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Name Lyon/Saint-Exupery
Region Europe
Territory France FR.gif
Location Lyon, Rhone-Alpes
Coordinates 44° 59' 56.83" N, 5° 0' 2.04" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
18L/36R 2670 m8,759.843 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes
18R/36L 4000 m13,123.36 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes

Observation LFLL 091200Z VRB04KT CAVOK 35/14 Q1016 NOSIG
Station Lyon / Satolas
Date/Time 09 August 2020 12:00:00
Wind direction °
Wind speed 04 kts
Lowest cloud amount clouds and visibility OK
Temperature 35°C
Dew point 14°C
Humidity 28%
QNH 1016 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Lyon Airport



International airport serving city of Lyon formerly known as Lyon Satolas.


Borderline Oceanic and Humid Subtropical (Köppen climate classification Cfb/Cfa). Winters are cooler than much of the rest of France due to its more inland position, but generally not cold, averaging 3.2°C37.76 °F
276.35 K
497.43 °R
in January. Summers are very warm, averaging 21.3°C70.34 °F
294.45 K
530.01 °R
in July. Precipitation is adequate year-round, at an average of 840 millimetres (33.1 in), but the winter months are the driest.



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of LFLL

  • A320, vicinity Lyons Saint-Exupéry France, 2012 (On 11 April 2012, a Hermes Airlines A320 commanded by a Training Captain who was also in charge of Air Operations for the airline was supervising a trainee Captain on a night passenger flight. The aircraft failed to establish on the Lyons ILS and, in IMC, descended sufficiently to activate both MSAW and EGPWS 'PULL UP' warnings which eventually prompted recovery. The Investigation concluded that application of both normal and emergency procedures had been inadequate and had led to highly degraded situational awareness for both pilots. The context for this was assessed as poor operational management at the airline.)
  • B734, vicinity Lyon France, 2010 (On 7 September 2010, a Turkish operated Boeing 737-400 flew a non precision approach at Lyon Saint-Exupéry in IMC significantly below the procedure vertical profile throughout and only made a go around when instructed to do so by ATC following an MSAW activation. The minimum recorded radio height was 250 feet at 1.4nm from the runway threshold.)
  • B738, Lyon France, 2009 (On 29 August 2009, an Air Algérie Boeing B737-800 departed the side of the runway during take off but then regained the paved surface after sustaining damage from obstructions, completed the take off without further event and continued to destination. Damage to one of the engines, to tyres and to two lights was discovered at the destination. ATC remained unaware of the excursion until the Operator asked its representative at Lyon to ask the airport to carry out a runway inspection.)
  • LJ35, Lyon France, 2000 (On 2 May 2000, the crew of a LJ35 lost control of the aircraft, as a result of incorrect manual flying inputs, and crashed just before touchdown at Lyon, following an unstable single engine approach.)