Marseille Provence Airport

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Marseille Provence Airport
Aéroport de Marseille Provence
Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) Y-14
Marseilleairport.jpg
IATA: MRSICAO: LFML
Summary
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
Website mrsairport.com
Maps
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
LFML
LFML
Airport in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13L/31R 3,500 11,483 Asphalt
13R/31L 2,370 7,776 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 8,295,479
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. It is the fifth busiest French airport by passenger traffic and third largest for cargo traffic.[3] In 2012 the airport known the fourth European most important passenger traffic growth in 2012, at 12.7% with 8,295,479 passengers.[4] The airport's hinterland goes from Gap to Arles and from Toulon to Avignon. Marseille Provence Airport also serves as a focus city for Air France. Marseille Airport serves destinations as distant as New York, Toronto, Montreal, Punta Cana or Antananarivo.

History[edit]

Formerly known as Marseille–Marignane Airport, it has been managed since 1934 by the Marseille-Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI).[5]

In September 2006, the airport opened its new terminal MP2 for budget airlines.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

In summer 2013, the airport serves 132 regular destinations, the largest offer in France after the Parisian airports.[6]

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

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Aegean Airlines Athens
Seasonal: Heraklion
Seasonal charter: Corfu, Rhodes
1
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin 1
Aigle Azur Algiers, Annaba, Bejaia, Chlef, Constantine, Oran, Setif, Tlemcen 1
Air Algérie Algiers, Annaba, Batna, Bejaia, Chlef, Constantine, Oran 1
Air France Algiers, Marrakesh, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Tunis
Seasonal: Beirut, Istanbul-Atatürk
1
Air France Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin-Tegel, Prague, Rome-Fiumicino (ends 25 October 2014), Venice-Marco Polo 3
Air France Bordeaux, Biarritz, Lille, Nantes, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly, Rennes
Seasonal: Brest
4
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 Seasonal: Corfu, Kos, Bodrum, Dakar, Djerba, Dubrovnik, Heraklion, Ibiza, Marrakesh, Monastir, Split 1
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson 1
Alitalia Rome-Fiumicino (resumes 26 October 2014)[7] TBD
British Airways London-Heathrow 1
Brussels Airlines Brussels 1
easyJet London-Gatwick, Rome-Fiumicino (begins 27 October 2014)
Seasonal: Bristol
2
El Al Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion 1
Etihad Regional Geneva 1
Freebird Airlines Seasonal: Antalya, Istanbul-Ataturk 1
Iberia
operated by Air Nostrum
Madrid
Seasonal: Ibiza, Minorca
1
Jetairfly Agadir, Casablanca, Marrakesh 2
Lufthansa Frankfurt 1
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Munich 1
Norwegian Air Shuttle Copenhagen 1
Scandinavian Airlines
operated by Blue1
Seasonal: Helsinki 1
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen 2
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Marrakesh, Oujda 1
Ryanair Bordeaux, Brest, Catania, Charleroi, Eindhoven, Essaouira, Fez, Lille, Lisbon,[8] London-Stansted, Madrid, Malta, Marrakesh, Nador, Nantes, Oujda, Palermo, Porto, Rabat, Rome-Ciampino, Seville, Tangier, Tours
Seasonal: Agadir, Cagliari, Chania, Dublin, Edinburgh, Gothenburg-City, Ibiza, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Stockholm-Skavsta, Valencia, Warsaw-Modlin, Zadar
2
Syphax Airlines Sfax 1
TAP Portugal
operated by Portugália
Lisbon 1
Tunisair Djerba, Monastir, Tunis 1
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk 1
Twin Jet Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva, Metz/Nancy, Milan-Malpensa, Pau 4
Volotea Strasbourg (begins 27 November 2014) 2
Vueling Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Rome-Fiumicino (begins 27 October 2014) 1
XL Airways France Dzaoudzi, Saint-Denis de la Réunion
Seasonal: New York-JFK, Punta Cana
1

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
DHL Aviation Nice, Malta, Leipzig, Brussels
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
Passenger (million) 6,155,154[9] 6,963,000 6,965,933[10] 7,290,119 7,522,167 7,363,068 8,295,479[4]
Cargo 53,019 53,026

Other facilities[edit]

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.[11][12] The Marignane airport is also the main base of the aerial firefighting division of Civil security (French Ministry of the Interior).[13] The head office of Eurocopter is located on the airport property.[14]

Hydroplane base[edit]

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.[15] 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.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 4 February 1948, SNCASE Languedoc P/7 F-BATK of Air France was damaged beyond economical repair.[16]
  • On 30 July 1950, SNCASE Languedoc P/7 F-BCUI of Air France was damaged beyond economic repair when its undercarriage collapsed on landing.[17]
  • On 6 February 1989 Inter Cargo Service Flight 3132, operated by Vickers Vanguard F-GEJE crashed on takeoff. 3 crew died, no passengers were being carried.[18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pari réussi pour l'aéroport de Marseille – Air&Cosmos". Air-cosmos.com. 19 May 2014. 
  2. ^ LFML – Marseille Provence (PDF). AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 21 Aug 2014.
  3. ^ "Les 10 aéroports français les plus fréquentés en 2011 – JDN Business" (in French). Journaldunet.com. 
  4. ^ a b "Marseille-Provence bat tous les records avec 8,3 millions de passagers en 2012". Tourmag.com. 
  5. ^ "Official website: Key facts & figures". Marseille-airport.com. 
  6. ^ "L'aĂŠroport Marseille Provence proposera 132 lignes rĂŠgulières cet ĂŠtĂŠ" (in French). Mediaterranee.com. 
  7. ^ "Alitalia Resumes Rome - Marseille Service from late-October 2014". Airline Route. 2 July 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "New FR route to LIS". Lowcostportugal.net. 23 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Marseille Provence Airport: About the Airport". Mrsairport.com. 20 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "Données clés – Aéroport Marseille Provence" (in French). Marseille.aeroport.fr. 
  11. ^ "Marseille Provence Airport unveils brand new commercial offer". TheMoodieReport.com. 
  12. ^ "La recette de Burger King pour faire son come-back dans l'Hexagone" (in French). Capital.fr. 
  13. ^ "Google Maps". Maps.google.fr. 1 January 1970. 
  14. ^ "Legal Notice and Disclaimer." Eurocopter. Retrieved on 8 December 2010. "[...]whose registered Office is located Aéroport International Marseille-Provence – 13725 Marignane Cedex – France"
  15. ^ "Pan American B-314 Clipper Flights". Bluegrassairlines.com. 
  16. ^ "F-BATK Hull-loss description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  17. ^ "F-BCUI Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  18. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 9 October 2009. 

External links[edit]

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