Roland Garros Airport

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Coordinates: 20°53′24″S 055°30′59″E / 20.89000°S 55.51639°E / -20.89000; 55.51639

Roland Garros Airport

Aéroport de la Réunion Roland Garros
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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
RUN is located in Réunion
Location of airport in Réunion
RUN is located in Indian Ocean
RUN (Indian Ocean)
RUN is located in Africa
RUN (Africa)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 3,200 10,499 Asphalt
14/32 2,670 8,760 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passenger traffic changeIncrease 7.9%
Source :,[1] French AIP,[2] DAFIF,[3][4] Statistics[5]

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.[6] 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 2,293,042 passengers in 2017 (8.8% more than in 2016).[7] Air Austral also has its head office on the airport property.[8] When Air Bourbon existed until 2004, its head office also was on the airport property.[9] 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]


Annual passenger traffic at RUN airport. See source Wikidata query.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Air Austral Antananarivo, Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Chennai, Dzaoudzi, Johannesburg–O. R. Tambo, Mahé, Marseille,[10] Mauritius, Moroni, Nosy Be, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Toamasina
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly
Air Madagascar Antananarivo, Antsiranana, Guangzhou, Sainte-Marie, Tôlanaro[11]
Air Mauritius Mauritius
Corsair International Dzaoudzi,[12] Lyon, Marseille, Mauritius, Paris–Orly
Etihad Airways Seasonal charter: Abu Dhabi[13]
Ewa Air Dzaoudzi
French Bee Paris–Orly

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.

See also[edit]


  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 30 December 2021.
  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. ^ "Aéroport Roland Garros - Le trafic a progressé de 7,9% en 2018" (PDF). Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Géographie Archived 2009-06-04 at the Wayback Machine." Sainte-Marie. Retrieved on 7 October 2009.
  7. ^ "Trafic aérien record à La Réunion : 2,3 millions de passagers en 2017". Air Journal (in fr-FR). Retrieved 2018-08-21.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  8. ^ "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."
  9. ^ "Contact." Air Bourbon. 19 June 2004. Retrieved on 10 July 2010.
  10. ^ "Air Austral annonce son grand retour sur Marseille". Retrieved Mar 8, 2020.
  11. ^ "Air Madagascar adds Tolanaro – Reunion service from Nov 2018". routesonline. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  12. ^ Liu, Jim. "Corsair resumes Dzaoudzi service from Dec 2020". Routesonline. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  13. ^

External links[edit]

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