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|1916||Pilots of the Great War use Poitiers hippodrome to practice. The first plane landed here : a RA14|
First commercial flight to Paris from Poitiers
Creation of the Aero-club du Poitou
Project to develop Poitiers- Biard airfield. The Chamber of Commerce & Industry wish to make Poitiers an aerodrome with daily traffic to Paris – Bordeaux – Madrid assured by postal aviation.
Project of Poitiers Airport by the CCI examined by the Air Ministry.
With the material help of the CCI, presided by Gaston MORIN (1942 / 1957), Poitiers becomes a regular stop-over on regular flights for Paris & Bordeaux.
|1951||The CCI has developed sites for the creation of an airfield they now have permission to operate.|
|1962/1965||Under the chairmanship of Gérard DEFRETIERE (1958 / 1970), construction of a runway 1 800 m x 45 m and a parking area.|
|1966||Inauguration of the Rotonde, terminal of Poitiers Biard|
|1968||The Chamber of Commerce & Industry becomes administrator of Poitiers Airport for 50 years renewable. A partnership : financial investments from the Compagnie Consulaire, the Conseil Général de la Vienne and the Ville de Poitiers|
|1971||Extension of 1 800 m to 2 350 m to the main runway|
|1980/1981||Extension of the terminal|
Arrival of low cost and terminal extension
|2001||Launch of the first low cost flight to London (with Buzz, part of KLM)|
Extension of the terminal.
In 2002, inauguration of the new terminal - 1 400 m² - 4 check-in counters and 2 boarding rooms
Arrival of Ryanair after the purchase of Buzz
Opening of seasonal line between Poitiers & Ajaccio
Renovation of the Rotonde : Restaurant L’orée du Ciel and administration offices.
|2004||January: 1st ‘Open Day’ which becomes the Holiday Fair (Salon des Vacances) greeting 5,000 visitors per day.October: opening of the La Rochelle/Poitiers/Lyon line with the company AirLinair.|
|January 2007||New legal structure : Creation of the ‘Syndicat Mixte’ of Poitiers-Biard Airport reuniting the Urban Community of Poitiers, the General Council of Vienne and the Chamber of Commerce & Industry.|
|February 2007||Opening of a new car park with 250 places (payable).|
|2008||Opening of a new line between Poitiers and Birmingham with Ryanair. 3 flights a week.|
|2009||Opening of a new line between Poitiers and Edinburgh with Ryanair. 2 flights a week.|
|2010||Opening of a new line between Poitiers and Girona with Ryanair. 2 flights a week.|
|2012||Launch of procedures to find a new administrator following the withdrawal of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry.|
Arrival of VINCI Airports to manage Poitiers Airport.
Arrival of the company HOP (reuniting Airlinair, Regional & BritAir) operating the line between Poitiers and Lyon and Ajaccio.
Celebrating 10 years of the Poitiers Ajaccio line and the presence of Ryanair at the airport.
|2014||Opening of a new line between Poitiers and Shannon (Ireland) with Ryanair. 2 flights a week.|