Toulouse–Blagnac Airport

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Toulouse Blagnac Airport
Aéroport de Toulouse – Blagnac
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IATA: TLSICAO: LFBO
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Toulouse
Serves Toulouse, France
Location Blagnac
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL 497 ft / 151 m
Coordinates 43°38′06″N 001°22′04″E / 43.63500°N 1.36778°E / 43.63500; 1.36778Coordinates: 43°38′06″N 001°22′04″E / 43.63500°N 1.36778°E / 43.63500; 1.36778
Website toulouse.aeroport.fr
Maps
Location of Midi-Pyrénées region in France
Location of Midi-Pyrénées region in France
LFBO is located in Midi-Pyrénées
LFBO
LFBO
Location of airport in Midi-Pyrénées region
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14R/32L 3,500 11,483 Bituminous concrete
14L/32R 3,000 9,843 Bituminous concrete
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 7,517,736
Source: French AIP[1]
French AIP at EUROCONTROL[2]

Toulouse Blagnac Airport or (French: Aéroport de Toulouse–Blagnac) (IATA: TLSICAO: LFBO) is an airport located 3.6 nautical miles (6.7 km; 4.1 mi) west northwest of Toulouse,[2] and partially in Blagnac, both communes of the Haute-Garonne department in the Midi-Pyrénées region of France. In 2012, the airport served 7,559,350 passengers.[3]

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 499 feet (152 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 14R/32L is 3,500 by 45 metres (11,483 ft × 148 ft) and 14L/32R is 3,000 by 45 metres (9,843 ft × 148 ft).[1] Both Airbus and ATR assemble aircraft at nearby facilities and test them from the airport. An Air France Concorde registered F-BVFC is preserved at the Aeroscopia Museum near the airport.

Overview[edit]

Toulouse–Blagnac Airport has been a limited liability company with a capital of 148,000 Euros since 23 March 2007. Shareholders include the French government (60%), Toulouse Chamber of Commerce and Industry (25%), the Regional Council (5%), the Departmental Council (5%) and the Urban Area (5%). Toulouse–Blagnac Airport S.A. operates under a franchise agreement granted by the French government until 2046.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations Hall
Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens, Heraklion D
Aer Lingus Dublin C
Aigle Azur Algiers, Oran D
Air Algérie Algiers, Oran
Seasonal: Constantine
D
Air Arabia Maroc Casablanca, Fes (begins 22 March 2016)[5] C
Air Corsica Ajaccio C
Air France Marrakech, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly
Seasonal: Athens, Kerkyra, Seville
B, C, D
Air Méditerranée Seasonal: Athens, Bodrum, Corfu, Dakar, Gran Canaria, Heraklion, Lanzarote,[6] Marrakech, Oujda, Paphos, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion D
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau D
Alitalia Rome–Fiumicino B
ASL Airlines France Seasonal: Vienna[7] D
BMI Regional Bremen C
British Airways London–Heathrow D
Brussels Airlines Brussels B
easyJet Agadir, Amsterdam, Basel/Mulhouse, Bristol, Brussels, Faro (begins 4 May 2016), Geneva,[8] Lille, London–Gatwick, Lyon, Marrakech, Milán–Malpensa (begins 11 June 2016), Nantes, Nice, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, Rome–Fiumicino, Seville
Seasonal: Bastia, Berlin-Schönefeld (begins May 10 2016), Dubrovnik (begins 1 July 2016),[9] Figari, Palma de Mallorca, Porto, Pula (begins 3 July 2016) [10]
C
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse,[8] Geneva[8] C
Eurowings Hamburg B
Germania Corporate charter: Hamburg–Finkenwerder[11][12] B
HOP! Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Lille, Lyon, Rennes, Strasbourg
Seasonal: Calvi, Figari
C
Iberia
operated by Air Nostrum
Madrid, Seville B
IGavion
operated by Skytaxi
Seasonal: Dole B
Israir Airlines Seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion[13] D
Jet2.com Seasonal: Edinburgh, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester D
Jetairfly Agadir, Marrakech
Seasonal: Oujda
D
KLM
operated by KLM Cityhopper
Amsterdam C
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich B
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Marrakech D
Ryanair Berlin-Schönefeld (begins 30 October 2016),[14] Charleroi (begins 1 November 2016), Fes (begins 1 November 2016), London-Stansted (1 Novembre 2016), Madrid (begins 1 November 2016), Malta (begins 3 November 2016), Warsaw-Modlin (begins 3 November 2016)[15] TBA
Sun Express Seasonal: Izmir D
TAP Portugal
operated by Portugália
Lisbon B
Tunisair Tunis D
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk C
Twin Jet Metz–Nancy, Milán–Malpensa, Zürich[16] B
Volotea Strasbourg, Tenerife-South, Venice–Marco Polo
Seasonal: Ajaccio, Bastia, Brest (begins 25 March 2016), Figari, Málaga (begins 16 April 2016),[17] Palermo, Palma De Mallorca, Prague (begins 25 March 2016),[17] Split (begins 17 April 2016)
C
Vueling Barcelona
Seasonal: Ibiza, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca
B
XL Airways France Seasonal: Punta Cana D

