Lille Airport (LIL/LFQQ)

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  • Currently the largest leisure destination (more than 110.000 pax/year) served only by charter services
French domestic destinations
  • Lille airport has demonstrated a positive market response to new services to France; opportunities exist!
Turkey/Middle East
  • Unserved market with potential of markets in connexion to Middle East, Africa and Asia

The clean, modern airport and Lille’s Grand Place: The new low cost carriers which have started arriving have been rewarded with good load factors as new markets have started building – this is particularly true of Ryanair on new Marseilles, Pisa, Alicante, Porto services.

Lille is a strong market: The airport and the TGV interchange, offering fast links London, Paris and Brussels, has drastically improved the size of the catchment and the quality and power of the third largest city in France.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • Lille airport has demonstrated market response with high load factor and stimulated the existing market:
    • Ryanair on Marseilles & Porto
    • easyJet on Nice, Toulouse, Bordeaux (starting on December 2012), Geneva (starting on March 2013)
    • Volotea has started Bordeaux, Nantes and will open Ajaccio, Bastia, Biarritz, Montpellier summer 2013
    • Vueling on Barcelona
    • Transavia will start 6 new routes 5 (EU and international) on summer 2013
  • International routes potential from Lille represents strong potential to America Northern & Southern, Africa, Middle East and Asia
  • Consider LILLE seriously to increase your market share: Just take it!

Marketing and other support

  • Please contact us for more information on marketing and support.

Lille: Young and dynamic – the third largest city in France is under one hour from Paris and Brussels – so the catchment ranges from 1.5m in the metro area to over 20m within two hours

Catchment Area

  • The city and region of Lille offers an excellent strategic location to tap potential traffic in both northern France and western Belgium between Brussels and Cologne.
  • The city of Lille city is the third largest French city and the 8th largest area out of the top 500 European cities with a density of 514 inhabitants per square kilometre

Lille city the 3rd largest French city

  • 1.5 million Inhabitants
  • Second largest French regional airport catchment area
  • Young and dynamic population: 150,000 students in Lille
  • 30 min catchment area: 3.6 million inhabitants
  • 60 min catchment area: 7.8 million inhabitants
  • 120 min catchment area: 20.5 million inhabitants
  • Catchment includes 600,000 Belgian population within 15km of Lille

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

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Powerful Lille serves a catchment including 62 brands with a combined economic footprint of €165 billion.

Key Facts

  • Lille has a large catchment area
  • French and Belgian populations
  • Centre of a large market with business and leisure potentials
  • A dynamic, diverse, local economy with subsidiaries based in different European countries (e.g. Auchan, Leroy Merlin, Norauto, Bonduelle…)
  • 62 major companies (with a €165 billion annual turnover) support Lille airport’s development


  • Lille: gateway to three main European Capitals (Paris, Brussels, London)!
    • Paris centre, 1hour (high speed train TGV)
    • Paris CDG, 0h50 (TGV)
    • Brussels, 0h38 (TGV)
    • London St Pancreas, 1h20 (Eurostar)

Vital statistics

  • Expected traffic in 2009: 1,150,000 passengers (+15% vs 2008)
  • Low cost traffic now represents17% of all traffic.
  • 60% domestic traffic
  • 76%/24% scheduled/charter mix
  • 30% international traffic

Modern airport, modern city infrastructure, superb culture – significant state of the art reasons to develop route opportunities to Milan, Manchester, Barcelona, Madrid from France’s third-largest city.

Infrastructure & Operations:

  • Hours of operation:
    • Lille airport is open 24/7
    • Curfews: None
    • Efficient Cat. III airport
    • No slot restrictions
  • Terminal capacity:
    • Current terminal capacity: 2-2.5m pax/year
    • Plans to extend airport capacity: 5m pax/year
    • Restrictions during peak periods: none
    • 25 mins aircraft turnaround
  • Check in desks:
    • Number of desks: 18
    • Restrictions during peak periods : none
  • Security providers:
    • Passenger, staff, vehicle and baggage control : Securitas & Brinks
    • Airport patrol provided by French Police and Gendarmerie
  • Fire services:
    • Category 7
  • Ground handling/aircraft cleaning/de-icing supplier:
    • Aviapartner
  • Fuelling company:
    • Air Total
  • Aircraft maintenance:
    • Regional Airlines: maintenance for E120/ERJ 145/Emb 170-190

Runway lengths

Number and orientation 26 08
Runway length 2825 2825
Take-off run available 2825 2825
Accelerate stop distance available 2825 2825
Take off distance available 3125 2825
Landing distance available 2545 2825


Instrument approch aids 26 ILS cat 14 E4
Transmissiometer (Number and position) 2 (THR26-TWY14)