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Tarbes Lourdes Pyrenees Airport

An international airport at the heart of SouthWest France

Tarbes Lourdes Pyrénées Airport, ideally located at the heart of the South-West Region, serves the cities of Tarbes and Lourdes (located just 10 km from each other) as well as the Pyrenean Moutains. From the airport,  it is very easy to reach all the fabulous  tourist sites of High-Pyrenees area including Pic du Midi, the Natural Cirque of Gavarnie, the 10 ski stations, the Marian City of Lourdes, but also the Atlantic Ocean and the spanish side.

The Owner

Pyrenia Local Authorities

Created on 12 July 2005, the Joint Association for Tarbes Lourdes Pyrénées Airport  area “PYRENIA” is a public company grouping together 3 territorial collectivities: 

  • The Conseil Régional Occitanie (Occitania Regional Council)
  • The Conseil Départemental des Hautes-Pyrénées (Hautes-Pyrénées Departmental Council)
  • The Communauté d’Agglomération Tarbes Lourdes Pyrénées (Tarbes Lourdes Pyrénées Conurbation Community)

The French State granted PYRENIA the ownership of Tarbes Lourdes Pyrenees Airport as well as the planning, maintenance, and management responsibilities. In  2009, it is within the framework of a Public Service Delegation that PYRENIA chose the SNC-Lavalin Group (and then EDEIS)  to operate the Airport’s flight platform for a 12 years contract (2009-2020)..

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The Manager

Edeis Group

Since 30 December 2016 the Edeis Group has taken over the activities of SNC-Lavalin in France, which include the Engineering and Operations/Maintenance activities, including the Management of Tarbes Lourdes Pyrénées Airport.

  • 13 agencies for infrastructure activities  based in Reims, Ivry-sur-Seine, Strasbourg, Quimper, Montoir-de Bretagne, Nantes, Cholet, Lyon, Brive, Bordeaux, Nice, Monaco and Toulouse
  • The management of 18 airports:  Annecy Mont Blanc, Auxerre Branches, Bourges, Castellon (Spain), Châlon Champforgeuil,
    Cherbourg Maupertus, Dijon Bourgogne, Le Havre Octeville, Mayotte, Nîmes Alès Camargue Cévennes, Reims,
    Rouen, Saint Martin Grand Case, Tarbes Lourdes Pyrénées, Toulouse Francazal, Tours Val de Loire, Troyes, Vannes, Golfe du Morbihan 
  • The management of a touristic train.

Edeis was born from the partnership - within the structuring framework of the signing of the cession/acquisition contract - between the French share company Impact Holding, directed by Jean-Luc Schnoebelen, and the French investment fund Ciclad.

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A diversified traffic

With an average of 430.,000 passengers per year, it is the 3rd largest airport in Occitania Region (after Toulouse Blagnac and Montpellier Méditerranée airports). Its close proximity to the Marian City of Lourdes (10 km) explains strong seasonal traffic activity between April and October and an increased number of international passengers (80%).

Since 2009, the airport has diversified its traffic (historically mainly charters flights) and now serves major European capitals via direct flights operated by regular and low-cost companies.

Thanks to its 3,000-metre runway and infrastructure designed for international traffic, Tarbes Lourdes Pyrénées Airport can welcome all types of plane including the A380 and the Beluga, which regularly use LDE platform for their training flights.

The development of the operations of private and business aviation with the construction of a business terminal and dedicated aircraft parks in 2011 offering crew and private passengers hig quality spaces and personalised services.

Airport Technical Speficities

  • RUNWAY: 3,000 m – Code D/E – possible for A380 flights
  • Security Level: 8/9
  • 1 commercial terminal (terminal capacity: up to 1.5 million passengers)
  • 1 business terminal and dedicated aircraft hangar
  • Open 24/7
  • 16 check-in desks
  • 14 boarding gates
  • 4 telescopic fingers
  • A free car park with 750 spaces including 30 spaces for persons with reduce mobility