Brest Lesquin Arrivals
Airport is located approximately 10.2km, or 6.4 miles north-east of Brest city centre, and is an important French airport for this region of the country. Many tourists arrive at this airport, as well as business professionals, and they are greeted by a well-equipped and modern airport facility with all amenities to meet their needs. The airport is officially known as the Brest Bretagne, with the code of BES, and mainly serves the nearby city of Brest, the communes of Guipavas and Gouesnou, and all other areas within the Finistère department of France. Brest flights are offered by several airline companies, from a variety of destinations, and passengers have the option of public transport from the airport.
From Lyon, Nice, Paris and Marseille, passengers can travel on Air France flights to Brest, and from Bordeaux and Lille, flights are offered from Chalair Aviation. EasyJet also serves the domestic destinations of Lyon and Paris-Charles de Gaulle, while Jetairfly arrives from Toulon and Ryanair offers flights from Marseille. Vueling offers charter flights from Barcelona, and seasonal flights by Flybe travel to Brest from UK destinations, such as Birmingham, Manchester and Southampton. Finist’air is another airline company present at the airport, and this airline flies from Quessant, an island just of the north-western coastline of France. Brest arrivals are mainly from these destinations, but other charter flights are available as well, at certain times of the year, from the Canary Islands, Crète, Italy, the Balearic Islands and several other locations.
Once passengers have disembarked from the airplane they will enter the new terminal of Brest Airport. This building was completed and opened for business in December 2007, and is capable of handling between 1.4 and 1.8 million passengers per annum. The airport currently handles around 900,000 passengers every year. The new terminal covers about 22,200 square metres of floor space, spread out over three levels, and in general, offers its passengers a much higher level of service and comfort than the original airport terminal. Some of its best features are an immense glass bay window that overlooks the airport activities on the runway, two foot bridges which will keep passengers dry from the boarding zone to their medium or larger sized airplane and a larger choice of facilities, including a business area and more retail and restaurant amenities. There are now also more parking spaces available at the airport.
For arriving passengers in particular, there is a travel agency and several car hire companies within the arrival area, and a tourist information office. Car hire companies include Avis, National, Europcar, Hertz, Alamo, Easycar and Auto Europa, and these companies all offer high quality vehicles at affordable rental rates. One of the best ways to explore this region of France is by motor vehicle, as it allows you to travel at your leisure, and with more privacy. Further facilities include cash machines, payphones, free Wi-Fi connections, a few shops and restaurants and a post box. There are also very sophisticated meeting rooms and offices available for the use of business passengers. Conferences of up to 120 people can be held at the airport. Brest Airport welcomes disabled passengers, with various facilities for their comfort, including suitable toilet facilities, ramps and elevators, and reserved parking spaces. Assistance can also be provided upon arrival by staff at the airport, and staff members of the applicable airline company. Additional assistance should be arranged with your airline company in advance of your flight to Brest.
Arriving passengers can leave the airport by public transport, in the form of buses, or can take a taxi to their next destination. Private transfers can also be arranged prior to arrival at the airport. There is no train station on the airport grounds, but the Bibus service takes passengers to the Brest railway station in the city centre, as well as to various other locations in the city, including the tourist information office. Bibus is the local bus service of the area of Brest, and offers nineteen regular routes. Buses depart from outside the old terminal building, which is about a five minute walk from the new terminal. Taxis are found in the taxi rank just outside the arrival area, and offer transport to all nearby destinations.
Passengers who have hired a car for transport will find an excellent road network surrounding Brest, and that a few main roads lead from the airport. The D167 and D67 are the airport’s main access roads, and both are linked to the N12. The N12 provides access to Brest city, as well as to many areas east of the airport, including Landivisiau, Morlaix, Guingamp, Saint-Brieuc, Lamballe and Rennes. Another road leading to Rennes is the N164, which is connected to the N165. The N165 can be taken from Brest, and leads south past Quimper, Lorient, Vannes and Nantes. Hotels found nearest to Brest are the Hotel Océania Brest Aéroport and the Premiere Classe Brest Gouesnou, while others a little further include the Le Continental, the Campanile Brest, the Best Western – Hotel Les Voyageurs and the Brit Hotel Le Kerhuon.
Further information can be obtained from the information desk at the airport, and live Brest arrival flights can be viewed online.
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