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  • Présentation du programme des journées Roland Garros

    Le président de la S.A. Aéroport de La Réunion Roland Garros, Guillaume BRANLAT a présenté ce matin le programme des Journées Roland Garros organisées du 12 septembre au 14 octobre 2018  dans le cadre de la commémoration du centenaire de la disparition de l’aviateur réunionnais Roland Garros, héros de la Grande  guerre et pionnier de l’aviation française. Une ouverture... 14 septembre Read more

  • Roland Garros Airport welcome the Airbus A380

    The Airbus A380 chartered by Air Austral Airline was greeted in Reunion Island Airport Roland Garros with a great water salute on 25 August.

    Until 15 September, 10 flights are scheduled by Air Austral with this A380 between Reunion Island and Paris .

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  • An airport for 3.2 million passengers and a magnificent showcase for Reunion Island

    A major part of the local infrastructure that works to make its territory more attractive, La Réunion Roland Garros Airport revealed the “Terminal 2022” project on Thursday 28 June. An innovative design and a strong sense of place identity are planned for this new terminal, which will be bioclimatic and offer views of the island’s superb mountains.  The new terminal is a flagship project in... 28 juin Read more

  • The first plane

    The aviator Marcel Goulette accomplished the first air link between metropolitan France and Reunion Island on 26th November 1929. His Farman landed in a field in the hamlet of Gillot, especially prepared for the occasion. From 1933, the site was used by the Roland Garros flying club.

  • The first runway

    After the Second World War, flights to and from the island became more organised. The Gillot land became Reunion Island’s airport and a 1 870 m asphalt runway was built.

  • The first terminal

    The first terminal was built near the sea, in the outskirts of the Maperine quarter.

  • The Chamber of Commerce airport operator

    The government entrusted the running of the airport to the island’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Air traffic developed between metropolitan France and Reunion Island, via Madagascar.

  • The first Boeing

    The runway was extended to 2 670 m to allow the landing of four-engined aircraft. The first Air France B 707 landed at Gillot, whose terminal was expanded.

  • New terminal

    The airport facilities were moved to the south of the runway. The current terminal was built, as well as a cargo terminal and a complex of technical buildings.

  • Creation of Air Austral

    The Reunion Island company offered medium-haul flights over the Indian Ocean, as well as long-haul flights to metropolitan France from 2003.

  • Creation of Réunion Air Assistance

    The airport ground services company works with all the airline companies and supplements the services offered by Air France.

  • The long runway

    A second runway was created. 3 200 m long, it allowed aircraft to take off fully loaded and to fly non-stop to metropolitan France. For its inauguration, on 26th November, the terminal was renamed “Aéroport de Reunion Island Roland Garros” in tribute to the pioneering aviator who was born on Reunion Island.

  • New cargo terminal

    A new cargo terminal was built on the eastern section of the airport.

  • Asia non-stop

    Creation of a regular flight between Reunion Island and Asia (Bangkok) operated by Air Austral, firstly through a code sharing agreement with Air Madagascar then under its own brand from 2011.

  • The A 380

    An Airbus A 380 landed at Reunion Island Roland Garros Airport on 11th November 2009 on a test flight.

  • The S.A. Aéroport de Reunion Island

    Reunion Island Roland Garros Airport concession was transferred to an airport company made up of the State, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and local authorities. For the first time the airport exceeded the threshold of two million passengers in 2011. Its activity has been growing regularly since the end of the 1980s with the development of competition on the metropolitan France-Reunion Island route, the main component of the traffic.

  • New visual identity

    Creation and launch of the new visual identity for Reunion Island Roland Garros Airport

  • Runways and taxiways

    Work began to reinforce and expand runways and taxiways

  • The passenger Terminal eastern extension

    Start of work on the passenger terminal eastern extension

  • Runway and taxiway

    Final completion of runway and taxiway reinforcement and shoulder broadening works

  • Power plant construction

    New backup power plant construction works started west of the airport

  • Certification

    Airport Company ISO 14001 (Environnement Management) ans ISO 50001 (Energy Management) certified. ISO 9001 certification renewed and extensed to the Freight Terminal

  • Opening of the passenger Terminal eastern

    Opening of the passenger Terminal eastern extension and delivery of the phase I of the program of investments 2001-2015