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Marseille Provence Airport

Marseille Provence Airport
Aéroport de Marseille Provence
Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) Y-14
Airport type Public
Operator Marseille Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Serves Marseille
Location Marignane, France
Elevation AMSL 70 ft / 21 m
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in France
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in France
LFML is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Airport in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13L/31R 3,500 11,483 Asphalt
13R/31L 2,370 7,776 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 8,182,237
Freight (tons) 53,026
Sources: French [1]

Marseille Provence Airport or Aéroport de Marseille Provence (ICAO: LFML) is an airport located 27 km (17 miles) northwest of Marseille,[2] 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.[3] In 2012 the airport achieved the fourth highest European passenger traffic growth, at 12.7% with 8,295,479 passengers.[4] 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.[5]


  • History 1
  • Airlines and destinations 2
    • Passenger 2.1
    • Cargo 2.2
  • Statistics 3
  • Other facilities 4
  • Accidents and incidents 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Formerly known as Marseille–Marignane Airport, it has been managed since 1934 by the Marseille-Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI).[6]

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.[7] 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.

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 shop in France since 1997.[8][9]

Airlines and destinations

Terminal 2 and control tower
Check-in hall


Airlines Destinations Terminal
Aegean Airlines Athens
Seasonal: Heraklion, Rhodes (begins 12 April 2016)
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin 1
Aigle Azur Algiers, Annaba, Bejaia, Chlef, Constantine, Dakar (begins 21 December 2015),[10] Oran, Setif, Tlemcen 1
Air Algérie Algiers, Annaba, Batna, Bejaia, Chlef, Constantine, Jijel, Oran 1
Air France Amsterdam, Biarritz, Marrakesh, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, Tunis, Venice-Marco Polo
Seasonal: Algiers, Beirut, Brest
1, 3, 4
Air France
operated by Air Corsica
Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi, Figari 3
Air France
operated by HOP!
Lyon, Strasbourg, Toulouse 3, 4
Air Madagascar Antananarivo, Moroni, Nosy Be 1
Air Malta Malta 1
Air Méditerranée Algiers[11]
Seasonal: Bodrum, Corfu, Dakar, Djerba, Dubrovnik, Heraklion, Ibiza, Kos, Marrakesh, Monastir, Split, Tunis
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson 1
Alitalia Rome–Fiumicino[12] 1
British Airways London–Heathrow 1
Brussels Airlines Brussels 1
easyJet London–Gatwick, Manchester,[13] Rome–Fiumicino (ends 10 January 2016)[14]
Seasonal: Bristol
El Al Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion 1
Etihad Regional
operated by Darwin Airline
Geneva 1
Freebird Airlines Seasonal: Antalya, Istanbul–Atatürk 1
operated by Eurowings
Düsseldorf 1
HOP! Bordeaux, Lille, Milan–Malpensa, Nantes, Rennes[15] 3, 4
operated by Air Nostrum
Seasonal: Ibiza, Minorca
Jetairfly[16] Agadir
Seasonal: Marrakesh
Korean Air Charter: Seoul–Incheon 2
Lufthansa Frankfurt 1
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Munich 1
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen 1
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen 2
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Marrakesh, Oujda, Rabat (begins 27 October 2015)[17] 1
Ryanair Brest, Charleroi, Eindhoven, Fes, Lille, Lisbon, London–Stansted,[18] Madrid, Malta, Marrakesh, Nador, Nantes, Oujda, Palermo, Porto, Rabat, Rome–Fiumicino, Seville, Tangier
Seasonal: Gothenburg–Landvetter, Ibiza, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Poitiers, Stockholm–Skavsta, Tours, Valencia, Warsaw–Modlin, Zadar
Syphax Airlines Sfax 1
TAP Portugal
operated by Portugália
Lisbon 1
Tassili Airlines Algiers 1
Tunisair Djerba, Monastir, Tunis 1
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk 1
Twin Jet Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva, Metz/Nancy, Milan–Malpensa, Pau 4
Volotea Strasbourg, Venice-Marco Polo
Seasonal: Dubrovnik (begins 2 April 2016),[19] Faro (begins 3 April 2016),[20] Naples (begins 1 April 2016),[21] Prague (begins 25 March 2016),[22] Rennes (begins 25 March 2016)[23]
Vueling Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Rome–Fiumicino 1
XL Airways France Saint-Denis de la Réunion
Seasonal: Punta Cana


Airlines Destinations
DHL Aviation Brussels, Leipzig/Halle, Malta, Nice
FedEx Feeder
operated by ASL Airlines Ireland
Paris–Charles de Gaulle
TNT Airways
operated by Icelandair
Paris–Charles de Gaulle


Airport traffic
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Passenger 6,155,154[24] 6,963,000 6,965,933[25] 7,290,119 7,522,167 7,363,068 8,295,479[4] 8,260,619 8,182,237
Cargo 53,019 53,026

Other facilities

Accidents and incidents

  • On 4 February 1948, SNCASE Languedoc P/7 F-BATK of Air France was damaged beyond economical repair.[28]
  • On 30 July 1950, SNCASE Languedoc P/7 F-BCUI of Air France was damaged beyond economic repair when its undercarriage collapsed on landing.[29]
  • On 6 February 1989 Inter Cargo Service Flight 3132, operated by Vickers Vanguard F-GEJE crashed on takeoff. Three crew died, no passengers were being carried.[30]

See also


  1. ^ "Pari réussi pour l'aéroport de Marseille – Air&Cosmos". 19 May 2014. 
  2. ^ ProvenceLFML – Marseille  (PDF). AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 23 Jun 2016.
  3. ^ "Les 10 aéroports français les plus fréquentés en 2011 – JDN Business" (in Français). 
  4. ^ a b "Marseille-Provence bat tous les records avec 8,3 millions de passagers en 2012". 
  5. ^ "L'aĂŠroport Marseille Provence proposera 132 lignes rĂŠgulières cet ĂŠtĂŠ" (in Français). 
  6. ^ "Official website: Key facts & figures". 
  7. ^ "Pan American B-314 Clipper Flights". 
  8. ^ "Marseille Provence Airport unveils brand new commercial offer". 
  9. ^ "La recette de Burger King pour faire son come-back dans l'Hexagone" (in Français). 
  10. ^
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  12. ^ "Alitalia Resumes Rome - Marseille Service from late-October 2014". Airline Route. 2 July 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  13. ^ "New routes for summer 2015". Easyjet. 
  14. ^
  15. ^
  16. ^ "Jetairfly Flight Plan". Jetairfly. 
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  24. ^ "Marseille Provence Airport: About the Airport". 20 February 2013. 
  25. ^ "Données clés – Aéroport Marseille Provence" (in Français). 
  26. ^ "Google Maps". 1 January 1970. 
  27. ^ "Legal Notice and Disclaimer." Eurocopter. Retrieved on 8 December 2010. "[...]whose registered Office is located Aéroport International Marseille-Provence – 13725 Marignane Cedex – France".
  28. ^ "F-BATK Hull-loss description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  29. ^ "F-BCUI Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  30. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 9 October 2009. 

External links

  • Marseille Provence Airport, official site in English and French
  • Aéroport de Marseille-Provence page at Union des Aéroports Français (French)
  • Airport information for LFML at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
  • Current weather for LFML at NOAA/NWS
  • Accident history for MRS: Marseille–Marignane Airport at Aviation Safety Network
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