Marseille Provence Airport
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|Marseille Provence Airport
Aéroport de Marseille Provence
Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) Y-14
|IATA: MRS – ICAO: LFML|
|Operator||Marseille Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry|
|Elevation AMSL||70 ft / 21 m|
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in France
Sources: French 
Marseille Provence Airport or Aéroport de Marseille Provence (IATA: MRS, ICAO: LFML) is an airport located 27 km (17 miles) northwest of Marseille, on the territory of Marignane, both communes of the Bouches-du-Rhône département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur région of France. The airport's hinterland goes from Gap to Arles and from Toulon to Avignon.
It is the fifth busiest French airport by passenger traffic and third largest for cargo traffic. In 2012 the airport achieved the fourth highest European passenger traffic growth, at 12.7% with 8,295,479 passengers. Marseille Provence Airport serves as a focus city for Air France. In summer 2013, the airport served 132 regular destinations, the largest offer in France after the Parisian airports.
Formerly known as Marseille–Marignane Airport, it has been managed since 1934 by the Marseille-Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI).
In the 1920s and 1930s, Marignane was one of France's main points of operation for flying boats. It even briefly served as a terminal for Pan American World Airways Clipper flying boats. Other flying boat operators were Aéropostale and Air Union, the latter moving over from Antibes in 1931. Marignane was also a production site for hydroplanes by Lioré et Olivier.
In September 2006, the airport opened its new terminal MP2 for budget airlines. In 2013 the airport expanded its shopping and dining options, with 30 new shops and restaurants, among which is the first Burger King shop in France since 1997.
Airlines and destinations
|DHL Aviation||Brussels, Leipzig/Halle, Malta, Nice|
operated by ASL Airlines Ireland
|Paris–Charles de Gaulle|
operated by Icelandair
|Paris–Charles de Gaulle|
- The Marignane airport is also the main base of the aerial firefighting division of Civil security (French Ministry of the Interior).
- The head office of Airbus Helicopters is located on the airport property.
Accidents and incidents
- On 4 February 1948, SNCASE Languedoc P/7 F-BATK of Air France was damaged beyond economical repair.
- On 30 July 1950, SNCASE Languedoc P/7 F-BCUI of Air France was damaged beyond economic repair when its undercarriage collapsed on landing.
- On 6 February 1989 Inter Cargo Service Flight 3132, operated by Vickers Vanguard F-GEJE crashed on takeoff. Three crew died, no passengers were being carried.
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Media related to Marseille Provence Airport at Wikimedia Commons
- Marseille Provence Airport, official site in English and French
- Aéroport de Marseille-Provence page at Union des Aéroports Français (French)
- Airport information for LFML at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
- Current weather for LFML at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for MRS: Marseille–Marignane Airport at Aviation Safety Network