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Airport Toulouse (France) - Blagnac

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Toulouse Blagnac Airport

Aéroport de Toulouse Blagnac
Airport typePublic
OperatorChamber of Commerce and Industry of Toulouse
ServesToulouse, France
Hub for
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL497 ft / 151 m
Coordinates43°3806N 001°2204E / 43.63500°N 1.36778°E / 43.63500; 1.36778Coordinates: 43°3806N 001°2204E / 43.63500°N 1.36778°E / 43.63500; 1.36778
Location of airport in Occitanie region
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14R/32L 3,500 11,483 Asphalt concrete
14L/32R 3,000 9,843 Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2017)
Passenger traffic change 14.6%
Aircraft movements95,192
Aircraft movements change 2.2%
Source: French AIP[1]

ToulouseBlagnac Airport (French: Aéroport de ToulouseBlagnac) (IATA: TLS, ICAO: LFBO) is an international airport located 3.6 nautical miles (6.7 km; 4.1 mi) west northwest of Toulouse,[2] partially in Blagnac, both communes of the Haute-Garonne department in the Occitanie region of France. In 2017, the airport served 9,264,611 passengers.[3] As of April 2017, the airport features flights to 74 destinations mostly in Europe and Northern Africa with a few additional seasonal long-haul connections.[4]


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. Airbus and ATR utilize runway 32L/14R for flight testing and delivery flights, while runway 32R/14L is used by commercial flights coming in to Toulouse (Airbus also uses this runway for formation flights). Also, the Airbus Delivery Center is on the runway 32L/14R side.


ToulouseBlagnac Airport SA is a limited liability company; the share capital is 148,000, and its shareholders are the French government (60%), the Toulouse Chamber of Commerce and Industry (25%), the Regional Council (5%), the Departmental Council (5%), and the Urban Area (5%). ToulouseBlagnac Airport SA has authority to operate the airport until 2046 under a franchise agreement awarded by the French government.[5] The current CEO is Philippe Crébassa.[6]

Airlines and destinations


The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights to and from Toulouse:[4]

Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens, Heraklion
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin
Air Algérie Algiers, Oran
Seasonal: Constantine
Air Arabia Maroc Casablanca, Fes
Air Canada MontréalTrudeau (begins 4 June 2020)[7]
Air Corsica Ajaccio
Seasonal: Calvi, Figari
Air France Lille, ParisCharles de Gaulle, ParisOrly, Rennes, Strasbourg
Seasonal: Athens, Calvi, Figari, Malta
Air France Hop Caen, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes
Air Transat Seasonal: MontréalTrudeau
Alitalia RomeFiumicino
APG Airlines Lorient[8]
British Airways Bremen,[9] Friedrichshafen,[10] LondonHeathrow
Brussels Airlines Brussels
easyJet Basel/Mulhouse, BerlinSchönefeld, BerlinTegel, Bristol, Faro, Geneva, Lille, LondonGatwick, Lyon, Marrakech, MilanMalpensa, Nantes, Nice, ParisCharles de Gaulle, ParisOrly, Porto, Rennes (begins 31 March 2020),[11] RomeFiumicino, Tel Aviv, TenerifeSouth, Venice
Seasonal: Agadir, Amsterdam, Bastia, Cagliari (begins 22 June 2020),[11] Catania, Dubrovnik, Figari, Ibiza, Malaga, Menorca, Olbia, Palma de Mallorca, Seville, Valencia
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
Iberia Express Madrid
Iberia Regional Madrid
IGavion Châteauroux[12]
KLM Amsterdam
Lauda Seasonal: Zadar (begins 3 May 2020)
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Nouvelair Djerba,[13] Tunis
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Marrakesh
Ryanair Alicante, Athens (begins 4 April 2020),[14] BerlinSchönefeld, Brest, Budapest, Charleroi, Dublin, Edinburgh, Fes, Lille, Lisbon, LondonStansted, Luxembourg, Malta, Marrakesh (begins 30 March 2020),[15] Marseille, Naples, Oujda, Palermo, Porto, Seville, Tangier, Valencia
Seasonal: Palma de Mallorca (begins 3 April 2020)
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon
TUI Airways Seasonal charter: Birmingham, Dublin,[16] Edinburgh,[17] LondonGatwick, Manchester
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Agadir, Marrakech
Tunisair Djerba, Tunis
Turkish Airlines Istanbul[18]
Twin Jet Metz/Nancy
Volotea Bastia, Brest, Nantes, Nice, Prague, Strasbourg, TenerifeSouth, Venice
Seasonal: Ajaccio, Alicante, Catania, Dubrovnik (begins 4 April 2020),[19] Figari, Fuerteventura, Hannover (begins 5 April 2020),[19] Heraklion, Madrid (begins 3 April 2020),[19] Málaga, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, Split
Vueling Barcelona
Seasonal: Palma de Mallorca
ASL Airlines France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
FedEx Feeder Paris-Charles de Gaulle
UPS Airlines Cologne/Bonn, Lyon



Since April 2015, the tram line T2 connects Toulouse with the airport every 15 minutes.[20] 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

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.[21] Three daily coach services[22] connect ToulouseBlagnac Airport to Andorra, which does not have its own commercial airport.

Accidents and incidents

  • 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.[23]
  • 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.[24]
  • 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.[25][26]

See also


  1. ^ a b LFBO TOULOUSE BLAGNAC. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 2 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b "EAD Basic - Error Page". www.ead.eurocontrol.int. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  3. ^ (in French) Résultats de trafic | Aéroport Toulouse-Blagnac Archived 6 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Toulouse.aeroport.fr. Retrieved on 29 October 2013.
  4. ^ a b toulouse.aeroport.fr - Destinations retrieved 30 April 2017
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ (in French)Président du Directoire de lAéroport de Toulouse-Blagnac
  7. ^ Air Canada To Launch Year-Round Montreal-Toulouse Service
  8. ^ "APG AIRLINES". APG Inc. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Timetable Toulouse". SUN-AIR of Scandinavia. SUN-AIR of Scandinavia. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  10. ^ austrianaviation.net
  11. ^ a b Liu, Jim. "easyJet S20 new routes as of 27DEC19". Routesonline. Retrieved 31 December 2019.
  12. ^ https://www.igavion.fr/en
  13. ^ https://www.nouvelair.com/en
  14. ^ https://corporate.ryanair.com/news/ryanair-opens-new-toulouse-base-and-s20-schedule/
  15. ^ "Ryanair will connect Toulouse to Marrakech". air-journal.fr. 29 November 2019.
  16. ^ "Crystal Ski Holidays". Crystal Ski Ireland. Retrieved 23 December 2018.
  17. ^ Liu, Jim. "TUI Airways UK W19 new short-haul routes". Routesonline. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  18. ^ "Istanbul New Airport Transition Delayed Until April 5, 2019 (At The Earliest)".
  19. ^ a b c Liu, Jim. "Volotea S20 new routes as of 29NOV19". Routesonline. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  20. ^ "Public transport". Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  21. ^ (in French) Les transports en commun (navettes, bus, etc...) | Aéroport Toulouse-Blagnac Archived 24 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Toulouse.aeroport.fr. Retrieved on 29 October 2013.
  22. ^ "Novatel Toulouse to Andorra". Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  23. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 9 October 2009.
  24. ^ Ranter, Harro. "ASN Aircraft accident Airbus A330-321 F-WWKH Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (TLS)". aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  25. ^ "F-WWCJ Final Report" (PDF). Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la sécurité de l'aviation civile. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  26. ^ "Etihad Airbus Crashes Into Wall During Testing". Airline World. 16 November 2007. Retrieved 28 June 2014.

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