Lille Airport

Lille Airport (French: Aéroport de Lille) (IATA: LIL, ICAO: LFQQ) is an airport located in Lesquin, 7 km (4 mi) south-southeast of Lille, a city in northern France. It is also known as Lille-Lesquin Airport or Lesquin Airport. Lille is the principal city of the Lille Métropole, the capital of the Nord-Pas de Calais region and the prefecture of the Nord department. The airport is 15 minutes from the city centre of Lille. It is the 12th busiest French airport in number of passengers: around 970,000 passengers in 2001 and 1,397,637 passengers in 2012. In terms of shipping, it ranks fourth, with almost 38,000 tonnes of freight which pass through each year.

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Lille

Lille (French pronunciation: [lil]; Dutch: Rijsel pronounced [ˈrɛi̯səl]) is a city in northern France, in French Flanders. On the Deûle River, near France's border with Belgium, it is the capital of the Hauts-de-France region and the prefecture of the Nord department. Lille had a population of 226,827 at the 2009 census, the fourth largest urban area in France after Paris, Lyon and Marseille.

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