Toulouse–Blagnac Airport

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Toulouse Blagnac Airport
Aéroport de Toulouse – Blagnac
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Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Toulouse
Serves Toulouse, France
Location Blagnac
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL 497 ft / 151 m
Coordinates 43°38′06″N 001°22′04″E / 43.63500°N 1.36778°E / 43.63500; 1.36778Coordinates: 43°38′06″N 001°22′04″E / 43.63500°N 1.36778°E / 43.63500; 1.36778
Website toulouse.aeroport.fr
Maps
Location of Midi-Pyrénées region in France
Location of Midi-Pyrénées region in France
LFBO is located in Midi-Pyrénées
LFBO
LFBO
Location of airport in Midi-Pyrénées region
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14R/32L 3,500 11,483 Bituminous concrete
14L/32R 3,000 9,843 Bituminous concrete
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 7,669,064
Passenger traffic change Increase 2.0%
Aircraft movements 91,921
Aircraft movements change Decrease 2.2%
Source: French AIP[1]
French AIP at EUROCONTROL[2]

Toulouse Blagnac Airport or (French: Aéroport de Toulouse–Blagnac) (IATA: TLSICAO: LFBO) is an international airport located 3.6 nautical miles (6.7 km; 4.1 mi) west northwest of Toulouse,[2] and partially in Blagnac, both communes of the Haute-Garonne department in the Midi-Pyrénées region of France. In 2012, the airport served 7,559,350 passengers.[3]

Facilities[edit]

Terminal building

The airport resides at an elevation of 499 feet (152 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 14R/32L is 3,500 by 45 metres (11,483 ft × 148 ft) and 14L/32R is 3,000 by 45 metres (9,843 ft × 148 ft).[1] Both Airbus and ATR manufacture aircraft at nearby facilities and test them from the airport. A Concorde formerly operated by Air France with the registration F-BVFC is preserved at the Aeroscopia Museum near the airport.

Ownership[edit]

Toulouse–Blagnac Airport S. A. is a limited liability company; the share capital is €148,000 and shareholders are the French government (60%); Toulouse Chamber of Commerce and Industry (25%); the Regional Council (5%); the Departmental Council (5%); and the Urban Area (5%). Toulouse–Blagnac Airport S.A. has authority to operate the airport until 2046 under a franchise agreement awarded by the French government.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations Hall
Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens, Heraklion D
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin C
Aigle Azur Algiers, Oran D
Air Algérie Algiers, Oran
Seasonal: Constantine
D
Air Arabia Maroc Agadir (begins 3 October 2017),[5] Casablanca, Fes[6] C
Air Corsica Ajaccio
Seasonal: Calvi, Figari
C
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly
Seasonal: Athens (begins 24 July 2017),[7] Malta (begins 25 July 2017)[7]
B, C
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau D
Alitalia Rome–Fiumicino B
ASL Airlines France Seasonal: Vienna[8] D
BMI Regional Bremen C
British Airways London–Heathrow D
British Airways
operated by BA CityFlyer
Seasonal charter: Edinburgh D
Brussels Airlines Brussels B
easyJet Amsterdam (ends 27 October 2017), Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin-Schönefeld, Bristol, Faro, Geneva,[9] Lille, London–Gatwick, London-Luton,[10] Lyon, Milan–Malpensa, Nantes, Nice, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, Porto, Rome–Fiumicino, Seville, Valencia (begins 29 June 2017), Venice (begins 10 June 2017)
Seasonal: Bastia, Dubrovnik,[11] Figari, Malaga (begins 9 June 2017), Minorca, Olbia, Palma de Mallorca
C
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse,[9] Geneva[9] C
Eurowings Hamburg B
Flybe Birmingham,[12] Manchester TBA
Germania Marrakech
Seasonal: Oujda,[13] Dubrovnik[14]
Seasonal charter: Gran Canaria, Jersey, Lanzarote
B
HOP! Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Lille, Lyon, Rennes, Strasbourg
Seasonal: Calvi, Figari
C
Iberia
operated by Air Nostrum
Madrid, Seville B
Jet2.com Seasonal: Manchester D
KLM
operated by KLM Cityhopper
Amsterdam C
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich B
Nouvelair Tunis
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Marrakech D
Ryanair Berlin-Schönefeld,[15] Charleroi, Edinburgh (begins 29 October 2017),[16] Fes, Frankfurt (begins 29 October 2017), Lisbon, London-Stansted, Madrid, Malta, Naples (begins 3 May 2017),[17] Seville (begins 30 October 2017),Warsaw-Modlin B
TAP Portugal
operated by TAP Express
Lisbon B
Thomson Airways Seasonal charter: Birmingham, London-Gatwick, Manchester[18] TBA
TUI fly Belgium Agadir, Marrakech
Seasonal charter: Menorca (begins 27 May 2017),[19] Oujda
D
Tunisair Tunis D
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk C
Twin Jet Friedrichshafen,[20] Metz–Nancy B
Volotea Gran Canaria, Tenerife South, Strasbourg, Venice
Seasonal: Ajaccio, Alicante, Bastia, Brest, Figari, Málaga,[21] Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Prague,[21] Split
C
Vueling Barcelona
Seasonal: Ibiza, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca
B
XL Airways France Saint-Denis de la Réunion (begins 31 October 2017), Fort-de-France (begins 1 January 2018) D

