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Bordeaux Airport

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%
Sources: Statistics[2]

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.

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.

History

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]

Terminals

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 destinations

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights from Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport:[8]

Passenger

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens, Heraklion
Aer Lingus Dublin
Air Algérie Algiers, Oran
Air Arabia Maroc Fez
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga
Air Canada Rouge Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau
Air France Marseille, Nice, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly
Seasonal: Athens[9]
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau
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,[18]Lisbon, London-Stansted, Málaga,[21][22]Manchester, Marrakesh, Marseille, Nador,[23]Naples, Ouarzazate,[22]Oujda (begins 27 October 2019),[24]Palermo (begins 29 October 2019),[25]Porto, Prague,[18]Rome-Ciampino, Seville, Strasbourg,[18]Tangier, Thessaloniki (begins 29 March 2020),[18]Treviso, Valencia
Seasonal: Alicante,[26]Cork, Edinburgh, Faro,[27]Lamezia Terme,[28]Mykonos
Zürich
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Agadir, Casablanca, Marrakesh
Tunisair Tunis
Seasonal: Djerba[17]
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
Ural Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo[29]
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,[30]Santorini, Split
Vueling Barcelona
Seasonal: Málaga, Palma de Mallorca
Wizz Air Budapest
Seasonal: Warsaw-Chopin

Cargo

Access

Road

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.

Tram

The Bordeaux tramway system is planned to link the airport with the city centre by the end of 2019.[31]

See also

References

  1. ^ "easyJet Media Centre". Mediacentre.easyjet.com. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Bilan 2018 : +9,3% de croissance annuelle" (PDF). Societe.Bordeaux.Aeroport.fr. Retrieved 2019.
  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 2018.
  5. ^ "Réalisations". ADPI. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Terminal billi Bordeaux illico | Bordeaux-Merignac Airport". Bordeaux.aeroport.fr. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "Press release" (PDF). www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr.
  8. ^ "Destinations". Bordeaux-Merignac Airport. 4 April 2019.
  9. ^ https://www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/vols-destinations/destinations-depart-bordeaux/athenes
  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 2019.
  15. ^ Finnair to add three new leisure routes for next summer: Porto, Bologna and Bordeaux news.cision.com 31 October 2018. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  16. ^ Liu, Jim. "Laudamotion expands Vienna network in W19". Routesonline. Retrieved 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". aviation24.be. 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 2019.
  21. ^ "Málaga". Aéroport de Bordeaux Mérignac.
  22. ^ a b Liu, Jim. "Ryanair W19 Network changes summary as of 04OCT19". Routesonline. Retrieved 2019.
  23. ^ "Ryanair 2019 Winter Campaign Includes 9 New Morocco-France Flights". moroccoworldnews.com. 21 February 2019.
  24. ^ "Ryanair 2019 Winter Campaign Includes 9 New Morocco-France Flights". moroccoworldnews.com. 21 February 2019.
  25. ^ https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/ryanair/ryanair-opens-new-bordeaux-base-with-37-routes-in-summer-2019/
  26. ^ "Alicante". Aéroport de Bordeaux Mérignac.
  27. ^ "Faro". Aéroport de Bordeaux Mérignac.
  28. ^ "Lamezia". Aéroport de Bordeaux Mérignac.
  29. ^ "Moscou". Aéroport de Bordeaux Mérignac.
  30. ^ "Pula". Aéroport de Bordeaux Mérignac.
  31. ^ Yves Maugue (29 April 2016). "Bordeaux : voici le tracé du tramway qui va desservir l'aéroport" (in French). Retrieved 2016.

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