Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport
|Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport
Aéroport Béziers Cap d'Agde
|IATA: BZR – ICAO: LFMU|
|Operator||CCI Béziers Saint-Pons|
|Location||Vias, Hérault, France|
|Elevation AMSL||56 ft / 17 m|
Location of Languedoc-Roussillon region in France
Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport (French: Aéroport Béziers Cap d'Agde) (IATA: BZR, ICAO: LFMU) is an airport serving the town of Béziers and the nearby Languedoc coastal resorts such as Cap d'Agde. The airport is located 11.5 km (6.2 NM) east-southeast of Béziers, near Vias in the Hérault department. It was previously known as Béziers-Vias Airport. The airport handles commercial national flights as well as private, non-regular air traffic.
Because of its comparatively short runway measuring 1,820 m × 30 m (5,971 ft × 98 ft), the airport was unable to benefit from the growth of low-cost flights that had fuelled expansion at other airports in the region (Carcassonne, Perpignan, Montpellier and Nîmes). For some years there were plans to extend the runway and this work was finally carried out between November 2006 and February 2007. The new runway is now capable of handling the Boeing 737-sized jets favoured by low cost carriers.
After a runway expansion completed in 2007, daily direct flights to Paris Orly and seasonal services to Bastia were augmented by Ryanair flights to and from Bristol International Airport, which commenced March 2008. On 24 March 2008, it was announced that during the summer months Ryanair flights would also operate to and from London Stansted with a possibility of being extended should they prove successful. Further flights from Béziers to London Luton Airport were announced in June 2008 and these commenced twice a week from October 2008.
On 1st May 2014, Flybe decided to close their Southampton link, causing major disruption in the area, and a probable closure from Montpellier Airport. It was then suggested that Flybe restart it, but no response yet.
The airport resides at an elevation of 56 feet (17 m) above mean sea level. It has one paved runway designated 09/27 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,000 by 45 metres (6,562 ft × 148 ft) The runway is equipped with ILS.
Airlines and destinations
|Ryanair||Beauvais, London-Luton, Weeze
Seasonal: Bristol, Edinburgh, Manchester, Moss/Rygge (ends 29 September 2016), Stockholm-Skavsta
- LFMU – Béziers Vias. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 15 September 2016.
- (French) Aéroport de Béziers – Cap d'Agde (BZR / LFMU)
- English version of Béziers Airport website. Retrieved 6 September 2007.
- French version of Béziers Airport website. Retrieved 6 September 2007.
- Midi Libre, 24 March 2008