Bergerac Airport (EGC)
Bergerac Airport is officially known as the Bergerac Dordogne Périgord, or in French as the Aéroport de Bergerac Dordogne Périgord, and is recognised by its code of EGC. Another popular name is the Bergerac-Roumanière Airport, due to its nearby location to Roumanière. It is one of the smaller French airports that serve the mid-western regions of the country, and is located just three kilometres, or 1.6 miles south-southeast from the town of Bergerac. It is operated by the CCI de Dordogne, and is a public airport that serves a few hundred thousand passengers per annum.
The airport of Bergerac is situated in the Aquitaine region of France, and its location falls under the Dordogne department of the area, hence its name of the Dordogne Périgord. The main access road leading from Bergerac is the N21, which passes the facility on its northern and western sides. This road can also be referred to as the Av. Paul Painlevé, and passes Le Therme, La Mérille and Le Prince on its way to town. The D19 is another main road that passes on its eastern side. Bergerac Airport lies particularly nearby Le Penaud, Les Farguettes, Les Blanchiers, La Boule and Saint-Christophe, and is the main air gateway to the city of Bergerac. The city is found directly east of the larger city of Bordeaux, and north of Agen, to which the N21 provides access. Further south is Toulouse, and just north is Périgueux. Brive-la-Gaillarde also lies nearby, with Limoges to the north on the A20 Autoroute.
The majority of flights to Bergerac are from the United Kingdom, as over 80% of passengers arriving are from areas such as Southampton, Birmingham and London. The main airline companies that serve this small airport are Flybe, Ryanair, Jet2.com, Transavia.com and Twin Jet. Ryanair is one of the more popular airlines offering low-cost flights from London-Stansted throughout the year, and seasonal flights from Bristol, Brussels South-Charleroi, East Midlands and Liverpool. This airline company is often referred to as the ‘worlds favourite airline carrier’. Destinations of Flybe include Edinburgh, Exeter, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham and Southampton, of which only Southampton is available year-round. Jet2.com flies to Leeds/Bradford in the high season, and Twin Jet offers flights to Paris-Orly Airport. Transvania.com operates seasonal flights to and from Rotterdam.
The history of Bergerac Airport began way back in the very early 1900’s, with the first flight meeting held sometime in 1910. Around this time, flight meetings were held by the pioneers of aviation on the Piquecaillou marsh, just outside of Bergerac. In 1930, the Dordogne Aero Club came into existence, and in 1939, the small establishment was moved to its current site, nearby Roumanière. However, commercial air traffic was slow to increase, and it was only in the earlier 2000 years that the airport became a more significant presence. A few airline operators did begin their operations in 1978, but by 2002, traffic was still recorded at only 61,000 passengers per annum. Since 2002, several new destinations have been introduced, and passenger numbers were almost at 300,000 at the end of 2009.
2009 was also the year in which the location received several extensions to its existing terminal building, enabling it to be capable of handling up to 400,000 passengers per annum. The Aquitaine Region, the Conseil Général of the Dordogne, the town of Bergerac and the Dordogne Chamber financed this work. The airport consists of one terminal building, for all arrival and departure flights, of approximately 561 square metres, and has two runways, of which one is still grass. This smaller runway is only 700 metres in length, while the main runway measures 2205 metres in length, and is an asphalt runway equipped to handle aircraft of a medium size.
The facilities at Bergerac are not as extensive as those in larger destinations, but are nonetheless adequate for its size. There is a restaurant and a multi-service store, as well as a cash point for minor banking transactions. A couple of travel agencies and car hire companies are found here as well. The terminal is equipped for disabled passengers, with fourteen dedicated car parking spaces, a wheelchair access ramp, adapted toilet facilities and an escorting service. Wheelchairs can also be provided upon request, and passengers can arrange further assistance from their airline companies. Passengers travelling with infants will find a changing area as well.
In recent years, the Chambers of Commerce of five airports in the Mid-west region of France decided to join forces, and included the Chambers of Commerce of the Dordogne, in operation of the Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport. This partnership, besides Bergerac, includes the airports of Angouleme, Brive, Limoges and Poitiers, and enables the development of the regions for commercial customers and allows the airports to save money and share their experiences in service quality and operational safety.
Further details regarding the airport information is available from the staff, by contacting the following telephone number: +33 05 53 22 25 25.
EGC is the 3 letter AATA code for airport. Bergerac Airport is officially named Roumanieres To help you in your arrival or departure you can enter the following GPS details – 44.83333, 0.51667 into your Smartphone or in-car GPS system to help you get directions from Roumanieres.
Below is a sample of routes flight times and Airlines that fly from Roumanieres.
|Perigueux (PGX)||10||47 Km (29 Miles)|
|Eastleigh near Southampton (SOU)||8||694 Km (431 Miles)|
|London Stansted (STN)||7||784 Km (487 Miles)|
|Exeter (EXT)||4||719 Km (446 Miles)|
|Birmingham (BHX)||4||863 Km (536 Miles)|
|Bristol (BRS)||3||767 Km (476 Miles)|
|Rotterdam (RTM)||3||843 Km (524 Miles)|
|Liverpool (LPL)||3||976 Km (607 Miles)|
|Brussels Charleroi Brussels South (CRL)||2||691 Km (430 Miles)|
|Edinburgh (EDI)||1||1,266 Km (786 Miles)|
FlyBE, Ryanair and Twin Jet are the busiest airlines companies that fly from Bergerac and cover the majority of the destinations The busiest which is FlyBE covers a total of 18 flights per week and goes to 5 destinations. FlyBE covers 38% of all outbound traffic movements out of Roumanieres. FlyBE airline offers flights to Southampton Airport, Exeter, Birmingham International and Edinburgh among others.
You can see below a selection of nonstop flights covered from Bergerac Airport with approximate times
|Airliner||Destination||Flight Time (Est)|
|FlyBE||Eastleigh near Southampton (SOU)||1 Hour 38 Minutes|
|FlyBE||Exeter (EXT)||1 Hour 39 Minutes|
|FlyBE||Birmingham (BHX)||1 Hour 50 Minutes|
|FlyBE||Edinburgh (EDI)||2 Hours 18 Minutes|
When arriving in the airport you may want to rent a car and you can find a selection of the major car hire companies in the Arrivals hall or nearby. Please be sure to bring a valid driving license if you intend to hire a vehicle. For your FREE Bergerac Car Hire quote please follow the link.
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