Poitou-Charentes Air Travel and Flights

There are many ways to get to Poitou-Charentes. One of these is to fly there, with low-cost companies now operating to and from the region:

  • In Poitou-Charentes there are several airports serving destinations in England and Europe as well.
  • Poitou-Charentes is also accessible with flights from Ireland.
Travelling to Poitou-Charentes by Air
Air traffic More than 550,000 passengers per year travelled through Poitou-Charentes main airports: Angoulême, Poitiers and foremost La Rochelle.
Largest Airport In 2007 La Rochelle airport welcomed 260,000 passengers. These figures are growing each year by approx. 40,000 passengers so the airport is promised to a nice future. For a comprehensive list of the destinations please visit this page: www.larochelle.aeroport.fr/destinations.htm
Local Airports

Poitiers Airport: Ryanair, Arlinair and some other arlines fly to Poitiers. The city has regular lines to London, Birmingham, Lyon and Corsica. Holiday (meaning summer) airlines fly to Norway, Austria, Malta, Morocco, Madère Island, Croatia, Cyprus, Balearic Islands, Tunisia.

Angoulême Airport: A small local airport with Ryanair flying to London 3 days a week. Free Car Park.

Useful Contacts Airline bookings + Info: www.larochelle.aeroport.fr, www.ryanair.com, www.easyjet.com, www.flybe.com, www.jet2.com

Top Tip! The region is really well connected to Tours, Nantes and Bordeaux either by train or road (less than 2 hrs generally speaking by road, less than 1h30 by train when applicable). You can thus benefit from these cities international airports.

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