Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport

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Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport
Aéroport de Montpellier–Méditerranée
Montpellier airport.JPG
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorS.A Aéroport de Montpellier Méditerranée
ServesMontpellier, France
LocationMauguio, France
Elevation AMSL17 ft / 5 m
Coordinates43°34′35″N 003°57′47″E / 43.57639°N 3.96306°E / 43.57639; 3.96306Coordinates: 43°34′35″N 003°57′47″E / 43.57639°N 3.96306°E / 43.57639; 3.96306
Websitemontpellier.aeroport.fr
Maps
Location of Languedoc-Roussillon region in France
Location of Languedoc-Roussillon region in France
LFMT is located in Languedoc-Roussillon
LFMT
LFMT
Location of airport in Languedoc-Roussillon region
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13L/31R 2,600 8,530 Asphalt
13R/31L 1,100 3,609 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers1,849,910
Passenger Change 16-17Increase10.7%
Source: French AIP[1]

Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport or Aéroport de Montpellier–Méditerranée (IATA: MPL, ICAO: LFMT), also known as Fréjorgues Airport, is an airport in southern France. It is located 7 km (4 nautical miles) east-southeast of Montpellier[1] in Mauguio, in the Hérault department of the Languedoc-Roussillon region in France. The airport opened in 1946, 8 years after the first flight to the area.[2]

The airport carries the 10th largest number of passengers in France (over 1.18 million in 2010). A campus of the École nationale de l'aviation civile (French civil aviation university) is also located at the airport.

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 17 feet (5 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 13L/31R is 2,600 by 50 metres (8,530 ft × 164 ft) and 13R/31L is 1,100 by 30 metres (3,609 ft × 98 ft).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin
Air Algérie Algiers
Seasonal: Oran
Air Arabia Maroc Casablanca, Marrakesh, Fes, Nador, Tangier
ASL Airlines France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Seasonal: Oujda
Air France Algiers, Amsterdam, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Seasonal: Ibiza
British Airways Seasonal: London–Heathrow[3]
Chalair Aviation Bordeaux
easyJet Basel/Mulhouse, London Gatwick
Seasonal: Berlin–Tegel,[4] London–Luton
Eurowings Seasonal: Düsseldorf
HOP! Nantes, Paris–Orly
KLM Amsterdam
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Stockholm–Arlanda [5]
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
Ryanair Charleroi
Seasonal: Frankfurt–Hahn
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Copenhagen
Transavia Seasonal: Rotterdam
Volotea Brest, Lille, Nantes, Strasbourg
Seasonal: Ajaccio, Bastia, Munich

Cargo[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Atlantic Airlines Bastia, Coventry, Paris–Charles de Gaulle

Ground transport[edit]

  • Bus route 120 (the "Airport Shuttle") runs between Place de l’Europe tramway station and the Airport along Avenue Pierre Mendès-France.[6]
  • ÉcoPôle and Parc Expo are the closest Montpellier tramway stations, but the stations are not close to the passenger terminal.

Airlife magazine[edit]

Montpellier Airport's quarterly magazine, Airlife, began publication in 2016. Published by Lysagora Media, the magazine has articles on travel, design, lifestyle and leisure as well as information about the airport and its flight schedules.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c LFMT – MONTPELLIER MÉDITERRANÉE. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 8 November 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.montpellier.aeroport.fr/en/tour-d-horizon/historique
  3. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/269632/british-airways-adds-new-heathrow-europe-routes-in-s17/
  4. ^ "easyJet outlines new routes from Berlin Tegel in S18". Routesonline. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  5. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/270561/norwegian-expands-european-service-from-stockholm-in-s17/
  6. ^ Aéroport Montpellier Méditerranée, http://www.montpellier.aeroport.fr/en/acces-a-l-aeroport/en-transports-publics
  7. ^ Montpellier Airport. "Airlife Magazine. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  8. ^ OCLC 971614134

External links[edit]

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