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Upcoming opening of the Future Terminal 1

The new Terminal 1 will open in stages this coming spring. Initially, it will serve passengers of low-cost flights operated by easyJet, Transavia, Airarabia and Pegasus.

WHY IS THE TERMINAL OPENING IN STAGES?

Entry into service has been organised in several stages between 2017 and 2018, to allow construction to continue while maintaining optimal service and passenger flow.

WHAT TO EXPECT OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS?


IN MARCH 2017

Incoming Terminal 3 passengers (from easyJet, Transavia, Airarabia, and Pegasus flights) will arrive at the new terminal. However, departures will continue to be from Terminal 3 as usual.
Our tip: -> follow the “T3” signs in place in the airport

ACCESS & TRANSPORT
If you are a passenger of easyJet, Transavia, Airarabia or Pegasus:

Arriving at the airport:

  • Is someone dropping you off? Use the Terminal 1 quick parking area (10 minutes free parking) a short walk from Terminal 3 (5 minutes).
  • By Shuttle/Bus: the bus station is at Terminal 1, a short walk from T3 (around 5 minutes).
  • By Rhônexpress/TGV: Terminal 3 is a short walk (around 10 minutes) from the rail station. Follow the signs.
  • By car: park at one of the airport parking facilities.
    Our tip: book your parking place in advance at store.lyonaeroports.com. You save money and time when you arrive at the airport!

Leaving the airport: follow the signs to the various modes of transportation:

  • Is someone picking you up? Arrange to meet on the new forecourt (follow signs to “dépose rapide T3” [“T3 drop-off"] or “parking minute T3” [“T3 quick parking”])
  • By Shuttle/Bus: the bus station is at the T1 forecourt, about 400 metres away.
  • By Rhônexpress or TGV? The rail station is about 10 minutes away by foot, via a direct outdoor path.
  • By car: You can reach your parking facility by foot (P0, P1, P3) or take the free parking shuttle at the Terminal 1 forecourt (P4, P5).

FOUR SPECIAL DAYS IN MARCH
Passengers from a selection of flights will preview the passenger flow paths (departures and arrivals) in the new Terminal
Tuesday 14 March: 1 easyJet flight (the flight concerned will be confirmed by the airline at a later date)
Wednesday 15 March: 1 easyJet flight (the flight concerned will be confirmed by the airline at a later date)
Tuesday 21 March: 3 easyJet flights (the flights concerned will be confirmed by the airline)
Wednesday 22 March: all flights by airlines that usually operate from T3 (easyJet, Transavia, Airarabia, Pegasus) will be at the New Terminal.

For your information: airport personnel will be available to provide information and orient passengers. There will also be extra signs showing the way.
Concerned airlines will provide passengers with all of the necessary information before their arrival at the airport.


AS FROM APRIL 2017

Passengers of low-cost flights operated by easyJet, Transavia, Airarabia and Pegasus use the New Terminal, for departures and arrivals.
The new Terminal 1 has its own entrance hall, called Terminal 1 Hall B.

Additional information: The former Terminal 1 still serves (non low-cost) international* flights is called Terminal 1 Hall A. Access continues as usual.
* can be consulted directly on the lyonaeroports.com website

ACCESS & TRANSPORT
If you are a passenger of easyJet, Transavia, Airarabia, Pegasus:

Arriving at the airport:

  • If you are being dropped off, use any of the following:
    • The Terminal 1 Hall B drop-off zone if the person accompanying you does not wish to stop.
    • The Terminal 1 Hall B quick parking facility if the person accompanying you wants to take a few minutes to send you off (10 free minutes)
    • The new P3 parking facility: very short-term (2 hours) and close Terminal 1, to take the time to accompany you.
  • By Shuttle/Bus: the bus station is at Terminal 1 Hall A, a short walk from Terminal 1 Hall B (around 5 minutes).
  • By Rhônexpress/TGV: Terminal 1 Hall B is a 10- to 15-minute walk from the rail station. Follow the signs.
  • By car: park at one of the airport parking facilities.
    Our tip: reserve your parking place in advance at store.lyonaeroports.com. You save money and time when you arrive at the airport!

Leaving the airport: follow the signs to the various modes of transportation:

  • Is someone picking you up? Arrange to meet on the new forecourt (follow signs to “dépose rapide Terminal 1 Hall B” [“Terminal 1 Hall B drop-off"] or “parking minute T3” [“Terminal 1 Hall B quick parking”])
  • By Shuttle/Bus: the bus station is at the Terminal 1 Hall A forecourt (around 5 minutes away).
  • By Rhônexpress or TGV? The rail station is about 10 minutes away via a direct outdoor path.
  • By car: You can reach your parking facility by foot (P0, P1, P3) or take the parking shuttle at the Terminal 1 Hall A forecourt (P4, P5).


