Toulouse–Blagnac Airport

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Toulouse Blagnac Airport
Aéroport de Toulouse – Blagnac
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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 (2015)
Passengers 7,669,064
Passenger traffic change Increase 2.0%
Aircraft movements 91,921
Aircraft movements change Decrease 2.2%
Source: French AIP[1]
French AIP at EUROCONTROL[2]

Toulouse Blagnac Airport or (French: Aéroport de Toulouse–Blagnac) (IATA: TLSICAO: LFBO) is an international airport 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]

Terminal building

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.

Ownership[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 Seasonal: Dublin C
Aigle Azur Algiers, Oran D
Air Algérie Algiers, Oran
Seasonal: Constantine
D
Air Arabia Maroc Casablanca, Fes[5] C
Air Corsica Ajaccio
Seasonal: Calvi, Figari
C
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly
Seasonal: Athens (begins 24 July 2017),[6] Malta (begins 25 July 2017)[6]
B, C
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
British Airways
operated by BA CityFlyer
Seasonal charter: Edinburgh D
Brussels Airlines Brussels B
easyJet Amsterdam, Basel/Mulhouse, Bristol, Faro, Geneva,[8] Lille, London–Gatwick, London-Luton,[9] Lyon, Milan–Malpensa, Nantes, Nice, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, Rome–Fiumicino, Seville, Venice (begins 10 June 2017)
Seasonal: Bastia, Berlin-Schönefeld, Dubrovnik,[10] Figari, Malaga (begins 9 June 2017), Palma de Mallorca, Porto, Pula, Valencia (begins 29 June 2017)
C
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse,[8] Geneva[8] C
Eurowings Hamburg B
Flybe Birmingham,[11] Manchester TBA
Germania Marrakech
Seasonal: Oujda,[12] Dubrovnik (begins 8 April 2017)[13]
Corporate charter: Hamburg–Finkenwerder[14][15]
Seasonal charter: Gran Canaria, Jersey, Lanzarote
B
HOP! Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Lille, Lyon, Rennes, Strasbourg
Seasonal: Calvi, Figari
C
Iberia
operated by Air Nostrum
Madrid, Seville B
Jet2.com Seasonal: Manchester D
KLM
operated by KLM Cityhopper
Amsterdam C
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich B
Nouvelair Tunis
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Marrakech D
Ryanair Berlin-Schönefeld,[16] Charleroi, Edinburgh (begins 29 October 2017),[17] Fes, Frankfurt (begins 29 October 2017), Lisbon, London-Stansted, Madrid, Malta, Naples (begins 3 May 2017),[18] Seville (begins 30 October 2017),Warsaw-Modlin B
TAP Portugal
operated by TAP Express
Lisbon B
Thomson Airways Seasonal charter: Birmingham, London-Gatwick, Manchester[19] TBA
TUIfly Belgium Agadir, Marrakech
Seasonal charter: Menorca (begins 27 May 2017),[20] Oujda
D
Tunisair Tunis D
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk C
Twin Jet Friedrichshafen,[21] Metz–Nancy B
Volotea Gran Canaria, Tenerife South, Strasbourg, Venice
Seasonal: Ajaccio, Alicante (begins 2 April 2017), Bastia, Brest, Figari, Málaga,[22] Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Prague,[22] Split
C
Vueling Barcelona
Seasonal: Ibiza, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca
B
XL Airways France Saint-Denis de la Réunion (begins 31 October 2017) D

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
ASL Airlines France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
FedEx Feeder
operated by ASL Airlines Ireland
Paris-Charles de Gaulle
UPS Airlines
operated by Star Air
Cologne/Bonn, Lyon
Cargolux Los Angeles

Access[edit]

Tram connection to the airport.

Tram[edit]

Since April 2015, the tram line T2 connects Toulouse with the airport every 15 minutes.[23] The tram connects with metro ligne A at Arènes and metro ligne B at Palais de Justice. It takes about 35 minutes with a change to go to the town center by tram.

Bus and coach[edit]

Shuttle buses to Toulouse city centre stop outside Hall B every 20 minutes. Faster than the tram, 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.[24] Two daily coach services[25] connect Toulouse–Blagnac Airport to Andorra,[26] which does not have its own commercial airport.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • A Douglas C-47 with the registration of F-BCYX with Trans Europe Air was reported to have been damaged beyond repair at Toulouse–Blagnac during 1978.[27]
  • 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.[28]
  • On 30 June 1994, an Airbus A330 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.[29]
  • On 15 November 2007, an 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.[30][31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b LFBO – TOULOUSE BLAGNAC. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 2 March 2017.
  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. ^ a b http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/271045/air-france-resumes-multiple-short-haul-routes-in-s17/
  7. ^ http://www.europeairpost.com/en/
  8. ^ a b c "Flight Timetables". easyJet. 
  9. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/267507/easyjet-adds-new-london-luton-routes-from-sep-2016/
  10. ^ http://www.easyjet.com/en/cheap-flights/toulouse/dubrovnik
  11. ^ "Flybe Announces Brand New Route to Toulouse from Birmingham and Celebrates 30 Years of Belfast City Service". Birmingham Airport. 22 June 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
  12. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2016/04/13/st-tls-s16/
  13. ^ https://www.flygermania.com/
  14. ^ "Germania übernimmt Airbus-Werksverkehr" (in German). Easyjet. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  15. ^ "ST1882 flight history". Flightradar24 AB. 
  16. ^ "Ryanair Expands Berlin Schoenefeld Routes from Nov 2016". airlineroute. Retrieved 12 February 2016. 
  17. ^ http://www.air-journal.fr/2017-02-17-ryanair-edimbourg-reliee-a-nantes-toulouse-et-carcassonne-5177291.html
  18. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/270183/ryanair-launches-naples-base-in-s17/
  19. ^ http://www.crystalski.co.uk
  20. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/270995/tui-belgium-outlines-s17-new-french-italian-routes/
  21. ^ http://www.austrianaviation.net/news-regional/news-detail/datum/2016/07/22/friedrichshafen-erhaelt-toulouse-verbindung.html
  22. ^ a b http://airlineroute.net/2015/10/20/v7-s16update2/
  23. ^ Line T2 - Airport station
  24. ^ (French) Les transports en commun (navettes, bus, etc...) | Aéroport Toulouse-Blagnac. Toulouse.aeroport.fr. Retrieved on 29 October 2013.
  25. ^ Novatel Toulouse to Andorra
  26. ^ [2] Archived 24 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  27. ^ "F-BCYX Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  28. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 9 October 2009. 
  29. ^ http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19940630-0
  30. ^ "F-WWCJ Final Report" (PDF). Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la sécurité de l'aviation civile. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  31. ^ "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