Strasbourg Airport

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Strasbourg Airport
Aéroport de Strasbourg
Aéroport Strasbourg Entzheim SXB avril 2015-04.jpg
IATA: SXBICAO: LFST
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Strasbourg, France
Location Entzheim
Elevation AMSL 505 ft / 154 m
Coordinates 48°32′31″N 07°38′04″E / 48.54194°N 7.63444°E / 48.54194; 7.63444Coordinates: 48°32′31″N 07°38′04″E / 48.54194°N 7.63444°E / 48.54194; 7.63444
Website strasbourg.aeroport.fr
Map
LFST is located in France
LFST
LFST
Airport in France
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 2,400 7,874 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 1,190,389
Passenger Change 13-14 Decrease1.1%
Source: French AIP[1]

Strasbourg Airport (French: Aéroport de Strasbourg) (IATA: SXBICAO: LFST) is a minor international airport located in Entzheim and 10 km (6.2 miles) west-southwest of Strasbourg,[1] both communes of the Bas-Rhin département in the Alsace région of France. In 2014 the airport served 1,167,612 passengers.[2]

Decline in airport passenger traffic[edit]

There was a decline in traffic after Ryanair suspended service in 2004 after a court declared that the airline had received illegal subsidies from the airport.[3]

After the opening of the new LGV Est high-speed rail line from Paris to Strasbourg, there was a significant[4] reduction in plane usage, but since 2011, traffic at the airport has grown. However, Air France ceased to operate the route between Strasbourg and Paris-Charles de Gaulle on 2 April 2013, transferring passengers onto rail services operated as tgvair.[5] By 2016 the time needed by rail between Paris and Strasbourg will be further reduced down to 1:48 as the second phase of the high-speed line will be inaugurated.[6]

Facilities[edit]

The airport consists of a single two-storey passenger terminal building. The ground floor features the check-in areas as well as the arrivals facilities with three baggage claim belts. The upper floor contains the international and domestic departure lounges and gates.[7] The terminal is equipped with four gates that have jet-bridges as well as some walk-boarding stands.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights to and from Strasbourg Airport:[8]

Airlines Destinations
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Brussels Airlines
operated by BMI Regional
Brussels
Czech Airlines Prague
HOP! Amsterdam, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Toulouse
Seasonal: Ajaccio, Calvi
Iberia
operated by Air Nostrum
Madrid
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
Ryanair Seasonal: Porto
SunExpress İzmir
Tassili Airlines Algiers, Constantine
Transavia France Seasonal: Marrakesh
Tunisair Djerba, Tunis
Volotea Bordeaux, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Toulouse
Seasonal: Ajaccio, Bastia, Biarritz, Figari, Olbia, Palermo, Venice-Marco Polo

Ground transportation[edit]

The Entzheim-Aéroport train station

The airport is served by the Entzheim-Aéroport train station. The trip to Gare de Strasbourg takes 7 to 12 minutes.[9]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • Air Inter Flight 148, a flight inbound from Lyon, France crashed on 20 January 1992 while circling to land on Strasbourg's runway 05, killing 87 people.[10]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Strasbourg International Airport at Wikimedia Commons