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|Marseille Provence Airport
Aéroport de Marseille Provence
Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) Y-14
|IATA: MRS ICAO: LFML|
|Operator||Marseille Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry|
|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 airport located 27 km 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. Formerly known as Marseille-Marignane Airport, it has been managed since 1934 by the Marseille-Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI).
It is the fifth busiest French airport by passenger traffic and third largest for cargo traffic. In 2012 the airport known the fourth European most important passenger traffic growth in 2012, at 12,7% with 8,295,479 passengers. The airport's hinterland goes from Gap to Arles and from Toulon to Avignon.
In September 2006 the airport opened its new terminal MP2 for budget airlines. Marseille Provence Airport also serves as a hub for Air France.
In summer 2013, the airport desserves 132 regular destinations, the French largest offer after the Parisian airports.
|Aegean Airlines||Seasonal charter Athens, Corfu, Heraklion, Rhodes||1|
|Aer Lingus||Seasonal: Dublin||1|
|Aigle Azur||Algiers, Annaba, Bejaia, Chlef, Constantine, Oran, Setif, Tlemcen||1|
|Air Algérie||Algiers, Annaba, Batna, Bejaia, Chlef, Constantine, Oran||1|
|Air France||Algiers, Marrakech, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Tunis
Seasonal: Casablanca, Istanbul-Atatürk,
|Air France||Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin-Tegel, Prague, Rome-Fiumicino, Venice-Marco Polo
|Air France||Bordeaux, Biarritz, Lille, Nantes, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly, Rennes
operated by Air Corsica
|Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi, Figari||3|
operated by HOP!
operated by HOP!
|Lyon, Strasbourg, Toulouse||4|
|Air Mediterranee||Seasonal: Corfu, Kos (begins 5 May 2013), Bodrum, Dakar, Djerba, Dubrovnik, Heraklion, Ibiza, Marrakech, Monastir, Split||1|
|Air Transat||Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau, Quebec City||1|
|El Al||Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion||1|
operated by Air Nostrum
Seasonal: Ibiza, Minorca
|Freebird Airlines||Seasonal: Antalya, Istanbul-Ataturk||1|
|Jetairfly||Agadir, Casablanca, Marrakech||2|
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
|Norwegian Air Shuttle||Copenhagen (begins 29 June 2013)||1|
|Pegasus Airlines||Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen||2|
|Royal Air Maroc||Casablanca, Marrakech, Oujda||1|
|Ryanair||Beauvais, Bordeaux, Brest, Brussels-Charleroi, Châlons, Eindhoven, Essaouira (begins 1 May 2013), Fez, Groningen, Ibiza, Lille, London-Stansted, Madrid, Malta, Marrakech, Nantes, Palermo, Pisa (resumes 2 June 2013), Porto, Rabat, Rome-Ciampino, Seville, Warsaw-Modlin
Seasonal: Agadir, Barcelona-Reus (begins 3 June 2013), Cagliari, Chania (begins 2 May 2013) Dublin, Edinburgh, Gothenburg-City, Malaga, Nador, Nottingham/East Midlands, Stockholm-Skavsta, Tangier, Tours, Valencia, Weeze, Zadar
operated by Portugália
|Tunisair||Djerba, Monastir, Tunis||1|
|Turkish Airlines||Istanbul-Atatürk (begins 4 June 2013)||1|
|Twin Jet||Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva, Metz/Nancy, Pau, Limoges||4|
|XL Airways France||Dzaoudzi, Saint-Denis de la Réunion
Seasonal: New York-JFK (begins 31 May 2013)
|DHL Aviation||Nice, Malta, Leipzig, Brussels|
operated by Air Contractors
|Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
operated by Icelandair
|Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
From 2013 the airport proposes a new commercial offer, with 30 new shops and restaurants, among which the first Burger King shop in France since 1997. The Marignane airport is also the main base of the aerial firefighting division of Civil security (French Ministry of the Interior). The head office of Eurocopter is located on the airport property.
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 PanAm's Clipper flying boats. Some other hydroplane 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.
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