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Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (French: Aéroport de Bordeaux-Mérignac) (IATA: BOD, ICAO: LFBD) is the international airport of Bordeaux, in south-western France. It is situated in the commune of Mérignac, 12 km (7.5 mi) west of Bordeaux, within the département of the Gironde.

Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport

Aéroport de Bordeaux-Mérignac
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Summary
Airport typePublic / Military
Owner/OperatorAéroport de Bordeaux Mérignac (SA ADBM)
ServesBordeaux, France
LocationMérignac
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL162 ft / 49 m
Coordinates44°49′42″N 000°42′56″W / 44.82833°N 0.71556°W / 44.82833; -0.71556
Websitebordeaux.aeroport.fr
Map
Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport
Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport
Location of airport in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 3,100 10,171 Asphalt
11/29 2,415 7,923 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers6,799,572
Passenger traffic changeIncrease 9.3%
Statistics[2]

It mainly features flights to metropolitan and leisure destinations in Europe and Northern Africa and serves as a base for Volotea. Transatlantic service is operated on a seasonal basis by Air Transat nonstop to Montreal, Quebec in Canada.

Contents

HistoryEdit

KG 40, the prime land-based maritime patrol Luftwaffe unit was primarily based at Bordeaux-Mérignac during the Occupation of France in World War II.[3]

TerminalsEdit

Bordeaux Airport features three passenger buildings:

  • Terminal A mainly for international flights [4]
  • Terminal B The passenger air terminal features two levels and is principally dedicated to Air France traffic between Paris and Bordeaux.[5]
  • Terminal billi is a designated separate facility for low cost carriers. It only consists of one floor and features small check-in and arrivals areas as well as a departures area equipped with six aircraft parking positions which are used by walk boarding.[6] Users of Terminal billi are easyJet, Ryanair and Wizz Air from 22 September 2017.[7]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

In 2018 Ryanair announced two new hubs in France at Bordeaux and Marseille.[8]

PassengerEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens, Heraklion
Aer Lingus Dublin
Air Algérie Algiers, Oran
Air Arabia Maroc Fes
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga[9]
Air Corsica Seasonal: Ajaccio, Calvi [10]
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau
ASL Airlines France Seasonal: Oran[11]
Blue Air Bucharest
British Airways London-Gatwick
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Chalair Aviation Brest, Caen, Montpellier, Nantes, Rennes
easyJet Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin-Schönefeld, Bristol, Brussels, Essaouira, Faro, Lille, Lisbon, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Luxembourg, Lyon, Marrakech, Manchester,Marseille, Milan-Malpensa, Nice, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Venice
Seasonal: Bastia, Belfast-International, Catania, Glasgow, Heraklion, Hamburg, Ibiza, Liverpool, London-Southend, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
Flybe Seasonal: Birmingham, Southampton
HOP! Düsseldorf,[12] Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Rome-Fiumicino
Seasonal: Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi, Figari
Iberia Regional Madrid
KLM Amsterdam
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Marrakech
Ryanair Bergamo, Charleroi, Fes,[8] London–Stansted, Marrakech, Porto, Rome-Ciampino, Seville, Valencia
Seasonal: Bologna, Cork, Edinburgh,
Swiss International Air Lines Zürich[13]
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon
TUI fly Belgium Agadir, Casablanca, Marrakech
Tunisair Tunis
Turkish Airlines Seasonal: Istanbul-Atatürk
Volotea Ajaccio, Bastia, Madrid, Málaga, Malta, Prague, Strasbourg, Tenerife-South, Venice
Seasonal: Alicante, Cagliari, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Faro, Figari, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Munich, Menorca, Naples, Olbia, Palma de Mallorca, Palermo, Pisa, Santorini, Split, Toulon
Vueling Barcelona, Málaga
Seasonal: Palma de Mallorca
Wizz Air Seasonal: Budapest, Warsaw-Chopin

CargoEdit

AirlinesDestinations
ASL Airlines France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
DHL Aviation Leipzig/Halle, Vitoria

AccessEdit

RoadEdit

The airport is accessible by car via the A630 autoroute (exit 11b). There is also a shuttle by 30'Direct shuttle serving the Bordeaux Saint-Jean railway station. Bus route 1+ of Transports Bordeaux Métropole also serves the city centre.

TramEdit

The Bordeaux tramway system is planned to link the airport with the city centre by the end of 2019.[14]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "easyJet Media Centre". Mediacentre.easyjet.com. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  2. ^ (PDF). Societe.Bordeaux.Aeroport.fr https://www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/sites/default/files/Dossier_de_presse_ADBM_bilan_2018.pdf. Retrieved 10 January 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Wood, Tony; Gunston, Bill (1977). Hitler's Luftwaffe. New York: Crescent Books. pp. 64–69&170–171. ISBN 0-517-22477-1.
  4. ^ "Hall A - Bordeaux Mérignac Airport | Ingérop". Ingerop.fr. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  5. ^ "Réalisations". ADPI. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  6. ^ "Terminal billi Bordeaux illico | Bordeaux-Merignac Airport". Bordeaux.aeroport.fr. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  7. ^ "Press release" (PDF). www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr.
  8. ^ a b "Ryanair set to open two French hubs in Marseille and Bordeaux". The Local Europe AB. 27 September 2018. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  9. ^ "airBaltic Announces First Five New Destinations for Summer 2018". Airbaltic.com. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  10. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 23 August 2006. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Direct flights to Bordeaux from Oran". aslairlines.fr.
  12. ^ "Hop! adds new German routes from Sep 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  13. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 24 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  14. ^ (in French) Yves Maugue (2016-04-29). "Bordeaux : voici le tracé du tramway qui va desservir l'aéroport". Retrieved 2016-07-20.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Bordeaux - Mérignac Airport at Wikimedia Commons