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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
Aeroport de Bordeaux logo.svg
Aéroport Bx Mérignac.JPG
Airport typePublic / Military
Owner/OperatorAéroport de Bordeaux Mérignac (SA ADBM)
ServesBordeaux, France
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
Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport
Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport
Location of airport in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 3,100 10,171 Asphalt
11/29 2,415 7,923 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passenger traffic changeIncrease 9.3%
Sources: 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.


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]


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]


Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens, Heraklion
Aer Lingus Dublin
Air Algérie Algiers, Oran
Air Arabia Maroc Fez
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga
Air Canada Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau
Air France Marseille, Nice, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly
Seasonal: Athens[9]
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau
ASL Airlines France Seasonal: Oran
Blue Air Seasonal: Bucharest
British Airways London–Gatwick
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Chalair Aviation Brest, Montpellier, Nantes, Rennes
easyJet Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin–Schönefeld, Bristol, Catania, Faro, Granada,[10] Lanzarote,[11] Lille, Lisbon, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Luxembourg, Lyon, Manchester, Marrakesh, Marseille, Milan–Malpensa, Nice, Porto,[12] Tel Aviv, Venice
Seasonal: Bastia, Belfast–International, Brussels, Essaouira, Glasgow, Hamburg, Heraklion, Ibiza, Liverpool, London–Southend, Menorca,[13] Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Tenerife–South (begins 30 October 2019)[14]
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki[15]
Flybe Seasonal: Birmingham, Southampton
HOP! Lille, Lyon, Rome–Fiumicino
Seasonal: Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi, Figari
Iberia Regional Madrid
KLM Amsterdam
Lauda Vienna (begins 29 October 2019)[16]
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Arlanda
Nouvelair Seasonal: Djerba[17]
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Marrakesh
Ryanair Agadir (begins 31 March 2020),[18] Bari, Brest,[19] Budapest (begins 29 October 2019),[20] Bergamo, Bologna, Charleroi, Cologne/Bonn, Copenhagen, Dublin, Fez, Kraków, Lille, (begins 2 October 2019),[18] Lisbon, London–Stansted, Manchester, Marrakesh, Marseille, Nador (begins 3 October 2019),[21] Naples, Oujda (begins 27 October 2019),[22] Palermo (begins 29 October 2019),[23] Porto, Prague (begins 3 October 2019),[18] Rome–Ciampino, Seville, Strasbourg (begins 2 October 2019),[18] Tangier, Thessaloniki (begins 29 March 2020),[18] Treviso, Valencia
Seasonal: Alicante,[24] Cork, Edinburgh, Faro,[25] Lamezia Terme,[26] Málaga,[27] Mykonos, Ouarzazate
Swiss International Air Lines Zürich
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Agadir, Casablanca, Marrakesh
Tunisair Tunis
Seasonal: Djerba[17]
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
Ural Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo[28]
Volotea Ajaccio, Bastia, Madrid, Málaga, Malta, Prague, Strasbourg, Tenerife–South, Venice
Seasonal: Alicante, Cagliari, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Faro, Figari, Fuerteventura, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Menorca, Munich, Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, Pula,[29] Santorini, Split
Vueling Barcelona
Seasonal: Málaga, Palma de Mallorca
Wizz Air Budapest
Seasonal: Warsaw–Chopin


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



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.


The Bordeaux tramway system is planned to link the airport with the city centre by the end of 2019.[30]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "easyJet Media Centre". Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  2. ^ (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". Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Réalisations". ADPI. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Terminal billi Bordeaux illico | Bordeaux-Merignac Airport". Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Press release" (PDF).
  8. ^ "Destinations". Bordeaux-Merignac Airport. 4 April 2019.
  9. ^
  10. ^ "Grenade". Aéroport de Bordeaux Mérignac.
  11. ^ "Lanzarote (Arrecife)". Aéroport de Bordeaux Mérignac.
  12. ^ "Porto". Aéroport de Bordeaux Mérignac.
  13. ^ "Mahon (Minorque)". Aéroport de Bordeaux Mérignac.
  14. ^ Liu, Jim. "easyJet schedules new routes in W19". Routesonline. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  15. ^ Finnair to add three new leisure routes for next summer: Porto, Bologna and Bordeaux 31 October 2018. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  16. ^ Liu, Jim. "Laudamotion expands Vienna network in W19". Routesonline. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  17. ^ a b "Djerba". Aéroport de Bordeaux Mérignac.
  18. ^ a b c d e "Ryanair opens new Bordeaux base with 37 routes in Summer 2019". 13 June 2019.
  19. ^ "Brest". Aéroport de Bordeaux Mérignac.
  20. ^ "Ryanair announces winter timetable 2019 with 15 new routes from Budapest Hungary". Travelfree. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  21. ^ "Ryanair 2019 Winter Campaign Includes 9 New Morocco-France Flights". 21 February 2019.
  22. ^ "Ryanair 2019 Winter Campaign Includes 9 New Morocco-France Flights". 21 February 2019.
  23. ^
  24. ^ "Alicante". Aéroport de Bordeaux Mérignac.
  25. ^ "Faro". Aéroport de Bordeaux Mérignac.
  26. ^ "Lamezia". Aéroport de Bordeaux Mérignac.
  27. ^ "Málaga". Aéroport de Bordeaux Mérignac.
  28. ^ "Moscou". Aéroport de Bordeaux Mérignac.
  29. ^ "Pula". Aéroport de Bordeaux Mérignac.
  30. ^ 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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