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Le Castellet International Airport

LFMQ

A full-service FBO with 5 hangars at Le Castellet International Airport, supporting trips throughout the French Riviera.This is a Universal Aviation Certified location.

Sandrine Jackson

Welcome to the South of France!

Le Castellet International Airport is a Universal Aviation® Certified ground handler, and it is business aviation’s gateway to the French Riviera. Located in the heart of "Destination Castellet", it is an exceptional place dedicated to leisure and tourism in the middle of Provence.

You and your passengers will enjoy our newly renovated, gorgeous FBO facilities, as well as our 1st class service and amenities, five large hangars, ample long-term parking options, and lack of congestion in the traditionally high-traffic South of France.

You can also count on our highly-trained customer service personnel and ground handling crews to make your time with us as seamless as possible. And if last minute changes do arise, we are equipped to handle the unexpected in a timely manner. Rest-assured, we will help you to exceed the expectations of even your most discerning passengers, every step of the way.

Sincerely,

François Andre

Directeur Général
Aéroport International du Castellet
a Universal Aviation® Certified ground handler

Two different ways we can take care of your
ground support needs throughout France and Corsica

  • Full-service FBOs at LFMQ and LFPB.
  • We provide coordination, on-site supervisory support and information at key airports in the South of France and Corsica region.
  • We work with third-party agents to prepare for your arrival and departure, securing you the very best of services.
  • We meet with crews and passengers on arrival, and support all local operational needs.

Services

Ground support capabilities

Languages spoken French and English
Customs and immigration? Yes – must be requested 24 hours in advance
UVair® contract fuel available? Yes
Conference rooms? Yes
Limousine service and car rental? Yes
Crew accommodation arrangements? Yes
Security arrangements? Yes
Maintenance? No
Direct ramp access? Yes
Computerized worldwide weather briefings? Yes
Baggage handling? Yes
Permit coordination? No
Lav service? Yes

Flight support

RVSM: No
ACAS/TCAS II: No
ICAO Annex 16, Chapter II: Nil
RNP 5/RNP 10 airspace: No
8.33 MHz channel spacing: In progress
Airport fire protection category: LFMQ: 5

Directions

Directions to airport

The international Airport of Le Castellet is located between Toulon and Marseille.

From Lyon

  • Direction Marseille A7
  • A8 direction Aix-en-Provence
  • A52 direction Aubagne
  • A50 direction Toulon
  • Exit 11 La Cadière d’Azur
  • Direction Le Beausset
  • RDN8 direction Aubagne, Circuit du Castellet

From Nice/Monaco

  • A8 direction Aix-en-Provence
  • A52 direction Aubagne
  • A50 direction Toulon
  • Exit 11 La Cadière d’Azur
  • Direction Le Beausset
  • RDN8 direction Aubagne, Circuit du Castellet

Marseille – Provence Airport to Le Castellet is 55 minutes by car

Toulon – Hyères Airport to Le Castellet is 50 minutes by car

Directions to office

On arrival at Le Castellet International Airport head through the main gate and follow the signs to reception.

Facility contact information

Le Castellet International Airport
3100 Route des hauts du camp
83330 Le Castellet
France

Location FAQ

Hours of operation Summer: 09H00 – 18H00 LOC / Winter: 09H00 – 17H00 LOC 24 hours on request
Airport restrictions? None
Noise restrictions? No
Slots required? No
VIP passenger lounge? Yes
VIP crew lounge? Yes
Air conditioning? Yes
Internet access/Wi-Fi? Yes
Digital newspapers No
Refreshments? Yes
Flight-plan filing? Yes
Restrooms? Yes
Showers? No
Prayer room? No
Hangarage? Yes
VIP catering? Yes

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Contact Information

Contact details for Universal Aviation at LFMQ
Contact detail Location detail
Country: France
Company name: Aéroport International du Castellet
Main office: Le Castellet, France
ICAO: LFMQ
Other office(s): Paris (LFPB)
Locations served: All of France
Radio frequency: 119.00
SITA: N/A
Airport Manager: François André
Phone: +33 494 983 999 (General)
+33 494 983 935 (Tower and Operations)
+33 684 116 986 (24 hour)
Fax: +33 494 983 998
+33 494 983 958
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