Strasbourg International Airport
|Strasbourg International Airport
Aéroport International de Strasbourg
|IATA: SXB – ICAO: LFST|
|Operator||CCI de Strasbourg et du Bas-rhin|
|Elevation AMSL||505 ft / 154 m|
Alsace region in France
Source: French AIP
Strasbourg International Airport (French: Aéroport International de Strasbourg) (IATA: SXB, ICAO: LFST) is an airport located in Entzheim and 10 km (6.2 miles) west-southwest of Strasbourg, both communes of the Bas-Rhin département in the Alsace région of France. In 2014 the airport served 1.167.612 passengers.
Decline in airport passenger traffic
After the opening of the new LGV Est high-speed rail line from Paris to Strasbourg, there was a significant  reduction in plane usage, but since 2011, traffic at the airport has grown. However, 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.
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.
The Lufthansa Airport bus provides service between Strasbourg and Frankfurt Airport, which has service to many airports.
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.
Airlines and destinations
|Aegean Airlines||Seasonal: Athens|
|Air France||Nice (ends 23 October 2015), Toulouse (ends 24 October 2015)|
operated by HOP!
operated by Flybe
|HOP!||Amsterdam, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice (begins 25 October 2015), Rome-Fiumicino, Toulouse (begins 25 October 2015)
Seasonal: Ajaccio, Calvi
operated by Air Nostrum
|Royal Air Maroc||Casablanca|
|Ryanair||Seasonal: London-Stansted, Porto|
|Tassili Airlines||Seasonal: Algiers|
|Transavia France||Seasonal: Marrakesh|
|Volotea||Bordeaux, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice (begins 27 November 2015), Toulouse (begins 27 November 2015)
Seasonal: Ajaccio, Bastia, Biarritz, Figari, Olbia, Palermo, Venice
|Vueling||Seasonal: Barcelona (begins 19 December 2015)|
Accidents and incidents
- Air Inter Flight 148, a flight inbound from Lyon, France crashed while circling to land on Strasbourg's runway 05, killing 87 people.
- PDF). AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 20 Aug 2015. (
- "KEY FIGURES". strasbourg.aeroport.fr. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
- "Dès avril, Air France " volera " en TGV Est". Dna.fr.
- "TER Alsace". ter.sncf.com. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
Media related to Strasbourg International Airport at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website
- Airport information for LFST at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
- Current weather for LFST at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for SXB at Aviation Safety Network