The major renovation work launched in 2017 is almost complete. At the end of this year, you will have the chance to discover Toulouse-Blagnac airport’s new look, which has been completely redesigned to provide you with experiences and services in line with the most exacting European standards. Read on for more details about what you can expect.
After 2 years of renovation work, Toulouse-Blagnac airport is poised to unveil the final phase of the major transformation project undertaken by its new shareholders. “This is a true overhaul, an essential development to meet the needs of substantially increasing air traffic in Toulouse, combined with an unprecedented number of international passengers,” explained Philippe Crébassa, Chairman of the Executive Board of Aéroport Toulouse-Blagnac. The work we’ve carried out means we can offer our users a wider range of services and best-in-class quality standards.”
Airport passengers are invited to enjoy a series of events in the closing weeks of this year:
- Thursday 29: opening of the Hall D check-in area;
- Saturday 1st December: opening of the food court and the 4-star hotel NH Toulouse Airport;
- Tuesday 4 December: opening of the shopping area;
- Thursday 6 December: opening of the Starbucks coffee shop.
The first milestone, on 29 November, concerns the new check-in area in Hall D, located in the former passenger and baggage screening area (Departures level): the Air France, Hop!, Air Corsica and KLM check-in desks move to their new location directly alongside the new passenger and baggage screening area, operational since April (for a detailed description of the new layout, click here).
That Saturday, passengers will discover the new food court in Hall C - no fewer than 15 food outlets (compared to 8 previously) to satisfy any appetite, with a variety of options (takeaway, coffee shop, table service, burgers, etc.), great prices and well-known brands such as the Spanish chain Mas Q Menos and the Toulouse-based restaurant J’Go, arranged in clusters that recreate the sociable atmosphere that our region holds dear (full list here).
December 1 will also mark the opening of the 4-star hotel run by the NH Hotels group, located a stone’s throw from the airport terminal. “A stone’s throw” is hardly an exaggeration since the hotel is connected to Hall A of the terminal, a mere 30 steps away. An unbeatable location and 148 rooms for passengers who prefer to stay at the hotel the night before their flight, so they no longer have to worry about transportation. The hotel will also be a welcome solution for those who live a long way from Toulouse and until now faced a long journey by car or train before taking an early flight. 1000 m² earmarked for meetings, conferences and seminars, a bar, lounge and restaurant round out the facilities offered by the NH Toulouse Airport Hotel, thereby meeting the needs of business travellers too.
On December 4, the shopping area will open its doors. 9 boutiques accessible immediately after the Duty Free area, specifically designed to meet passenger demand and bring the retail offer into line with the increasing number of airport passengers, of which a growing share are foreign tourists. Like the food court, the shopping area boasts major international chains (Rituals, Tous, Parfois) alongside brands that encapsulate our regional identity, such as the Stade Toulousain rugby store and La Tête dans les Etoiles. Victoria’s Secret and Parfois will complete this offer in spring 2019 (full list here).
Finally, on December 6, Starbucks will welcome its first customers on the ground floor of Hall C, at the front of the terminal building. The globally-renowned coffee shop will feature an outdoor terrace area, sure to be a big hit with passengers, visitors and airport users as soon as the sun comes out.
As the holiday season approaches, Toulouse-Blagnac airport is preparing to welcome its passengers in a fully redesigned environment. “We have created this new vibrant space, inspired by a harmonious combination of tradition and modernity, to offer our passengers an unforgettable experience,” confided Philippe Crébassa.
Toulouse-Blagnac airport invites you to live this new experience, at the end of this year.