History of Aéroport de Paris from 1945 to 1960

1945
Creation of the public institution, Aéroport de Paris, on the 24th of October.

1946
First interim terminal at Paris-Orly.
Reconstruction of the Paris-Le Bourget airport.
Aéroport de Paris receives 300,000 passengers per year.

1947
Construction of the first paved runway at Paris-Orly; this runway "Number 3" is 2,100 metres long.
Opening of the provisional Orly Nord terminal.

1952
Air France leaves Paris-Le Bourget for Paris-Orly.
The Paris-Orly Airport receives 1.2 million passengers a year, twice as many as Paris-Le Bourget.

1953
The site of the Paris-Le Bourget Airport hosts the International Aviation and Space Salon.
First commercial helpdesk of Aéroport de Paris at Paris-Le Bourget Airport.

1958
First Boeing 707 from Pan Am at Paris-Le Bourget Airport.
The following year, Air France christened its first Caravelle at Paris-Orly.

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