Traffic development 15.05.2020

After the reopening of its main runway, Rennes Bretagne airport is preparing for the resumption of commercial flights

Rennes Bretagne airport, owned by the Region Bretagne and operated by SEARD - whose shareholders are the CCI Ille-et-Vilaine (51%) and VINCI Airports (49%) - today celebrated the resumption of the airport's activities following the completion of work on the main runway on 7 May.

In accordance with the health authorities restrictions, the event took place in the presence of Mrs Michèle Kirry, Prefect of the Region Bretagne, Mr Gérard Lahellec, Vice-President in charge of transport of the Region Bretagne, Mr. Nicolas Notebaert, Chief Executive Officer of VINCI Concessions and Chairman of VINCI Airports, Mr Laurent Giboire, Treasurer of the Ille-et-Vilaine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ms Valérie Vesque-Jeancard, France & Americas areas Director of VINCI Airports and Mrs Nathalie Ricard, Director of Rennes and Dinard airports.
 
The runway renovation work was carried out by Eurovia (VINCI Group).
 
Since 8 May, Rennes Bretagne airport has been operational again. On 11 May, it began daily air freight operations.
 
It will once again welcome commercial passenger flights as of June 15. As of this date, Air France will resume flights to Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport, operated by VINCI Airports, three times a week. The others airlines have not yet confirmed their flight schedules for the coming weeks.
 
SEARD is therefore working on the resumption of these commercial flights and is finalising, in particular, the implementation of health measures so that passengers can travel safely and with full confidence :

  • Wearing a mask is mandatory (from 11 years of age). Masks will be available for sale at the entrance to the terminal, so that passengers who are not equipped can obtain them. During the very first days of the resumption of traffic, in order to install this new habit, masks will be offered free of charge to passengers.

  • Reinforcement of cleaning and disinfection protocols throughout the airport.

  • Air filtration.

  • Installation of hydro-alcoholic gel dispensing stations at multiple points throughout the terminal.

  • Organization of physical distancing through ground markings.

  • Installation of plexiglas protective walls on counters and at boarding gates.

 
These measures will be supplemented by a major awareness-raising campaign that VINCI Airports is deploying throughout its network in France and internationally, using posters, screens and sound messages reminding passengers of the rules of hygiene and barrier gestures.
 
Finally, it should be noted that the release from confinement on Monday 11 May, and the resumption of daily freight activities, were accompanied by a gradual return of employees to the site, in the context of appropriate health measures: limitation of simultaneous presence, limitation of the occupation of meeting rooms, compliance with essential hygiene rules, wearing of masks under certain conditions.