Nantes Atlantique (NTE) Airport
Nantes Atlantique NTE Airport Overview
The city of Nantes is located in the Loire Valley, noted for its Dukes of Brittany Castle, wineries, and nearby seaside resorts La Baule & Pornic.
NTE Airport is located in Bouguenais, 8 km southwest of the city of Nantes, accessible by the Nantes Ring Road (at Grand Lieu Gate) which connects to D723 & A83, as well as to N1665, N137, AA11 & N249. T
With a long runway, and yearly about 3.7M passengers, domestic and foreign airlines serve the airport with direct flights throughout Europe, with connections around the world. Seasonal charter flights are available to popular vacation destinations.
NOTE: European citizens traveling to France will again need to have either an identity card valid for foreign travel or a valid passport. ARRIVE EARLY - particularly during summer season - as security lanes can be long!
Nantes Airport has one passenger terminal.
Future Airport Developments: Since the current Airport cannot be extended due to its close proximity to the city, a new airport "Aeroport du Grand Ouest" (30 km northwest of Nantes, in Notre-Dame-des Landes, a small village) was planned - countered by local protesters (ongoing since 2012). The final Court ruling in July 2015 was in favor of the new airport - however, opponents still plan to challenge the Order, while farmers do not intend to give up their opposition. Meanwhile another massive anti-Airport rally was staged in October 2016 with about 20,000 participants. Should the new Airport be indeed completed, it would not happen before 2019/20.
Bouguenais, Lower Atlantic Region, F-44346
- Website for Nantes Atlantique: http://www.nantes.aeroport.fr/
- Phone: +33 24 084 9533