Brest Bretagne Airport

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Brest Bretagne Airport
Aéroport de Brest Bretagne
Airport type Public
Operator Chamber of Commerce
Serves Brest, France
Location Guipavas
Elevation AMSL 325 ft / 99 m
Coordinates 48°26′50″N 004°25′18″W / 48.44722°N 4.42167°W / 48.44722; -4.42167
Location of the Brittany region within France
Location of the Brittany region within France
Location of airport in the Brittany region
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08R/26L 3,100 10,171 Asphalt
08L/26R 700 2,297 Asphalt
Source: French AIP[1]

Brest Bretagne Airport (French: Aéroport de Brest Bretagne) (IATA: BESICAO: LFRB), formerly known as Brest Guipavas Airport, is an international airport serving Brest, France. It is located in the commune of Guipavas and 10.2 km (6.4 miles) northeast of Brest, within the département of Finistère.[1]

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[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly
Seasonal: Marseille
Air France
operated by HOP!
Air Méditerranée Seasonal: Dakar, Tenerife-South
Chalair Aviation Bordeaux
CityJet Seasonal: Dublin, London-City
easyJet London-Gatwick (begins 12 July 2014), Lyon
Europe Airpost Seasonal: Grenoble, Porto (begins 4 July 2014)
Finist'air Ushant
Flybe Seasonal: Birmingham, Southampton
HOP! Lyon, Nice
Jetairfly Toulon
Ryanair Marseille
Volotea Ajaccio, Bastia
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona


  1. ^ a b LFRB – BREST GUIPAVAS (PDF). AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 26 Jun 2014.

External links[edit]

Media related to Brest Bretagne airport at Wikimedia Commons