Montpellier Méditerranée Airport is a public limited company with a board of directors and a supervisory board set up in June 2009.
Montpellier Méditerranée Airport PLC is charged with the following duties and responsibilities:
- Operate: to provide customers with the means to satisfy their needs (terminal, parking facilities for vehicles and aircraft, aeronautical facilities, infrastructures, retail outlets, information).
- Maintain: to keep airport equipment and infrastructures in good working order.
- Promote: promotion of the airport and its assets.
- Ensure real estate and commercial development: enhance the value of State owned property, welcome new users.
- Invest: to work in conjunction with the State and the different partners to define needs, find means of funding and provide project management.
- Coordinate: to act as a mediator between the different partners i.e. airline companies, handling companies, Air Transport Police, Civil Aviation, Local Air Base Service.
Performance of Montpellier Mediterranee Airport PLC
More than 600 employees and public employees work in aeronautical activities on the airport platform. SA AMM employs 130 employees and achieved a turnover of € 27 million in 2017 for a traffic increase of 10.6% over 2016 (1,849,410 commercial passengers in 2017) .
In 2018, Montpellier Airport has 30 destinations in France, Europe and the Maghreb.
Location Montpellier, at the heart of the Mediterranean arc
Montpellier Méditerranée Airport is ideally located at the heart of the Mediterranean arc, midway between Provence and Catalonia, in the region of Occitanie.
An airport connected to a dense road network
Located in the municipality of Mauguio, at 7 km kilometres from Montpellier, the regional capital, in the centre of a metropolitan area of nearly 700,000 inhabitants, Montpellier Méditerranée Airport is connected to a dense road network serving a catchment area of more than 2,000,000 inhabitants, within 60 minutes by car.
> The first aircraft lands at Fréjorgues.
> Allied aircraft bombed the platform to destroy Nazi aircraft parked there.
> Opening of the first civil airport.
> The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Montpellier (CCIM) is granted temporary commercial management of the airport.
> Opening of the first Air Inter flights
> Authorization is granted to the CCIM for commercial use for 30 years.
> Concord tests.
> Airport attendance reaches one million passengers.
> A new passenger terminal is opened in 1990, which today covers over 14,000 m². Access to aircraft is now possible thanks to 2 entrance ramps and 3 gangways.
> Fréjorgues Airport becomes Montpellier Méditerranée Airport.
> The arrival of the Mediterranean TGV makes Montpellier less than 3h30 from Paris by train. This new competition impacts traffic mainly to Paris Orly.
> Arrival of the first low-cost airline Ryanair with the opening of two new routes to London Stansted and Frankfurt Hahn.
> The airport obtains ISO 9001 certification.
> ESMA is set up within the sphere of the platform (training school for careers in aviation).
> The airport is declared "airport of national interest" by decree. This government decision, taken in the context of changes in the laws on decentralization, grants the Montpellier platform the status of a private company with public capital. In addition, the concession is renewed, allowing the CCIM to continue developing the airport until 2008 as manager, with the signing of new tender specifications.
> The Air Littoral airline, for "People of the South", with headquarters in Montpellier as its hub airport, disappears in turn.
> The Noise Exposure Plan (PEB), allowing for the future development of traffic without exposing the population to noise pollution is approved by the Prefect of Hérault on February 15, 2007.
> Signing in October of the Environmental Code of Good Conduct by the aeronautical professions present at Montpellier Méditerranée airport. The air transport industry signatories agree to make an active contribution to the objectives of the Charter of Environmental Sound Quality.
> The Montpellier Méditerranée Airport CCIM concession becomes a limited company with a Management Board and a Supervisory Board, with a capital of 148,000 euros, on 23 June 2009. Montpellier Méditerranée Airport SA was born.
> Montpellier Méditerranée Airport reaches again the milestone of 1.3 million passengers.
> In December, the magnetic declination for France led to correcting the orientation of the runways to 12L/30R (previously 13L/31R).
> Opening of a new Departures flow (new security checkpoint, Duty Free reorganization, new departures lounge lay out).
> Montpellier Méditerranée Airport jumps over the 1 400 000 passengers mark.
> New record with 29 directs destinations from Aéroport Montpellier Méditerranée for the summer season.
> Traffic growth is intensifying to reach 1,679,000 passengers.
> The historic record dating back to the year 2000 is beaten. With 30 destinations operated by 16 companies, 1,849,410 passengers are handled by Montpellier Méditerranée Airport (a gain of 340,000 passengers in two years).
> Aviation activity is expected to remain at a historically high level (30 destinations for a target of 1,883,000 passengers), while the platform is undergoing transformation..: construction of an additional terminal building as an extension of the existing one; construction of a hotel complex under the Ibis Style and Ibis Budget banners (by the Arellia/Fontdeville group) and the first building dedicated to the tertiary sector (by the CFC company) at the entrance to the platform; requalification of the main access road; opening of the site, on the freight and logistics side, of the future distribution platform for Southern Europe for the sports equipment manufacturer Asics (by Nexity); opening on 1 April of the P6 100% Web car park.
Facts and Figures
Key figures 2017
- +10.7% growth in traffic Vs 2016
- 4th fastest growing French airport (over 1M pax category)
- 11th largest French airport (Paris Orly and Charles de Gaulle counted once)
- 19,500 commercial movements in 2017 (scheduled/charter passenger flights, freight flights)
- 82,000 non commercial movements (training/ private/ flying school/ flying club)
Values / Vision
This strategic plan, called "Destination 2020", has already produced significant initial results (a gain of 340,000 passengers during 2016 and 2017). An important investment phase was launched in 2018, including the construction of an additional terminal and the installation of a new device for the "security" handling of hold baggage. This capacity gain will enable the start of a new phase of strong growth in summer 2019.
Overall, Montpellier Méditerranée Airport seeks to cultivate the competitive advantages of its human scale, while constantly striving for performance for the benefit of its customers, its users and the surrounding area.
In terms of land development strategy, the main focus is on creating a large business park at the airport entrance and developing a logistics and freight zone of European scope. The business park, named Tarmac Avenue, will include the construction of several buildings dedicated to tertiary activities (the first will be put up in 2018, for delivery in the second half of 2019), adjacent to a new hotel complex built by the Arellia company (backed by the Fontdeville group) and whose operation under the Ibis Style and Ibis Budget banners will begin in early summer 2019.