Roland Garros Airport

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Roland Garros Airport
Aéroport de la Réunion Roland Garros
Saint Denis Gillot Airport
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RUN is located in Réunion
Location of airport in Réunion
Airport type Public
Serves Sainte-Denis, Réunion
Location Sainte-Marie, Réunion
Hub for Air Austral
Elevation AMSL 20 m / 66 ft
Coordinates 20°53′24″S 055°30′59″E / 20.89000°S 55.51639°E / -20.89000; 55.51639
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 3,200 10,499 Asphalt
14/32 2,670 8,760 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 2,067,764 Decrease
Source: French AIP,[1] DAFIF[2][3]

Roland Garros Airport (French: Aéroport de la Réunion Roland Garros) (IATA: RUNICAO: FMEE), formerly known as Gillot Airport, is located in Sainte-Marie on Réunion,[4] The airport is 7 kilometres (3.8 NM) east[1] of Saint-Denis; it is named for the French aviator Roland Garros who was born in Saint-Denis. Roland Garros Airport is the hub of Air Austral and served 2,067,764 passengers in 2012.



The airport resides at an elevation of 66 feet (20 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 12/30 measuring 3,200 by 45 metres (10,499 ft × 148 ft) and 14/32 measuring 2,670 by 45 metres (8,760 ft × 148 ft).[2]

Other users[edit]

  • When Air Bourbon existed until 2004, its head office was on the airport property.[6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Austral Antananarivo, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Chennai, Dzaoudzi, Johannesburg, Mahé, Mauritius, Moroni, Nosy-Be, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Saint-Pierre de la Réunion
Air France Paris-Orly
Air Madagascar Antananarivo, Antsiranana, Nosy Be, Sainte-Marie
Air Mauritius Mauritius
Corsair International Paris-Orly
XL Airways France Marseille
Seasonal: Lyon (begins 4 June 2015),[7] Paris-Charles de Gaulle

Ground transport[edit]

If constructed, the Réunion Tram Train will link the airport to the capital Saint-Denis and Saint-Paul.


  1. ^ a b FMEE – SAINT DENIS GILLOT (PDF). AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 11 Dec 2014.
  2. ^ a b Airport information for FMEE from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  3. ^ Airport information for RUN at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  4. ^ "Géographie." Sainte-Marie. Retrieved on 7 October 2009.
  5. ^ "Legal notices." Air Austral. Retrieved on 7 9 September 2010. "Air Austral Anonymous company with executive board and supervisory board With a capital of 19 206 900€ Roland Garros Airport area 97438 Sainte Marie or BP 611 - 97472 Saint-Denis Cedex."
  6. ^ "Contact." Air Bourbon. 19 June 2004. Retrieved on 10 July 2010.
  7. ^ XL Airways France begin new service to Reunion

External links[edit]

Media related to Roland Garros Airport at Wikimedia Commons