The first flights from Toulouse Blagnac Airport’s new terminal have been launched following its successful opening.
Hall D has been opened at the southern France airport, a building that will increase its annual capacity to 8.5 million passengers.
Accommodating routes across Europe and the world, the first flight operating from Hall D was Air Austral’s service to Saint-Denis on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean.
Jean-Michel Vernhes, Toulouse Blagnac’s directory president, said the new terminal has nearly doubled the airport’s surface area.
"We are preparing for the future by equipping our terminal with the latest technology and by offering a quality of service equivalent to that of the biggest European airports," he explained.
"After four years of construction work, we are now beginning the operational stage and our aim is to come up to the expectations of the passengers and airline companies who will use it."
More than 80 destinations are served by direct flights from Toulouse Blagnac, which is located just 15 minutes from Toulouse city centre.