Toulouse–Blagnac Airport

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Toulouse Blagnac Airport

Aéroport de Toulouse – Blagnac
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorChamber of Commerce and Industry of Toulouse
Serves Toulouse
Location Blagnac, Haute-Garonne, France
Focus city for
Elevation  AMSL 497 ft / 151 m
Coordinates 43°38′06″N001°22′04″E / 43.63500°N 1.36778°E / 43.63500; 1.36778 Coordinates: 43°38′06″N001°22′04″E / 43.63500°N 1.36778°E / 43.63500; 1.36778
Website toulouse.aeroport.fr
Map
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LFBO
Location of airport in Occitanie region
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LFBO
LFBO (France)
Runways
Direction LengthSurface
mft
14R/32L3,50011,483 Asphalt concrete
14L/32R3,0009,843Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2017)
Passengers9,264,611
Passenger traffic changeIncrease2.svg 14.6%
Aircraft movements95,192
Aircraft movements changeDecrease2.svg 2.2%
Source: French AIP [1]
French AIP at EUROCONTROL [2]

Toulouse–Blagnac Airport (French: Aéroport de Toulouse–Blagnac) ( IATA : TLS, ICAO : LFBO) is an international airport located 3.6 nautical miles (6.7 km; 4.1 mi) west northwest of Toulouse, [2] partially in Blagnac, both communes of the Haute-Garonne department in the Occitanie region of France. In 2017, the airport served 9,264,611 passengers. [3] As of April 2017, the airport features flights to 74 destinations mostly in Europe and Northern Africa with a few additional seasonal long-haul connections. [4]

Contents

Both Airbus and ATR manufacture aircraft at nearby facilities and test them from the airport.

Facilities

Aerial view of the airport with the Airbus factory site in the foreground TOULOUSE-AEROPORT.jpg
Aerial view of the airport with the Airbus factory site in the foreground
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Departures area

Terminal

The airport consists of one passenger terminal divided into four halls which provide 68 counters and 34 gates on 100,000 sqm floor space: [5]

Runways

The airport is at an elevation of 499 feet (152 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt-paved runways: 14R/32L is 3,500 by 45 metres (11,483 ft × 148 ft) and 14L/32R is 3,000 by 45 metres (9,843 ft × 148 ft). [1] A Concorde formerly operated by Air France with the registration F-BVFC is preserved at the Aeroscopia Museum near the airport. Airbus and ATR utilize runway 32L/14R for flight testing and delivery flights, while runway 32R/14L is used by commercial flights coming in to Toulouse (Airbus also uses this runway for formation flights). Also, the Airbus Delivery Center is on the runway 32L/14R side.

Ownership

Toulouse–Blagnac Airport SA is a limited liability company; the share capital is €148,000 [6] and it has authority to operate the airport until 2046 under a franchise agreement awarded by the French government. [7] The current CEO is Philippe Crébassa. [6]

Airlines and destinations

Passenger

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights to and from Toulouse: [4]

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens, Heraklion
Aer Lingus Dublin
Air Algérie Algiers, Oran
Seasonal: Constantine
Air Arabia Casablanca, Fes
Air Corsica Ajaccio
Seasonal: Calvi, Figari
Air France Algiers, Lille, Oran, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, Rennes, Strasbourg
Seasonal: Athens, Calvi, Figari, Malta, Nice [8]
Air France Hop Caen, Lyon, Marseille
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau
Alitalia Rome–Fiumicino
APG Airlines Lorient [9]
Binter Canarias Seasonal: Gran Canaria (begins 3 July 2021) [10]
British Airways London–Heathrow
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Corendon Airlines Antalya [11]
easyJet Basel/Mulhouse, Bristol, Essaouira, [12] Faro, Geneva, Lille, London–Gatwick, Lyon, Marrakech, Milan–Malpensa, Nantes, Nice, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, Porto, Rome–Fiumicino, Tel Aviv, Tenerife–South, Venice
Seasonal: Agadir, Amsterdam, Bastia, Cagliari, [13] Catania, Dubrovnik, Figari, Ibiza, Malaga, Menorca, Olbia, Palma de Mallorca, Rennes, [13] Seville, Valencia
Iberia Express Madrid
Iberia Regional Madrid
Jet2.com Seasonal: Manchester (begins 1 May 2022) [14]
KLM Amsterdam
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Nouvelair Djerba, [15] Tunis
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Marrakesh
Ryanair Alicante, Budapest (begins 31 October 2021), [16] Charleroi, Dublin, Edinburgh, Fes, Lisbon, London–Stansted, Malta, Marrakech, Naples, Oujda, Palermo, Porto, Seville, Valencia (begins 1 November 2021) [17]
Seasonal: Figari (begins 3 July 2021), [18] Ibiza (begins 3 July 2021), [19] Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Tangier (begins 31 October 2021) [20]
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon
Transavia Brest, [21] Nantes [22]
TUI Airways Seasonal: Birmingham, London–Gatwick, Manchester
Seasonal charter: Dublin
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Agadir, Marrakech
Tunisair Djerba, Tunis
Turkish Airlines Istanbul [23]
Twin Jet Metz/Nancy
Volotea Bastia, Lille, [24] Nantes, Nice, Prague, Strasbourg, Tenerife–South, Venice
Seasonal: Ajaccio, Catania, Dubrovnik, [25] Figari, Fuerteventura, Hannover, [25] Heraklion, Madrid, [25] Málaga, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Split

Cargo

AirlinesDestinations
UPS Airlines [26] Cologne/Bonn

Statistics

See source Wikidata query and sources.

Access

Tram connection to the airport. Tram T2 'aeroport', Toulouse 2016.jpg
Tram connection to the airport.

Tram

Since April 2015, the tram line T2 connects Toulouse with the airport every 15 minutes. [27] The tram connects with metro ligne A at Arènes and metro ligne B at Palais de Justice. It takes about 35 minutes with a change to go to the town center by tram.

Bus and coach

Shuttle buses to Toulouse city centre stop outside Hall B every 20 minutes. Faster than the tram, they take approximately 20 minutes to reach the city centre, stopping at Compans-Caffarelli and Jeanne d'Arc (both on Metro Line B), Jean Jaurès (Metro Line A and B) and at Toulouse-Matabiau railway station. [28] Three daily coach services [29] connect Toulouse–Blagnac Airport to Andorra, which does not have its own commercial airport.

Accidents and incidents

See also

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