Marseille Provence Airport
Aéroport de Marseille Provence
Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) Y-14
|Operator||Marseille Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry|
|Hub for||Air France|
|Elevation AMSL||70 ft / 21 m|
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in France
Sources: French 
Marseille Provence Airport or Aéroport de Marseille Provence (IATA: MRS, ICAO: LFML) is an international airport located 27 km (17 miles) northwest of Marseille, on the territory of Marignane, both communes of the Bouches-du-Rhône département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur région of France. The airport's hinterland goes from Gap to Arles and from Toulon to Avignon.
It is the fifth busiest French airport by passenger traffic and third largest for cargo traffic. In 2012 the airport achieved the fourth highest European passenger traffic growth, at 12.7% with 8,295,479 passengers. Marseille Provence Airport serves as a focus city for Air France. In summer 2013, the airport served 132 regular destinations, the largest offer in France after the Parisian airports.
Formerly known as Marseille-Marignane Airport, it has been managed since 1934 by the Marseille-Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI).
In the 1920s and 1930s, Marignane was one of France's main points of operation for flying boats. It even briefly served as a terminal for Pan American World Airways Clipper flying boats. Other flying boat operators were Aéropostale and Air Union, the latter moving over from Antibes in 1931. Marignane was also a production site for hydroplanes by Lioré et Olivier.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery describes turning back to Marignane airport with a fuel leak in chapter 8 of "Wind, Sand and Stars", before setting out again for Tunis, and the fateful event that informed his later description of the crash-landing in his best-known book, "The Little Prince".
In September 2006, the airport opened its new terminal MP2 for budget airlines. In 2013 the airport expanded its shopping and dining options, with 30 new shops and restaurants, among which is the first Burger King restaurant in France since 1997.
|Aegean Airlines||Seasonal: Athens, Heraklion, Rhodes|
|Aer Lingus||Seasonal: Dublin|
|Air Algérie|| Algiers, Annaba, Batna, Béjaïa, Chlef, Constantine, Oran |
Seasonal: Jijel, Sétif
|Air Austral||Saint-Denis de la Réunion|
|Air Canada Rouge||Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau|
|Air Corsica||Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi, Figari|
|Air France|| Algiers, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly |
Seasonal: Amsterdam,Athens, Beirut, Biarritz,Brest
|Air France Hop|| Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Nantes, Rennes, Strasbourg, Toulouse |
Seasonal: La Rochelle
|Air Malta||Seasonal: Malta|
|Air Transat||Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau|
|easyJet|| Berlin-Brandenburg, Bordeaux, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Venice |
Seasonal: Bristol, Glasgow
|El Al||Tel Aviv|
|Ethiopian Airlines||Addis Ababa|
|FlyArmenia||Yerevan (begins 9 December 2020)|
|Pegasus Airlines||Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen|
|Royal Air Maroc||Casablanca, Marrakesh, Oujda, Rabat|
|Ryanair|| Agadir, Alicante, Bergamo, Bordeaux, Brest, Bucharest, Budapest, Catania, Charleroi, Copenhagen, Dublin,Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Fez, Kraków, Kutaisi, Lille, Lisbon, London-Stansted, Madrid, Malta, Manchester, Marrakesh, Nador, Nantes, Naples, Ouarzazate, Oujda, Palermo, Porto, Prague, Rabat, Rome-Fiumicino, Seville, Tangier, Tel Aviv, Valencia |
Seasonal: Chania, Essaouira, Faro, Ibiza, London-Southend,Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Sofia, Tours
|TAP Air Portugal||Lisbon|
|Transavia France||Nantes (begins 2 November 2020)|
|TUI fly Belgium||Seasonal: Marrakesh|
|Tunisair||Djerba, Monastir, Tunis|
|Twin Jet||Metz/Nancy, Milan-Malpensa, Pau|
|Volotea|| Strasbourg, Venice, Vienna|
Seasonal: Athens,Bari, Biarritz, Caen, Cagliari, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Faro, Fuerteventura,Heraklion, Lanzarote,Luxembourg,Menorca, Mykonos, Naples, Olbia,Palma de Mallorca, Prague, Rennes, Rijeka,Santorini, Split,Tenerife-South
|Vueling|| Algiers, Barcelona, Paris-Orly |
Seasonal: Málaga, Palma de Mallorca
|ASL Airlines France||Ajaccio, Bastia, Nice, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Rennes|
The airport is served by the Vitrolles Marseille Provence Airport rail station on the TER network. A free shuttle bus runs between the airport and the station.
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