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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 has three passenger buildings:

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

Airlines and destinationsEdit

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights from Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport:[8]

PassengerEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens, Heraklion
Aer Lingus Dublin
Air Algérie Algiers, Oran
Air Arabia Maroc Fez
Air Canada Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau
Air Corsica Seasonal: Ajaccio, Calvi
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga
ASL Airlines France Seasonal: Oran
Blue Air Bucharest
British Airways London–Gatwick
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Chalair Aviation Brest, Caen, Montpellier, Nantes, Rennes
easyJet Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin–Schönefeld, Bristol, Brussels, Faro, Lanzarote[9], Lille, Lisbon, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Luxembourg, Lyon, Manchester, Marrakesh, Marseille, Milan–Malpensa, Nice, Porto[10], Tel Aviv, Venice
Seasonal: Bastia, Belfast–International, Catania, Essaouira, Glasgow, Granada[11], Hamburg, Heraklion, Ibiza, Liverpool, London–Southend, Menorca[12], Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Tenerife–South (begins 30 October 2019)[13]
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki[14]
Flybe Seasonal: Birmingham, Southampton
HOP! Düsseldorf, 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
Nouvelair Seasonal: Djerba[15]
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Marrakesh
Ryanair Bari, Bergamo, Bologna,[16], Charleroi, Cologne/Bonn, Copenhagen, Dublin, Fez, Kraków, Lisbon, London–Stansted, Manchester, Marrakesh, Marseille, Nantes, Naples, Ouarzazate, Porto, Rome–Ciampino, Seville, Tangier, Treviso, Valencia
Seasonal: Alicante[17], Agadir (begins 31 March 2020)[18][19], Brest[20], Cork, Edinburgh, Faro[21], Lamezia Terme[22], Málaga[23], Mykonos, Thessaloniki (begins 29 March 2020)[24][25]
Swiss International Air Lines Zürich
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Agadir, Casablanca, Marrakesh
Tunisair Tunis
Seasonal: Djerba[26]
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
Ural Airlines Seasonal: Moscow Domodedovo[27]
Volotea Ajaccio, Bastia, Madrid, Málaga, Malta, Prague, Strasbourg, Tenerife–South, Venice, Vienna
Seasonal: Alicante, Cagliari, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Faro, Figari, Fuerteventura, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Menorca, Munich, Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, Pula[28], Santorini, Split
Vueling Barcelona
Seasonal: Málaga, 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 road via the A630 autoroute (exit 11b). There is a shuttle by 30'Direct shuttle serving the Bordeaux Saint-Jean railway station. Bus route 1+ of Transports Bordeaux Métropole serves the city centre.

TramEdit

The Bordeaux tramway system is planned to link the airport with the city centre by the end of 2019.[29]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "easyJet Media Centre". Mediacentre.easyjet.com. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  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 19 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Réalisations". ADPI. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Terminal billi Bordeaux illico | Bordeaux-Merignac Airport". Bordeaux.aeroport.fr. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Press release" (PDF). www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr.
  8. ^ "Destinations". Bordeaux-Merignac Airport. 4 April 2019.
  9. ^ https://www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/vols-destinations/destinations-depart-bordeaux/lanzarote-arrecife
  10. ^ https://www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/vols-destinations/destinations-depart-bordeaux/porto
  11. ^ https://www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/vols-destinations/destinations-depart-bordeaux/grenade
  12. ^ https://www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/vols-destinations/destinations-depart-bordeaux/mahon-minorque
  13. ^ Liu, Jim. "easyJet schedules new routes in W19". Routesonline. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  14. ^ Finnair to add three new leisure routes for next summer: Porto, Bologna and Bordeaux news.cision.com 31 October 2018. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  15. ^ https://www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/vols-destinations/destinations-depart-bordeaux/djerba
  16. ^ "Official Ryanair website". Ryanair DAC. 4 April 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  17. ^ https://www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/vols-destinations/destinations-depart-bordeaux/alicante
  18. ^ https://corporate.ryanair.com/nouvelles/ryanair-lance-2-bases-francaises-a-bordeaux-marseille/?market=fr
  19. ^ https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/ryanair/ryanair-opens-new-bordeaux-base-with-37-routes-in-summer-2019/
  20. ^ https://www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/vols-destinations/destinations-depart-bordeaux/brest
  21. ^ https://www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/vols-destinations/destinations-depart-bordeaux/faro
  22. ^ https://www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/vols-destinations/destinations-depart-bordeaux/lamezia
  23. ^ https://www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/vols-destinations/destinations-depart-bordeaux/malaga
  24. ^ https://corporate.ryanair.com/nouvelles/ryanair-lance-2-bases-francaises-a-bordeaux-marseille/?market=fr
  25. ^ https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/ryanair/ryanair-opens-new-bordeaux-base-with-37-routes-in-summer-2019/
  26. ^ https://www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/vols-destinations/destinations-depart-bordeaux/djerba
  27. ^ https://www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/vols-destinations/destinations-depart-bordeaux/moscou
  28. ^ https://www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/vols-destinations/destinations-depart-bordeaux/pula
  29. ^ Yves Maugue (29 April 2016). "Bordeaux : voici le tracé du tramway qui va desservir l'aéroport" (in French). Retrieved 20 July 2016.

External linksEdit

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