Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport

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Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport

Aéroport de Bordeaux-Mérignac
Aeroport de Bordeaux logo.svg
Aéroport Bx Mérignac.JPG
Airport typePublic / Military
Owner/OperatorAéroport de Bordeaux Mérignac (SA ADBM)
ServesBordeaux, France
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
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)
Passenger traffic changeIncrease 7.7%

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.


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.


Bordeaux Airport features three passenger buildings:

  • Terminal A mainly for international flights [3]
  • Terminal B The passenger air terminal features two levels and is principally dedicated to Air France traffic between Paris and Bordeaux.[4]
  • 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.[5] Users of Terminal billi are easyJet, Ryanair and Wizz Air from 22 September 2017.[6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

In 2018 Ryanair announced two new hubs in France at Bordeaux and Marseille.[7]


Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens, Heraklion
Aer Lingus Dublin
Air Algérie Algiers, Oran
Air Arabia Maroc Fes
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga[8]
Air Canada Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau (begins 16 June 2019)[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,[12] Marseille, Milan-Malpensa, Nice, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Venice
Seasonal: Bastia,[12] Belfast-International, Catania, Glasgow, Granada (begins 15 June 2019)[13] , Heraklion, Hamburg, Ibiza, Lanzarote (begins 17 June 2019) [13], Liverpool, London-Southend, Menorca (begins 18 June 2019)[13] , Palma de Mallorca, Porto (begins 16 June 2019)[13], Rhodes
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki (begins 11 May 2019)[14]
Flybe Seasonal: Birmingham, Southampton
HOP! Düsseldorf,[15] Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Rome-Fiumicino
Seasonal: Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi, Figari
Iberia Express Madrid
Iberia Regional Madrid
KLM Amsterdam
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Marrakech
Ryanair Bergamo, Charleroi, Dublin (begins 4 April 2019),[7] Fes, Lisbon (begins 1 April 2019),[7] London–Stansted, Marrakech, Porto, Rome-Ciampino, Seville, Valencia
Seasonal: Bari (begins 1 April 2019),[7] Bologna, Cologne/Bonn (begins 1 April 2019),[7] Copenhagen (begins 2 April 2019),[7] Cork, Edinburgh, Kraków (begins 1 April 2019),[7] Manchester (begins 3 April 2019),[7] Marseille (begins 1 April 2019),[7] Mykonos (begins 7 April 2019),[7] Nantes (begins 1 April 2019),[7] Naples (begins 1 April 2019),[7] Ouarzazate (begins 2 April 2019),[7] Tangier (begins 3 April 2019),[7] Treviso (begins 1 April 2019)[7]
Swiss International Air Lines Zürich[16]
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon
TUI fly Belgium Agadir, Casablanca, Marrakech
Tunisair Tunis
Turkish Airlines Seasonal: Istanbul-Atatürk
Volotea Ajaccio, Bastia, Madrid, Málaga, Malta, Munich, Prague, Strasbourg, Tenerife-South, Venice
Seasonal: Alicante, Cagliari, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Faro, Figari, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Menorca, Naples, Olbia, Palma de Mallorca, Palermo, Pisa, Pula (begins 12 May 2019),[17] Santorini, Split, Toulon, Vienna (begins 12 April 2019)[18]
Vueling Barcelona, Málaga
Seasonal: Palma de Mallorca
Wizz Air Seasonal: Budapest, Warsaw-Chopin


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



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.[19]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "easyJet Media Centre". Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  2. ^ "Bordeaux-Merignac Airport: 2017 airport statistics" (PDF). Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Hall A - Bordeaux Mérignac Airport | Ingérop". Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  4. ^ "Réalisations". ADPI. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  5. ^ "Terminal billi Bordeaux illico | Bordeaux-Merignac Airport". Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  6. ^ "Press release" (PDF).
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Ryanair set to open two French hubs in Marseille and Bordeaux". The Local Europe AB. 27 September 2018. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  8. ^ "airBaltic Announces First Five New Destinations for Summer 2018". Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  9. ^ "Air Canada Launches Montreal to Bordeaux Service". Retrieved 2018-10-03.
  10. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 23 August 2006. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Direct flights to Bordeaux from Oran".
  12. ^ a b "Home". Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  13. ^ a b c d "New routes easyjet". Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  14. ^ Finnair to add three new leisure routes for next summer: Porto, Bologna and Bordeaux 31 October 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Hop! adds new German routes from Sep 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  16. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 24 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  17. ^ volotea (19 November 2018). "VOLOTEA - Cheap flights, offers and plane tickets to Europe". Volotea.
  18. ^ m.b.H., Profi Reisen Verlagsgesellschaft. "Volotea: Tickets für Wien-Bordeaux buchbar".
  19. ^ (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