Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (French: Aéroport de Bordeaux-Mérignac) (IATA: BOD, ICAO: LFBD) is the international airport of Bordeaux, in south-western France. It is situated in the commune of Mérignac, 12 km (7.5 mi) west of Bordeaux, within the département of the Gironde. Built in 1935, the airport of civil trafic, but during the WWII The german aircraft KG 40, the prime land-based maritime patrol Luftwaffe unit was primarily based at Bordeaux-Mérignac during the Occupation of France . After the war, the USAF operated Bordeaux-Mérignac Air Base (flying units left 1952-53 (12 AF), closed 1958) , and later and today all runway are share with base aérienne 106 Bordeaux-Mérignac de l'Armée de l'air. Also since 1949, the airport host the manufacturer Dassault Aviation and SFERMA / SNCASO.
It mainly features flights to metropolitan and leisure destinations in Europe and Northern Africa and serves as a base for Volotea. Transatlantic service is operated on a seasonal basis by Air Transat nonstop to Montreal, Quebec in Canada.
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