Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport

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Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport
Aéroport Lyon-Saint-Exupéry
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IATA: LYSICAO: LFLL
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Aéroport de Lyon
Serves Lyon, France
Location Colombier-Saugnieu
Focus city for Aigle Azur
Air France
EasyJet
HOP!
Transavia France
Twin Jet
Elevation AMSL 821 ft / 250 m
Coordinates 45°43′32″N 005°04′52″E / 45.72556°N 5.08111°E / 45.72556; 5.08111 (Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport)Coordinates: 45°43′32″N 005°04′52″E / 45.72556°N 5.08111°E / 45.72556; 5.08111 (Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport)
Website lyonaeroports.com
Maps
Rhône-Alpes region in France
Rhône-Alpes region in France
LFLL is located in Rhône-Alpes
LFLL
LFLL
Location of airport in Rhône-Alpes region.
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18R/36L 4,000 13,124 Asphalt
18L/36R 2,670 8,760 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 8,703,354
Passenger change 14-15 Increase 2.8%
Freight (tons) 51,629
Freight change 14-15 Increase 4.0%
Source: French AIP[1]
French AIP at EUROCONTROL[2]

Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport (French: Aéroport de Lyon-Saint-Exupéry) (IATA: LYSICAO: LFLL), formerly known as Lyon Satolas Airport, is the international airport of Lyon, the third-biggest city in France and an important transport facility for the entire Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. It lies in Colombier-Saugnieu, 11 nautical miles (20 km; 13 mi) southeast of Lyon city centre.[2]

History[edit]

Early years[edit]

The airport was inaugurated by President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing on 12 April 1975 and opened to passengers a week later. It was designed to replace the old Lyon–Bron Airport which could not be extended as it was located in an urban area.

In 1994 the LGV Rhône-Alpes high-speed rail line brought TGV service to the airport, providing direct trains to Paris and Marseille. The fan-shaped canopy of the Gare de Lyon Saint-Exupéry, designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, is the airport's most notable architectural feature.

Since 1997, the airport has been a focus city for the airline Air France.

Development since the 2000s[edit]

The airport was originally named Lyon Satolas Airport, but in 2000 the airport and train station were renamed in honour of Lyonnais aviation pioneer and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, on the centenary of his birth. He was a native of Lyon, and a laureate of the Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française, and died in the World War II.

In 2013, the airport served 8,562,298 passengers, an increase of 1.3% over the previous year. Air freight increased by 22.7% to 44,820 tonnes, although overall aircraft movements dropped by 2.8% to 113,420.[3]

Facilities[edit]

The airport consists of three terminals and two runways aligned north–south. The airport has 18 jetways in terminals 1 & 2. Terminal 3 is used by low-cost airlines and has very basic facilities.

With its three terminals, the airport has a capacity of 9.6 million passengers.

In 2014, Aéroports De Lyon started the construction of a new terminal, which will double the capacity and the area, with 70,000 m².[4] It is planned to be opened by 2017, and could accommodate the Airbus A380. Terminal 3 should be demolished after the completion. Four groups took part in the tender process to design and develop Terminal 1. The bid was won by the GFC Construction company in partnership with Quille Construction (Bouygues) and Bouygues Energies & Services. The architectural practice was Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners lead by Graham Stirk, Chabanne and Partners, engineers Technip TPS and Cap Ingélec, and Inddigo.[5]

A total of 16,000 car spaces in 6 parkings are available. Two of the parkings are underground, but the long-stay parkings are located at a distance of more than 1 km from the terminals, thus a free bus shuttle service runs 24-7.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Terminal building
Departure gate area

