Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport, a major driver in economic development and tourism, is the gateway to the Auvergne region and its many attractions.

Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne airport has been managed since 2008 by the VINCI Airports group. This management contract was signed within the framework of decentralised management of French regional airports. It includes the operation, running and maintenance of the airport platform: terminal, runways and facilities as well as commercial sites.

Since 2007, Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne airport is the property of a joint association composed of:
Regional Council of Auvergne 40%, 32% Clermont Communauté, the General Council of Puy-de-Dôme 38%.

About Vinci Airports

VINCI Airports, a top 5 global player in the international airport sector, manages the development and operations of 35 airports: 13 in France, 10 in Portugal (including the hub of Lisbon), 3 in Cambodia, 2 in Japan, 6 in Dominican Republic and Santiago airport in Chile.

Served by more than 170 airlines, VINCI Airports’ network handles more than 130 million passengers annually.

Through its expertise as a comprehensive integrator and the professionalism of its 10,600 employees, VINCI Airports develops, finances, builds and operates airports, leveraging its investment capability, international network and know-how, to optimize management and performance of existing airport infrastructure, facility extensions and new construction.

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Balance Sheet

2013 showed very good results since airport traffic exceeded the symbolic threshold of 400,000 passengers. The renewal of the Figari and Ajaccio seasonal lines and the opening of the new service to Bastia allow us to offer a wide choice of destinations from Clermont.
Low-cost flights represented 8% of traffic in 2013 and no fewer than 3 destinations are offered throughout the summer: Brussels-Charleroi, Porto and Southampton, which in particular offers access to London in under 3 hours.

Some history

  • 1916: Construction of the first tarmacked runway in Europe
  • 1920: Creation of the Auvergne Aéro-Club
  • 1929: First commercial flight Geneva / Lyon / Clermont / Bordeaux
  • 1937: Construction of the first terminal covering 200 sqm, with the cooperation of the Auvergne Aéro-Club and local authorities
  • 1939: Construction of the Atelier Industriel de l'Aéronautique
  • 1949: First seasonal link with Algeria, operated until 1962 by Air Algérie and Air France
  • 1961: Creation of the new Air Inter airline and its first line: Paris / Clermont-Ferrand / Nice
  • 1973: Construction of the current terminal
  • 1975: Extension of the runway to 3,015 m.
  • 1976: Commissioning of the All-Weather Landing System (ILS Cat III.)
  • 1992: Modernisation and expansion of the terminal. Installation of Regional Airlines
  • 1995: Start of the Clermont hub (connecting platform)
  • 1998: Construction of a freight park
  • 1999/2000: Expansion of aircraft parking, construction of two taxiways and a connecting flight terminal. Installation of two gateways for large aircraft. Takeover of Regional Airlines by Air France: Regional Airlines became Regional Compagnie Aérienne Européenne, a subsidiary of Air France
  • June 2000: Inauguration and opening of the pier (satellite)
  • July 2002: Installation of 6 moving walkways in the gallery of the satellite
  • 24 September 2004: Inauguration of the Zone Industrielle Aéronautique Sud
  • December 2004: Creation of the soundproof fixed point area dedicated to engine testing
  • 21 February 2006: Inauguration of the new SSLIA building: Service de Sauvetage et de Lutte contre les Incendies d'Aéronefs (Aircraft fire rescue service)
  • March 2006: The TECHNO LOGISTIQUE seat production company located on the airport platform
  • July 2006: Creation of the AIRSET company, a leading aeronautics assets company
  • July 2007: Renovation of the car park payment system
  • January 2008: The Joint Union of Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport (40% Auvergne regional council, 32% Clermont Communauté and 28% General Council of Puy-de-Dôme), the new owner of Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport, assigned the operation of the airport to a private consortium made up in equal numbers of VINCI Airports and Keolis Airport, already partners in the operation of Grenoble and Chambery airports. Creation of the Société d'Exploitation de l'Aéroport de Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne.
  •  July 2008: Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment in Zone Industrielle Sud of a REGIONAL MAINTENANCE hangar covering 6,500m².
  • 30 November 2008: Launch of the website:
  • January 2013: Makeover of the airport website's interface and new domain name:
  • January 2014 : airport traffic exceeded the symbolic threshold of 400,000 passengers in 2013.
  • January 2015 : Opening of Business Terminal
  • June 2016 : Century of Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne
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