Roland Garros Airport

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Roland Garros Airport
Aéroport de la Réunion Roland Garros
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Airport type Public
Serves Sainte-Denis, Réunion, France
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
RUN is located in Réunion
Location of airport in Réunion
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 3,200 10,499 Asphalt
14/32 2,670 8,760 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 2,014,111
Passenger traffic change Increase 0.6%
Source :,[1] French AIP,[2] DAFIF[3][4]

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, France.[5] The airport is 7 kilometres (3.8 NM) east[2] of Saint-Denis; it is named after the French aviator Roland Garros who was born in Saint-Denis.


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.[6] When Air Bourbon existed until 2004, its head office also was on the airport property.[7] 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).[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Austral Antananarivo, Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Chennai, Dzaoudzi, Johannesburg–O. R. Tambo, Mahé, Marseille,[8] Mauritius, Moroni, Nosy Be, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air France Paris–Orly
Air Madagascar Antananarivo, Antsiranana, Guangzhou, Sainte-Marie
Air Mauritius Mauritius
Corsair International Paris–Orly, Antananarivo, Dzaoudzi
French Paris–Orly
XL Airways France Lyon, Marseille, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse

Ground transport[edit]

It was once planned to construct a Réunion Tram Train to link the airport to the capital Saint-Denis and Saint-Paul, but plans for the construction were abandoned in 2013.


  1. ^ "Résultats d'activité des aéroports français 2014" (PDF). Retrieved 8 February 2016. 
  2. ^ a b FMEE – SAINT DENIS GILLOT. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 4 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b Airport information for FMEE from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  4. ^ Airport information for RUN at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  5. ^ "Géographie." Sainte-Marie. Retrieved on 7 October 2009.
  6. ^ "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."
  7. ^ "Contact." Air Bourbon. 19 June 2004. Retrieved on 10 July 2010.
  8. ^

External links[edit]

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