Toulouse–Blagnac Airport

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Toulouse Blagnac Airport
Aéroport de Toulouse – Blagnac
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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
Location of Midi-Pyrénées region in France
Location of Midi-Pyrénées region in France
LFBO is located in Midi-Pyrénées
Location of airport in Midi-Pyrénées region
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14R/32L 3,500 11,483 Bituminous concrete
14L/32R 3,000 9,843 Bituminous concrete
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 7,559,350
Source: French AIP[1]

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]

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.


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]


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]

Airlines Destinations Hall
Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens, Heraklion D
Aer Lingus Dublin C
Aigle Azur Algiers, Oran D
Air Algérie Algiers, Oran
Seasonal: Constantine
Air Arabia Maroc Casablanca 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, Heraklion, Lanzarote, Las Palmas-Gran Canaria,[5] Marrakech, Oujda, Paphos, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion D
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau D
Alitalia Rome–Fiumicino B
ASL Airlines France Seasonal: Vienna [6] D
BMI Regional Bremen
Corporate charter: Bristol, Hawarden (Chester)
British Airways London–Heathrow D
Brussels Airlines Brussels B
easyJet Agadir, Amsterdam, Basel/Mulhouse,[7] Bristol, Brussels, Geneva,[7] 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 10 May 2016), Dubrovnik (begins 1 July 2016),[8] Faro (begins 4 May 2016), Figari,[9] Menorca (begins 2 July 2016), Milan–Malpensa (begins 10 June 2016), Olbia (begins 2 July 2016), Palma de Mallorca,[9] Porto,[10]
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse,[7] Geneva[7] C
Eurowings Hamburg B
Germania Corporate charter: Hamburg–Finkenwerder[11][12] B
HOP! Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Lille, Lyon, Rennes, Strasbourg
Seasonal: Calvi, Figari
operated by Air Nostrum
Madrid, Seville B
operated by Skytaxi
Seasonal: Dole B
Israir Airlines Seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion[13] D Seasonal: Edinburgh, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester D
Jetairfly Agadir, Marrakech
Seasonal: Oujda
operated by KLM Cityhopper
Amsterdam C
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich B
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Marrakech D
Sun Express Seasonal: Izmir D
Swiss International Air Lines Zürich (ends 3 January 2016)[14] C
TAP Portugal
operated by Portugália
Lisbon B
Tunisair Tunis D
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk C
Twin Jet Metz–Nancy, Milan-Malpensa, Zurich (begins 11 January 2016)[15] B
Volotea Strasbourg, Tenerife-South, Venice–Marco Polo
Seasonal: Ajaccio, Bastia, Brest (begins 25 March 2016), Figari, Málaga (begins 16 April 2016),[16] Palermo, Palma De Mallorca, Prague (begins 25 March 2016),[16] Split (begins 17 April 2016)
Vueling Barcelona
Seasonal: Ibiza, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca
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.[17] 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.[18]

Two daily coach services[19] connect Toulouse–Blagnac Airport to Andorra,[20] 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.[21]
  • 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.[22]
  • 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.[23]
  • 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.[24][25]


  1. ^ a b LFBO – TOULOUSE BLAGNAC (PDF). AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 12 Nov 2015.
  2. ^ a b EAD Basic
  3. ^ (French) Résultats de trafic | Aéroport Toulouse-Blagnac. Retrieved on 29 October 2013.
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  7. ^ a b c d "Flight Timetables". easyJet. 
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  9. ^ a b "New and dropped routes". Easyjet. 
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  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
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  16. ^ a b
  17. ^ Line T2 - Airport station
  18. ^ (French) Les transports en commun (navettes, bus, etc...) | Aéroport Toulouse-Blagnac. Retrieved on 29 October 2013.
  19. ^ Novatel Toulouse to Andorra
  20. ^ [2][dead link]
  21. ^ "F-BCYX Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  22. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 9 October 2009. 
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  24. ^ "F-WWCJ Final Report" (PDF). Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la sécurité de l'aviation civile. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  25. ^ "Etihad Airbus Crashes Into Wall During Testing". Airline World. 16 November 2007. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 

External links[edit]

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