Toulouse–Blagnac Airport

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Toulouse Blagnac Airport
Aéroport de Toulouse – Blagnac
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IATA: TLSICAO: LFBO
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Toulouse
Serves Toulouse, France
Location Blagnac
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL 497 ft / 151 m
Coordinates 43°38′06″N 001°22′04″E / 43.63500°N 1.36778°E / 43.63500; 1.36778Coordinates: 43°38′06″N 001°22′04″E / 43.63500°N 1.36778°E / 43.63500; 1.36778
Website toulouse.aeroport.fr
Maps
Location of Midi-Pyrénées region in France
Location of Midi-Pyrénées region in France
LFBO is located in Midi-Pyrénées
LFBO
LFBO
Location of airport in Midi-Pyrénées region
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14R/32L 3,500 11,483 Bituminous concrete
14L/32R 3,000 9,843 Bituminous concrete
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 7,559,350
Source: French AIP[1]
French AIP at EUROCONTROL[2]

Toulouse Blagnac Airport or Aéroport de Toulouse – Blagnac (IATA: TLSICAO: LFBO) is an airport located 3.6 nautical miles (6.7 km; 4.1 mi) west northwest of Toulouse,[2] and partially in Blagnac, both communes of the Haute-Garonne department in the Midi-Pyrénées region of France.

In 2012, the airport served 7,559,350 passengers.[3]

Both Airbus and ATR assemble aircraft at nearby facilities and test them from the airport.

Since 1999, the President of the airport is Jean-Michel Vernhes.[4][5]

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 499 feet (152 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 14R/32L is 3,500 by 45 metres (11,483 ft × 148 ft) and 14L/32R is 3,000 by 45 metres (9,843 ft × 148 ft).[1]

Overview[edit]

Toulouse–Blagnac Airport has been a limited liability company with a capital of 148,000 Euros since 23 March 2007. Shareholders include the French government (60%), Toulouse Chamber of Commerce and Industry (25%), the Regional Council (5%), the Departmental Council (5%) and the Urban Area (5%). Toulouse–Blagnac Airport S.A. operates under a franchise agreement granted by the French government until 2046.[6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Hall
Aer Lingus Dublin C
Aigle Azur Algiers, Oran D
Air Algérie Algiers, Oran
Seasonal: Constantine
D
Air Arabia Maroc Casablanca C
Air Corsica Ajaccio C
Air France Lyon, Marrakech, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, Strasbourg
Seasonal: Athens, Berlin-Tegel, Casablanca, Corfu, Hamburg, Malaga, Malta, Naples, Prague, Rome–Fiumicino, Seville, Venice–Marco Polo
B, C, D
Air Méditerranée Seasonal: Bodrum, Corfu, Dakar, Heraklion, Marrakech, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion D
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau D
Alitalia
operated by Alitalia CityLiner
Rome–Fiumicino B
BMI Regional Bremen C
British Airways London–Heathrow C
Brussels Airlines Brussels B
Darwin Airline Geneva[7] B
easyJet Basel/Mulhouse, Bristol, Brussels, Geneva, Lille, London–Gatwick, Lyon, Marrakech,[8] Nantes, Nice, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, Rome–Fiumicino
Seasonal: Bastia
C
Flybe Birmingham TBA
Germanwings Hamburg[9] B
HOP! Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Lille, Rennes
Seasonal: Calvi, Figari
C
Iberia
operated by Air Nostrum
Madrid, Seville B
IGavion
operated by Skytaxi
Albert B
Jet2.com Seasonal: Edinburgh, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester D
Jetairfly Marrakech D
KLM
operated by KLM Cityhopper
Amsterdam C
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich B
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Marrakech D
TAP Portugal
operated by Portugália
Lisbon B
Tunisair Tunis D
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk C
Twin Jet Metz–Nancy, Milan-Malpensa B
Volotea Tenerife-South (begins 20 December 2014), Venice–Marco Polo (begins 19 December 2014)
Seasonal: Ajaccio, Bastia
C
Vueling Barcelona
Seasonal: Ibiza, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca
B
XL Airways France Seasonal: Punta Cana D

Transport[edit]

Shuttle buses to Toulouse city centre stop outside Hall B every 20 minutes. They take approximately 20 minutes to reach the city centre, stopping at Compans Caffarelli and Jeanne d'Arc (both on Metro Line B), Jean Jaurès (Metro Line A and B) and at Toulouse-Matabiau railway station.[10]

Taxis cost approximately €22 to Toulouse city centre one way.[11]

Two daily coach services[12] connect Toulouse–Blagnac Airport to Andorra,[13] as that country does not have a commercial airport.

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On 29 January 1988, Inter Cargo Service Flight 1004, operated by Vickers Vanguard F-GEJF crashed on take-off when take-off was attempted with only three fully operable engines.[15]
  • On 15 November 2007, an Airbus A340-600 due to be delivered to Etihad ran into a concrete blast fence during an engine test at the Airbus factory at Toulouse Blagnac International Airport, France. This was due to the crew not following proper test procedures, raising all four engines to maximum thrust while the wheels were un-chocked. The attempt to steer away from the wall resulted in decreased braking power. Five people were injured and the aircraft was written off.[16][17]

Displays[edit]

The airport is home to Air France Concorde F-BVFC.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b LFBO – TOULOUSE BLAGNAC (PDF). AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 26 Jun 2014.
  2. ^ a b EAD Basic
  3. ^ (French) Résultats de trafic | Aéroport Toulouse-Blagnac. Toulouse.aeroport.fr. Retrieved on 29 October 2013.
  4. ^ (French)Jean-Michel Vernhes – Président du Directoire
  5. ^ (French)L'interview de 18h. Jean-Michel Vernhes, Aéroport de Toulouse-Blagnac : "Une croissance de 9,1% en 2011"
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ http://www.air-journal.fr/2013-12-12-les-nouvelles-routes-detihad-regional-ex-darwin-592517.html
  8. ^ easyJet lancera en octobre une ligne Toulouse-Marrakech | Air Journal. Air-journal.fr (22 July 2013). Retrieved on 29 October 2013.
  9. ^ [2]
  10. ^ (French) Les transports en commun (navettes, bus, etc...) | Aéroport Toulouse-Blagnac. Toulouse.aeroport.fr. Retrieved on 29 October 2013.
  11. ^ By taxi | Aéroport Toulouse-Blagnac. Toulouse.aeroport.fr. Retrieved on 29 October 2013.
  12. ^ Novatel Toulouse to Andorra
  13. ^ [3][dead link]
  14. ^ "F-BCYX Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  15. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 9 October 2009. 
  16. ^ "F-WWCJ Final Report". Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la sécurité de l'aviation civile. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  17. ^ "Etihad Airbus Crashes Into Wall During Testing". Airline World. 16 November 2007. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 

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