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
ASL Airlines France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
FedEx Feeder
operated by ASL Airlines Ireland
Paris-Charles de Gaulle
UPS Airlines
operated by Star Air
Cologne/Bonn, Lyon
Cargolux Los Angeles

Access[edit]

Tram connection to the airport.

Tram[edit]

Since April 2015, the tram line T2 connects Toulouse with the airport every 15 minutes.[22] The tram connects with metro ligne A at Arènes and metro ligne B at Palais de Justice. It takes about 35 minutes with a change to go to the town center by tram.

Bus and coach[edit]

Shuttle buses to Toulouse city centre stop outside Hall B every 20 minutes. Faster than the tram, they take approximately 20 minutes to reach the city centre, stopping at Compans Caffarelli and Jeanne d'Arc (both on Metro Line B), Jean Jaurès (Metro Line A and B) and at Toulouse-Matabiau railway station.[23] Two daily coach services[24] connect Toulouse–Blagnac Airport to Andorra,[25] which does not have its own commercial airport.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 29 January 1988, Inter Cargo Service Flight 1004, operated by Vickers Vanguard F-GEJF crashed when take-off was attempted with only three fully operable engines.[26]
  • On 30 June 1994, an Airbus A330-300 performing a test flight crashed shortly after takeoff, due to a series of mistakes while conducting a flight test simulating an engine failure. All seven people on board died in the accident.[27]
  • On 15 November 2007, a brand-new Airbus A340-600 due to be delivered to Etihad Airways ran up and over the top of a concrete sloped blast-deflection wall during an engine test at the Airbus factory at the airport. This was due to the crew not following proper test procedures, raising all four engines to maximum thrust while the wheels were un-chocked. The attempt to steer away from the wall resulted in decreased braking power. Five people were injured and the aircraft was written off.[28][29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b LFBO – TOULOUSE BLAGNAC. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 30 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b EAD Basic
  3. ^ (French) Résultats de trafic | Aéroport Toulouse-Blagnac. Toulouse.aeroport.fr. Retrieved on 29 October 2013.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/272211/air-arabia-maroc-launches-agadir-base-from-oct-2017/
  6. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2015/12/02/3o-feztls-s16/
  7. ^ a b http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/271045/air-france-resumes-multiple-short-haul-routes-in-s17/
  8. ^ http://www.europeairpost.com/en/
  9. ^ a b c "Flight Timetables". easyJet. 
  10. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/267507/easyjet-adds-new-london-luton-routes-from-sep-2016/
  11. ^ http://www.easyjet.com/en/cheap-flights/toulouse/dubrovnik
  12. ^ "Flybe Announces Brand New Route to Toulouse from Birmingham and Celebrates 30 Years of Belfast City Service". Birmingham Airport. 22 June 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
  13. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2016/04/13/st-tls-s16/
  14. ^ https://www.flygermania.com/
  15. ^ "Ryanair Expands Berlin Schoenefeld Routes from Nov 2016". airlineroute. Retrieved 12 February 2016. 
  16. ^ http://www.air-journal.fr/2017-02-17-ryanair-edimbourg-reliee-a-nantes-toulouse-et-carcassonne-5177291.html
  17. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/270183/ryanair-launches-naples-base-in-s17/
  18. ^ http://www.crystalski.co.uk
  19. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/270995/tui-belgium-outlines-s17-new-french-italian-routes/
  20. ^ http://www.austrianaviation.net/news-regional/news-detail/datum/2016/07/22/friedrichshafen-erhaelt-toulouse-verbindung.html
  21. ^ a b http://airlineroute.net/2015/10/20/v7-s16update2/
  22. ^ Line T2 - Airport station
  23. ^ (French) Les transports en commun (navettes, bus, etc...) | Aéroport Toulouse-Blagnac. Toulouse.aeroport.fr. Retrieved on 29 October 2013.
  24. ^ Novatel Toulouse to Andorra
  25. ^ [2] Archived 24 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  26. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 9 October 2009. 
  27. ^ http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19940630-0
  28. ^ "F-WWCJ Final Report" (PDF). Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la sécurité de l'aviation civile. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  29. ^ "Etihad Airbus Crashes Into Wall During Testing". Airline World. 16 November 2007. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Toulouse Blagnac International Airport at Wikimedia Commons