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Your Complete Guide to Toulouse Airport

Toulouse Airport is located approximately five miles, or 8 km, west northwest of the city center. Blagnac is just south of the airport as well, therefore it is also often referred to as Toulouse Blagnac. In French, it is known as Aéroport de Toulouse – Blagnac. Both the areas of fall under the Midi-Pyrénées region of France, and are communes of the Haute-Garonne department. The airport’s official IATA code is TLS, while its ICAO code is listed as LFBO. It is a relatively large establishment, serving approximately six million passengers per year.

The address of Toulouse Airport is BP 90103, 31703 Blagnac Cédex, France, and motorists with a satellite navigation system can use the co-ordinates of 43°38'06?N 001°22'04?E to assist with directions. The airport is relatively easy to reach from the city, as there are a couple of major roads which lead to the site. The road of the Allée de Barcelone can be used to leave the city. Toulouse airport is located off Junction 4 of the D901, which is reached from the major A620 and A621 roads. Signposts help you to find the site, and they are written as ‘Aéroport Blagnac’.

There are a number airline carriers that serve Toulouse Blagnac Airport, and they offer flights to a variety of local and international destinations. Air France is one of the main airline companies, with flights to Marseille, Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino and Strasbourg, while EasyJet is a low-cost airline company serving the destinations of Bristol, London-Gatwick, Lyon, Madrid, Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly. Bmibaby is present at the airport, offering flights to Manchester, and British Airways flies between London-Heathrow and Toulouse. Another popular airline carrier is Jet2.com, with mainly seasonal flights to Belfast-International, Edinburgh and Newcastle upon Tyne, while other airline companies present at Toulouse Airport include Alitalia, Brussels Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Vueling and BMI Regional.

Today, Blagnac Airport consists of one large terminal building built a few levels high, and is divided into various hall areas. Arrival flights are handled from the ground floor of the terminal, while all departures take place from the first level of the terminal’s building. In 2009, the passenger numbers were recorded at 6,277,386, and this number, similar to many other locations in the world, is only expected to increase as time moves further into the 21st century. Since 2007, the airport has handled over six million passengers per year, which determines it to be a destination of reasonable size. By 1999, the airport had reached the important milestone of five million passengers per year.

Air travel in Toulouse began in the very early 20th century, in the year 1913. The first ‘Aéropostale’ was established at Montaudran, and this area, along with Toulouse, was seen as the birthplace of international commercial aviation. Many experimental flights were made here, which included those for freight and post, as well as for passengers. A few years later the first aircraft stop-off point was established in Francazal, while it was decided that the Montaudran site would be uses as a factory aerodrome. The Francazal site was the air force base, and the Blagnac site was set apart for use as a civilian and industrial airport. Construction on the Blagnac site took off in 1939, with the building of a civilian hangar and two runways, each of 800 meters in length, and made from concrete slabs. Construction work picked up speed when the war began, as it was a much needed facility. Even though the airport was under precarious conditions, 9,000 passengers were recorded in 1945.

Toulouse Airport was only improved from this time onwards. One of the runways was lengthened to 2,500 meters, and the first terminal was opened in 1953. The airport then had a capacity for 400,000 passengers per annum. During the 1960’s, the freight terminal was built, the terminal was extended and both runways were lengthened and reinforced. In 1977 a million passengers passed through the airport, and in 1978, a new terminal building was opened, named as Blagnac 2. Expansion work was once again carried out in 1993, as the terminal capacities were saturated. In 2001, a new car park with 2,500 spaces was opened, and the ‘Hall A’ of the terminal was in use by June 2004. Since 2007, Blagnac  has been managed by the private company of Aeroport Toulouse-Blagnac. Before this company, the site had been under the control of the Toulouse Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The company of Toulouse-Blagnac Airport S.A. is under an agreement with the French government to operate the site until 2046.

In terms of cargo traffic, Toulouse Airport handles around 30,000 tones per year, and their main cargo operators include CHRONOPOST, FedEx, DHL Express, TNT Express and TAT Express et UPS France. The airport’s general freight terminal is 8,000 square meters, and has the capacity to handle up to 50,000 tones of goods.

Toulouse Blagnac is modern and well equipped with all the facilities required by its passengers. The La Croix du Sud Airport VIP lounge is available for business class passengers and the Business Center provides meeting rooms of various sizes and with equipment most commonly used during functions, as well as offices for work sessions. Further facilities at the airport include the Banque Populaire Occitane, ATMs, currency exchange service by Travelex and number quality restaurants, bars and shopping outlets.

Passengers using Blagnac can find more information about the services online, at http://www.toulouse.aeroport.fr.

To aid your travel to Toulouse Airport the Geo coordinates are 43.63500, 1.36778 you can enter this into your tom tom or any in car GPS system to help to get directly to the location.

Please find below a selection of Airlines, Destination and approx flight times from Toulouse Airport.

Destination Weekly Flights Distance
Paris Orly (ORY) 206 570 Km (354 Miles)
Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG) 56 605 Km (376 Miles)
Lyon St Exupéry (LYS) 50 374 Km (233 Miles)
Madrid (MAD) 41 538 Km (335 Miles)
Munich (MUC) 33 959 Km (596 Miles)
Frankfurt (FRA) 31 895 Km (556 Miles)
Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) 28 997 Km (619 Miles)
Nantes (NTE) 27 454 Km (282 Miles)
London Heathrow (LHR) 22 882 Km (548 Miles)
London Gatwick (LGW) 20 844 Km (524 Miles)

If you require a hire car when arriving at Toulouse Airport you will find a good selection of popular companies situated in the Arrivals lounge or close by. Make sure that you have an up to date credit card when hiring your vehicle in Toulouse. With so much choice of car rental at Toulouse airport it may be wise to book online before you arrive as there is limited choice of vehicles at certain times of the year.