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Strasbourg Airport (French: Aéroport de Strasbourg) (German: Straßburg Flughafen) (IATA: SXB, ICAO: LFST) is a minor international airport located in Entzheim and 10 km (6.2 miles) west-southwest of Strasbourg,[1] both communes of the Bas-Rhin département in the Alsace région of France. In 2014 the airport served 1,167,612 passengers.[2]

Strasbourg Airport

Aéroport de Strasbourg
Aéroport Strasbourg Entzheim SXB avril 2015-03.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
ServesStrasbourg, France
LocationEntzheim
Elevation AMSL505 ft / 154 m
Coordinates48°32′31″N 07°38′04″E / 48.54194°N 7.63444°E / 48.54194; 7.63444Coordinates: 48°32′31″N 07°38′04″E / 48.54194°N 7.63444°E / 48.54194; 7.63444
Websitestrasbourg.aeroport.fr
Map
LFST is located in France
LFST
LFST
Airport in France
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 2,400 7,874 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers1,207,291
Passenger Change 16-17Increase12.7%
Source: French AIP[1]

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Decline in airport passenger trafficEdit

There was a decline in traffic after Ryanair suspended service in 2004 after a court declared that the airline had received illegal subsidies from the airport.[3]

After the opening of the first phase of the new LGV Est high-speed rail line from Paris to Strasbourg, there was a significant[4] reduction in plane usage, but since 2011, traffic at the airport has grown. However, Air France ceased to operate the route between Strasbourg and Paris-Charles de Gaulle on 2 April 2013, transferring passengers onto rail services operated as tgvair.[5] The opening of the second phase of the LGV Est in July 2016 further reduced travel time to Paris to 1:48 by train.[6]

FacilitiesEdit

 
Check-in hall
 
The Entzheim-Aéroport train station

The airport consists of a single two-storey passenger terminal building. The ground floor features the check-in areas as well as the arrivals facilities with three baggage claim belts. The upper floor contains the international and domestic departure lounges and gates.[7] The terminal is equipped with four gates that have jet-bridges as well as some walk-boarding stands.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights to and from Strasbourg Airport:[8]

AirlinesDestinations
Air Arabia Maroc Fez
Air France Amsterdam
ASL Airlines France Seasonal: Oujda
Arkia Seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion (begins 2 July 2019)[9]
Brussels Airlines Brussels
HOP! Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Rennes, Toulouse
Seasonal: Ajaccio, Calvi, Pau, Perpignan (begins 28 July 2019),[10] Toulon
Iberia Regional Madrid
Israir Airlines Seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion (begins 8 July 2019)[11]
Lufthansa Munich[12]
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
Ryanair Bordeaux (begins 2 October 2019), Marseille (begins 29 October 2019)
Seasonal: London-Stansted, Palma de Mallorca, Porto
SunExpress Izmir, Kayseri
Tassili Airlines Algiers, Constantine,
Seasonal: Oran (begins 4 July 2019)
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Agadir, Marrakesh[13]
Seasonal charter: Athens, Heraklion, Rhodes[14]
Tunisair Djerba, Tunis
Turkish AirlinesIstanbul[15]
Twin Jet Lille, Milan-Malpensa
Volotea Bordeaux, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Toulouse
Seasonal: Ajaccio, Athens, Bastia, Corfu, Dubrovnik,[16] Figari, Olbia, Palermo

Ground transportationEdit

The airport is served by the Entzheim-Aéroport train station. The trip to Gare de Strasbourg takes 7 to 12 minutes.[17]

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • Air Inter Flight 148, a flight inbound from Lyon, France, struck a mountain side near Mont St.Odile on 20 January 1992 on descent during the final leg of the approach for Strasbourg's runway 05, killing 87 people.[18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b LFST – Strasbourg Entzheim. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 23 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Key Figures". strasbourg.aeroport.fr. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  3. ^ "USATODAY.com - Passenger traffic plunges at Strasbourg airport after Ryanair exit". usatoday30.usatoday.com.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Dès avril, Air France " volera " en TGV Est". Dna.fr.
  6. ^ GmbH, DVV Media Group. "Frankreich: Letzte Gleislücke auf der LGV Est européenne verschweißt".
  7. ^ strasbourg.aeroport.fr - Terminal map retrieved 30 July 2016
  8. ^ strasbourg.airport.fr - Carte des destinations retrieved 2 July 2016
  9. ^ "Arkia plans Strasbourg seasonal service in 3Q19". routesonline.com. 9 November 2018.
  10. ^ Liu, Jim. "HOP! adds seasonal domestic routes in S19". Routesonline. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  11. ^ https://www.strasbourg.aeroport.fr/FR/Passagers/Vols/Lignes-directes/TEL-AVIV-5802.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ Liu, Jim. "Lufthansa schedules additional Munich routes in S19". Routesonline. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Vols strasbourg - Billets d'avion strasbourg - TUI fly, avant Jetairfly". www.tuifly.be.
  14. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "TUI Belgium outlines S17 new French / Italian routes".
  15. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/284095/turkish-airlines-schedules-strasbourg-launch-in-late-may-2019/
  16. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Volotea S17 New routes as of 14OCT16".
  17. ^ "TER Alsace". ter.sncf.com. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  18. ^ "Rapport de la commission d'enquête sur l'accident survenu le 20 janvier 1992 près du Mont Sainte-Odile (Bas Rhin) à l'Airbus A 320 immatriculé F-GGED exploité par la compagnie Air Inter" (in French). Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation Civile. Retrieved 14 April 2010.

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