Management of Grenoble Alpes Isère Airport

Grenoble Alpes Isère Airport is the first airport to have been privatised in France. The VINCI Airports group took over on behalf of the Conseil Départemental de l’Isère on 1st January 2004.

On 28th October 2018, the local authorities renewed their trust in VINCI Airports as delegated manager of Grenoble Alpes Isère Airport, as part of a three year extension of this public service delegation (until 2026). VINCI Airports is responsible for the running and maintenance of the infrastructure, assistance to the airline companies (ground handling), the sovereign mission of safety and security, the building and land management and the development of the air service and connected activities. VINCI Airports has financed an investment programme, which is aimed at improving passenger comfort, reception capacity and flight handling.

VINCI Airports Group

VINCI Airports, as the leading private airport operator in the world, manages the development and operation of 45 airports located in France, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Serbia, Cambodia, Japan, the United States, Dominican Republic , Costa Rica, Chile and Brazil. Served by around 250 airlines, VINCI Airports' network handled 255 million passengers in 2019.

Through its expertise as a comprehensive integrator, VINCI Airports develops, finances, builds and operates airports, leveraging its investment capability, international network and know-how to optimize the management and performance of existing airport infrastructure, facility extensions and new-build construction projects. In 2018, its annual revenue for managed activities amounted to €2.6 billion. More comprehensive information is available on

In Brief

Situated in close proximity to the regional road networks and near the major Isère ski resorts, Grenoble Alpes Isère Airport participates in the lively tourist industry in the region, helping holiday makers, mainly British, Israeli, Polish and Scandinavian, to take their winter quarters in a minimum of time.

The airport also offers a business clientele service, thanks to its dedicated terminal, with easy links to the valley’s growing economic and corporate hub.

Every year sees new air routes which contribute to the economic development of the region. In 2019 Grenoble Alpes Isère welcomed more than 307 000 passengers.


The airport, a strategic tool for the Isère economy

By strengthening the attractiveness of the region, Grenoble Alpes Isère Airport pays a preponderant role in tourist development but also in the local economy as a whole.

Companies in Isère can now develop abroad and international businesses can relocate to the region. The airport also contributes to a heightened prosperity by boosting the local job market with direct and indirect offers (up to 350 seasonal jobs each year between December and April).


Realising the potential of premium air traffic

The terminals were renovated in 2016 to improve the management of high passenger flow during the season. To meet the needs of these passengers new services and restaurants have been created.

This modernisation also satisfies the business clientele, source of dynamism and growth. With its new business terminal and new dedicated departure lounge, the business passenger will receive a personalised service throughout the airport. The free private car park means passengers can reach their planes within 5 minutes.

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