Roland Garros Airport

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Roland Garros Airport
Aéroport de la Réunion Roland Garros
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IATA: RUNICAO: FMEE

RUN is located in Réunion
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Location of airport in Réunion
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Sainte-Denis, Réunion
Hub for Air Austral
Elevation AMSL 20 m / 66 ft
Coordinates 20°53′24″S 055°30′59″E / 20.89000°S 55.51639°E / -20.89000; 55.51639
Website reunion.aeroport.fr
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 3,200 10,499 Asphalt
14/32 2,670 8,760 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 2,067,764 Decrease
Source: French AIP,[1] DAFIF[2][3]

Roland Garros Airport (French: Aéroport de la Réunion Roland Garros) (IATA: RUNICAO: FMEE), formerly known as Gillot Airport, is located in Sainte-Marie on Réunion,[4] The airport is 7 kilometres (3.8 NM) east[1] of Saint-Denis; it is named for the French aviator Roland Garros who was born in Saint-Denis.

Overview[edit]

Roland Garros Airport is the hub of Air Austral and served 2,067,764 passengers in 2012. Air Austral also has its head office on the airport property.[5] When Air Bourbon existed until 2004, its head office also was on the airport property.[6]

The airport resides at an elevation of 20 m (66 ft) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 12/30 measuring 3,200 by 45 metres (10,499 ft × 148 ft) and 14/32 measuring 2,670 by 45 metres (8,760 ft × 148 ft).[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Austral Antananarivo, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Chennai, Dzaoudzi, Johannesburg, Mahé, Mauritius, Moroni, Nosy-Be, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Saint-Pierre de la Réunion
Air France Paris-Orly
Air Madagascar Antananarivo, Antsiranana, Nosy Be, Sainte-Marie, Guangzhou (begins 15 September 2015)
Air Mauritius Mauritius
Corsair International Paris-Orly
XL Airways France Marseille, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Seasonal: Lyon

Ground transport[edit]

If constructed, the Réunion Tram Train will link the airport to the capital Saint-Denis and Saint-Paul.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FMEE – SAINT DENIS GILLOT (PDF). AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 20 Aug 2015.
  2. ^ a b Airport information for FMEE from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  3. ^ Airport information for RUN at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  4. ^ "Géographie." Sainte-Marie. Retrieved on 7 October 2009.
  5. ^ "Legal notices." Air Austral. Retrieved on 7 9 September 2010. "Air Austral Anonymous company with executive board and supervisory board With a capital of 19 206 900€ Roland Garros Airport area 97438 Sainte Marie or BP 611 - 97472 Saint-Denis Cedex."
  6. ^ "Contact." Air Bourbon. 19 June 2004. Retrieved on 10 July 2010.

External links[edit]

Media related to Roland Garros Airport at Wikimedia Commons