Airport Bordeaux - Mérignac
- URL: Bordeaux - Mérignac (BOD)
- Time zone: GMT 1
- Service telephone: +33 (0) 5 56 34 50 00
- Address: Aéroport de Bordeaux, Cidex 40, 33700 Mérignac, France
- Operating company: Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Bordeaux
- Parking: parking facilities are available, subject to a fee.
- Nearby cities: Bordeaux (12 km)
- Directions by car: There is a shuttle bus operating from terminal B at 45-minute intervals. There are taxis at the airport.
- Flight distribution on the days of the week: Monday (15.49%), Tuesday (14.37%), Wednesday (14.49%), Thursday (16.04%), Friday (15.11%), Saturday (11.91%), Sunday (12.59%)
- Alternative spelling: Burdeos, Bordele, Бордо, Bordò, Bordeos, Bordéus, Бардо, Бордо, Μπορντό, بوردو, בורדו, באָרדעאַוקס, बॉरदॉ, बोर्दो, Բորդո, ボルドー, ბორდო, 보르도, บอร์โด, บอร์โดซ์, 波尔多, 波爾多
Most popular destinations from Bordeaux - Mérignac (Flights per week )
- Paris-Orly (67, 8,62 %)
- Lyon - Saint-Exupéry (Satolas) (55, 7,08 %)
- Paris - Charles de Gaulle (48, 6,18 %)
- Amsterdam-Schiphol (38, 4,89 %)
- Marseille (34, 4,38 %)
- London Gatwick (34, 4,38 %)
- Madrid-Barajas (23, 2,96 %)
- Barcelona (23, 2,96 %)
- Nice-Côte d'Azur (22, 2,83 %)
- Lille (22, 2,83 %)
- other (52.89 %)
Top airlines (percentage of departures and arrivals)
The international airport of Bordeaux is about 11 km west of the city centre in the department of Gironde near the town of Mérignac. The airport may be easily reached from all possible directions by car, via the French motorways A10, A89, A62, A63 and A64. From terminal B and the main station in Bordeaux, there is a shuttle service operating between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., operated by JET BUS. The buses run at 45-minute intervals.
The airport was opened in 1917 and, right from the beginning, also served as a base for the French air force. The national airline air France extended its network of flights to Europe and North Africa from the airport. During the Second World War, the airline, however, had to interrupt its entire timetable as the German army took over the airport in order to attack mainland England from here. In 1943, the American and English division were able to re-conquer the airport and force the German army to retreat further inland. In 1945, after the surrender of the 3rd Reich, the airport, which had been almost totally destroyed by the German army when it retreated, was again given over to the French air force. However only 6 years later, on 1st August 1951, the US-Air Force took over the airport grounds and developed it for NATO’s logistic operations. 10 years later, the US army returned the airport grounds to the French air force in a cost saving measure. Since then the airport has been used for civil and military operations in equal measure.