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Fly with Private Jet to Marseilles Provence Airport

As southern France’s most important economic hub and the gateway to the beautiful countryside of Provence, Marseilles is a popular destination for private jet passengers. From Marseilles, flights to other French cities are available. Owing to its size and popularity, Marseilles is well connected both to the rest of France and the rest of the world via air travel. Consequently, private passengers can expect world-class service at Marseilles Airport.

Aviation in Provence: The History of Marseilles Airport (MRS)

Marseilles Provence Airport was built in 1922 and is located just two kilometres from the village of Marignane. Plans to build the airport directly on the outskirts of the city had previously been rejected. Ultimately though, the city planners were proven right, as the city expanded and the airport required more space to serve growing demand. The 130-hectare field outside Marignane was repeatedly expanded in order to cope with the growing volume of passengers. The first commercial flights from Marseilles Provence Airport flew to nearby Marseilles Toulouse. By the end of the 1920s, the cities of Lyon, Paris, Berlin, and Algiers were added as possible destinations for travellers.

During the Second World War, the German Air Force used Marseilles Provence Airport and came close to destroying it entirely in their retreat from French soil in 1944. It was not until 1961 that commercial air travel resumed at Marseilles MRS Airport. For the reopening of the airport, famed architect Fernand Pouillon was commissioned to build a new terminal. This terminal served capacity for several decades until two new terminals were built between 1992 and 1998 in a major effort to expand and redesign the airport.

Marseilles Airport Location

Marseilles Provence Airport is located 27 kilometres northwest of the city centre and is well connected by motorway and public transport.

Distances from Marseilles Airport to:

  • EuroMéditerranée business centre: approx. 22 kilometres by car
  • Vieux Port: approx. 24 kilometres by car
  • Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations: approx. 24 kilometres by car
  • Notre-Dame de la Garde: approx. 27 kilometres by car

Private Jet Charter in Marseilles

Book a charter flight to Marseilles MRS and fly whenever suits you and your schedule. Whether flying to or from Marseilles, JetApp offers a maximum of comfort and a minimum of hassle. The following destinations are the most popular connections for flights to and from Marseilles:

Marseilles Airport is an excellent starting point for any onward travel around the Mediterranean. Corsica can be reached in less than an hour via the island’s two airports; Ajacco and Bastia. From there you can easily explore the natural beauty and beaches of this underappreciated Mediterranean island. The economic centre of Corsica is not far from Bastia airport. Similarly, a charter flight from Marseilles Provence to Lyon, the third largest city in France, takes about 50 minutes. Lyon Airport is just a few minutes away from the city's business district. Geneva, the second largest financial centre in Switzerland and the seat of major international organizations, can be reached in just one hour by private jet from Marseilles.

The runways of Marseilles Airport are suitable for both short-haul jets and wide-body aircraft.

Runway Length and width Surface
13R/31L 2.370 m x 45 m Asphalt
13L/31R 3.500 m x 45 m Asphalt

Book a Charter Flight to Marseilles and Enjoy Superb Service

Located on the bay of Étang de Berre, Marseilles is the main hub of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Marseilles MRA is the second largest cargo airport in France and has the fifth highest volume of passengers per year.

Terminal 1 is used to handle international flights to and from Marseilles, whilst Terminals 3 and 4 are used exclusively for domestic connections.

Aviapartner Executive Terminal is dedicated solely to the needs of business and private jet passengers. A VIP area with comfortable private lounges is available, as well as conference and meeting rooms. The airport’s business centre boasts 15 conference rooms with capacity for 250 persons, as well as several well equipped office rooms. In addition, business flyers can request a reception service for themselves and their business partners. Throughout any stopover, airport staff are there to assist VIP passengers. From arranging a limousine shuttle from the runway to the terminal to serving high-quality cuisine, the staff at Marseilles Airport are on hand to serve all your needs. The Executive Terminal includes the following services:

  • Comfortable lounge area
  • Concierge service
  • Wi-Fi
  • Flat screen TV with international satellite channels

Two hotels are located in the airport itself, while other upscale accommodations are located within the airport’s immediate vicinity.

Transfers from Marseilles Provence Airport

Marseilles Airport is 27 kilometres northwest of the city centre. The motorway will take you to Marseilles within 20 minutes after your flight. Several car rentals and a limousine service are available at the airport.

Private Jet to Marseilles Provence Airport: Metropolis on the Mediterranean

Within the framework of the Euroméditerranée infrastructure project, a number of new office complexes have been built in Marseilles in recent years. New buildings and the renewal of the former warehouse and administrative buildings of the Marseilles harbour have transformed the area between Place de la Joliette and Saint Charles train station into a modern booming business district. This hub has increased Marseilles’ appeal as a centre of business and strengthened the city’s position in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

As the oldest city in France, Marseilles has a rich cultural heritage. The old harbour, the colossal Saint-Jean Fortress and the Palais du Pharo bear witness to Marseilles’ long and varied history. The inviting narrow streets of the old Panier district as well as the luxury shopping area around the Old Harbour are wonderful spots for the modern flâneur. Marseilles was awarded European Capital of Culture in 2013, and as such the city is home to a wealth of museums and galleries. For those of an outdoors inclination, the beaches of Marseilles Bay as well as the Frioul Islands, a few kilometres away, are ideal for bathing, swimming, and other water sports. Also worth a visit is the former fishing village of L'Estaque, which was the subject of numerous paintings by Modernist artists such as Paul Cézanne and Georges Braque.

Marseilles is the gateway to the beautiful Provence countryside. The national park Calanque starts right on the outskirts of the coastal city. Nearby Cassis is a picturesque fishing port, with striking views of the Cap Canaille headland. Above the village is a castle that has been converted into luxury holiday apartments for those looking for a special getaway. Last but not least, Marseilles Airport is also a short distance from Aix-en-Provence, Montpellier, and Saint Tropez.

Airport Facts

  • Airport code: LFML / MRS
  • Surface area: 646 ha
  • Altitude: 23 m (75 ft) above MSL
  • Passengers per year: 90,708 (2016)
  • Aircraft types: all common aircraft and weight classes
  • Runway operating hours: 24/7
  • Runways: 2 (2,370 m; 3,500 m)

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