Golfe de Saint-Tropez International Airport

Located between Cogolin and La Mole, Saint-Tropez International Airport plays an active role in ensuring the accessibility of this peninsula, which would be difficult to reach using conventional land transport. Every year, the airport welcomes 4,000 aircraft, amounting to 8,000 flights for Several thousands passengers, with a 85 to 90% occupancy rate over the Easter period leading to the "Voiles de Saint-Tropez" regatta.

Located at the entrance of the Gulf and 15 kilometres from Saint-Tropez, the airport is ideal for business aviation. Elegant premises, a personalised service and highly attentive staff when it comes to hospitality and providing assistance to passengers and cabin crews.

Surrounded by a beautiful, leafy environment, the airport, very well integrated into the landscape, is in a neo-Provençal style and offers a range of both modern and high performance technologies.

Including a control tower specially designed to meet today's aviation requirements, the airport is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year and serves the resorts of the Corniche des Maures, from Le Lavandou to Saint-Tropez.

The Golfe de Saint-Tropez Airport:

- meets the needs of all general interest services including civil protection, fire fighting, military protocols (training, night exercises, etc.)

- plays a significant role in making the Gulf of Saint Tropez and the Pays des Maures accessible

- encourages the economic growth of the Gulf of Saint Tropez by expanding commercial traffic

Key statistics

- 2 regular routes during the summer season (Geneva, Nice)

- 7709 passengers in 2015

- 8092 movements in 2015


  • On the strip of land running between what was then the national highway and the river, Comte François Gazeau and M. Marc Den Bosch built an airfield for private use, on 8 August 1964.

  • The airfield was classified as being for "restricted use" on March 15 1973, for technical reasons.

  • On 30 May 1983, the airfield was entered on the 'list 3' of French aerodromes, in category D: intended for business, private and national aviation.

    Charles Boyer de Fonscolombe retained the property rights to the land and appointed a manager to run it.  Several companies became interested, and in 1989 it was taken over by the finance company Sud-Est JP Magnin & JJ Vaissière, later AGST.

  • Opening of the first seasonal regular international route to Geneva and then Zurich (1996).

  • The new managers sought to use the runway, in its entirety, to host more modern, quieter aircraft, with lower levels of pollution.

  • Saved from bankruptcy five years ago by Michel Reybier group (wines and luxury hotel ) , the international airport of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, specializing in business tourism and upscale.
  • Airport Saint Tropez Airport bought by the French Riviera , second French airport company after Paris Airport .

    In half a century, the airport of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez ( AGST ) has established itself as a major economic player in the must eponymous peninsula .
  • Reduction of the noise pollutions by the implementation of trajectories copters created in April, 2015 for summer seasons.

    Reduction of the noise pollutions by the modification of the circuit.

The Environment

The airport's management is highly committed to sustainable development.

Since 2006, the airport has invested in its own electric golf buggy-type vehicles (in 2008 a new vehicle was added to the fleet), to transport baggage and passengers to and from the parking areas around the terminal building.

These electric vehicles mean we can provide assistance to aircrafts located on the two main parking areas, while also reducing our carbon footprint.

The airport has a Ground Power Unit (GPU), which is an external power generating unit for supplying and starting the aircrafts. By using a GPU, we can considerably reduce noise pollution around the airport as well as reduce CO2 emissions.

The airport covers 61 hectares of land, including 35 hectares of woodland and prairies and more than 20 hectares of grassland. We work in conjunction with the National Forestry Office (Office National des Forêts, ONF) in all operations required in order to fulfil our safety obligations.

The Golfe de Saint-Tropez Airport has its own unique constraints. The airport's management is firmly committed to finding a constant balance between environmental requirements and financial constraints. We firmly believe that this is the only solution that will enable Gulf clientèle to access the region.

Over the last 40 years, business aviation has reduced its CO2 emissions by 40%. This is a mere 0.04% of the world's CO2 emissions.

New generations of aircrafts are increasingly environmentally friendly and have higher performances, and in order to cater to them, the airport is doing everything it can to meet new regulatory requirements.


Flight safety is our top priority.

We do everything in our power to ensure optimum safety ans allways surpass the minimum regulatory requirements in order to fit our standards.

It must not be forgotten that La Mole airport trains pilots. It is the only platform of its size that does not survive on taxpayers' money alone, in other words "subsidies". It is also the only private airport of its size in France.

So we owe it to ourselves to be exemplary where safety is concerned.

Our staff fulfils the Service de Sauvetage et de Lutte Contre l’Incendie des Aéronefs (SSLIA) [Air Travel Life-saving and Fire-fighting Service], which employs experienced fire fighters. They have all been specially trained as aerodrome fire-fighters and are required to update their qualifications every three years.

The airport has facilities that enable it to provide a degree of safety that goes far beyond minimum requirements: Two vehicles of which one of the 2400 liters of water.

With the aim of limiting the noise pollutions on the airport of the gulf of Saint-Tropez, trajectories helicopters are recommended for the arrivals and the departures.

Trajectories helicopters are also different from trajectories planes with the aim of assuring(insuring) their separation and thus the safety(security) of the passengers.

Reduction of the noise pollutions also takes place by the modification of the circuit track to avoid the maximum the houses of the mole.

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