Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport

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Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport

Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport, formerly known as Lyon Satolas Airport, is the international airport of Lyon, the third-biggest city in France and an important transport facility for the entire Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. It lies in Colombier-Saugnieu, 11 nautical miles southeast of Lyon’s city centre.

Lyon Aéroport manages the operation of Lyon–Saint Exupéry, France’s 2nd regional airport for commercial aviation and Lyon–Bron France’s 3rd airport for business aviation. The leading airport in the VINCI Airports network in France with 11 million passengers in 2018, Lyon-Saint Exupéry offers 131 direct destinations, including 52 new lines launched over the past three years, and is connected to the main international hubs.

It is connected in 30 minutes to the city center by the Rhônexpress tram-train. Its new infrastructures guarantee a quality passenger experience and operational excellence for airlines, both recognized by the award for best European airport by the ACI (Airport Council International) in the 10-25 million passenger category. Certified Level 3+ by the ACA (Airport Carbon Accreditation) and ISO 50001 (in 2018/2019), Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport is developing with total control of its environmental impact.

Airport News

Discover Plato, the new high-tech employee at the Lyon Airport Confluence Lounge!

This "cobot" (for collaborative robot) joins our service teams to help them manage the tables of the lounge. It interacts effectively with our staff and customers, and its agility allows it to navigate the environment with …

VINCI Airports launches a large solar power plant at Lyon airport

VINCI Airports will launch a 14-hectare solar power plant at Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport, which will cover 5,800 parking spaces at the airport. One of the largest shaded power plants in France, with a capacity of …

VINCI Airports facilitates and smoothes the passenger experience at security checkpoints

In France, VINCI Airports, in partnership with the DGAC (National French Civil Aviation Agency), is launching an experiment at Lyon airport to simplify and streamline passenger security checks using innovative equipment. Thanks to this new …

The Lyon-Saint Exupéry freight platform is modernising and welcoming a new logistics hub

A new building for UPS has been inaugurated at Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport. With a capacity to sort 3,000 packages per hour, this logistics hub is part of the modernisation project for the platform's cargo area, …


Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport
69125 Colombier-Saugnieu
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