AS FROM SEPTEMBER 2017

In addition to low-cost flights, passengers of conventional airlines use the New Terminal (Terminal 1 Hall B) for both departures and arrivals.

At this time, the New Terminal will open new areas for passengers:

  • The Hall of Lights: a spacious leisure and shopping area (18 shops) where passengers can relax and enjoy themselves before boarding.
  • The new comfortable and relaxing boarding rooms and lounges.
  • A new luggage delivery hall in the arrivals area.
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Take a sneak peek at the future Place des Lumières

The Place des Lumières will be a spacious, light-filled area where passengers can unwind and enjoy a wide array of boutiques before boarding.

Three leisure areas
To give passengers a sense of peace and tranquillity before their flight, the Green Space will feature three different leisure areas:

  • An “Escape” area combining relaxation and travel inspiration.
  • A games play for families, especially children. In this area designed as a contemporary mountain setting, kids can play under the watchful eye of their comfortably-seated parents.
  • An Events area made up of an “Agora” topped with a giant screen offering entertainment and interactivity.

A new shopping experience
The 23 shops offer a diverse shopping environment with something for everyone.
See a video of the boutiques planned for the Future Terminal 1

Go To Gate
Passengers will know exactly how much time they have to relax before boarding with the “Go-to-Gate” display, which indicates at what time the departure gate will be posted for boarding.

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december
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New airport access

Construction of the Future Terminal 1 will lead to a major change in how to get to the airport.

Several "route switchovers" have already been made in order to access the terminals from Lyon-Saint Exupéry.

Starting from 14 November 2016, all traffic will be moved to the east, on the PR8 bridge, in order to directly serve the concourse of the Future Terminal 1.

The future concourse consists of a vast esplanade and a wide pedestrian path, which is landscaped, well-lit and equipped with street furniture.

A "quick drop-off" area will be set up outside the entrance hall. Cars, taxis, buses and shuttles may access it for the time it takes to drop off travellers.

From the Rhônexpress station and TGV station, passengers will reach the Future Terminal 1 via a direct and quick external pathway.

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Work starts on the security checkpoint

Covering over 3,000 m2, the Future Terminal 1’s security checkpoint will be the first in France to be equipped with the latest technology in terms of security, with 10 TRS (Tray Return System) security check lines, the new generation of automated security check lines for hand luggage.

What's the aim? To improve the flow and efficiency of the security checkpoint.

Passengers will have the best conditions for passing through the security checkpoint:

Beforehand: a "parallel" luggage preparation area, which allows several passengers to prepare their belongings at the same time.

Afterwards: a substantial stretch of almost 20 metres that makes the step of collecting belongings easier.

Another innovation: the "security scanner", which enables passenger screening, in addition to or instead of the standard metal detector.

It is scheduled to open in April 2017, with the first passengers departing from the brand new Terminal 1!

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The Future Terminal 1 offers passengers an entirely new shopping experience!

The Future Terminal 1 will feature a 10,000 m2 areas dedicated to shopping, relaxation and entertainment.

The Future Terminal 1 will include 18 chain stores with new fast-growing brands and unique concepts developed for the Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport.

Passengers can enjoy a wide range of products adapted to all tastes, with many new options including internationally renowned brands as well as local products showcasing the wealth of the Lyon and Rhône Alpes region.

Shops and new options:

  • A Duty Free shop spanning over 1,400 m2, one of the largest in France
  • Café Confluences, a concept developed especially for Lyon-Saint Exupéry
  • New fast-growing brands such as Looping (products for children), Parfois (fashion accessories), Fedon (Italian leather goods), The Fashion Place (multi-brand fashion)
  • Les Délices de Lyon, combining regional gastronomy and high quality
  • “Bar Alpage”, a contemporary space with an alpine atmosphere and views of runways
  • A Food court with 3 chains offering a complete range of dining options: Exki, Brioche Dorée and Burger King
  • In the public hall, a Daily Monop to satisfy all appetites, big or small
  • Mademoiselle Vernis, a nail bar to pamper yourself for a while
  • Temporary pop-up shops
  • And as always: Fnac, Occitane (beauty products inspired by Provence), Danael (watches and jewellery), Relay (newsstand), Pharmacy and Travelex (foreign currency exchange)

Three entertainment areas will be offered in the heart of the Green Space to ensure the well-being and peace of mind of passengers before take-off:

  • A getaway space combining relaxation and an interactive discovery of destinations
  • A children's play area, in a modern alpine ambiance
  • An Agora space, inspired by the Roman amphitheatre, that will make waiting more fun through various events and a giant interactive screen

Watch this video to discover all the shops in the Future Terminal 1: Discover in video

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PASSENGER LOUNGES: WORK IS UNDERWAY!

