Modernisation projects
at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport

 


Groupe ADP is undertaking renovations for Paris Aéroport which include the launch of numerous major projects. The Paris airports are undergoing significant transformations and changes in preparation for the future. 
Creating a fresh look for our passengers and customers will generate new opportunities for growth for the Group and help to prepare now for the future of our airports.
Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport is applying the highest international standards to adapt to the major changes in its traffic and expand its list of international destinations, while keeping its focus on providing outstanding services to its passengers.








Terminals 2B-2D: renovation and creation of the connecting building

  • May 2016 Start of preparatory work This new endeavour comprises two distinct and complementary projects: the refurbishment of Terminal 2B and the construction of a 2B-2D connecting building.

  • February 2021 End of work This work has enabled the refurbishment and airside extension of Terminal 2B to allow for the separation of arriving and departing passengers.

  • Spring 2021 Commissioning A new "link" building has been constructed between Terminal 2B and Terminal 2D, housing the security checkpoints, a baggage reclaim area, retail spaces and lounges.

May 2016 Start of preparatory work This new endeavour comprises two distinct and complementary projects: the refurbishment of Terminal 2B and the construction of a 2B-2D connecting building.

February 2021 End of work This work has enabled the refurbishment and airside extension of Terminal 2B to allow for the separation of arriving and departing passengers.

Spring 2021 Commissioning A new "link" building has been constructed between Terminal 2B and Terminal 2D, housing the security checkpoints, a baggage reclaim area, retail spaces and lounges.





The 3 aims of the project

High quality passenger journeys
for a smoother travel experience.
New layout standards
to meet our customers' expectations with an improved range of shops and services.
More pleasant and modern spaces
inspired by Paris and its way of life.


An iconic building

Les formes courbes de l’ouvrage, en rappel à celles des halls A, B, C et D et de leurs toitures permettent d'optimiser le volume du bâtiment, tout en respectant les contraintes de gabarit depuis la tour de contrôle Sud.


The choice of these curves is consistent with the architectural narrative imagined by Paul Andreu, inaugurated in 1981 with Terminal 2B and later extended to Terminals 2A, 2C and 2D.

77,500 sq.m.
Total surface area
Larger, more fluid spaces

Free of the main compulsory services (baggage delivery and security control) now located in the new connecting building, the layout of Terminal 2B has been completely redesigned. The light-filled public hall runs the full length of the building with a depth of approximately 17 m.

3
boarding lounges
A new Parisian experience

With chef-led restaurants, atmospheric bars and high-end shops, passengers will discover a gourmet area inspired by Parisian markets and covered walkways such as the Carreaux du Temple, the Saint-Quentin market, the Halle Secrétan, and the interior gallery of the Cité Argentine.




CDG Express: reach the heart of Paris in 20 minutes

  • 2008 Origins of the project The project is declared a public utility project. It should be noted that the public consultation began in 2003.

  • 2018 Project stakeholders Creation of the infrastructure management company comprised of Groupe ADP, SNCF Réseau and the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations.

  • End of 2025* Commissioning Direct rail link, with dedicated platforms, between Paris-Gare de l'Est and Paris-CDG Terminal 2, with trains running every 15 minutes.

2008 Origins of the project The project is declared a public utility project. It should be noted that the public consultation began in 2003.

2018 Project stakeholders Creation of the infrastructure management company comprised of Groupe ADP, SNCF Réseau and the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations.

End of 2025* Commissioning Direct rail link, with dedicated platforms, between Paris-Gare de l'Est and Paris-CDG Terminal 2, with trains running every 15 minutes.





*On 29 May 2019, Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne announced that the commissioning of the CDG Express would be postponed until the end of 2025. This decision was made in accordance with the conclusions of a report by Michel Cadot, Prefect of the Île-de-France region, on other construction projects planned for the Paris-Nord railway taxis.

This decision has helped to minimise the impact on local residents and users of existing lines including RER B, Transilien K and TER Paris-Laon.


The 3 aims of the project

Un accès routier fluidifié
The connection of the Francilienne ring road with the RN2 and A1 motorway will allow more than 30% of vehicles to be channelled onto the main network, compared with around 20% today.
A total budget of €2.2 billion
€0.4 billion financed by shareholders' equity in equal shares and €1.8 billion funded by a government loan fully repaid by CDG Express, with interest.
Decongestion of the RER B
The project will enable the RER B to re-establish its primary role as a daily transport service and local access route. €537 million is being spent on replacing and modernising the railway lines in the north of the Ile-de-France region.


A multimodal and diversified offer
CDG Express will provide a direct link between Paris-CDG and Paris-Gare de l'Est in 20 minutes. Passengers will benefit from reliable, fast, comfortable and well-connected transport, comparable to that of other major European and international cities.


Visit the CDG Express website
8 km
of new tracks on the 32 km CDG Express route
A reliable and well-connected link
CDG Express will provide optimal interconnectivity with the metro, bus and mainline trains via the heart of the capital.

Flight information will be available continuously throughout.
See the new route
300,000-tonne
reduction in CO2 emissions thanks to the CDG Express








Ecological transition: Groupe ADP is committed to the transformation of Paris-CDG

  • 9 june 2020 A green aviation industry Government support plan for a green and competitive industry. The energy transition plans for the aviation sector as a whole and for Paris-CDG in particular must be reviewed in the light of the acceleration of commitments to green aircraft.

  • 11 february 2021 A new project The Government has asked Groupe ADP to present a new development project for Paris-CDG Airport following the suspension of the Terminal 4 project. Groupe ADP has acknowledged this request which is one of the consequences of the Covid-19 crisis.

  • Since then The Paris-CDG development challenges The crisis linked to the Covid-19 pandemic has had a long-lasting impact on the outlook for traffic growth, calling into question the timetable for increasing passenger capacity at Paris-CDG. The initial project has thus been amended to take into account the new traffic hypotheses and to address the sector’s environmental transition challenges.

9 june 2020 A green aviation industry Government support plan for a green and competitive industry. The energy transition plans for the aviation sector as a whole and for Paris-CDG in particular must be reviewed in the light of the acceleration of commitments to green aircraft.

11 february 2021 A new project The Government has asked Groupe ADP to present a new development project for Paris-CDG Airport following the suspension of the Terminal 4 project. Groupe ADP has acknowledged this request which is one of the consequences of the Covid-19 crisis.

Since then The Paris-CDG development challenges The crisis linked to the Covid-19 pandemic has had a long-lasting impact on the outlook for traffic growth, calling into question the timetable for increasing passenger capacity at Paris-CDG. The initial project has thus been amended to take into account the new traffic hypotheses and to address the sector’s environmental transition challenges.



Air transport must accelerate its energy transition. We must incorporate the consequences of this into our future projects. Following the Government’s decision to ask Groupe ADP to abandon the current Terminal 4 project and to present a new project for the development of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, Groupe ADP is taking some time to review the future implications for the airport. The aim is for the Paris airports to become leaders in green aviation, serving all of our stakeholders and notably the areas surrounding the airport.
Augustin de Romanet,
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Groupe ADP



Projects completed in 2020