Strasbourg Airport

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Strasbourg Airport

Aéroport de Strasbourg
Aéroport Strasbourg Entzheim SXB avril 2015-04.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
ServesStrasbourg, France
LocationEntzheim
OpenedFebruary 1923
Elevation AMSL505 ft / 154 m
Coordinates48°32′31″N 07°38′04″E / 48.54194°N 7.63444°E / 48.54194; 7.63444Coordinates: 48°32′31″N 07°38′04″E / 48.54194°N 7.63444°E / 48.54194; 7.63444
Websitestrasbourg.aeroport.fr
Map
LFST is located in France
LFST
LFST
Airport in France
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 2,400 7,874 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers1,297,177
Passenger traffic changeIncrease 7.4%
Source: French AIP,[1] Aeroport.fr[2]

Strasbourg Airport (French: Aéroport de Strasbourg; German: Straßburg Flughafen; Alsatian: D'r Strossburi(g) Flughàfa) (IATA: SXB, ICAO: LFST) is a minor international airport located in Entzheim and 10 km (6.2 miles) west-southwest of Strasbourg,[1] both communes of the Bas-Rhin département in the Alsace région of France. In 2018 the airport served 1,297,177 passengers.[3]

Decline in airport passenger traffic[edit]

There was a decline in traffic after Ryanair suspended service in 2004 after a court declared that the airline had received illegal subsidies from the airport.[4]

After the opening of the first phase of the new LGV Est high-speed rail line from Paris to Strasbourg, there was a significant[5] reduction in plane usage, but since 2011, traffic at the airport has grown. However, Air France ceased to operate the route between Strasbourg and Paris-Charles de Gaulle on 2 April 2013, transferring passengers onto rail services operated as tgvair.[6] The opening of the second phase of the LGV Est in July 2016 further reduced travel time to Paris to 1:48 by train.[7]

Facilities[edit]

Check-in hall
The Entzheim-Aéroport train station

The airport consists of a single two-storey passenger terminal building. The ground floor features the check-in areas as well as the arrivals facilities with three baggage claim belts. The upper floor contains the international and domestic departure lounges and gates.[8] The terminal is equipped with four gates that have jet-bridges as well as some walk-boarding stands.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at Strasbourg Airport:

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Athens
Air Arabia Maroc Seasonal: Fès, Nador
Air France Lyon
Amelia International [fr] Amsterdam,[9] Munich[10][9]
ASL Airlines France Seasonal: Oujda[11]
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Iberia Madrid
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin[12]
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Nouvelair Seasonal: Djerba,[13] Tunis
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
Ryanair Agadir (begins 29 March 2023),[14] Porto
Tunisair Tunis
Turkish AirlinesIstanbul
Twin Jet Lille
Volotea Bordeaux, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Rome–Fiumicino,[15] Toulouse
Seasonal: Ajaccio, Athens, Barcelona, Bastia, Biarritz, Corfu, Faro (begins 1 June 2023),[16] Figari, Gran Canaria,[17] Lanzarote, Lourdes,[18] Marrakesh,[19] Olbia, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca

Statistics[edit]

Annual passenger traffic at SXB airport. See Wikidata query.

Ground transportation[edit]

The airport is served by the Entzheim-Aéroport train station, on the line from Strasbourg to Molsheim.[20] The trip to Gare de Strasbourg takes 7 to 12 minutes.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b LFST – Strasbourg Entzheim. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 26 January 2023.
  2. ^ "Résultats d'activité des aéroports français 2018" (PDF). aeroport.fr. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Transports. Près de 1,3 million de passagers en 2018 à Strasbourg-Entzheim". dna.fr (in French). Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  4. ^ "USATODAY.com – Passenger traffic plunges at Strasbourg airport after Ryanair exit". USA Today.
  5. ^ "STRASBOURG AIRPORT Strasbourg International Airport sees a light at the end of the tunnel –". Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Dès avril, Air France " volera " en TGV Est". Dna.fr.
  7. ^ GmbH, DVV Media Group. "Frankreich: Letzte Gleislücke auf der LGV Est européenne verschweißt".
  8. ^ strasbourg.aeroport.fr – Terminal map retrieved 30 July 2016
  9. ^ a b "Amelia launches two European routes: Strasbourg – Amsterdam and Strasbourg – Munich". 7 March 2022.
  10. ^ aerotelegraph.com – "Regional airlines snatches Munich-route away from Lufthansa" (German) 18 March 2022
  11. ^ "ASL Airlines France met en vente son programme été 2023 | Air Journal". 10 January 2023.
  12. ^ 2021. "LOT will fly from Warsaw to Strasbourg".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  13. ^ Liu, Jim. "Nouvelair Tunisie adds Djerba – Strasbourg from April 2021". Routesonline. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  14. ^ "RYANAIR NS23 NETWORK ADDITIONS – 05DEC22".
  15. ^ "Bas-Rhin. Une nouvelle ligne aérienne ouvrira en mai entre Strasbourg et Rome".
  16. ^ "Aéroport Strasbourg-Entzheim: Volotea va annoncer une nouvelle destination".
  17. ^ "Volotea va relier Strasbourg à la Grande Canarie | Air Journal". 5 August 2022.
  18. ^ "VOLOTEA – Vuelos baratos, ofertas y billetes de avión a Europa". 3 May 2022.
  19. ^ Liu, Jim. "Volotea W19 Network adjustment as of 15JUL19". Routesonline. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  20. ^ Halte ferroviaire de Entzheim-Aéroport, TER Grand Est
  21. ^ "Rapport de la commission d'enquête sur l'accident survenu le 20 janvier 1992 près du Mont Sainte-Odile (Bas Rhin) à l'Airbus A 320 immatriculé F-GGED exploité par la compagnie Air Inter" (in French). Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation Civile. Retrieved 14 April 2010.

External links[edit]

Media related to Strasbourg International Airport at Wikimedia Commons