Marseille Provence Airport (MRS/LFML)


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Marseille Provence Airport offers two airports in one: the mp1 terminal dedicated to legacy carriers, and mp² – the first and original low cost terminal in Europe.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • Marseille, 2nd French City in terms of inhabitants after Paris
  • “The 2nd destination to visit after Rio de Janeiro” by the New York Times.
  • “The 3rd highest employment growth rate among international cities between 2000 and 2015, by the OECD: “Aix-Marseille has improved its position in innovation and international appeal, and has been better resisting the crisis than the rest of European cities.”
  • “The prestigious 2014 Urbanism Awards” by the Academy of Urbanism: “Marseille was the big winner, coming in just ahead of Istanbul and Malmo to walk away with the European City of the Year Award”.
  • “European Capital of Culture”: Marseille-Provence has registered a booming tourism     activity with +26% visitors at the Marseille Tourism Board this summer!
  • Best gateway to the famous Provence : welcome www.flyprovence.com/en/
  • Largest French cruise port located only 15 minutes from the airport: More than 1 million cruise passengers in 2013
  • A multimodal airport linked to the whole South-Eastern France by train and buses.

Award-winning low cost, but not low quality – Marseille Provence took the Best Airport Budgie at the 2009 World Low Cost Airlines Congress while mp2 has also won ACI EUROPE’s Best Airport in the 5-10m category.

Marketing and other support

  • Lowest airport charges (PDF file downloadable) amongst main French regional airports
  • Attractive Incentive schemes for new routes: discount on airport charges and marketing support. For more information, please contact the route network development manager
  • Now Additional Incentive Schemes for traffic development
  • Marketing and communication tools for new routes (websites, newsletters, banners, billboards, press conferences, press trips, media plans…)
  • Highly commended airport by the Routes Airport Marketing Awards in 2013

The city of Marseille and the highly-desirable Provence catchment: Excellent land transportation including e-cheque car parking, direct to airport rail links, and a modern urban transport system, produce a 60 minute driving catchment of 2.76m inhabitants.

Catchment Area

  • Ideally situated at the heart of the Mediterranean basin, and at the intersection of Europe’s North/South and East/West axes, MRS is very well-served by motorways
  • Excellent network of surface transportation with trains and buses desserving the whole South-Eastern France
  • Low-cost parking (E-cheque parking): from 1.5€ per day
  • Strong connecting flight opportunities to French Provinces and Corsica
  • Catchment area:
    • 30 min. driving catchment area = 1.4 million inhabitants
    • 60 min. Driving catchment area = 2.76 million inhabitants
    • 120 min. Driving catchment area = 6.43 million inhabitants

Besides all the benefits of being a major port city, some major corporations have made Marseille their home, generating important cargo flows including EADS' Eurocopter and the world’s largest container ship operator CMA-CGM.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

Besides all the benefits of being a major port city, some major corporations have made Marseille their home, generating important cargo flows including Airbus Helicopters and the world’s largest container ship operator CMA-CGM.

  • MRS is France’s second largest regional airport in cargo volume (52,000 in 2013)
  • Central Position for Cargo traffic in Western Mediterranean Basin (Complementarities Harbour/Airport for Cargo Transportation)
  • Major Cargo Hub in Southern France with a strong network to North Africa
  • Largest French cold storage facilities outside Paris.
  • Worldwide Hub for drill manufacturing (scheduled freight services to Hassi Messaoud)
  • MRS to become an Express Cargo Hub in the Western Mediterranean Basin (for the account of UPS, DHL, TNT)

For more information, please contact:
Jean-Marc Boutigny
Cargo Manager
Tel: +33 4 42 14 27 88
Email: jean-marc.boutigny@mrs.aero

Easy access to Provence and the entire Mediterranean Coast.

Two independent runways and the capacity to cater for up to 12m passengers in comfort without the need for further investment.

Geography

  • 25 minutes away from Marseille and Aix-en-Provence (motorways)
  • Bus departure every 15 minutes to Marseille City
  • Bus departure every 30 minutes to Aix-en-Provence
  • Train station within MRS airport site : Easy access by regional train to/from the whole French Mediterranean Coast (from Montpellier to Nice and the French Riviera)
  • 63 cities linked to MP airport with train facilities

With over 100 existing direct routes, MRS has the critical mass and a balanced business-leisure mix.

Infrastructure & Operations

  • Two independent runways: 3,500m and 2,700m available for simultaneous use (incl. 1 ILS – CAT 3)
  • No slot constraints (largest non-coordinated French airport)

Two independent runways and the capacity to cater for up to 12m passengers in comfort without the need for further investment.

  • Capacity: 30 movements/hour (current average 22 movements/hour) and ability to handle 12 million passengers without any new investment
  • Open 24/7
  • Excellent weather conditions
  • 2 airports in 1: mp1 terminal: dedicated to legacy carriers and mp² terminal: dedicated to low cost carriers (opened in November 2006, 1st low cost terminal in Europe)
  • Existing turnaround time in mp² = 25 min; in mp1 = 30 min.
  • Business aviation dedicated terminal
  • Car Park Area: 13,500 places

Vital statistics

With over 100 existing direct routes, MRS has the critical mass and a balanced business-leisure mix.

  • Pax traffic in 2013 : 8.3 million passengers (of which 1.9 million low cost passengers)
  • Traffic breakdown: 44% national / 56% international
  • Reasons for travel:
    • In mp1 (Legacy terminal) = 39% Business / 38% Leisure / 19% VFR / 4% Other
    • In mp2 (Low cost terminal) = 14% Business / 56% Leisure / 27% VFR / 3% Other
  • 140 direct routes (127 scheduled) and 29 scheduled carriers (of which 6 LCCs)
  • 16  new routes launched in 2013 (JFK, IST, RUN, LHR, WAW, etc.)
  • 2 new scheduled airlines settled in MRS: Turkish Airlines and XL Airways
  • 10  new routes to be operated in 2014
  • Freight = 52,000 tons carried in 2013

Financials

MRS fees 2014