Airports in France map
Map of France showing airports. Airports in France map (Western Europe - Europe) to print. Airports in France map (Western Europe - Europe) to download. There are approximately 478 airports in France (1999 est.) and by a 2005 estimate, there are three heliports as its shown in airports in France map. 288 of the airports have paved runways, with the remaining 199 being unpaved. Among the airspace governance authorities active in France, one is Aéroports de Paris, which has authority over the Paris region, managing 14 airports including the two busiest in France, Charles de Gaulle Airport and Orly Airport. The former, located in Roissy near Paris, is the fifth busiest airport in the world with 60 million passenger movements in 2008, and France's primary international airport, serving over 100 airlines.
French residents book like others, vacations to the city of love (Paris) and the beautiful coast (Côte d’Azur) as its mentioned in airports in France map. Many of the French airports are located close to the Mediterranean Sea. However, the largest airports are situated around Paris. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Paris Orly Airport are the two busiest airports in France. Nevertheless, the other airports in France also becoming more and more popular by the rise of low-cost carriers.
In 2016, Orly airport, located in the southern part of the French capital, welcomed more than twice the number of passengers than France third airport: Nice Côte d’Azur airport. In 2016, Paris airports accounted for more than 55 percent of the air passenger traffic in metropolitan France as you can see in airports in France map. The rest of the passenger traffic in the country was divided between other French airports, with Nice accounting for 16 percent of the air traffic outside Paris area.
The LYS airport belongs to the third biggest city in France, Lyon. It is an important transport facilitys for the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region situated 20 km southeast of Lyon city centre as its shown in airports in France map. Known as Paris Beauvais airport, it is located a bit further than 85 km northwest of Paris. It is mainly used by charter and low-cost airlines like Ryanair, Wizzair, etc. The Marseille Provence Airport is located 27 km northwest of Marseille. It is country’s biggest French airport according to the number of passengers and the third largest by cargo traffic. The NCE airport is only 6 km southwest of Nice and the third bussiest airport in the country. It is a hub of Air France and operating base for Easyjet.