Ground transport[edit]

Since April 2015, the tram line T2 (fr) connects Toulouse city center with the airport every 15 minutes.[18] The tram connects with metro ligne A at Arènes and metro ligne B at Palais de Justice.

Shuttle buses to Toulouse city centre stop outside Hall B every 20 minutes. They take approximately 20 minutes to reach the city centre, stopping at Compans Caffarelli and Jeanne d'Arc (both on Metro Line B), Jean Jaurès (Metro Line A and B) and at Toulouse-Matabiau railway station.[19]

Two daily coach services[20] connect Toulouse–Blagnac Airport to Andorra,[21] as that country does not have a commercial airport.

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • Douglas C-47A F-BCYX of Trans Europe Air was reported to have been damaged beyond repair at Toulouse–Blagnac during 1978.[22]
  • On 29 January 1988, Inter Cargo Service Flight 1004, operated by Vickers Vanguard F-GEJF crashed on take-off when take-off was attempted with only three fully operable engines.[23]
  • On 30 June 1994, an Airbus A330-300 performing a test flight crashed shortly after a touch and go, due to a pilot error in the test conditions. All seven people on board died in the accident.[24]
  • On 15 November 2007, an Airbus A340-600 due to be delivered to Etihad ran into a concrete blast fence during an engine test at the Airbus factory at Toulouse Blagnac International Airport, France. This was due to the crew not following proper test procedures, raising all four engines to maximum thrust while the wheels were un-chocked. The attempt to steer away from the wall resulted in decreased braking power. Five people were injured and the aircraft was written off.[25][26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b LFBO – TOULOUSE BLAGNAC (PDF). AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 4 Feb 2016.
  2. ^ a b EAD Basic
  3. ^ (French) Résultats de trafic | Aéroport Toulouse-Blagnac. Toulouse.aeroport.fr. Retrieved on 29 October 2013.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2015/12/02/3o-feztls-s16/
  6. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/247208/air-mediterranee-s15-new-routes
  7. ^ http://www.europeairpost.com/en/
  8. ^ a b c "Flight Timetables". easyJet. 
  9. ^ http://www.easyjet.com/en/cheap-flights/toulouse/dubrovnik
  10. ^ http://www.easyjet.com/en/cheap-flights/toulouse/pula
  11. ^ "Germania übernimmt Airbus-Werksverkehr" (in German). Easyjet. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "ST1882 flight history". Flightradar24 AB. 
  13. ^ Israir Airlines begin summer seasonal service to Toulouse from June 2015
  14. ^ "Ryanair Expands Berlin Schoenefeld Routes from Nov 2016". airlineroute. Retrieved 12 February 2016. 
  15. ^ "Ryanair Opens Toulouse Service from Nov 2016". airlineroute. Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  16. ^ http://www.air-journal.fr/2015-11-19-twin-jet-reliera-toulouse-a-zurich-5153787.html
  17. ^ a b http://airlineroute.net/2015/10/20/v7-s16update2/
  18. ^ Line T2 - Airport station
  19. ^ (French) Les transports en commun (navettes, bus, etc...) | Aéroport Toulouse-Blagnac. Toulouse.aeroport.fr. Retrieved on 29 October 2013.
  20. ^ Novatel Toulouse to Andorra
  21. ^ [2] Archived 24 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  22. ^ "F-BCYX Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  23. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 9 October 2009. 
  24. ^ http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19940630-0
  25. ^ "F-WWCJ Final Report" (PDF). Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la sécurité de l'aviation civile. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  26. ^ "Etihad Airbus Crashes Into Wall During Testing". Airline World. 16 November 2007. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Toulouse Blagnac International Airport at Wikimedia Commons