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Lyon Airport

  • PAX: 11,700,000

About The Airport

7 things you should remember about Lyon Airport, part of the VINCI Airports group :

  • 11,7 million passengers in 2019 (+6.4% Y/Y), ie +35% growth since 2015
  • Air France, easyJet, Transavia & Volotea base
  • #1 cargo airport in France after Paris since LYS is the gateway airport of the 1st manufacturing region in France
  • A gateway to the #1 ski area in the world
  • # 5 in Europe in terms of GDP & population – LYS is as large as Ireland, as rich as Finland, as populated as Switzerland
  • Strongest catchment area in France after Paris with balanced demand between leisure, VFR & business
  • Voted Best Airport in 2019 by ACI Europe in the 10-25 million passengers category

Post-COVID, Lyon airport’s assets remain strong :

  • #1 catchment area in France, after Paris, in terms of number of flights searches on Google, including in 2020 & 2021
  • A remaining strong traffic base with high recovery rate observed on week days
  • A resilient VFR demand with strong foreign communities (Africa, Wetern & Eastern Europe, Middle East…)
  • 16 new routes including 6 new destinations & 2 new long haul routes, 4 new operators in 2021 and still counting…

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About VINCI Airports:

VINCI Airports, a top 4 global player in the international airport sector, manages the development and operations of 46 airports in 12 countries (France, UK, USA, Portugal, Cambodia, Japan, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Chili, Costa Rica, Sweden, Serbia). 

Served by more than 250 airlines, VINCI Airports’ network handled more than 255 million passengers in 2019. 

Through its expertise as a comprehensive integrator and the professionalism of its 14,500 employees, VINCI Airports develops, finances, builds and operates airports, leveraging its investment capability, international network and know-how, to optimize management and performance of existing airport infrastructure, facility extensions and new construction. 

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Facts and Figures

  • List of Top 5 Airlines: easyJet, Air France/KLM, Transavia, Lufthansa, Air Algérie
  • Number of Serving Airlines: 40
  • Number of Direct Destinations: 130
  • Number of Terminals: 2
  • Number of Runways: 2
  • Length of Main Runway (m): 4,000m & 2 670 m
  • Passenger Numbers (mppa): 11.7 million passengers
  • Cargo Tonnes (p.a.): 60,059 tons
  • Ownership: Aéroports de Lyon SA
  • Operational Opening Hours: 24h
  • Total Catchment Population: 12 Million
  • Urban Population: 2.6 Million (Greater Lyon Area)
  • Aircraft Parking Stands: 53 gates directly connected to terminals (including 22 jet bridges) / 30 remote gates