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Aegean Airlines Athens
Seasonal: Heraklion, Kalamata,[6] Rhodes
1
Aer Lingus Dublin 1
Aer Lingus Seasonal charter: London–Gatwick[7] 2
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo 2
Aigle Azur[8] Algiers, Constantine, Dakar, Porto, Oran, Sétif
Seasonal: Béjaïa
1
Air Algérie Algiers, Annaba, Batna, Béjaïa, Biskra, Constantine, Oran, Sétif, Tlemcen 1
Air Arabia Maroc Casablanca 3
Air Canada Montréal–Trudeau[9] 2
Air Corsica Ajaccio, Bastia
Seasonal: Calvi, Figari
2
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly[10] 2
Air Malta Seasonal: Malta 1
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau 2
ASL Airlines France Seasonal: Hamburg[11] 2
Austrian Airlines Vienna 2
Blue Air Bucharest[12] 1
British Airways London–Heathrow 1
Brussels Airlines Brussels 2
Chalair Aviation Limoges 2
Croatia Airlines Seasonal: Split 1
easyJet[13] Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin–Schönefeld, Bordeaux, Brest, Budapest,[14] Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Faro, Kraków,[15] Lisbon, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Luxembourg (begins 1 November 2016), Madrid, Marrakech, Nantes, Naples, Porto, Rome–Fiumicino, Toulouse, Venice, Vienna (begins 2 November 2016)
Seasonal: Ajaccio, Bastia, Belfast–International, Biarritz, Bristol, Catania, Dubrovnik, Figari, Ibiza, London–Southend, Manchester, Minorca, Mykonos, Olbia, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Pisa,[16] Split, Stockholm–Arlanda (begins 19 November 2016)
3
Emirates Dubai–International 2
Eurowings Düsseldorf 2
Flybe[17] Birmingham, Hannover (begins 1 August 2016), Manchester (begins 1 August 2016),[18] Southampton 1
Germania Seasonal charter: London–Gatwick 1
HOP! Aurillac,[19] Biarritz, Bologna, Bordeaux, Brest, Brive,[19] Brussels, Caen, Clermont–Ferrand, Gothenburg, La Rochelle, Lille, Luxembourg,[20] Marseille, Metz/Nancy, Milan–Malpensa, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Paris–Orly, Pau, Poitiers, Prague, Rennes, Rome–Fiumicino, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Venice
Seasonal: Bastia, Florence, Toulon[21]
2
Iberia
operated by Air Nostrum
Madrid
Seasonal: Palma de Mallorca
1
Iberia Express Madrid
Seasonal: Tenerife–South[22]
1
IGavion
operated by Skytaxi
Angers (begins 15 September 2016),[23] Chateauroux (begins 15 September 2016)[23] TBA
Jet2.com Seasonal: Manchester 2
Jetairfly[24] Agadir
Seasonal: Marrakech
Seasonal charter: Heraklion, Ibiza, Kerkyra, Kos, Menorca, Olbia, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Tenerife–South
1
KLM Amsterdam 2
KLM Cityhopper Amsterdam 2
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich[25] 2
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Air Dolomiti
Munich 2
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Munich 2
Monarch Airlines Seasonal: London Gatwick, Manchester 2
Montenegro Airlines Seasonal: Podgorica 1
Nouvelair Seasonal: Tunis[26]
Charter: Djerba, Monastir
1
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen[27] 1
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Marrakech 2
Swiss International Air Lines
operated by Austrian Airlines
Zürich 2
Swiss International Air Lines
operated by Swiss Global Air Lines
Zürich 2
TAP Portugal Lisbon 1
TAP Portugal
operated by Portugália
Lisbon 1
Tassili Airlines Algiers 1
Transavia France[28] Agadir, Algiers, Funchal, Monastir, Porto, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Tunis
Seasonal: Athens, Faro, Heraklion, Lisbon, Marrakesh, Oujda, Rhodes,[29] Seville,[30] Valencia
3
Tunisair Djerba, Monastir, Tunis 1
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk 1
Twin Jet Stuttgart 2
Vueling Barcelona, Rome–Fiumicino
Seasonal: Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Seville
1
WOW air Seasonal: Reykjavík–Keflavík 3
XL Airways France Saint–Denis de la Réunion
Seasonal: Punta Cana
1

