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
Operator CCI de Strasbourg et du Bas-rhin
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
Source: French AIP[1]

Strasbourg Airport (French: Aéroport de Strasbourg) (IATA: SXBICAO: LFST) is an 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]

Additionally, the Lufthansa Airport Bus provides coach services between Strasbourg and Frankfurt Airport, regardless of the airline the passenger is flying with.[7]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens
Air France
operated by HOP!
Paris-Orly
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Brussels Airlines
operated by BMI Regional
Brussels
Czech Airlines Prague
easyJet London-Gatwick (ends 21 March 2016)[8]
HOP! Amsterdam, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Rome-Fiumicino, Toulouse[9]
Seasonal: Ajaccio, Calvi
Iberia
operated by Air Nostrum
Seasonal: Madrid
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
Ryanair Seasonal: Porto
SunExpress Antalya, İzmir
Tassili Airlines Algiers
Transavia France Seasonal: Marrakesh
Tunisair Djerba, Tunis
Volotea Bordeaux, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Toulouse
Seasonal: Ajaccio, Bastia, Biarritz, Figari, Olbia, Palermo, Venice

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.[10]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b LFST – Strasbourg Entzheim (PDF). AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 4 Feb 2016.
  2. ^ "KEY FIGURES". strasbourg.aeroport.fr. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  3. ^ http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/travel/news/2004-01-10-strasbourg-ryanair_x.htm
  4. ^ http://www.eturbonews.com/26917/strasbourg-international-airport-sees-light-end-tunnel
  5. ^ "Dès avril, Air France " volera " en TGV Est". Dna.fr. 
  6. ^ http://www.eurailpress.de/news/infrastruktur/single-view/news/frankreich-letzte-gleisluecke-auf-der-lgv-est-europeenne-verschweisst.html
  7. ^ "Lufthansa Airport Bus Strasbourg – Frankfurt". Lufthansa. Retrieved 13 November 2015. The Lufthansa Airport Bus operates between Strasbourg and Frankfurt Airport and is available to any passenger regardless of their destination and airline. 
  8. ^ "easyJet Flights & Travel Info (> Book a flight)". easyJet. 10 September 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  9. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2015/08/07/afa5-w15/
  10. ^ "TER Alsace". ter.sncf.com. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 

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