Roland Garros Airport

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Roland Garros Airport

Aéroport de la Réunion Roland Garros
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Summary
Airport typePublic
ServesSaint-Denis, Réunion, France
Hub forAir Austral
Elevation AMSL20 m / 66 ft
Coordinates20°53′24″S 055°30′59″E / 20.89000°S 55.51639°E / -20.89000; 55.51639
Websitereunion.aeroport.fr
Map
RUN is located in Réunion
RUN
RUN
Location of airport in Réunion
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 3,200 10,499 Asphalt
14/32 2,670 8,760 Asphalt
Statistics (2017 aeroport Reunion)
Passengers2,293 042 aeroport Reunion source
Passenger traffic changeIncrease 8.8%
Source : Aeroport.fr,[1] French AIP,[2] DAFIF[3][4]

Roland Garros Airport (French: Aéroport de la Réunion Roland Garros) (IATA: RUN, ICAO: 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.

Overview[edit]

Roland Garros Airport is the hub of Air Austral and served 2,293,042 passengers in 2017 (8.8% more than in 2016).[6] Air Austral also has its head office on the airport property.[7] When Air Bourbon existed until 2004, its head office also was on the airport property.[8] The airport is 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]

AirlinesDestinations
Air Austral Antananarivo, Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Chennai, Dzaoudzi, Johannesburg–O. R. Tambo, Mahé, Marseille,[9] Mauritius, Moroni, Nosy Be, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air France Paris–Orly
Air Madagascar Antananarivo, Antsiranana, Guangzhou, Sainte-Marie, Tôlanaro [10]
Air Mauritius Mauritius
Corsair International Antananarivo (ends 9 February 2019),[11] Dzaoudzi (both end 9 February 2019),[12] Paris–Orly
French Bee 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Résultats d'activité des aéroports français 2014" (PDF). aeroport.fr. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  2. ^ a b FMEE – SAINT DENIS GILLOT. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 6 December 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 Archived 2009-06-04 at the Wayback Machine.." Sainte-Marie. Retrieved on 7 October 2009.
  6. ^ "Trafic aérien record à La Réunion : 2,3 millions de passagers en 2017". Air Journal (in French). Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  7. ^ "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."
  8. ^ "Contact." Air Bourbon. 19 June 2004. Retrieved on 10 July 2010.
  9. ^ http://actus.clicanoo.re/article/economie/1420945-air-austral-annonce-son-grand-retour-sur-marseille
  10. ^ "Air Madagascar adds Tolanaro – Reunion service from Nov 2018". routesonline. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  11. ^ https://www.africanaerospace.aero/a-harsh-time-for-corsair-international.html
  12. ^ https://www.africanaerospace.aero/a-harsh-time-for-corsair-international.html

External links[edit]

Media related to Roland Garros Airport at Wikimedia Commons