The Bordeaux Airport located in Mérignac is the spearhead for the entire Aquitaine region. The Aéroport girondin alone has nearly 7,000 jobs and is a source of work for more than 100 private and public companies installed around the airport platform.
A growing airport...
Today, Mérignac airport carries more than 3.5 million passengers. Between 2004 and 2010, traffic grew by more than 20% from 2,897,000 passengers to 3,664,000 passengers. By 2017, the airport's declared objective is to reach 5 million passengers. A real satisfaction for the whole Bordeaux region.
In addition to passenger traffic, it is also worth highlighting the rise in air freight, with an 8% increase in freight tonnage between 2004 and 2010. It is also necessary to remember that the Bordeaux platform is in charge of supplying Médecins Sans Frontière's humanitarian missions.
... airlines that abound
Mérignac airport also attracts many airlines, since every year a new airline is established there. Recently the Girondine structure has recorded the arrival of new lines with Easy Jet, one of the leaders in the Low Cost companies market. In addition to Easy Jet, Bordeaux airport welcomes:
- Air France,
- Ryan Air,
- More than 20 others airlines
... a number of destinations that are proliferating
Today, residents of the Bordeaux region can travel to more than 70 destinations. Bordeaux Airport serves mainly national and European destinations. However, it is also linked with Montreal and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.
This year, the Volotéa airline has just opened its first French routes and now serves Bordeaux from new destinations such as Venice, Palermo, Malaga, Ibiza, Toulon, Bastia and Ajaccio.
Hotel Le Soretel near the airport
The Brit Hotel le Soretel is an airport hotel as it is located only 800 meters from the airport. Bus line n°1, with a stop right in front of the hotel, allows you to get to the airport very quickly; we point out that the bus runs all day long, from 5am to 11pm...
Moreover, it is possible to rent a vehicle easily at the airport. This is only beneficial for tourists wishing to visit the Bordeaux region; the main roads being only a few minutes away, it is convenient to join the Bordeaux vineyards of Saint Emilion, Pessac Leognan and the Médoc.