About VINCI Airports

VINCI Airports, one of the four main international players in the airport sector, develops and operates 46 airports in France, Portugal (including the Lisbon hub), United Kingdom, Sweden, Serbia, Cambodia, Japan, the United States, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Chile and Brazil.  Served by nearly 250 airlines, the VINCI Airports hub network welcomed 240 million passengers in 2018 (192.5million passengers before integration of London Gatwick*)

Thanks to its expertise as a global integrator and the commitmen, VINCI Airports develops, finances, builds and operates airports by contributing its investment capacity, its international network and its know-how in optimising the management and performance of existing platforms, expansion projects or the complete construction of airport infrastructure.

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VINCI Airports, l’un des cinq principaux acteurs internationaux du secteur aéroportuaire, assure le développement et l’exploitation de 46 aéroports en France, au Portugal (dont le hub de Lisbonne), au Royaume-Uni, en Suède, en Serbie, au Cambodge, au Japon, aux États-Unis, en République dominicaine, au Costa Rica, au Chili et au Brésil. Desservi par près de 250 compagnies aériennes, le réseau des plates-formes VINCI Airports a accueilli 240 millions de passagers en 2018 (195,2 millions de passagers *).

Grâce à son expertise d’intégrateur global, VINCI Airports développe, finance, construit et exploite des aéroports en apportant sa capacité d’investissement, son réseau international et son savoir-faire dans l’optimisation de la gestion et de la performance de plates-formes existantes, de projets d'extension ou de construction complète d’infrastructure aéroportuaire.

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* On December 27, 2018, VINCI Airports signed an agreement to acquire 50.01% of London Gatwick Airport. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2019.



Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport


Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport, the leading tool for developing economic and tourist attractiveness, is the gateway to the Auvergne region and its many tourist attractions. 

Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport has been managed by the VINCI Airports group since 2008. This delegated management contract is part of the process of decentralising the management of French regional airports. It includes the operation, maintenance and upkeep of the airport platform: terminal building, runways and equipment as well as commercial facilities. 



Since 2007, Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport has been owned by a Syndicat Mixte composed of: 

Auvergne Regional Council 40%, Clermont Communauté 32%, Puy-de-Dôme General Council 28%.


A little history :

  • 1916: Construction of the world's first solid runway
  • 1920: Creation of the Aéro-club d'Auvergne
  • 1929: First commercial link Geneva / Lyon / Clermont / Bordeaux
  • 1937: Construction of the first 200 m² terminal building, thanks to the collaboration of the Aéro-club d'Auvergne and local authorities
  • 1939: Establishment of the Aeronautics Industrial Workshop
  • 1949: First seasonal flight to Algeria, operated until 1962 by Air Algérie and Air France
  • 1961: Creation of the new airline Air Inter and its first line: Paris / Clermont-Ferrand / Nice
  • 1973: Construction of the current terminal building
  • 1975: Extension of the runway to 3,015 m.
  • 1976: Commissioning of the All-Weather Landing System (ILS cat. III)
  • 1992: Modernization and expansion of the terminal building Establishment of Regional Airlines
  • 1995: Start of the Clermont-Ferrand hub (connecting platform)
  • 1998: Construction of a cargo car park
  • 1999/2000: Expansion of aircraft parking lots, construction of 2 taxiways and a transfer terminal. Installation of two access gateways for wide-body aircraft Purchase of Regional Airlines by Air France: Regional Airlines becomes Regional European Airline, an Air France subsidiary
  • June 2000: Inauguration and opening of the pier (satellite)
  • July 2002: Installation of 6 moving walks in the satellite gallery
  • 2004: Inauguration of the South Aeronautical Industrial Zone
  • December 2004: Creation of the soundproofed fixed point zone dedicated to engine tests
  • 21 Feb. 2006: Inauguration of the new SSLIA building: Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Service
  • March 2006: Establishment of the saddlery company TECHNO LOGISTICS on the airport platform
  • July 2006: Creation of AIRSET, the first window for aeronautical assets
  • July 2007: Rehabilitation of the car park collection system
  • January 2008: The Syndicat mixte de l'Aéroport Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne (40% of which is composed of the Auvergne Regional Council, 32% of which is composed of Clermont Communauté and 28% of the Puy-de-Dôme General Council), the new owner of Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport, has awarded the operation of the airport to the private consortium formed equally by VINCI Airports and Keolis Airport, already partners in the operations of Grenoble and Chambéry 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 the South Industrial Zone of a REGIONAL MAINTENANCE hangar of 6,500m².
  • November 30, 2008: Launch of the website
  • January 2013: Redesign of the airport website interface and new domain name:
  • January 2014: the airport has surpassed the symbolic milestone of 400,000 passengers
  • 2015: Renewal of the public service delegation contract with VINCI Airports for a 12-year period.
  • January 2016: Commissioning of the Business Terminal.
  • June 2016: Centenary of the first permanent runway in the world.
  • 2017: Opening of the Clermont-Ferrand Marrakech line with TUI
  • 2018: Opening of the Olbia and Malaga lines with TUI
  • October 2018: New responsive website
  • April 2019: Opening new seasonal line Clermont / Lisbon


Centenary film of the first hard track: 




Assessment of Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne airport


The year 2018 was marked by very good traffic results. 

The total number of commercial passengers who frequented the Clermont-Auvergne airport in 2018 amounted to 430 958, an increase of 8.7% vs. 2017.

The renewal of seasonal routes on Figari, Ajaccio, Bastia and Nice allows us to offer a wide choice of destinations from Clermont-Ferrand.

In addition, the continuation of the partnership with the airline Ryanair allows to renew the lines towards London, Porto and to promote a new seasonal regular line: Lisbon. Tour operator TUI also offers a new holiday destination from May, Palermo (Sicily). These air services, enrich the already existing offer from Clermont-Ferrand.

With a predominantly business customer profile, Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport offers 8 daily flights to Paris, a regular service to 3 international hubs (Paris CDG, Orly and Amsterdam), indirectly providing more than 230 daily destinations. 

Citizen engagement

VINCI Airports is aware of the importance of its role in dialogue with all stakeholders so that they can be involved and express themselves

The VINCI Foundation for the City provides human and financial support to act against all forms of exclusion.
VINCI Airports is a long-standing partner of Artisans d'Angkor, which offers professional integration opportunities to disadvantaged populations in the Siem Reap region. 
In 2011, VINCI Airports signed a five-year agreement to support a major excavation programme at Siem Reap airport, near the Angkor temples.