The international airport of Lyon-Saint-Exupéry ( LYS ), formerly known as Lyon- Satolas airport, is a French international airport located in the town of Colombier-Saugnieu 25 km east from Lyon, in the Rhône region. It is focus city airport for Air France, Air France Hop, EasyJet, Transavia France, Twin Jet Airlines.
With 11,739,600 passengers in 2019, it ranks as the fourth French airport behind those of Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle, Paris-Orly and Nice Côte d'Azur. Its management is provided by the company Aéroports de Lyon .
In 2019, it was named the best European airport of the year among those handling 10 to 25 million passengers per year, awarded by the International Airport Council.
The airport covers an area of 2,000 ha , 900 of which are land reserves. It is located in the municipalities of Colombier-Saugnieu, Pusignan, Genas and Saint-Laurent-de-Mure. The airport takes advantage of the situation in the Lyon region, the historic crossroads between the Rhône and Saône valleys, and its proximity to Switzerland and Italy.
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