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
ASL Airlines France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
DHL Aviation
operated by DHL Air UK
Leipzig/Halle
Emirates SkyCargo Dubai–Al Maktoum
FedEx Express
operated by ASL Airlines Ireland
Marseille, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
ASL Airlines Belgium Liège, Vitoria
UPS Airlines
operated by Star Air
Cologne/Bonn, Toulouse

Ground transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

The Rhônexpress tramway began operations in August 2010 and links the TGV railway station of Lyon Part-Dieu with the Gare de Lyon Saint-Exupéry in less than 30 minutes (€15 single in 2013).[31][32] This new tramway replaced the coach shuttle services (Satobus) that operated beforehand.

Coach[edit]

Coach links connect the airport with the centre of Lyon and other towns in the area including Grenoble (at least once an hour) and Chambéry. Bus operators also offer a coach shuttle service to Place Bellecour and the surrounding French ski resorts, including Tignes, Val d'Isere, Val Thorens and more.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ LFLL – LYON SAINT EXUPERY. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 21 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b EAD Basic
  3. ^ "Airliner World". Airliner World (March 2014): 9. 
  4. ^ http://www.lyonaeroports-t1.com/
  5. ^ http://www.airport-technology.com/projects/future-terminal-1-lyon-saint-exupry-airport/[unreliable source?]
  6. ^ Aegean's website
  7. ^ "SkiMcNeill-Lyon". SkiMcNeill. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  8. ^ http://www.aigle-azur.com/
  9. ^ http://finance.yahoo.com/news/air-canada-adds-lyon-london-120000847.html;_ylt=AwrC1C2f8YxVlycA6yLQtDMD;_ylu=X3oDMTBybGY3bmpvBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMyBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg--
  10. ^ http://info.flightmapper.net/fr/route/YY_LYS_ORY
  11. ^ http://www.air-journal.fr/2016-01-08-asl-airlines-trois-routes-francaises-vers-hambourg-5156244.html
  12. ^ https://www.blueairweb.com/first-page/
  13. ^ http://www.easyjet.com/en/
  14. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2015/11/26/u2-bodlys-s16/
  15. ^ "New and dropped routes". Easyjet. 
  16. ^ http://www.tourmag.com/easyJet-vols-Lyon-Pise-et-Toulouse-Pula-en-juillet-et-aout-2016_a78277.html
  17. ^ Flybe's website
  18. ^ "flyBe Adds Manchester – Lyon Route from August 2016". Airline Route. Retrieved 4 March 2016. 
  19. ^ a b http://www.lamontagne.fr/auvergne/actualite/2016/02/25/aurillac-brive-lyon-une-ligne-aerienne-des-le-14-avril_11798646.html
  20. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2015/11/19/a5-lux-feb16/
  21. ^ http://airinfo.org/2016/03/17/a-lyon-hop-air-france-repart-a-l-offensive/
  22. ^ "Iberia Express conectará Canarias con Londres y Lyon". 02b.com. 28 January 2015. 
  23. ^ a b http://www.igavion.fr/
  24. ^ "Jetairfly Flight Plan". Jetairfly. 
  25. ^ http://info.flightmapper.net/fr/route/YY_LYS_MUC
  26. ^ http://www.air-journal.fr/2016-02-07-nouvelair-senvole-vers-nice-et-lyon-5157703.html
  27. ^ "Pegasus Airlines Adds New French Routes in S15". Airline Route. Retrieved 6 January 2015. 
  28. ^ https://www.transavia.com/en-EU/home/
  29. ^ https://www.transavia.com/fr-FR/reservez-un-vol/vols/rechercher/#month-view
  30. ^ http://www.econostrum.info/Transavia-reliera-Lyon-a-la-Mediterranee_a12940.html
  31. ^ The price is right for Rhonexpress in Lyon
  32. ^ Avoid Rhonexpress – Rip off!

External links[edit]

Media related to Aéroport de Lyon-St-Éxupéry at Wikimedia Commons