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Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport

Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport or Aéroport de Montpellier–Méditerranée (IATA: MPL, ICAO: LFMT), also known as Fréjorgues Airport, is an airport in southern France. It is located 7 km (4 nautical miles) east-southeast of Montpellier[1] in Mauguio, in the Hérault department of the Languedoc-Roussillon region in France. The airport opened in 1946, 8 years after the first flight to the area.[3]

Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport

Aéroport de Montpellier–Méditerranée
Montpellier airport.JPG
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorS.A Aéroport de Montpellier Méditerranée
ServesMontpellier, France
LocationMauguio, France
Elevation AMSL17 ft / 5 m
Coordinates43°34′35″N 003°57′47″E / 43.57639°N 3.96306°E / 43.57639; 3.96306Coordinates: 43°34′35″N 003°57′47″E / 43.57639°N 3.96306°E / 43.57639; 3.96306
Websitemontpellier.aeroport.fr
Maps
Location of Languedoc-Roussillon region in France
Location of Languedoc-Roussillon region in France
LFMT is located in Languedoc-Roussillon
LFMT
LFMT
Location of airport in Languedoc-Roussillon region
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12L/30R 2,600 8,530 Asphalt
12R/30L 1,100 3,609 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers1,879,963
Passenger traffic changeIncrease 1.6%
Source: French AIP,[1] Aeroport.fr[2]

The airport carries the 10th largest number of passengers in France (over 1.18 million in 2010). A campus of the École nationale de l'aviation civile (French civil aviation university) is also located at the airport.

FacilitiesEdit

The airport resides at an elevation of 17 feet (5 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 13L/31R is 2,600 by 50 metres (8,530 ft × 164 ft) and 13R/31L is 1,100 by 30 metres (3,609 ft × 98 ft).[1]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Ground transportEdit

  • Bus route 120 (the "Airport Shuttle") runs between Place de l’Europe tramway station and the Airport along Avenue Pierre Mendès-France.[11]
  • ÉcoPôle and Parc Expo are the closest Montpellier tramway stations, but the stations are not close to the passenger terminal.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c LFMT – MONTPELLIER MÉDITERRANÉE. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 10 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Résultats d'activité des aéroports français 2018" (PDF). aeroport.fr. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  3. ^ http://www.montpellier.aeroport.fr/en/tour-d-horizon/historique
  4. ^ http://mediacentre.britishairways.com/pressrelease/details/86/2018-247/10366?ref=Home
  5. ^ "easyJet outlines new routes from Berlin Tegel in S18". Routesonline. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  6. ^ Liu, Jim. "easyJet further expands new routes in W19". Routesonline. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  7. ^ http://www.lessentiel.lu/fr/luxembourg/story/3-nouvelles-destinations-au-depart-du-findel-14904017
  8. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/270561/norwegian-expands-european-service-from-stockholm-in-s17/
  9. ^ Liu, Jim. "TUIfly Belgium S19 Morocco network additions". Routesonline. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  10. ^ Liu, Jim (18 February 2019). "Ural Airlines expands France network from June 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  11. ^ Aéroport Montpellier Méditerranée, http://www.montpellier.aeroport.fr/en/acces-a-l-aeroport/en-transports-publics

External linksEdit

  Media related to Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport at Wikimedia Commons