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Air charter: Northern France airports for urgent shipments

Air Charter - Northern France airports
About the author: Air Time Critical specializes in emergency air freight deliveries and last-minute charters for the industry.

Air Time Critical recommends air charter for emergency deliveries in Europe in a matter of hours. This dedicated transport solution, whereby a chartered plane speedily transports your goods to a given location, offers many advantages:

  • 24/7 availability
  • On-demand flights
  • Door-to-door delivery throughout Europe
  • Best transit times (4-8 hours in Europe)
  • Flexible loading capacity

This article focuses on Northern France air charter capacities. The very dynamic Hauts-de-France region counts more than 1,500 manufacturing corporations, including a sizeable automotive hub:

Automotive manufacturer City Activity
Renault SA Douai Cars
Toyota Motor France Onnaing (Valenciennes) Cars & engines
Stellantis (Sevelnord) Hordain Cars
Stellantis Douvrin Engines
Renault SA Maubeuge Cars

The below list of Northern France airports indicates opening hours and cargo specificities to help you organise emergency shipments to/from Northern France everywhere in Europe.

Valenciennes Prouvy Airport / Valenciennes-Dehain Airport (XVS / LFAV)

Region: Hauts-de-France

Air charter operations: 24/7 with prior notice

Flights on arrival: pallets and packages
Flights on departure: packages only

Non-Schengen airport 

Albert-Picardie Airport / Albert-Méaulte Airfield (BYF / LFAQ)

Region: Hauts-de-France

Air charter operations: by day on request only

Handling capacity to be confirmed in advance

Lille-Lesquin International Airport (LIL / LFQQ)

Region: Hauts-de-France

Air charter operations: by day with prior notice

On-demand handling with prior notice and as per commercial flights program

Bruges-Ostende International Airport (OST / EBOS)

Region: Belgium

An alternative to French airports just one hour from the border

Air charter operations: by day with prior notice

On-demand handling with prior notice as per commercial flights program

Charleroi-Bruxelles-Sud Airport (CRL / EBCI)

Region: Belgium

An alternative to French airports just one hour from the border

Air charter operations: by day with prior notice

On-demand handling with prior notice and as per commercial flights program

Anvers-Deurne International Airport (ANR / EBAW)

Region: Belgium

An alternative to French airports located 1.5 hours from the border

Air charter operations: by day with prior notice

Schengen airport – Customs clearance with prior notice 08:00–16:00

Liège International Airport, Bierset Airport (LGG / EBLG)

Region: Belgium

An alternative to French airports located 1.5 hours from the border

Air charter operations: 24/7

Schengen airport – Customs clearance with prior notice

Recommended airport for planned operations

Touquet-Côte d’Opale Airport, Touquet-Paris-Plage (LTQ / LFAT)

Region: Hauts-de-France

Air charter operations: by day with prior notice only

No customs capacity

Handling capacity to be confirmed in advance

Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG / LFPG)

Region: Île-de-France

Air charter operations: 24/7 to be confirmed

Schengen airport – Customs capacities 09–12:00 and 14–17:00 with prior notice and confirmation

Châlons-Vatry Airport, Paris-Vatry Airport (XCR / LFOK)

Region: Grand Est

Air charter operations: 24/7 to be confirmed

Schengen airport – Day and night customs capacities with prior notice

Note: Transportation rules for the UK changed after Brexit in that only Schengen airports with customs capacity can handle shipment to/from the UK.

Emergencies – Air charter

The information contained in this article may change without prior notice (correct as of 14 October 2021). To book an air charter in France or Europe, obtain real-time information about aircrafts/airports availability, or for customs clearance assistance, contact us now or fill out our online quotation form.

This article forms part of a series of posts published by Air Time Critical on air charter capacities across French regions. Read our articles about SpainBelgium and England air charter capacities on our website. 

To follow:

  • Eastern France
  • Western France
  • Île-de-France
  • Sweden
  • Czech Republic and Slovakia
  • Germany