Airport Toulouse-Blagnac

Airport Toulouse-Blagnac

TOULOUSE's first encounter with the world of aviation was in 1913 and 1914 at the "Polygone" air range, where air displays introduced the latest aircraft to the general public.

The CCIT (Toulouse Chamber of Commerce and Industry) funded the first aircraft stop-off point in Francazal and did everything in their power to help develop civilian aviation. Toulouse airport was created, partly as an army base and partly as a civilian airport.

On March 23 2007, the airport is managed by a private company, Aeroport Toulouse-Blagnac, after more than 50 years under the management of Toulouse Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Toulouse-Blagnac exceeded the six million passenger a year mark in 2007.

Toulouse-Blagnac Airport has been a limited liability company with a capital of 148,000 Euros since 23 March 2007. Shareholders include the French government (60%), Toulouse Chamber of Commerce and Industry (25%), the Regional Council (5%), the Departmental Council (5%) and the Urban Area (5%). Toulouse-Blagnac Airport S.A. operates under a franchise agreement granted by the French government until 2046. The airport company's task is to actively and continually encourage development and promote the economy in the Midi-Pyrénées region.

2008 was the first full year of operation for the Toulouse-Blagnac Airport company. It was also a year that looked to the future with the introduction of strategic areas for five years to come (2009-2013). The year was marked by a strong commitment to the future and also by a growth in traffic despite the uncertain economic situation at the end of the year. Toulouse-Blagnac Airport handled close to 6.35 million passengers, i.e. 3.1% more traffic than in 2007.

2008 was marked by the major development work. The airport was modernised and equipped with facilities enabling it to meet the service, quality, security and safety requirements expected of a European reference airport of tomorrow.

The focus of 2009 will be Hall D . This new infrastructure will practically double the capacity of the airport and pave the way for the next decade by providing facilities to cater for the estimated growth in air traffic. It is due to open in the autumn of 2009 and will feature a new shopping area that will rank Toulouse-Blagnac among the major European airports.


Airport Toulouse-Blagnac
BP 90103
31703 Blagnac Cedex

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