Lille Airport

Lille Airport[1] (French: Aéroport de Lille[1]) (IATA: LIL[3], ICAO: LFQQ[2]) is an airport located in Lesquin, 7 km (4 mi) south-southeast of Lille,[2] a city in northern France. It is also known as Lille-Lesquin Airport or Lesquin Airport. Lille is the principal city of the Lille Métropole, the capital of the Nord-Pas de Calais region and the prefecture of the Nord department.

Lille Airport

Aéroport de Lille

(Advanced Landing Ground B-51)
LIL airport main terminal (1).jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorSocièté de gestion de l'aéroport de la région de Lille (SOGAREL)
ServesLille, France
LocationLesquin, France
Elevation AMSL157 ft / 48 m
Coordinates50°33′48″N 003°05′13″E / 50.56333°N 3.08694°E / 50.56333; 3.08694Coordinates: 50°33′48″N 003°05′13″E / 50.56333°N 3.08694°E / 50.56333; 3.08694
Nord-Pas-de-Calais region in France
Nord-Pas-de-Calais region in France
LFQQ is located in Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Location of Lille Airport
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 2,825 9,268 Asphalt
02/20 1,580 5,184 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passenger Change 17-18Increase9.1%
Sources: Airport,[1] French AIP[2]

The airport is 15 minutes from the city centre of Lille. It is the 12th busiest French airport in number of passengers: around 970,000 passengers in 2001 and 1,397,637 passengers in 2012.[4] In terms of cargo, it ranks fourth, with almost 38,000 tonnes passing through each year.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights to and from Lille:[5]

Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens
Air Algérie Algiers, Constantine, Oran
Air France Bordeaux, Brest, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Pau, Strasbourg, Toulouse
Seasonal: Calvi[6]
easyJet Bordeaux, Faro, Geneva, Nantes,[7] Naples, Nice, Toulouse
Seasonal: Biarritz
Nouvelair Seasonal: Djerba
Ryanair Bordeaux, Marseille
Smartwings Seasonal: Faro,[8] Heraklion,[8] Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Tenerife–South,[8] Varna[9]
TUI fly Belgium[10] Seasonal: Agadir, Athens, Béjaïa, Casablanca, Corfu (begins 4 May 2021),[10] Djerba, Faro (begins 15 May 2021),[10] Heraklion, Kos (begins 24 April 2021),[10] Málaga, Marrakesh, Nador, Oujda,[10] Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Tenerife–South, Tlemcen
Twin Jet Brest, Strasbourg
Volotea Seasonal: Ajaccio, Bastia, Biarritz,[11] Figari, Montpellier, Perpignan

Ground transportationEdit

There is a shuttle bus between the Airport and Lille Flanders railway station.


  1. ^ a b c Lille Airport (Aéroport de Lille) Archived 13 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine, official website
  2. ^ a b c LFQQ – Lille Lesquin. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 31 December 2020.
  3. ^ Airport information for LIL at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  4. ^ Résultats d'activité des aéroports français 2009 Archived 4 July 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ - Flight Search retrieved 11 May 2017
  6. ^ Liu, Jim. "Air France S20 Short-Haul Network additions as of 28JAN20". Routesonline. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
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  10. ^ a b c d e "Flight plan".
  11. ^ Liu, Jim. "Volotea outlines post-COVID 19 network expansion in S20". Routesonline. Retrieved 25 May 2020.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Lille Lesquin International Airport at Wikimedia Commons