Montpellier Méditerranée Airport
Montpellier Méditerranée Airport, or also formerly known as Fréjorgues Airport, has been operational since 1946. Commercial and executive traffic has continuously grown over the years, serving the region as gateway to the Mediterranean coast.
Montpellier is the capital city of the southern France region Languedoc-Roussillon. Despite its medieval characterised cityscape, it is one of the very few large French cities without a Roman heritage. The city is located on hilly grounds and not far from the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Counting as the 8th largest city of France, its population is largely made of students from the different universities.
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Montpellier Méditerranée Airport History
It was 1938 when the airfield, named Fréjorgues Airport, near the capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region in France was completed. Almost a decade later, the airport started to serve first civil traffic. At that time, full operation and management of the airport were passed on to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Montpellier.
In 1990 the facilities were expanded with a new terminal, allowing coping with the increase passenger traffic of one million. Despite the continuous growth, the airport started to face increased competition coming from alternative transportation mean, such as the TGV. These would connect the southern France region through convenient high-speed links to the rest of the country.
In 2003 the government declared the airport as a facility of national interest by decree, abolishing the privatisation and granting the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Montpellier the further development of the infrastructure.
Today, Montpellier Méditerranée Airport is a limited company and has reached a milestone of 1.4 million passengers.
Landing at Montpellier Méditerranée Airport
Montpellier Méditerranée Airport Location
Montpellier Mediterranée Airport is located in the city of Mauguio. The air terminal is about 4 miles southeast from the city center of Montpellier, which is approximately 20 minutes by car.
Montpellier Méditerranée Airport Facts
Airport Codes: LFMT/MPL
Elevation: 17 feet