Ataraxia International Airport
|Z13, 33.0 °N, 113.9 °E|
|Ataraxia International Airport|
| Aéroport International d'Ataraxie|
|City||Saint Germain, La Langue serving Ataraxia City|
|Began operation||1980 (extensions 1994, 2015)|
|Elevation AMSL||34 m|
|Regional train lines||THC to Oyonnax, Léopoldville, Kojo|
|Suburban rail lines||R20/21, R24/25|
Ataraxia International Airport (AXA) is the main international gateway of Ataraxia. AXA is the main hub airport for Air Ataraxie and serves the Ataraxia City metropolitan area as well as satellite cities and regions including Baudoinville, Cartelet, Delmar and Pointault-Combault.
AXA opened in 1980 to replace Perseus Regional Airport as the main international gateway for Ataraxia. Complaints were that Perseus was undersized for new, larger aircraft, being well-removed from business centers in western sububs (St. Germain, Boulogne-sur-Var), as well as not as multi-modal as the new AXA, despite the presence of a metro station, TREX and ferries at PRS.
AXA opened with two runways in 1980, followed by a runway and commuter terminal in 1994, in time for that year's World Cup hosted in Ataraxia. A much-delayed fourth runway and new domestic terminal are projected to open in summer 2015.
AXA is accessible by several modes of transportation. It is served by a direct interchange on the A25 Grande Ceinture, a short distance from the A1 with easy connections to the rest of the A2-A7 autoroutes.
AXA is also served by a direct stop on the main-line railway operated by COFAX in the main terminal, with access to T1 and T2. The AXA Rail station offers high-speed rail service along the northwest and southwest lines to Léopoldville and Oyonnax, conventional-speed rail services to points within the Centre region and beyond, and TREX local rail service to the Ataraxia City metro area.
AMTRAX local buses also serve the airport, primarily used by airport employees.
It is projected to build a permanent replacement for the commuter terminal integrated with a second TREX stop for domestic travelers.