Strasbourg Airport is a French airport of reasonable size, currently with around a million passengers per annum. In French it is referred to as the Aéroport de Strasbourg, and it can also be known as the Entzheim Airport, due to its location. The airport has been allocated the IATA code of SXB as well. Strasbourg Departures are offered by several airline companies, and flights from the airport leave for a wide variety of destinations. The airport is international, well equipped for its departing passengers and there are a few choices of ground transport available.
One of the main airline companies offering flights from Strasbourg is Air France, as well as Air France operated by Brit Air and by Régional. Air France flies to the local destinations of Lyon, Nantes, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly, Bordeaux, Lille, Marseille and Toulouse, and may also offer seasonal flights to Montpellier. Additional destinations by this airline company include Figari, Ajaccio, Bastia and Venice. Brussels Airlines departs for Brussels, Iberia has flights to Madrid and Vueling serves the destination of Barcelona, in Spain. Further airline carriers at the airport include Aigle Azur, Czech Airlines, Royal Air Maroc and Tunisair, and their flights head for Casablanca, Prague, Algiers, Tunis and Dierba. Holiday flights with charter airline companies may also be available.
Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France, and is located in the eastern Alsace region of the country, nearby the border between France and Germany. From Strasbourg, the airport is just a fifteen to twenty minute drive, as it is about ten kilometres from the city centre. The A35 is used as a main access road from the city, or the D392 can be used as an alternative route. The airport road is the D221. South of the airport are areas such as Mulhouse, Colmar and Sélestat, and from this direction motorists will travel the A35 or the N83, while from the west, the A352, the N4 and the A4 are roads used from places such as Sarrebourg, Nancy and Metz. The E35 is one of the main roads in Germany nearby Strasbourg Airport, and it follows the border between the countries. Strasbourg can easily be reached from German cities such as Kehl, Offenburg, Baden-Baden, Rastatt and Karlsruhe.
Departing passengers in their own vehicles have a choice of five parking lots at the airport. P1 is for short-term parking, P2, P3 and P5 are for medium to long-term parking and P4 is only for use by passengers on charter flight departures. They are all paid parking areas, but the first fifteen minutes in P1 is free of charge. Passengers can also reach the airport by bus, taxi or train. Trains run from the Strasbourg Train Station to the Entzheim Station at the airport every nine minutes, and buses provide transport from the Baggersee Tram Station. Taxis are available from all nearby locations, and should not be too expensive from the city centre.
Passengers on Strasbourg Airport departures will find the check-in area in a two-level, single terminal building. It is a large building of 21,000 square metres, and adequate in size for the number of passengers which pass through it on a yearly basis. Traffic at the airport has fallen in recent years, due to the implementation of the new TGV train service at the Strasbourg Train Station. However, over a million passengers a year still use Strasbourg. Facilities of the airport are extensive, and include VIP lounges on the ground floor and first floor of the departure area, and each equipped with sofas, armchairs and high desks with computer connections. There is also a Business Centre in the arrivals area on the first floor, with meeting rooms for hire. Free WiFi connections are available, as well as cash dispensers, a children’s merry-go-round, an automatic photo booth and a photocopier. The Bistrot de Chef is a restaurant offering a full menu, and the Destination Café has a large selection of drinks, beers, wines, pastries and snacks. A few airport shops are available as well, including a duty-free shop in the national boarding area, selling perfumes, cosmetics and travel accessories.
For national departure flights, passengers should arrive twenty to thirty minutes before the flight time, and for international flights, at least half an hour prior to departure. Recommended times of arrival and other information can be found on your airline ticket. Passengers with reduced mobility challenges are welcomed at Strasbourg Airport, as the terminal is equipped with various facilities to ensure their comfort. Passengers in need of assistance at the airport with departure proceedings should contact their airline company at least forty-eight hours prior to their flight, and will be greeted at a special PRM meeting point in the public area of the terminal. Persons in need of assistance should be at the check-in desk at least an hour before departure, or at the PRM meeting point at least two hours before the plane is due for take-off. The sales counters and check-in counters at the airport are lowered, and therefore accessible to persons in wheelchairs.
Passengers are recommended to pack as much of their belongings as possible in checked baggage, and to not exceed the maximum weight and size requirements for baggage as determined by their airline company. In general, checked baggage should weigh no more than 20kg if travelling in economy, 30kg for business class passengers and 15kg on charter flights. Pack all sharp or blunt objects which could be conceived as a weapon, such as scissors, nail files, pocket knives etc, in hold luggage, and keep in mind that all liquid substances will need to be inspected by security officials. Your total liquid quantity in hand luggage should not be more than a litre, and each substance not more than 100ml. The items will also need to be placed in a re-sealable and transparent plastic bag, often obtainable from vending machines or at the check-in counters of the airport. The liquid regulations do not apply to baby foods, prescription medicines and any liquids in checked baggage. Hand luggage should not exceed 10kg.
Contact the airport or your airline company for further information regarding Strasbourg departure flights. Live departure schedules are found online as well. The airport can be reached at the following telephone number: +33 (0)3 88646767.
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