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Marseille Provence Airport
Aéroport de Marseille Provence
Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) Y-14
Entrée aeroport Marseille.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator Marseille Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Serves Marseille
Location Marignane, France
Hub for Air France
Elevation AMSL 70 ft / 21 m
Coordinates 43°26′12″N 05°12′54″E / 43.43667°N 5.21500°E / 43.43667; 5.21500Coordinates: 43°26′12″N 05°12′54″E / 43.43667°N 5.21500°E / 43.43667; 5.21500
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in France
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in France
LFML is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Airport in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13L/31R 3,500 11,483 Asphalt
13R/31L 2,370 7,776 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers 9,002,086
Passenger Change 16-17 Increase6,2%
Freight (tons) 56,132
Sources: French [1]

Marseille Provence Airport or Aéroport de Marseille Provence (IATA: MRS, ICAO: LFML) is an international airport located 27 km (17 miles) northwest of Marseille,[2] on the territory of Marignane, both communes of the Bouches-du-Rhône département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur région of France. The airport's hinterland goes from Gap to Arles and from Toulon to Avignon.

It is the fifth busiest French airport by passenger traffic and third largest for cargo traffic.[3] In 2012 the airport achieved the fourth highest European passenger traffic growth, at 12.7% with 8,295,479 passengers.[4] Marseille Provence Airport serves as a focus city for Air France. In summer 2013, the airport served 132 regular destinations, the largest offer in France after the Parisian airports.[5]


Aerial view
Check-in hall

Formerly known as Marseille–Marignane Airport, it has been managed since 1934 by the Marseille-Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI).[6]

In the 1920s and 1930s, Marignane was one of France's main points of operation for flying boats. It even briefly served as a terminal for Pan American World Airways Clipper flying boats.[7] Other flying boat operators were Aéropostale and Air Union, the latter moving over from Antibes in 1931. Marignane was also a production site for hydroplanes by Lioré et Olivier.[citation needed]

In September 2006, the airport opened its new terminal MP2 for budget airlines. In 2013 the airport expanded its shopping and dining options, with 30 new shops and restaurants, among which is the first Burger King restaurant in France since 1997.[8][9]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens, Heraklion, Rhodes
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin
Aigle Azur Algiers, Annaba, Béjaïa, Constantine, Dakar–Diass, Oran, Sétif, Tlemcen
Seasonal: Beirut (begins 12 June 2018)[10]
Air Algérie Algiers, Annaba, Batna, Béjaïa, Chlef, Constantine, Oran
Seasonal: Jijel, Sétif[11]
Air Austral Saint-Denis de la Réunion
Air Canada Rouge Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau
Air Corsica Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi, Figari
Air France Amsterdam, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly
Seasonal: Athens, Beirut (resumes 23 July 2018), Ibiza, Stockholm–Arlanda[12]
Air Madagascar Antananarivo
Air Malta Seasonal: Malta
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau
Alitalia Rome–Fiumicino
British Airways London–Heathrow
Brussels Airlines Brussels
easyJet Berlin-Schönefeld, Bordeaux, London–Gatwick, London-Luton, Venice
Seasonal: Amsterdam, Bristol, Glasgow
El Al Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
Eurowings Düsseldorf
HOP! Lyon, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lille, Nantes, Rennes
Seasonal: Biarritz, Brest, Geneva (begins 18 June 2018)
Iberia Regional Madrid
Seasonal: Ibiza, Menorca
Korean Air Seasonal charter: Seoul–Incheon[13]
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Meridiana Seasonal: Cagliari,[14] Olbia
Mistral Air Florence[15]
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Marrakesh, Oujda, Rabat[16]
Ryanair Brest, Bucharest (begins 29 October 2018), Budapest (begins 30 October 2018), Charleroi, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Fez, Frankfurt, Kraków,[17] Lille, Lisbon, London–Stansted, Madrid, Malta, Marrakesh, Nador, Nantes, Oujda, Palermo, Porto, Rabat, Rome–Fiumicino, Seville, Tangier, Valencia
Seasonal: Catania, Essaouira, Faro, Ibiza, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Tours, Zadar
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon
Tassili Airlines Algiers
Travel Service Seasonal charter: Shannon[18]
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Marrakesh[19]
Tunisair Djerba, Monastir, Tunis
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk
Twin Jet Metz/Nancy, Milan–Malpensa, Pau
Volotea Strasbourg, Venice, Vienna[20]
Seasonal: Alicante, Biarritz, Caen (begins 20 April 2018), Corfu (begins 21 April 2018), Dubrovnik, Faro, Heraklion (begins 21 April 2018), Menorca (begins 26 May 2018), Mykonos (begins 29 May 2018), Naples, Palma de Mallorca (begins 26 May 2018), Prague, Rennes, Santorini (begins 25 April 2018), Split[20]
Vueling Algiers, Barcelona, Rome–Fiumicino
Seasonal: Alicante, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca
XL Airways France Saint-Denis de la Réunion
Seasonal: Fort-de-France, Pointe-à-Pitre


