Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG/LFPG)

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Welcome to Paris! Paris wants to attract even more visitors, matching Aéroports de Paris' desire to get new routes to key markets including BRICS countries.
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Major reasons to serve Paris


  • France, first tourist destination worldwide
  • 25 million habitants in a radius of 200 km
  • A central position in Europe, no other major airport in a radius of 200km
  • 2 complementary airports

Paris-Charles de Gaulle

  • A powerful hub with very good connecting opportunities
  • An unique capacity expansion capability in Europe


  • Short turn-arounds, cost effective
  • Nearest airport to Paris: rapid access to the city center
  • Wide range of international and domestic destinations

Marketing and other support

Asia and North America wanted! In the period to date, Aeroports de Paris has successfully established new routes, including Air France to Phnom Penh, Lima, Cape Town, Wuhan, EC Air to Brazzaville, Syphax to Tunis and Sfax, Norvegian from Orly to Helsinki. All images for the airports ©Aéroports de Paris and for Paris ©CRT Île de France

We provide:

  • Route Studies
  • Marketing and promotional activities for new airlines
  • Special adjustment of the passenger fee to encourage traffic growth and promotional activities

Airport Catchment area

All roads lead to…Paris! Well-connected with the regional and high-speed rail network to West and Central Europe, most major European cities are within a four hour train journey, and some 500 million customers are located within a radius of 2000 km (1242 miles).
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  • High speed rail network, which brings most major European cities within the range of a four hour train journey
  • 500 million potential customers within a radius of 2000 km

Easy access and multimodality

Easy access and multimodality

Airport Catchment Area

Airport Catchment Area

Green line: 2 hours to/from Paris
Red line: 2 hours 30 to/from Paris


Located in the heart of Europe and well-integrated in the road and rail network, Paris provides superb interface between air and ground transport. Some 2.5 million tonnes of freight are handled in Paris, with Fedex being the largest carrier on site. At Paris-Charles De Gaulle, the current cargo facilities can still be extended by over 130 hectares.
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#1 in Europe for cargo and mail in volume of goods (ACI 2011 results)

Paris-Charles de Gaulle:

  • 3,257ha of which 300ha are dedicated to cargo operations
  • Current handling capacity: 3.5 million tons per year
  • Numerous cargo terminals with a total area of 500,000m2 of warehouses and buildings with direct access to 69 aircraft stands
  • Real estate: diversified real estate stock for all requirements in good location; 130ha of land is still available for development


  • Capacity: 300,000 tons
  • Located near the Rungis National Whole-Sale Market (Marche d’Intérêt National) and the SOGARIS South zone
  • 45ha of cargo zone

Vital statistics

  • 2.5 millions of tons of cargo and mail for the Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports in 2010
  • 3.5 million tons: annual cargo handling capacity for Paris-Charles de Gaulle:
    • 42 000 jobs are directly generated by air cargo in the departements close to Paris-Charles de Gaulle
    • €100 000: the average value of one tonne of air-cargo
    • 30%: the value-based percentage of air cargo in French exports
  • 130 hectares of land still available allow numerous building extension projects.


Following on from the progressive construction of new A380 stands and single security check-points for both airports, construction is now scheduled for a new satellite at CDG by 2012.
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  • 3 runways, allowing for 76 movements per hour
  • Operating hours: 6:30 to 23:30
  • 2 passenger terminals with a capacity of 30 million passengers a year
  • Connecting rate : 8%
  • Minimum connecting time : depends on terminal allocation. For more information, please contact us.

Paris-Charles de Gaulle

  • 2 pairs of parallel runways, enabling up to 115 movements par hour
  • Operating hours: 24 hours a day
  • 3 passenger terminals with a capacity of 71.8 million passenger a year, and 6 cargo terminals
  • Connecting rate: 30.7%
  • Minimum connecting time : depends on terminal allocation. For more information, please contact us.

Infrastructure & Operations:

  • Slot Coordinated: Yes. For further information, please contact us.

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

Accommodation of A380 aircraft

Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport was certified in 2008, and is now capable of receiving aircraft for commercial services, with Satellite S3 already having six A380 contact stands. Two other contact stands were opened in Terminals 1 and 2C in 2009. Three airbridges are provided, one of which serves the upper deck of the A380.

Single security checkpoints

In order to save time for transit passengers connecting within the European Union, single security checkpoints were introduced, eliminating the need for additional security checks. Currently, the system is already in place at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, for T2D/T2D, T2F1/T2F1 and T2G/T2E transit passengers, and further checkpoints will be opened in 2012. Their progressive implementation also rose customer satisfaction and cut back transit circuit time.

CDG – Satellite S4

Satellite S4 – a boarding lounge of similar size of Satellite S3 – is due to be opened in 2012. Its provisional capacity will be about 7.8 million passengers per year, serving 16 aircraft contact stands. Like Satellite S3, it will be linked to Terminal 2E by an automated people mover system.

CDG – Connecting module for terminals 2A and 2C

A new infrastructure covering 16,500 m² offering single boarding area for both Terminals 2A and 2C was opened on the 27th of March, 2012. It allows passengers to go through security controls more quickly. It also offers extra space for further retail and airline lounges.