A modernised, redesigned “billi” terminal that continues to offer attractive fares.

“billi” is being modernised, while remaining true to the business model that has succeeded in attracting travellers thanks to its low-cost offering.

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Since going into service in 2010, “billi”, France’s first new-build terminal devoted to low-cost airlines, has met with continual success, attracting both passengers and airline companies. To ensure flights and passengers are welcomed in the best possible conditions, the Airport Management Company has decided to give the terminal a complete overhaul with a whole new construction project. The perfectly controlled investment budget is being devoted to the terminal’s operational performance, while maintaining an advantageous business model which is attractive to airlines and passengers alike.

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It is expected that in 2023, nearly two thirds of all travellers at Bordeaux Airport will be arriving or departing on low-cost flights.
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For departing travellers, the security zone was totally reorganised and upgraded in 2018.
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From 2019, the extension of the check-in area will make it possible to install a fully automated airside system for the handling of hold luggage, just behind a plot of grapevines.
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In 2021, the new high-capacity billi terminal will be capable of processing ten stopover aircraft simultaneously.

THE PROJECT

 

|2018

. New layout and upgrade for security checkpoints

. 50% capacity increase at departure checkpoints

 

|2019

. Extension of the check-in zone and new toilet blocks

. Construction of a building to house the new hold-luggage handling system

. Automation of the entire luggage handling process

. Installation of “Self Bag Drop” luggage drop-off stations

 

|2020 - 2021

. 22,500 m² of renovated or reclassified taxiways, runways and aircraft parking facilities in the “Delta” and “Fox” areas

. Creation of new departure lounges and new terminal layout

. Installation of “Parafe” biometric recognition systems

. +5,000 m² of passenger areas

 

INVESTMENT

€18 million

 

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE

2021

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