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Future Terminal 1

Find out about the project
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Delivery of phase A63,000 m²

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Strategic vision & purpose

The future Terminal 1 will cover a new surface area of 70,000m², equivalent to the surface area of all the other current terminals combined.

Designed to meet new passenger expectations, leaving enough space for shops and services to make the airport a real hub of activity, the airport will welcome all low-cost airlines and conventional airlines.

This new Terminal will be an extension to the existing Terminal 1, replacing the current metal-fabric section of Terminal 3, and will be connected to the boarding satellite via the underground gallery.

Designed to facilitate the movement of passengers and to allow direct flows due to its organisation, the future Terminal 1 will offer space and innovative equipment to provide passengers with all the services they require.

To contribute to the economic development and international influence of Lyon and its region, Aéroports de Lyon aims to eventually become the 2nd most popular airport in France and the main departure point for the whole of the south-east of France.

To achieve this aim, Lyon-Saint Exupéry must improve its quality of service and ensure that it is able to handle up to 15 million passengers after 2020.

Aéroports de Lyon's investment programme is designed to enable the infrastructures required for this development to be dimensioned and to take on board new passenger expectations and adapt to changes in the air transport market.

The creation of a future Terminal 1 as an extension to the existing terminal constitutes the flagship project of this investment programme.

The project in figures

The project phases


Concept - feasibility

Definition of requirements and pre-studies

Project choice

- Selection of the grouping
of designs-works
- Design studies

Work phase A

- Preparation of the site
- Building of the terminal
Completion: 53,000 m²
Total capacity: 13 million passengers / year

Work phase B

- Opening of new terminal
- Demolition of the old T3
- Connection between the new terminal and the current T1
Completion: 7,000 m²
Total capacity: 14 million passengers / year
After 2020

Work phase C

- Refitting of the current Terminal 1
23,000 m² refit
Total capacity: 15 million passengers / year
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