The airport, which is located between Marseille and Nice, processed about 550,000 passengers in 2014. It serves the Greater Toulon area (population 400,000), the Gulf of Saint-Tropez and the main seaside resorts of France's leading tourist area, which has some nine million visitors a year,
The 25-year concession contract with the French government entered into force yesterday and covers management and development of the civil aviation part of the airport and works and maintenance of the runway infrastructure, which remains under the command of the French Navy base there. Initial infrastructure renovation and reinforcement works, with a value of about €19m, will be carried out by a number of Group companies operating in the region - Eurovia Méditerranée, TP Spada, VINCI Energies.
Vinci Airports will take on all personnel currently employed by the airport.