Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport

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Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport

Aéroport de Bordeaux-Mérignac
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Summary
Airport typePublic / Military
Owner/OperatorAéroport de Bordeaux Mérignac (SA ADBM)
ServesBordeaux, France
LocationMérignac
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL162 ft / 49 m
Coordinates44°49′42″N 000°42′56″W / 44.82833°N 0.71556°W / 44.82833; -0.71556
Websitebordeaux.aeroport.fr
Map
Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport
Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport
Location of airport in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 3,100 10,171 Asphalt
11/29 2,415 7,923 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers6,799,572
Passenger traffic changeIncrease 9.3%
Statistics[2]

Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (French: Aéroport de Bordeaux-Mérignac) (IATA: BOD, ICAO: LFBD) is the international airport of Bordeaux, in south-western France. It is situated in the commune of Mérignac, 12 km (7.5 mi) west of Bordeaux, within the département of the Gironde.

It mainly features flights to metropolitan and leisure destinations in Europe and Northern Africa and serves as a base for Volotea. Transatlantic service is operated on a seasonal basis by Air Transat nonstop to Montreal, Quebec in Canada.

History[edit]

KG 40, the prime land-based maritime patrol Luftwaffe unit was primarily based at Bordeaux-Mérignac during the Occupation of France in World War II.[3]

Terminals[edit]

Bordeaux Airport features three passenger buildings:

  • Terminal A mainly for international flights [4]
  • Terminal B The passenger air terminal features two levels and is principally dedicated to Air France traffic between Paris and Bordeaux.[5]
  • Terminal billi is a designated separate facility for low cost carriers. It only consists of one floor and features small check-in and arrivals areas as well as a departures area equipped with six aircraft parking positions which are used by walk boarding.[6] Users of Terminal billi are easyJet, Ryanair and Wizz Air from 22 September 2017.[7]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

In 2018 Ryanair announced two new hubs in France at Bordeaux and Marseille.[8]

Passenger[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens, Heraklion
Aer Lingus Dublin
Air Algérie Algiers, Oran
Air Arabia Maroc Fes
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga[9]
Air Corsica Seasonal: Ajaccio, Calvi [10]
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau
ASL Airlines France Seasonal: Oran[11]
Blue Air Bucharest
British Airways London-Gatwick
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Chalair Aviation Brest, Caen, Montpellier, Nantes, Rennes
easyJet Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin-Schönefeld, Bristol, Brussels, Essaouira, Faro, Lille, Lisbon, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Luxembourg, Lyon, Marrakech, Manchester,Marseille, Milan-Malpensa, Nice, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Venice
Seasonal: Bastia, Belfast-International, Catania, Glasgow, Heraklion, Hamburg, Ibiza, Liverpool, London-Southend, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
Flybe Seasonal: Birmingham, Southampton
HOP! Düsseldorf,[12] Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Rome-Fiumicino
Seasonal: Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi, Figari
Iberia Regional Madrid
KLM Amsterdam
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Marrakech
Ryanair Bergamo, Charleroi, Fes,[8] London–Stansted, Marrakech, Porto, Rome-Ciampino, Seville, Valencia
Seasonal: Bologna, Cork, Edinburgh,
Swiss International Air Lines Zürich[13]
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon
TUI fly Belgium Agadir, Casablanca, Marrakech
Tunisair Tunis
Turkish Airlines Seasonal: Istanbul-Atatürk
Volotea Ajaccio, Bastia, Madrid, Málaga, Malta, Prague, Strasbourg, Tenerife-South, Venice
Seasonal: Alicante, Cagliari, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Faro, Figari, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Munich, Menorca, Naples, Olbia, Palma de Mallorca, Palermo, Pisa, Santorini, Split, Toulon
Vueling Barcelona, Málaga
Seasonal: Palma de Mallorca
Wizz Air Seasonal: Budapest, Warsaw-Chopin

Cargo[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
ASL Airlines France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
DHL Aviation Leipzig/Halle, Vitoria

Access[edit]

Road[edit]

The airport is accessible by car via the A630 autoroute (exit 11b). There is also a shuttle by 30'Direct shuttle serving the Bordeaux Saint-Jean railway station. Bus route 1+ of Transports Bordeaux Métropole also serves the city centre.

Tram[edit]

The Bordeaux tramway system is planned to link the airport with the city centre by the end of 2019.[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "easyJet Media Centre". Mediacentre.easyjet.com. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  2. ^ (PDF). Societe.Bordeaux.Aeroport.fr https://www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/sites/default/files/Dossier_de_presse_ADBM_bilan_2018.pdf. Retrieved 10 January 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Wood, Tony; Gunston, Bill (1977). Hitler's Luftwaffe. New York: Crescent Books. pp. 64–69&170–171. ISBN 0-517-22477-1.
  4. ^ "Hall A - Bordeaux Mérignac Airport | Ingérop". Ingerop.fr. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  5. ^ "Réalisations". ADPI. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  6. ^ "Terminal billi Bordeaux illico | Bordeaux-Merignac Airport". Bordeaux.aeroport.fr. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  7. ^ "Press release" (PDF). www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr.
  8. ^ a b "Ryanair set to open two French hubs in Marseille and Bordeaux". The Local Europe AB. 27 September 2018. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  9. ^ "airBaltic Announces First Five New Destinations for Summer 2018". Airbaltic.com. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  10. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 23 August 2006. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Direct flights to Bordeaux from Oran". aslairlines.fr.
  12. ^ "Hop! adds new German routes from Sep 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  13. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 24 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  14. ^ (in French) Yves Maugue (2016-04-29). "Bordeaux : voici le tracé du tramway qui va desservir l'aéroport". Retrieved 2016-07-20.

External links[edit]

Media related to Bordeaux - Mérignac Airport at Wikimedia Commons