Experience, quality and comfort are the keywords associated with the passenger lounges in the future Terminal 1. Work on the lounges began last month.

The future Terminal 1 will provide passengers with two private lounges:

  • 1 Schengen lounge with a surface area of 350 m2 on level 1
  • 1 non-Schengen lounge with a surface area of 560 m2 on level 2, featuring a panoramic view from the TGV station to the Alps!

The tranquil and relaxing areas will offer travellers a pleasant break before they board their aircraft: calm, relaxation or work, catering...

Particular attention was paid in selecting the furniture and materials in order to remain in keeping with the future Terminal 1: strong local connection, comfortable and contemporary seating equipped with electrical sockets and USB ports...

The private lounges in the future Terminal 1 will benefit from innovative systems such as:

  • A virtual newsagent with the option of downloading the magazine of your choice before leaving the lounge.
  • An application system to access the audio for one of the television programmes using your own headphones.

Picture 1 - 2 - 3: Work in progress
Picture 4 - 5: Future passenger lounges

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A look back on the Family Day organised in Future Terminal 1!

The “Family Day” was organised in collaboration with Bouygues Bâtiment on Saturday 30 April for the families of Aéroports de Lyon and Bouygues Bâtiment Sud Est employees.

The event brought together over 570 individuals (including 200 children)!

Visitors were able to observe the progress of the project thanks to a tour of Future Terminal 1 and activities on offer for both young and old!

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New baggage sorting system: commencement of work!

The Future Terminal 1 will have cutting-edge equipment supporting the airport’s operational performance.

The new automatic baggage sorting system, for which work has just started, is a prime example of this.

This centralised system, located on level -1 of the Terminal, will allow for the check-in, inspection, sorting and delivery of all hold baggage.

The baggage sorting system for the Future Terminal will be automated: baggage will be tracked in real time and inspected by a new high-performance 3D-scanning system. They will then be automatically sorted according to destination and class.

This system will therefore improve the baggage sorting performance:

  • Efficiency: 4800 baggage items can be processed in 1 hour.
  • Security: in accordance with European standards, standard 3 explosives can be detected. In the event where explosives are detected, the baggage will be analysed and inspected manually.
  • Reliability: in accordance with the new IATA resolution 753*, baggage can be tracked individually in real time.
  • Flexibility: the new baggage sorting system will make the check-in desks generic. Passengers will be able to drop off their baggage at the desk of their choice.

*An airline is obliged to inform passengers in full about their baggage, in real time, through to the aircraft.

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april
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Welcome hall: the future gateway to the Terminal!

The final sections of the public hall's metal frame were installed this week. They give an idea of its impressive volume, large enough to house an A380 (up to 16 meters high)!

This majestic welcome space will make it easy for arriving and departing passengers to find their way. Several stores within this space and an information desk are coming in 2017!

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Time lapse du chantier

Découvrez les premiers 18 mois de travaux du Futur Terminal 1 !

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janvier
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Future Terminal 1 is coming along nicely!

1 : Almost 18 months after work started, the Future Terminal 1 project has blossomed. Take a look at the spectacular progress that can be seen on the Lyon-Saint Exupéry landscape.
2 : The main circular building, with a diameter of 160 m, is now closed and covered. All the structural work and roofing is finished.
3 : The underlaid metal framework of the Green Space, which has an emblematic architecture and a 46-meter reach, has just been completed.
4 : Tower cranes are gradually being taken down. The last one will be removed in February.
5 : The building’s internal partitions are rapidly advancing, so it is now possible to visualise the spaces.
6 : 300 people are currently working on the site.
7 : Work is starting on the public concourse with the installation of the framework and impressive glazed façades that are 16 meters high.
8 : Construction of the airbridges (structures on the runway side, which will enable direct boarding and disembarkation from the aircraft) is also under way.
9 : The first green roofs are being prepared: planting is planned for spring 2016.

Lastly, work on the outside of the building, on the terminal and town side, has started and will continue in 2016. Access road modification work is also planned from spring 2016.

