Rennes–Saint-Jacques Airport

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The Rennes Airport ( Aéroport Rennes - Saint -Jacques " Joseph Le Brix " ) ( IATA code RNS, ICAO code LFRN ) is located in the commune of Saint -Jacques -de- la-Lande in the French department of Ille -et -Vilaine, round eight kilometers south-west of Rennes. He is a major freight and passenger airport, is open around the clock, and is named after the French aviation pioneer Joseph Le Brix ( 1899-1931 ).


Rennes is served 2010 from the German-speaking world not directly but by daily Air France via Lyon and Paris CDG.

Other airlines are Aer Lingus, Airlinair, Flybe and Iberia Airlines. Their destinations are, inter alia, Belfast, Edinburgh, Exeter, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Southampton, Marseille, Montpellier, Nice, Toulouse, Dublin, Bordeaux and Madrid.

Transport links

There is a regular bus service from the airport to Rennes. In addition, at the airport terminal Taxis are available. By car you can reach the airport via the E50/N136.

Technology at the airport

At the airport JET A1 AVGAS can be refueled. Covering an area of ​​12,000 m² maximum of 800,000 passengers year can be handled.

Lightings: HI / LI on 10/28, PAPI on 10 ILS Cat I is present on 10/28.


The airport was built in 1932. There was a need for a cargo and passenger airport. During World War II, the airport was used by the military. After the occupation by Germany in June 1940, the airport served as a German base for attacks against England. In 1944, the airport by American troops was recaptured. After the war the airport from 1946 was used for civilian again.


Passenger numbers:

  • 2003: 378 699 passengers
  • 2004: 377 325 passengers
  • 2005: 407 678 passengers
  • 2006: 465 723 passengers
  • 2007: 536,000 passengers

Freight figures:

  • 2004: 12,620 tons
  • 2005: 12,250 tons
  • 2006: 11,415 tons
  • 2007: 12,542 tons