Airlines Destinations
ASL Airlines Belgium Paris–Charles de Gaulle
ASL Airlines France[21] Ajaccio, Bastia, Nice, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Rennes
DHL Aviation Brussels, Leipzig/Halle, Malta, Nice
FedEx Feeder Lyon, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
UPS Airlines Cologne/Bonn


Airport traffic[citation needed]
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Passenger 6,155,154[22] 6,963,000 6,965,933[23] 7,290,119 7,522,167 7,363,068 8,295,479[4] 8,260,619 8,182,237 8,261,804
Cargo 53,019 53,026 52,207

Ground transportation[edit]

The airport is served by the Vitrolles Marseille Provence Airport rail station on the TER network. A free shuttle bus runs between the airport and the station.

Other facilities[edit]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 30 July 1950, SNCASE Languedoc P/7 F-BCUI of Air France was damaged beyond economic repair when its undercarriage collapsed on landing.[27]
  • On 6 February 1989 Inter Cargo Service Flight 3132, operated by Vickers Vanguard F-GEJE crashed on takeoff. Three crew died, no passengers were being carried.[28]
  • On 26 December 1994 Air France Flight 8969 with 236 people aboard arrived in Marseille after being hijacked by four young men of the Armed Islamic Group (GIA) at Houari Boumediene Airport in Algiers, Algeria two days prior. After 15 hours on the ground and a breakdown in negotiations, the French special forces GIGN stormed the aircraft. In the ensuing firefight, all four hijackers were killed while 3 crew, 13 passengers, and 9 GIGN Operators were injured. The Airbus A300B2-1C F-GBEC was written off.


  1. ^ "Pari réussi pour l'aéroport de Marseille – Air&Cosmos". 19 May 2014. Archived from the original on 30 July 2013. 
  2. ^ LFML – Marseille Provence. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 29 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Les 10 aéroports français les plus fréquentés en 2011 – JDN Business" (in French). 
  4. ^ a b "Marseille-Provence bat tous les records avec 8,3 millions de passagers en 2012". 
  5. ^ "L'aĂŠroport Marseille Provence proposera 132 lignes rĂŠgulières cet ĂŠtĂŠ" (in French). 
  6. ^ "Official website: Key facts & figures". 
  7. ^ "Pan American B-314 Clipper Flights". 
  8. ^ "Marseille Provence Airport unveils brand new commercial offer". 
  9. ^ "La recette de Burger King pour faire son come-back dans l'Hexagone" (in French). 
  10. ^ Aigle Azur begin new seasonal service to Beirut
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  13. ^ "Korean Air Schedules Marseille Charters in 16Q3". 22 June 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
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  18. ^ "Charter Flights". Travel Choice Ltd. Archived from the original on 10 November 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2017. 
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  22. ^ "Marseille Provence Airport: About the Airport". 20 February 2013. 
  23. ^ "Données clés – Aéroport Marseille Provence" (in French). Archived from the original on 2 October 2009. 
  24. ^ "Google Maps". 1 January 1970. 
  25. ^ "Legal Notice and Disclaimer Archived 29 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine.." Eurocopter. Retrieved on 8 December 2010. "[...]whose registered Office is located Aéroport International Marseille-Provence – 13725 Marignane Cedex – France".
  26. ^ "F-BATK Hull-loss description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  27. ^ "F-BCUI Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  28. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 9 October 2009. 

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