Marseille Provence Airport

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Marseille Airport ( IATA code MRS, ICAO code LFML, French Aéroport Marseille Provence) is the airport of the French city of Marseille.

It is located in the department of Bouches -du -Rhône (atomic number 13 ), 20 km northwest of Marseille Marignane on the Etang de Berre, which is why he is called (even locally) also simply " Marignane ". Head of the Regional Chamber of Commerce Chambre de commerce et d'industrie (CCI ) Marseille Provence.


The airport was opened on 22 October 1922 after plans to build an airport in the vicinity of today's city beach, Prado, were early failed. During the Second World War the airport was almost completely destroyed in 1944 by German bombs and reopened only in 1961. A comprehensive modernization was completed in 1996. In September 2006, opened the new Terminal MP ² for low cost airlines.

On February 6, 1989 came the crash of a Frachflugzeugs the three-man crew perished. In December 1994, a special unit stormed the hijacked Air France flight 8969th

Airlines and destinations

Air France 2012 has the largest proportion of flights at the airport with connections to all parts of the mainland and Corsica. Lufthansa operated Marseille exclusively by its two hubs in Frankfurt and Munich. In addition, several low cost airlines flying to the airport. Ryanair has the airport selected 2006 as the first base in France.


After the opening of the nearby TGV LGV Méditerranée from Marseille to Valence in 2001, which connects Marseille in 3 hours with Paris, it was in connection with the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 and a slump in passenger numbers. In 2007 6.962.773 passengers, as well as 96 737 aircraft movements were counted. 51 420 tons of cargo were handled. Thus, Marseille is France's third largest airport outside of Paris (after Nice and Lyon) in terms of passengers and cargo, as well as the world's best airport connected to Paris with the Maghreb and Corsica.


  • Bus: From central station Marseille Saint- Charles ( connections every 20 minutes from the built- in station bus station), as well as from Aix -en- Provence (usually 30 minutes). Furthermore, irregular connections to Salon- de -Provence and Vitrolles.
  • Rail: Nearest railway stations are Vitrolles Aeroport Marseille Provence (approx. 2 km), Aix -en- Provence TGV, about 7 km ( bus to Aix -en- Provence), and Marseille Saint -Charles.
  • Car: Coming from the motorway A7 or A55 from Marseille, from the direction of Aix -en- Provence on the D 9