Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport

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Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport
Aéroport Lyon-Saint Exupéry
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IATA: LYSICAO: LFLL
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Aéroport de Lyon
Serves Lyon, France
Location Colombier-Saugnieu
Focus city for Air France
Elevation AMSL 821 ft / 250 m
Coordinates 45°43′32″N 005°04′52″E / 45.72556°N 5.08111°E / 45.72556; 5.08111 (Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport)Coordinates: 45°43′32″N 005°04′52″E / 45.72556°N 5.08111°E / 45.72556; 5.08111 (Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport)
Website lyonaeroports.com
Maps
Rhône-Alpes region in France
Rhône-Alpes region in France
LFLL is located in Rhône-Alpes
LFLL
LFLL
Location of airport in Rhône-Alpes region.
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18R/36L 4,000 13,124 Asphalt
18L/36R 2,670 8,760 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 8,451,039
Freight (tons) 33,327
Source: French AIP[1]
French AIP at EUROCONTROL[2]

Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport (French: Aéroport Lyon Saint-Exupéry) (IATA: LYSICAO: LFLL), formerly known as Lyon Satolas Airport, is the international airport of Lyon, the third-biggest city in France and an important transport facility for the entire Rhône-Alpes region. It lies in Colombier-Saugnieu, 11 nautical miles (20 km; 13 mi) east southeast[2] of Lyon city centre.

History[edit]

The airport was inaugurated by President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing on 12 April 1975 and opened to passengers a week later. It was designed to replace the old Lyon–Bron Airport which could not be extended as it was located in an urban area.

In 1994 the LGV Rhône-Alpes high-speed rail line brought TGV service to the airport, providing direct trains to Paris and Marseille. The fan-shaped canopy of the Gare de Lyon Saint-Exupéry, designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, is the airport's most notable architectural feature.

Since 1997, the airport has been a focus city for the airline Air France.

The airport was originally named Lyon Satolas Airport, but in 2000 the airport and train station were renamed in honour of Lyonnais aviation pioneer and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, on the centenary of his birth. He was a native of Lyon, and a laureate of the Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française, and died in the Second World War.

In 2013, the airport served 8,562,298 passengers, an increase of 1.3% over the previous year. Air freight increased by 22.7% to 44,820 tonnes, although overall aircraft movements dropped by 2.8% to 113,420.[3]

Facilities[edit]

