The Megève altiport is one of the first mountain aerodromes to have been created. Located on the majestic site of the Cote 2000, it brings together 2 main activities: pilot training with the Megève flying club, and tourist flights with the Aérocime company.

Travel beyond the peaks

For more than 50 years, the Megève altiport has allowed you to discover a magnificent panorama. Initially created by Baron Edmond de Rothschild, the altiport was intended to provide rapid access to the ski slopes. This is how a Twin-Otter type aircraft operated the Orly-Megève line until 1978. Very quickly, a core of aviation enthusiasts decided to create the Megève flying club which over the years years has become the European reference center for mountain flying.

Today, some 300 pilots come to train in the demands and rigor of this type of flight. The proximity of the Mont-Blanc massif makes the Megève altiport the ideal starting point for getting to know the peaks and glaciers and two approved airlines take around 5000 people aboard their planes or helicopters each year for an unforgettable experience. in the air.

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History of the Megève altiport

It was under the impetus of Michel Ziegler, director of the Air Alpes company, at the initiative of the construction of several altiports in the 1960s in the Alps and of the Mégevan Jacques Henri Bugeard, administrator of the Edmond de Rothschild group that the he idea of ​​creating an altiport in Megève was launched.

The municipality sees the opportunity to bring in a well-to-do clientele. For his part, Edmond de Rothschild gives his agreement to make the land available to the Cote xnumx that Michel Ziegler had indicated to him as potentially favorable. The altiport was inaugurated in December 1964.

A Paris-Megève commercial line was in place until 1977. The altiport was then taken over by the municipality of Megève. Until 1977, regular air services made it possible to go to Geneva, Lyon Bron or Paris Orly, to reach other stations equipped with an altiport such as Courchevel, La Plagne, L'Alpe d'Huez or to be "dropped off on a glacier.

Thereafter, the runway will be groomed instead of being plowed and thus restricted to aircraft equipped with skis. In 1968, the creation of theflying club propels a new activity. Megève quickly became the largest mountain flight pilot school and still is today.


The altiport today

  • 1472m altitude
  • 600 m length of the track
  • 7% steepness of the slope allowing a short landing
  • 15 movements per year (one landing or one take-off)
  • 4500 passengers per year
  • 15 aircraft and helicopters based

The altiport favors quick access from the main commercial airports in the region (Geneva, Lyon, Grenoble) by providing a connection mainly by helicopter. It also makes it possible to attract European customers who come to discover Megève, sometimes just for a day.

3368 coast road 2000
74120 Megève
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