Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport
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|Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport
Aéroport Lyon-Saint Exupéry
Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) Y-24
|Aerial view of the airport|
|IATA: LYS – ICAO: LFLL|
|Owner||Lyon Airports (Aéroport de Lyon)|
|Hub for||Air France, and Easyjet|
|Elevation AMSL||821 ft / 250 m|
|Rhône-Alpes region in France|
|Source: French AIP
French AIP at EUROCONTROL
Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport (French: Aéroport Lyon Saint-Exupéry) (IATA: LYS, ICAO: LFLL), formerly known as Lyon Satolas Airport, is one of the two airports located in the agglomeration of Lyon, France. The airport was named in 2000 in honour of the French writer and pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, a native of Lyon, on the centenary of his birth.
The airport lies in Colombier-Saugnieu, 11 nautical miles (20 km; 13 mi) east southeast of Lyon city centre. Its two runways are aligned north–south. It is an important transport facility for the entire Rhône-Alpes region. Coach links connect the airport with the centre of Lyon and other towns in the area including Chambéry and Grenoble.
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.
Originally named Lyon Satolas Airport, in 2000 the airport and train station were renamed in honour of Lyonnais aviation pioneer and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, a laureate of the Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française who died in the Second World War.
Since 1997, the airport is a major regional hub for the airline Air France.
Airlines and destinations
operated by DHL Air UK
|Europe Airpost||Paris–Charles de Gaulle|
|Garnett charter||Hassi Messaoud|
operated by Star Air (Maersk Air)
- PDF). AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 30 May 2013. (
- EAD Basic
- Official website
- Aéroport de Lyon Saint Exupéry (Union des Aéroports Français)
- Lyon airports
- Lyon Airport – Unofficial Guide