Marseille Provence Airport MRS
- also referred to as 'AMP' is a major gateway to the south of France, its provinces and the greater area of Marseille, France's second-largest city with a 2,600 year history, located directly on the Gulf of Lyon, which is winding 57 km along the Mediterranean coast.
AMP is located outside of Marignane, in the southern Provence, France, and a 25 km, or a 20-minute drive, from either Marseille or Aix-en-Provence (the city of 1,000 fountains)l. If you drive to the airport from Lyon take A7 to the N113 airport exit; if you come from Nice take A8 to Aix-en-Provence and the airport exit to D9.
With two runways and over 8 million passengers a year (the bulk of which arrive/depart during the summer season), Marseille Provence Airport is served by many domestic and international, low-fare and charter airlines, offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
While most flights are within Europe and North Africa, long-haul flights for 2016 are scheduled to Montreal, Punta Cana, Dakar, Tananarive & St. Denis de la Reunion.
On-Airport hotels at Marseille Provence Airport include the Sofitel, Best Western, Novotel, Ibis, Louisiana & Etap Economy Class hotels.
Marseille-Provence Airport has two terminals Main Terminal 'mp1' and low-cost-carrier Terminal 'mp2'.
NOTE: European citizens traveling to France
will need to have either an identity card valid for foreign travel or a valid passport.
Present and future Airport developments:
Marseille Airport is currently undertaking its 'CAP 2025' project - including
reorganizing all entry points into the Airport, all roads within it, and to return the esplanade back to pedestrians. Customer satisfaction is given priority, and quarterly field surveys based on the ACI Service Quality Standards were conducted with 500 travelers. The cornerstone of the Airport transformation will be a new 15,500 sq.meter main concourse to better accommodate a growing number of passengers.
- Ongoing reconfiguration of Terminal mp1 of the Airport network is to be completed by 2017- offering a more spacious and landscaped forecourt, with improved access to carparks, with direct access parking; new bus station and better acces to rental cars.
Work starts thereafter on creating a 'Terminal Center' between Halls 1 & 3-4 of Terminal mp1, and construction of a new international departure area which will support long-haul aircraft.
- Terminal mp2's expansansion is to accommodate additional aricraft, have two boarding lounges and new baggage claim area, while a new boarding jetty with 20,000 sq.meters, will serve long-haul, wide-bodied aircraft and offer greater aircraft processing flexibility.
- By 2020, the expanded Airport is expected to accommodate 10M passenges annually. New boarding, waiting and arrivals areas will facilitate traffic flows, providing high-level comfort & services for all all passenger categories. The main concourse will be linked to current terminals 1 & 3, featuring a large area promoting the Provence.