The airport consists of three terminals and two runways aligned north–south. The airport has 18 jetways in all three terminals. Terminal 3 is used by low-cost airlines and has very basic facilities.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens, Heraklion 1
Aer Lingus Dublin 1
Aigle Azur Algiers, Constantine, Oran, Sétif 1
Air Algérie Algiers, Annaba, Batna, Biskra, Constantine, Oran, Sétif, Tlemcen 1
Air Algérie
operated by Saga Airlines
Charter: Béjaïa 1
Air Arabia Maroc Casablanca 3
Air France Nice, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Poitiers, Toulouse 2
Air France
operated by Air Corsica
Ajaccio, Bastia
Seasonal: Calvi, Figari
2
Air France
operated by HOP!
Bologna, Florence, Milan–Malpensa, Paris–Orly, Rome–Fiumicino, Venice–Marco Polo 2
Air Malta Seasonal: Malta 1
Air Méditerranée Seasonal: Agadir, Athens, Bodrum, Chlef, Corfu, Dakar, Djerba, Fuerteventura, Heraklion, Ibiza, Jijel, Malaga, Marrakech, Monastir, Palma de Mallorca, Split, Tenerife–South
Seasonal charter: Chlef, Dubrovnik, Jijel, Oslo, Seville, Shannon
1
Air One Seasonal: Catania 2
Air Transat Seasonal: Montreal–Trudeau 2
Airlinair La Rochelle, Poitiers 2
Air VIA Charter: London–Gatwick, London–Stansted, Münster–Osnabrück 1
Austrian Airlines
operated by Tyrolean Airways
Vienna 2
British Airways London–Heathrow 1
Brussels Airlines Brussels 2
Brussels Airlines
operated by Flybe
Brussels 2
Bulgarian Air Charter Seasonal charter: Burgas, Varna 1
Chalair Limoges 2
Croatia Airlines Seasonal: Split 1
Eastern Airways Lorient 2
Etihad Regional
operated by Darwin Airline
Zurich 2
easyJet Agadir, Barcelona, Berlin–Schönefeld, Bordeaux, Brest, Brussels, Casablanca, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London–Gatwick, London–Luton (begins 3 November 2014),[4] London–Stansted (ends 2 November 2014), Madrid, Marrakech, Nantes, Nice, Porto, Rome–Fiumicino, Toulouse, Venice–Marco Polo
Seasonal: Ajaccio, Bastia, Biarritz, Bristol, Dubrovnik, Figari, Ibiza, Manchester, Olbia, Palermo, Split
3
Emirates Dubai 2
Europe Airpost Seasonal charter: Bodrum, Izmir, Marrakech, Palma de Mallorca, Pula, Rhodes, Santorini 1
Flybe Birmingham
Seasonal: Cardiff
2
Freebird Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya, Istanbul–Ataturk 1
Germanwings
operated by Eurowings
Düsseldorf 2
HOP! Basel/Mulhouse, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, Brussels, Caen, Clermont-Ferrand, Gothenburg–Landvetter, Lille, Marseille, Metz/Nancy, Montpellier, Nantes, Pau, Prague, Rennes, Strasbourg
Seasonal: Bastia, Naples
Seasonal charter: Split
2
Iberia
operated by Air Nostrum
Madrid
Seasonal: Palma de Mallorca
1
Jetairfly Agadir, Casablanca, Marrakech 1
KLM
operated by KLM Cityhopper
Amsterdam 2
Lufthansa Frankfurt 2
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Munich 2
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Marrakech 2
SunExpress Izmir 2
Swiss International Air Lines
operated by Helvetic Airways
Zürich 2
Swiss International Air Lines
operated by Swiss European Air Lines
Zürich 2
Syphax Airlines Sfax 1
TAP Portugal Lisbon 1
TAP Portugal
operated by Portugália
Lisbon 1
Transaero Airlines Seasonal: Moscow-Vnukovo[5]
Seasonal charter: Moscow–Domodedovo
2
Transavia.com France Monastir, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion (begins 12 October 2014), Tunis
Seasonal: Athens, Funchal, Heraklion, Marrakesh, Oujda, Porto, Seville[6]
1
Tunisair Djerba, Monastir, Tunis, Tozeur 1
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk 1
Twin Jet Le Havre, Stuttgart
Seasonal: Toulon
2
Vueling Barcelona
Seasonal: Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Seville
1
WOW air Seasonal: Reykjavík-Keflavík 3
XL Airways France Seasonal: Punta Cana
Seasonal charter: Heraklion, Malaga, Olbia, Palma
2

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
DHL Aviation
operated by DHL Air UK
Leipzig/Halle
Europe Airpost Paris-Charles de Gaulle
TNT Airways Liège
UPS Airlines
operated by Star Air
Cologne/Bonn

Ground transportation[edit]

The Rhônexpress tramway began operations in August 2010 and links the TGV rail station of Lyon Part-Dieu with the Gare de Lyon Saint-Exupéry in less than 30 minutes, albeit at a price many travellers find extortionate (€15 single in 2013).[7][8] This new tramway has largely replaced the coach shuttle services (Satobus) that operated beforehand. More recently, Elit Voyages have recommenced a coach shuttle service to Place Bellecour, with more reasonable fares compared to the Rhônexpress.

Coach links connect the airport with the centre of Lyon and other towns in the area including Chambéry and Grenoble.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ LFLL – LYON SAINT EXUPERY (PDF). AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 26 Jun 2014.
  2. ^ a b EAD Basic
  3. ^ Airliner World (March 2014): 9. 
  4. ^ New EZY route to LTN
  5. ^ "Schedule". City pairs Schedule. JSC "TRANSAERO" Airlines. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  6. ^ http://www.econostrum.info/Transavia-reliera-Lyon-a-la-Mediterranee_a12940.html
  7. ^ The price is right for Rhonexpress in Lyon
  8. ^ Avoid Rhonexpress – Rip off!

External links[edit]

Media related to Aéroport de Lyon-St-Éxupéry at Wikimedia Commons