Nantes Atlantique Airport (IATA: NTE) is currently the biggest airport in the Western France which serves the country’s lower Atlantic region, and its gateways touch to the famous Pays-de-la-Loire region and seaside resorts La Baule and Pornic. Whereas the new airport which is in a rural area was to be to replace the current one. This airport is formally known as the Aéroport Château Bougon which is an international airport and serving Nantes, France. The airport is basically located 8 kilometers’ south-west of the city in the Bouguenais. This airport is basically operated by the de commerce et industries de Nantes. In this airport, around 3 million passengers fly every year which is a huge amount. During the year of 2013, this airport handled 3,930,849 passengers and there seen an increase of 8.2% which this ratio is compared with 2012.
The airport is famous for its beauty long runway and also a huge number of passenger. Domestic as hell as the foreign airlines are serving this airport which provides direct flights throughout the Europe. More than 130 destinations are covered by the flights operating in this airport. For the vocational destination, seasonal charter flights are also available, and they are also very much famous among the tourist because of their entertainment packages and also high-quality services.
There are also some strategies which are designed to make this airport more beautiful in the future development programmes are designed like the current airport cannot be extended as due to its close proximity to the city, new airport which is “Aeroport du Grand Ouest" planned which is 30KM away from the Nantes. Meanwhile, other programmes are also designed for making the airport of France one of the biggest airports in the world. There are different facilities which are being provided to the passengers in this airport as such as the airport has the single “L” shaped passenger terminal which is further divided into main four numbered halls. The hall 1 to 3 is the one which forms the long side of the terminal which is the “L” and these are the zone with the same two-story building, with the baggage claim and also these is check in facility available, and the departure lounge is on the upper floor. Where is the fourth hall contain the single-story building which is connecting to the previous building through its lobby? This airport is also famous all over the world due to its unique and beautiful construction and building structure.
In Ground, services are also available for the passengers in which high-quality services such as buses services are also available. As there are no train services available at this airport but in the future development plan, there is a plan for introducing train services as well. The shuttle bus is the one which operates between of the airport and the Nantes railways station and the city centre. The stop is at the front of the hall of the airport. This bus service through this airport runs after every 30 minutes from 5:30 am to 11:15 pm Monad till Saturday. The bus takes 20 minutes to reach the railway station from the airport and 25 minutes for entering into the main city centre, the ticket of the bus services offered in this airport cost around ‘7.00 which can be purchased on the shuttle. The shuttle bus also serves the nearby town such as the Nantes airport taxi stand and Nantes car hire station which provide convenience to the passenger to reach to their desired destination.