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Why LYON

LYS and its region in a few key figures

Why Lyon
Chiffres Clés - Pourquoi Lyon ?

Key figures

11.7 million passengers

in 2019

+35% growth

since 2015

Special Mention of the 2020 Best Airport

by ACI Europe in the 10-25 million passengers category

35% business travellers

flying from LYS

 
Intermodal Hub

1st intermodal hub
in France

Self-connect product

Self-connect product

Economic attractiveness
of Lyon and
its region

 
  • GDP higher than that of Ireland

  • Larger population than Portugal

  • 1st industrial region in France

Lyon and its region

2nd most important French city

for foreign investment

2nd most important French city

for number of company headquarters

2nd region

for number of highly-qualified workers

Lyon and its region
as a tourist destination

Lyon and its region
Lyon's tourism attractiveness

2nd French region

for 4* & 5* hotels

1st French region

for Michelin-starred restaurants

2nd most important French city

for congresses and trade fairs

1st ski area in the world

More than 200 ski resorts throughout the French Alps Easily accessible from LYS

Attendance of major cultural and professional events

Events are at the heart of the region’s tourist development.
The proof lies in the number of visitors attending the major cultural and professional events.


 

Lyon Lights Festival

2 000 000 

Lyon Festival of Lights 

Lyon Art Biennale

248 000

Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale

Lumière Film Festival

170 000

Lumière Film Festival

Les Nuits de Fourvière Festival

150 000

Les Nuits de Fourvière Festival

Nuits Sonores Festival

143 000 

Nuits Sonores Festival 

Dance Biennale Lyon

100 000

Lyon Dance Biennale

Jazz à Vienne Festival

222 000

Jazz à Vienne Festival

Design Biennale Saint-Etienne

230 000

St-Etienne Design Biennale

Sirha Lyon

210 000 

Sirha The World Hospitality &
Food Service Event

Equita Lyon

170 000 

Equita Equestrian Trade Fair

Pollutec Lyon

70 000

Pollutec Environmental
Innovation Exhibition

Solutrans Lyon

50 000

Solutrans Transport Fair