Activity at the site will reach a peak in 2016, with over 400 people present when all the technical tradesmen are working at the same time. Simultaneously, work will also be conducted by Aéroports de Lyon: installation of all baggage systems, installation of the central security checkpoint, fitting of lounges, furniture, etc.

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HQE® certification of the design phase

Since the start of the project, Aéroports de Lyon has chosen to follow an HQE® certification initiative. This optional High Quality Environmental standard label is an additional mark of quality for this major project.
There are very few HQE® certified terminals in France: the Future Terminal 1 at Lyon-Saint Exupéry will be the second to achieve this certification after Satellite S4 for Paris Charles De Gaulle airport.

What is HQE®?
HQE® certification focuses on the eco-construction and eco-management performance of a building. Achieving this label attests to a strong environmental project management system as well as a high level of technical quality.

Why try for HQE® certification?
Consult the section Effective - Performance & Environment.

Certification in stages

  • 1. Programme phase: obtained in November 2012
  • 2. Design phase: obtained end of March 2015
  • 3. Implementation phase: next stage in 2018

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The temporary galleries in Terminal 3 have had a facelift!

Since autumn 2014, the Terminal 3 departure and arrival routes have been modified in order to avoid the work site and enable the construction of the future terminal 1.

For the comfort of Terminal 3 passengers, the galleries have been renovated to reduce the perception of length that travellers may feel. From now on they are interspersed with trompe-l’œil artwork, and fun and informative messages about travel and the Lyon region.

In addition to the fun side of the features, the panels also indicate the distance to walk to the departure lounge on departure, and to baggage collection on arrival.
Lastly, the messages are directly linked to the remaining distances. 376 metres before boarding, travellers are told that 376 billion pieces of chewing gum are consumed per year worldwide.
If you pass through these galleries, please let us know what you think, at the following address:satisfaction

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Laying the first stone of the future Terminal 1

On Friday, December 12, 2014 at 4 p.m., Philippe Bernand, CEO of Aéroports de Lyon and Alain Loyer, CEO of GFC Construction, laid the first stone of the future Terminal 1, in the presence of Jean-François Carenco, Prefect of the Rhône-Alpes region, Prefect of the Rhône, Gérard Collomb, Mayor of Lyon and President of Greater Lyon, Jean-Jack Queyranne, President of the Rhône-Alpes Regional Council , former Minister, Danielle Chuzeville, the President of the General Council of the Rhône, Claire Dreyfus-Cloarec, President of the Supervisory Board of Aéroports de Lyon, and Graham Stirk, head architect and partner of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.

The symbolic act marks the official launch of the construction works. It is a major step in the future of Lyon-Saint Exupéry.

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december
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Maintaining activities during construction

Aéroports de Lyon is striving to maintain passenger comfort throughout the duration of the construction works:

  • 2014: Works phase A: construction of the terminal (53,000 m²)
  • 2016: Works phase B: commissioning of the new terminal, demolition of the old T3 and connection between the new terminal and the existing T1 (17,000 m²)
  • 2025: Works phase C: redevelopment of the existing Terminal 1 (23,000 m²)
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Jocelyn Soler

Works manager at Aéroports de Lyon

Mission
Being on the ground at the site, monitoring and coordinating all phases of the works, and acting as an interface with the GFC Construction group site teams.

Perspective on the project
"With 8.5 million passengers, the airport is an open space that never sleeps. Developing our infrastructures and creating new ones will enrich us. This is the biggest project that we have undertaken in 30 years, as it will double the surface area of the site. This is a major project which involves all airport employees and numerous service providers."

A typical day
"My days are punctuated by construction site visits and meetings in the office. What counts is how to respond to problems and manage the issues we face every day on the construction site to avoid delaying the projected schedule."

And what's next?
"Until 8 December my objective is to complete the preparatory works, notably diverting passenger routing in order to free up the construction site. Then in 2015, my main task is to be on the ground, monitoring the smooth implementation of works on the Future Terminal 1."

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New return routing for terminal 3

Since 23 October 2014, the "arrivals" routing for Terminal 3 has been modified to free up the construction site for the construction of the future Terminal 1!

The consequences: on landing, after following the underground gallery, passengers will take a new temporary connecting gallery and finish their route in the baggage claim hall in Terminal 1.

Baggage claim for T3 passengers will thus be carried out in the T1 baggage claim area, until the opening of the Future Terminal 1 in mid-2016.

Next stage: 8 December, with the modification of the DEPARTURE routing for Terminal 3 passengers.

These stages are essential elements for site preparation, allowing the concrete phase of building construction to begin.

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