||Angouleme airport the
airport which has no flights,
Brie-Champniers Angouleme situated some 10 kilometers north east of
Angouleme city. Situated on rue Jean MermozIt which is accessed
via the D23 a departmental road which runs from which runs from D37 and
the RN10 which is the route national which runs north of Angouleme
Angouleme or Brie Champniers was open
and provided a service to Stanstead UK operated by Ryan air but at
present the airport
is closed for international and local flights. It probably comes as no
great surprise to learn that the row between Ryanair and the local
authorities who fund Angouleme airport will land in the courts.
As we know, Ryanair abruptly scrapped its services between the Charente
and London Stansted when the funding authority the Syndicat mixte de
l'aéroport de la Charente refused to stump up an additional €175,000 in
'marketing fees' for the airline.
That was early last year 2010, when Michel Boutant, president of the
department council which is part of Smac, uttered some pretty harsh
words about the Irish company, accusing them of blackmail and of being
'swindlers'. You can read articles about the row by visiting the
Charente Libre and many other airline websites.
The airport is a very good looking airport and for sure more
of the needed logistics will come into place as the airport expands.
Already Angouleme airport is much more organized than say Bergerac for
a start there is ample free parking available. There is an information
desk and there is a well stocked bar which also offers snacks and
meals it is just a shame that it has no flightssss.
The website address for the aeroport was
http://www.aeroport-angouleme-cognac.com/ but as of the 17th September
2012 I could not access the website at all.
According to a report in the Charente Libre the airport owners –
the local authority consortium Syndicat mixte des aéroports de Charente
(Smac) there are plans afoot for a British airline to resume flights to
UK and to Irlenad from 2013'. We are looking out
news as there is gossip of a another consortium or airline also wishing
to start up services.