From the end of October until the end of March 2022, Toulouse Blagnac airport offers a new destination: Gran Canaria in Spain, and new lines to several European cities.
Until the end of March, Toulouse residents can fly to 57 destinations; 19 countries and 15 French cities are now accessible by direct flight from Toulouse Blagnac airport. We are far from all the destinations offered before the crisis, but Philippe Crébassa, the president of the management board of Toulouse Blagnac airport, wants to be confident. “The balance sheet for the third quarter is much better than that of previous quarters. There is still a long way to go, but we are in a positive dynamic. “
In the third quarter, international traffic increased fivefold compared to the previous quarter, while national traffic boosted all air traffic. “The Toulouse-Paris line, the busiest, represents 61% of 2019 traffic.” Philippe Crébassa hopes that winter will have the same momentum. “Even if we are still far from 2019, the program is sufficiently varied and dense to continue to have fun and ensure his business trips”, rejoices the president.
End of suspension of many lines
For sun-seekers from Toulouse, a new “comforting” destination has been offered to them for a few days: Gran Canaria, the island of the archipelago of the same name, will now be a 3 and a half hour flight from Toulouse via the company Binter Canarias. . Other new lines offered by Ryanair to sweeten your winter: Agadir in Morocco, and Bergamo, and its famous old town, fortified in Italy. If the mildness of Italy holds you, know that Vueling is making its return to Toulouse with the opening of a connection to Rome, three times a week, from December 1.
The evolution of the health situation allows the resumption of other lines which had been suspended by the airlines. Madrid can be reached again via Iberia Express, Geneva and Bristol via easyJet, Budapest and Valencia via Ryanair, and Prague via Volotea. On the UK side, “the three companies British Airways, Easyjet, and Ryanair, serve London airports several times a week”.
As for domestic flights, EasyJet now provides a link to Rennes, while Volotea is opening lines to Lille and Luxembourg.
From April 2022, the destinations offered could be even more numerous. Discussions are currently underway with Transavia to open a line to Montreal.
This gradual return of air traffic is taking hold of travelers, but much less of those living near the airport. Soon, the State services are to launch three working groups to build, in consultation with elected officials, residents and aeronautical professionals, a new Plan for the Prevention of Noise in the Environment (PPBE).
Contemporary art comes to Toulouse Blagnac airport for two years
“An artist of international stature who takes up residence at the airport, this is the new chapter of the partnership forged since 2012 with the modern and contemporary art museum Les Abattoirs, to bring culture to life outside the walls and offer passengers the programming of the Toulouse museum. Since mid-October, and for two years, Madagascan artist Joël Andrianomearisoa has been delivering messages full of poetry and benevolence from the entrance to the halls to the boarding lounge. His poetic texts are exhibited in twenty-four different areas, alternating glass walls, walls or black panels.