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Why LYON

LYS and its region in a few key figures

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Key figures

  • 11.7 million passengers in 2019
  • +27% growth since 2015
  • Voted Best Airport in 2019 by ACI Europe in the 10-25 million passengers category
  • 35% business travellers
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1st intermodal hub in France

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Self-connect product

Economic attractiveness
of Lyon
and its region

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  • GDP higher than that of Ireland
  • Larger population than Portugal
  • 1st industrial region in France
  • 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
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Lyon and its region
as a tourist destination

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  • 2nd French region for 4 & 5* hotels
  • 1st French region for Michelin-starred restaurants
  • 2nd most important French city for congresses and trade fairs

Largest ski area in the world

More than 200 ski resorts located 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.

  • 2 million Lyon Festival of Lights
  • 248,000 Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale
  • 170,000 Lumière Film Festival
  • 150,000 Nuits de Fourvière Festival
  • 143,000 Nuits Sonores Festival
  • 100,000 Lyon Dance Biennale
  • 222,000 Jazz à Vienne Festival
  • 230,000 St-Etienne Design Biennale
  • 210,000 Sirha
  • 170,000 Equita
  • 70,000 Pollutec
  • 50,000 Solutrans

Destinations served

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