Effective Performance & Environment

Welcome our passengers

With the future Terminal 1, the airport is doubling the current surface area of its terminals and will be able to handle 15 million passengers per year after 2020.

Focus on comfort and well-being

Throughout this project, Aéroports de Lyon has wanted to offer passengers an optimal level of service based on the best international standards.

The project also aims to propose a new quality of service for operators and airlines operating in this terminal.

Quality of service
a central part of the project


15 million passengers passenger capacity
after 2020

Doubling the size of the

70,000 m² of new

3 levels

Up to
16 m high

A functional and modular terminal

The future Terminal 1 is designed to be scalable and will be a flexible, modular platform with fully adaptable characteristics and the capacity to be developed in line with air transport industry developments.

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Handling of traffic within or outside the Schengen area according to needs

The future Terminal 1 will also handle Schengen and non-Schengen flights using a pre-bridge boarding system and specially designed disembarking circuits.

Parking of medium-haul carriers, widebody aircraft and very large aircraft

To ensure maximum flexibility, each of the 8 on-stand aircraft parking stations at T1 will either be able to accommodate one widebody carrier or two medium-haul carriers depending on traffic requirements. All types of aircraft can be catered for in the on-stand area and reached by airbridge: medium-haul carriers, widebody aircraft and even very large aircraft due to the two stations compatible with the A380.

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Handling of all types of connection flows

The terminal will be able to offer airlines connecting flight management solutions using dedicated equipment and optimised circuits to ensure a minimal connection time.

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Resource pooling

Conventional airline traffic and low-cost airline traffic will be handled in the same building. Some spaces will be divided by type of traffic, offering a "standard" or "simplified" level of service: for example, this will be the case for baggage delivery areas, and all boarding and disembarking spaces.

Other functions will be centralised and common to all passengers to optimise resources and operational efficiency. These include the public arrivals/departures hall, the security checkpoint, the waiting area and shops, the baggage handling system.

Operational performance in figures

Target resources for the future Terminal 1 and its boarding satellite:


Widebody stations

Widebody stations at Terminal 1: on-stand (boarding via airbridge) i.e. 4 additional stations in relation to the current situation.


Medium-haul aircraft

Medium-haul aircraft gates at the satellite: "staged contact" (boarding on foot) i.e. 4 additional stations.


Check-in desks

90 check-in desks: traditional style or automatic luggage check-ins.


Security lines

Up to 16 parallel security lines at the central security checkpoint.



16 airbridges: soit 10 nouvelles passerelles totalement vitrées, chauffées et climatisées.


Baggage carousels

11 baggage carousels: including 7 new carousels located in the new 4,500 m² baggage delivery areas.


Automatic baggage sorting system

1 automatic baggage sorting system, which will centrally process all baggage on departure for all T1 airlines.

Environment Objective: an HEQ®-certified terminal

Commit to a sustainable
development initiative

Aéroports de Lyon is committed to a Grenelle 2 environment plan which aims to be carbon neutral (excluding aircraft) and to improve the energy performance of its new and existing buildings.

Aéroports de Lyon wants the future Terminal 1 to be an exemplary project in terms of sustainable development, NF HEQ®-certified.

Taking environmental quality into account
globally and transversally

The future Terminal 1 develops the airport’s capacities in a contained area.
The end result is a perfectly optimised project in terms of economic and social plans, with a controlled environmental impact and low consumption of space.

In addition, Aéroports de Lyon decided to adopt a sustainable development initiative for the building with the aim of obtaining HEQ® (High Environmental Quality) certification.

The main challenges of this initiative are to control the impacts of the building on the external environment, to create a comfortable and safe environment for its users, and to preserve natural resources or optimise their use.

An HEQ®-certified project

So far, "Design phase" certification has been obtained.

The project will be effective in terms of energy management:

  • Energy simplicity through research into passive solutions, performance of the building enclosure, treatment of heat bridges, infiltrations (airlock), etc.
  • Reduction in energy consumption through the choice of high-performance equipment and systems, limitation of light consumption, etc.

The project will be effective in terms of water management:

  • Reduction in water consumption: limitation of domestic water requirements, water recovery strategy, etc.
  • Rainwater management: limitation of waterproofing, fight against chronic and accidental pollution, etc.

A certification in stages.
The HEQ® certification occurs in 3 stages:

  • Programme phase : obtained in November 2012
  • Design phase : obtained end of March 2015
  • Implementation phase : in 2018