastia airport is nestled between the mountains and the sea which makes for some challenging flying conditions. As a popular holiday destination, the airport sees a mix of airline, corporate, GA traffic and helicopters and acts as a base for coastguard and firefighting aircraft. One thing is for sure though, spectacular views are guaranteed!

The scenery encompasses both the airport in complete detail, as well the surrounding area. Particular attention has also been given to the landside part of the airport where the car parking, car rental, farms and industrial area has been recreated with a high level of detail. The airport development has been based on the latest reference material and includes the brand new expansion of the terminal. The unique architectural design of the tower and terminal has been expertly captured by Matteo using extensive onsite on-site photography.

Using the latest MSFS SDK, all textures come with PBR as standard and high-resolution artwork has been used throughout. All new GSE and static aircraft types have been added and careful attention has been given to the apron markings, sloping runway, and detailed vegetation placement to ensure a realistic as possible depiction of the airport. Innovative night lighting techniques have been used along with custom wig-wag and dynamic taxiway lighting – all of these complement the comprehensive mix of apron, terminal and runway effects.”

Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam and will release in summer 2021 for Xbox Series X ad Series S.

Speaking of Microsoft Flight Simulator in general, during a livestreamed event a few weeks ago, the developers shared a lot of details about the future of the sim, including the next world update focusing on the United Kingdom.

If you want to learn more about the game, you can read our review that will tell you everything you need to know about Asobo Studio’s game.

You can also check out our guide wiki that includes more information to help you get started in the game.

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