Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport

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Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport
Aéroport de Bordeaux-Mérignac
Aeroport de Bordeaux logo.svg
Aéroport Bx Mérignac.JPG
Airport type Public / Military
Owner/Operator Aéroport de Bordeaux Mérignac (SA ADBM)
Serves Bordeaux, France
Location Mérignac
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL 162 ft / 49 m
Coordinates 44°49′42″N 000°42′56″W / 44.82833°N 0.71556°W / 44.82833; -0.71556
Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport
Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport
Location of airport in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 3,100 10,171 Asphalt
11/29 2,415 7,923 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers 6,203,824
Passenger change 16-17 Increase7.7%
Source: French AIP[2]

Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (French: Aéroport de Bordeaux-Mérignac) (IATA: BODICAO: 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,[2] within the département of the Gironde. In 2017, the airport served 6,203,824 passengers, making it the sixth-busiest airport in France in terms of passengers.[3]

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 XL Airways France nonstop to Fort-de-France in the Caribbean and by Air Transat nonstop to Montreal, Quebec in Canada.


As a consequence of the temporary closure of the Cazaux Air Base, the civil authorities have been forced to share the runway with the French Air Force since November 2005.


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]


Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens, Heraklion
Aer Lingus Dublin
Air Algérie Algiers, Oran
Air Arabia Maroc Fes
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga (begins 3 June 2018)[8]
Air Corsica Seasonal: Ajaccio, Calvi [9]
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau
ASL Airlines France Seasonal: Oran (begins 4 July 2018), [10] Strasbourg (begins 14 June 2018),[11] Toulon (begins 2 July 2018) [12]
Blue Air Bucharest
British Airways London-Gatwick
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Chalair Aviation Brest, Montpellier, Nantes, Rennes
easyJet Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin-Schönefeld, Bristol, Brussels, Faro (begins 27 April 2018),[13] Lille, Lisbon, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Southend (begins 25 July 2018),[13] Luxembourg (begins 21 April 2018),[13][14] Lyon, Marrakech, Marseille, Milan-Malpensa, Nice, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion (begins 28 April 2018),[13] Venice
Seasonal: Bastia (begins 26 June 2018),[13] Belfast-International, Catania (begins 26 April 2018),[13] Glasgow, Heraklion (begins 27 June 2018),[13] Hamburg, Ibiza (begins 26 June 2018), Liverpool, Palma de Mallorca
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
Flybe Seasonal: Birmingham, Southampton
HOP! Düsseldorf,[15] Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Rome-Fiumicino, Strasbourg
Seasonal: Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi (begins 31 March 2018), [16] Figari
Iberia Regional Madrid
Iberia Express Madrid
KLM Amsterdam
Lufthansa Seasonal: Frankfurt
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Marrakech
Ryanair Bergamo, Charleroi, London-Stansted, Porto, Rome-Ciampino, Seville, Valencia (begins 31 October 2018)
Seasonal: Bologna, Cork, Edinburgh
Swiss International Air Lines Zürich (begins 26 March 2018)[17]
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon
TUI fly Belgium Agadir, Casablanca, Marrakech
Tunisair Tunis
Turkish Airlines Seasonal: Istanbul-Atatürk
Volotea Ajaccio, Bastia, Madrid, Málaga, Munich, Prague, Strasbourg, Tenerife-South, Venice
Seasonal: Alicante, Cagliari (begins 31 May 2018), Corfu, Dubrovnik, Faro, Figari, Fuerteventura, Funchal (begins 5 April 2018), Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Malta, Menorca (begins 30 May 2018), Naples, Olbia, Palma de Mallorca, Palermo, Pisa, Santorini, Split, Toulon
Vueling Barcelona, Málaga
Seasonal: Palma de Mallorca
Wizz Air Budapest,[18] Warsaw-Chopin (begins 25 March 2018)[19]
XL Airways France Seasonal: Fort-de-France


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


Passengers per Year
Year Passengers Change
Jan 2018 387,943 Increase03.2%
2017 6,203,824 Increase07.7%
2016 5,779,569 Increase08.9%
2015 5,323,294 Increase07.6%
2014 4,495,029 Increase07.1%
2013 4,617,608 Increase04.4%
2012 4,380,185 Increase08.9%
2011 4,112,575 Increase012.4%
2010 3,660,042 Increase010.3%
2009 3,318,059 Decrease06.7%



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.


The Bordeaux tramway system is planned to link the airport with the city centre by the end of 2019.[20]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

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