Chalon-Champforgeuil Airport opened in 1935. It is 7 km north-west of Chalon sur Saône.
The airport is dedicated to public services. It mainly has business flights and flights to Chalon sur Saône University Hospital, as well as to other hospitals in the Burgundy Franche Comté region. It also caters for military flights, training flights and leisure aviation for pilots based at the airport (microlight, helicopters and parachuting), as well as in the region's flying clubs.
The airport is open to national commercial traffic, to private planes, with IFR and VFR
The Chalon Val de Bourgogne Urban Community, known as
"Le Grand Chalon" (Greater Chalon) is the airport owner.
More information about its aims and projects:
EDEIS, LEADERS IN AIRPORT OPERATIONS IN FRANCE
We operate and develop airport and harbour facilities in Europe on behalf of local authorities.
Our infrastructure-management activities concern:
Angers, Aix-les-Milles, Annecy Mont Blanc, Auxerre Branches, Bourges, Castellon (Spain), Châlon Champforgeuil, Cherbourg Maupertus, Dijon Burgundy, Le Havre Octeville, Mayotte, Nîmes Alès Camargue Cévennes, Reims, Saint Martin Grand Case, Tarbes Lourdes Pyrenees, Toulouse Francazal, Tours Loire Valley, Troyes, Vannes Gulf of Morbihan;
Pic du Jer funicular railway
The EDEIS teams were precursors in transferring ownership of airports from the French state to local authorities, by developing Public Service Airport Delegation projects in France. Since 2008, this model has seen a strong development. In nine years, we have gone from operating one airport to managing 19, as well as a funicular railway.
Today, the team has developed unique skills in helping local authorities make their regions more attractive. The Group is now a vital partner for the French public authorities. Alongside them, we have helped boost their regions' economic development.
For more information about the EDEIS group, visit: http://www.edeis.com