Paris Beauvais Airport is now France’s 10th largest airport. Managed and operated by SAGEB, it is a human scale infrastructure that is constantly being upgraded.
Since the liberalization of air transport in the European Union in 1997, the number of passengers passing through the airport has not stopped increasing, going from 78,000 passengers in 1996 to 3,997,856 in 2016.
The number of flights has grown from 4,366 in 2001 to 25,224 in 2016. The number of passengers per airplane has grown from 97 in 2001 to 158 in 2016.
This development has been accompanied by constant upgrading of the airport, giving passengers the best possible service quality.
Five airlines operate regular flights from the airport, Ryanair, Wizz Air, Blue Air, Volotea (beginning in April 2017) and Air Moldova:
Paris Beauvais Airport serves more than 60 destinations in 20 countries, and new routes are regularly added. In 2017, routes connecting Beauvais to Ajaccio (Corsica, France), Craiova (Romania) and Constanta (Romania) were inaugurated.
With a perimeter of about 12 km, the airport covers 230 hectares. It has 12 airplane parking areas located on 55,000 m2.
It has two runways: a 12-30 runway of 2,430 m x 45 m, and a 04-22 runway of 708 m x 18 m. Runway 12-30 is equipped with instrument landing system ILS category III in threshold 12 and ILS category I in threshold 30.
Paris Beauvais Airport’s size allows for a comfortable flow of passengers and the optimization of the time they spend at the airport: waiting times are shorter, baggage delivery is immediate upon arrival, and shuttles to/from Paris are scheduled for each flight.
Paris Beauvais Airport is also able to offer quick stops (25 minutes for the A320 and B738) and short taxiing times (5 minutes maximum). It thus ensures flight punctuality which is nearly 10 points higher than the national average, and can maximize avoidance of flight cancelations due to local weather conditions.
Both Paris Beauvais Airport terminals are versatile for Schengen and non-Schengen Areas. 2,000 m2 are dedicated to a variety of restaurants and shops. For optimal passenger movement in the airport, a pedestrian link connects Terminals 1 and 2.
Paris Beauvais Airport is served by several transport modes:
The development of the Paris Beauvais Airport is supported by SAGEB’s ambitious investment program totaling 70.5 million euros over 15 years (SAGEB is the Beauvais airport management and operation company). Since its launch, the program has notably:
In addition to SAGEB’s investment in infrastructure, public authorities are also participating in the airport’s development:
The airport gathers 35 companies, directly providing a total of 957 jobs.
In all, the airport’s activity generates nearly 4,800 direct and indirect jobs.
The grounds and infrastructures of Paris Beauvais Airport are the property of SMABT (the Joint Association of the Beauvais – Tillé Airport), grouping the Hauts de France region, the Oise department and the Beauvaisis Agglomeration Community.
The airport is managed and operated by SAGEB, of which the Hauts-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry holds 51% and Transdev holds 49%.