Brest Bretagne Airport

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Brest Bretagne Airport
Aéroport de Brest Bretagne
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Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Chamber of Commerce
Serves Brest, France
Location Guipavas
Elevation AMSL 325 ft / 99 m
Coordinates 48°26′50″N 004°25′18″W / 48.44722°N 4.42167°W / 48.44722; -4.42167
Website www.brest.aeroport.bzh
Maps
Location of the Brittany region within France
Location of the Brittany region within France
LFRB is located in Brittany
LFRB
LFRB
Location of airport in the Brittany region
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07R/25L 3,100 10,171 Asphalt
07L/25R 700 2,297 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers 1,046,581
Passenger Change 16-17 Increase3.5%
Source: French AIP[1]

Brest Bretagne Airport (French: Aéroport de Brest Bretagne) (IATA: BES, ICAO: LFRB), formerly known as Brest Guipavas Airport, is an international airport serving Brest, France. It is located in the commune of Guipavas and 10.2 km (6.4 miles) northeast of Brest, within the département of Finistère.[1]

Overview[edit]

Though the main operator is Air France (and subsidiariy HOP!), serving for the most part Paris, other scheduled services are offered elsewhere in France and to the United Kingdom. The aggressive efforts the Chamber of Commerce conducted allowed the airport to grow dramatically over the past decade thanks to charter airlines, as can be seen below.

In the summer of 2011, long-due replacement of the ILS all-weather landing system caused numerous aborted landings/re-routing of passenger jets when foggy conditions occurred, affecting all companies operating to/from this airport.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Heraklion
Air FranceLyon, Nice, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly
Seasonal: Marseille
Chalair AviationBordeaux, Caen
easyJetLyon
Finist'airUshant
FlybeSeasonal: Birmingham, Southampton
RyanairLondon-Southend (begins 5 April 2019), Marseille
SmartWings Seasonal: Lanzarote
TUI fly BelgiumToulon
Seasonal: Agadir, Marrakesh[2]
Seasonal charter: Corfu (begins 11 July 2018)
VoloteaSeasonal: Ajaccio, Bastia, Bordeaux, Figari, Montpellier, Toulouse
VuelingSeasonal: Barcelona
XL Airways FranceSeasonal: Fort-de-France

Statistics[3][edit]

Year Passengers Change
1997 614,023
1998 661,523 Increase 7.7%
1999 719,014 Increase 8.7%
2000 748,060 Increase 4.0%
2001 719,774 Decrease 3.8%
2002 739,843 Increase 2.8%
2003 704,237 Decrease 4.8%
2004 700,170 Decrease 0.6%
2005 775,079 Increase10.7%
2006 817,456 Increase 5.5%
2007 850,433 Increase 4.0%
2008 874,747 Increase 2.9%
2009 881,500 Increase 0.8%
2010 919,404 Increase 4.8%
2011 990,927 Increase 7.8%
2012 1,070,461 Increase 8.0%
2013 1,003,836 Decrease 6.2%
2014 998,393 Decrease 0.5%
2015 1,000,192 Increase 0.2%
2017 1,046,581 Increase 3.5%

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Brest Bretagne airport at Wikimedia Commons