Marseille Provence Airport

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Marseille Provence Airport
Aéroport de Marseille Provence
Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) Y-14
Airport type Public
Operator Marseille Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Serves Marseille
Location Marignane, France
Elevation AMSL 70 ft / 21 m
Coordinates 43°26′12″N 05°12′54″E / 43.43667°N 5.21500°E / 43.43667; 5.21500Coordinates: 43°26′12″N 05°12′54″E / 43.43667°N 5.21500°E / 43.43667; 5.21500
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in France
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in France
LFML is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Airport in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13L/31R 3,500 11,483 Asphalt
13R/31L 2,370 7,776 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 8,182,237
Freight (tons) 53,026
Sources: French [1]

Marseille Provence Airport or Aéroport de Marseille Provence (IATA: MRSICAO: LFML) is an airport located 27 km (17 miles) northwest of Marseille,[2] on the territory of Marignane, both communes of the Bouches-du-Rhône département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur région of France. The airport's hinterland goes from Gap to Arles and from Toulon to Avignon.

It is the fifth busiest French airport by passenger traffic and third largest for cargo traffic.[3] In 2012 the airport achieved the fourth highest European passenger traffic growth, at 12.7% with 8,295,479 passengers.[4] Marseille Provence Airport serves as a focus city for Air France. In summer 2013, the airport served 132 regular destinations, the largest offer in France after the Parisian airports.[5]


Formerly known as Marseille–Marignane Airport, it has been managed since 1934 by the Marseille-Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI).[6]

In the 1920s and 1930s, Marignane was one of France's main points of operation for flying boats. It even briefly served as a terminal for PanAm's Clipper flying boats.[7] Some other hydroplane operators were Aéropostale and Air Union, the latter moving over from Antibes in 1931. Marignane was also a production site for hydroplanes by Lioré et Olivier.

In September 2006, the airport opened its new terminal MP2 for budget airlines. From 2013 the airport proposes a new commercial offer, with 30 new shops and restaurants, among which the first Burger King shop in France since 1997.[8][9]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The entrance of terminal at Marseille Airport.
Outside view of terminal and control tower.
Inside view of Terminal 1.


Airlines Destinations Terminal
Aegean Airlines Athens
Seasonal: Heraklion, Rhodes (begins 3 June 2015)
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin 1
Aigle Azur Algiers, Annaba, Bejaia, Chlef, Constantine, Oran, Setif, Tlemcen 1
Air Algérie Algiers, Annaba, Batna, Bejaia, Chlef, Constantine, Jijel, Oran 1
Air France Marrakesh, Tunis 1
Air France Amsterdam, Venice 3
Air France Biarritz, Bordeaux, Lille, Nantes, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, Rennes
Seasonal: Brest
Air France
operated by Air Corsica
Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi, Figari 3
Air France
operated by HOP!
Milan–Malpensa 3
Air France
operated by HOP!
Lyon, Strasbourg, Toulouse 4
Air Madagascar Antananarivo, Moroni, Nosy Be 1
Air Malta Malta 1
Air Mediterranee Algiers [10]
Seasonal: Bodrum, Corfu, Dakar, Djerba, Dubrovnik, Heraklion, Ibiza, Kos, Marrakesh, Monastir, Split
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson 1
Alitalia Rome–Fiumicino[11] 1
British Airways London–Heathrow 1
Brussels Airlines Brussels 1
easyJet London–Gatwick, Manchester (begins 17 June 2015),[12] Rome–Fiumicino
Summer seasonal: Bristol
El Al Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion 1
Etihad Regional
operated by Darwin Airline
Geneva 1
Freebird Airlines Seasonal: Antalya, Istanbul–Atatürk 1
operated by Eurowings
Düsseldorf (begins 1 May 2015) 1
operated by Air Nostrum
Seasonal: Ibiza, Minorca
Jetairfly[13] Agadir
Winter seasonal: Marrakesh
Lufthansa Frankfurt 1
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Munich 1
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen 1
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen 2
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Marrakesh, Oujda 1
Ryanair Brest, Charleroi, Eindhoven, Fes, Lille, Lisbon, London–Stansted, Madrid, Malta, Marrakesh, Nador, Nantes, Oujda, Palermo, Porto, Rabat, Rome–Ciampino (ends 28 March 2015), Rome–Fiumicino (begins 29 March 2015), Seville, Tangier
Summer seasonal: Agadir, Cagliari, Catania, Chania, Edinburgh, Essaouira, Gothenburg–Landvetter, Ibiza, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Stockholm–Skavsta, Tours, Valencia, Warsaw–Modlin, Zadar
Syphax Airlines Sfax 1
TAP Portugal
operated by Portugália
Lisbon 1
Tassili Airlines Algiers 1
Tunisair Djerba, Monastir, Tunis 1
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk 1
Twin Jet Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva, Metz/Nancy, Milan–Malpensa, Pau 4
Volotea Strasbourg, Venice (begins 29 March 2015)
Vueling Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Rome–Fiumicino 1
XL Airways France New York-JFK, Saint-Denis de la Réunion
Seasonal: Punta Cana


Airlines Destinations
DHL Aviation Brussels, Leipzig/Halle, Malta, Nice
FedEx Feeder
operated by Air Contractors
Paris–Charles de Gaulle
TNT Airways
operated by Icelandair
Paris–Charles de Gaulle

Traffic statistics[edit]

Airport traffic
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Passenger (million) 6,155,154[14] 6,963,000 6,965,933[15] 7,290,119 7,522,167 7,363,068 8,295,479[4] 8,260,619 8,182,237
Cargo 53,019 53,026

Other facilities[edit]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 30 July 1950, SNCASE Languedoc P/7 F-BCUI of Air France was damaged beyond economic repair when its undercarriage collapsed on landing.[19]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Pari réussi pour l'aéroport de Marseille – Air&Cosmos". 19 May 2014. 
  2. ^ LFML – Marseille Provence (PDF). AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 5 Mar 2015.
  3. ^ "Les 10 aéroports français les plus fréquentés en 2011 – JDN Business" (in French). 
  4. ^ a b "Marseille-Provence bat tous les records avec 8,3 millions de passagers en 2012". 
  5. ^ "L'aĂŠroport Marseille Provence proposera 132 lignes rĂŠgulières cet ĂŠtĂŠ" (in French). 
  6. ^ "Official website: Key facts & figures". 
  7. ^ "Pan American B-314 Clipper Flights". 
  8. ^ "Marseille Provence Airport unveils brand new commercial offer". 
  9. ^ "La recette de Burger King pour faire son come-back dans l'Hexagone" (in French). 
  10. ^
  11. ^ "Alitalia Resumes Rome - Marseille Service from late-October 2014". Airline Route. 2 July 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "New routes for summer 2015". Easyjet. 
  13. ^ "Jetairfly Flight Plan". Jetairfly. 
  14. ^ "Marseille Provence Airport: About the Airport". 20 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "Données clés – Aéroport Marseille Provence" (in French). 
  16. ^ "Google Maps". 1 January 1970. 
  17. ^ "Legal Notice and Disclaimer." Eurocopter. Retrieved on 8 December 2010. "[...]whose registered Office is located Aéroport International Marseille-Provence – 13725 Marignane Cedex – France"
  18. ^ "F-BATK Hull-loss description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  19. ^ "F-BCUI Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  20. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 9 October 2009. 

External links[edit]

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