Brest Bretagne Airport
|Brest Bretagne Airport
Aéroport de Brest Bretagne
|IATA: BES – ICAO: LFRB|
|Operator||Chamber of Commerce|
|Elevation AMSL||325 ft / 99 m|
Location of the Brittany region within France
|Source: French AIP|
Brest Bretagne Airport (French: Aéroport de Brest Bretagne) (IATA: BES, ICAO: LFRB), formerly known as Brest Guipavas Airport, is an airport serving the French city of Brest. It is located in the commune of Guipavas and 10.2km (6.4 miles) northeast of Brest, within the département of Finistère.
Though the main operator is Air France (and subsidiaries Brit Air and Regional), serving for the most part Paris and Lyon, other scheduled services are offered elsewhere in France and to the UK. The aggressive efforts the Chamber of Commerce conducted allowed the airport to grow dramatically over the past decade thanks to charter airlines, as can be seen below.
In summer of 2011, long-due replacement of the ILS all-weather landing system causes numerous aborted landings/re-routing of passenger jets when foggy conditions occur, affecting all companies operating to/from this airport.
Airlines and destinations
|Air France||Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly
operated by HOP!
|Air Méditerranée||Seasonal: Dakar, Tenerife-South|
|CityJet||Seasonal: Dublin, London-City|
|easyJet||London-Gatwick (begins 12 July 2014), Lyon|
|Europe Airpost||Seasonal: Grenoble (begins 22 February 2014), Porto (begins 4 July 2014)|
|Flybe||Seasonal: Birmingham, Southampton|
Media related to Brest Bretagne airport at Wikimedia Commons
- Brest Bretagne Airport (official site) (English)
- Aéroport de Brest Bretagne (Union des Aéroports Français) (French)
- Airport information for LFRB at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
- Current weather for LFRB at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for BES at Aviation Safety Network