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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, Lille, Lisbon, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Luxembourg, Lyon, Manchester, Marrakesh, Marseille, Milan–Malpensa, Nice, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Venice
Seasonal: Bastia, Belfast–International, Catania, Essaouira, Glasgow, Hamburg, Heraklion, Ibiza, Liverpool, London–Southend, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
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
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Marrakesh
Ryanair Bari, Bergamo, Bologna,[9] Charleroi, Cologne/Bonn, Copenhagen, Dublin, Fez, Kraków, Lisbon, London–Stansted, Manchester, Marrakesh, Marseille, Nantes, Naples, Ouarzazate, Porto, Rome–Ciampino, Seville, Tangier, Treviso, Valencia Cork, Edinburgh, Mykonos
Swiss International Air Lines Zürich
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Agadir, Casablanca, Marrakesh
Tunisair Tunis
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
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, Palma de Mallorca, Palermo, Pisa, 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.[10]

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. ^ "Official Ryanair website". Ryanair DAC. 4 April 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  10. ^ (in French) Yves Maugue (29 April 2016). "Bordeaux : voici le tracé du tramway qui va desservir l'aéroport". Retrieved 20 July 2016.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Bordeaux - Mérignac Airport at Wikimedia Commons