30 JULY 2012
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France’s fourth busiest airport, Lyon, has officially opened its new Terminal 3.
The airport, which handled 8.4m passengers last year is a hub for Air France and also easyJet who, together with Vueling, are a major tenant for the new facility.
The 134,550sq ft (12,500m²) resource was unveiled by airport Chairman, Philippe Bernand, who said it “was designed to accommodate low-cost traffic and its characteristics”, adding that the terminal is “simple, but not cheap. We want to be a low-stress airport, not a low-cost airport”, he added.
Capable of handling up to 2.5m passengers per annum the new facility comprises 12 check-in desks, six security lanes and two baggage carousels in the arrivals hall. Six of the gates are for non-Schengen flights, for which passengers make their way through a further passport checkpoint in order to reach them.
Lyon Airport is directly connected by a footbridge to the airport station of the French rail network. www.lyonaeroports.com