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Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport

Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, largest hub in Europe

Paris-Charles de Gaulle, located 25 kilometres north of Paris, welcomed 76.2 million passengers in 2019, making it the leading airport in France and the 2nd largest in Europe.

Paris-Charles de Gaulle serves 328 destinations in 119 countries.
  • 76,2 million passengers

  • 328 destinations covered in 119 countries

  • 4 runways

  • 298 aircrafts parking stands including 131 in contact with the terminals

  • 90 190 direct jobs

76,2 million passengers

328 destinations covered in 119 countries

4 runways

298 aircrafts parking stands including 131 in contact with the terminals

90 190 direct jobs

As the hub of the national airline Air France and the main European hub of the Sky Team alliance, the airport handles the largest share of long-haul flights from Paris. Its connecting platform makes it the 3rd European hub for global connectivity (source: Hub Connectivity report), but the 1st for intercontinental traffic. 

The airport has nine passenger terminals spread over three large terminals and two independent runway doubles adapted to very large aircraft, which allow a maximum scheduling capacity of 120 movements per hour. 

The airport has 298 aircraft parking positions, 131 of which are in contact with the terminals. Finally, Paris-Charles de Gaulle is also home to the European hub of the express carrier FedEx and the largest cargo area in Europe. More than 700 companies are present at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle hub, which provides 90,190 direct jobs in all sectors of activity.

A privileged location for the traffic

Point-to-point traffic  accounts for over two-thirds of passenger traffic at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport. the airport is also ideally located.  
The airport is also ideally located  to attract connecting traffic, thus boosting long-haul traffic since Paris is less than two hours by air from all major Western European cities.
In 2017, connecting traffic accounted for 30.6% of traffic.

A powerful hub

Paris-Charles de Gaulle airpor is the global hub of the airline Air France-KLM and the main European hub of the SkyTeam alliance.

3rd European hub for global connectivity (number of cities covered), behind Frankfurt and Amsterdam According to the ACI Europe “Airport Industry Connectivity 2017” report which assesses the network of connections offered at airports.

It is the European hub of La Poste and FedEx, the extension underway will enable an approximate 50% increase in sorting and parcel processing capacity and will be operational in 2019. It is also home to all of the main international freight companies.

Its processing capacity of around 3.6 million tonnes of cargo per year provides expansion opportunities for cargo companies.

Airlines and cities served

The main airlines operating from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport serve 325 cities. The breakdown is as follows: Air France (52.5% of the traffic), EasyJet (7.2%), Delta Airlines (2.4%), Vueling (1.6%), Lufthansa (1.5%).

Easy acces to the airport

The airport is served by a road and railway network that provides easy access for passengers, cargo transporters and airport personnel. This places it at the cutting edge for intermodality compared with other airports. The airport is accessible thanks to the proximity of motorways, a TGV high-speed train station at the heart of terminal CDG2, two RER commuter stations and a coach station at terminal 1. Lastly, the automatic shuttle rail service CDGVal, connects the three airport terminals, the RER-TGV stations and the long-stay car parks.

As part of the “New Grand Paris” project, the Prime Minister indicated that the government would like line 17 between Saint Denis Pleyel and the Paris-Le Bourget airport, to be in service by 2024 and with an extension as far as the Paris- Charles de Gaulle airport by 2030. The airport will then be located 35 minutes from La Défense and 32 minutes from the Saint Lazare train station with a connection at Saint Denis Pleyel. Line 17 was declared of public utility by Decree on 14 February 2017.

The CDG Express project, which will link the airport to the Gare de l’Est in 20 minutes The link is expected to be commissioned by 2024.

There are around 28,600 parking spaces at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, 18,000 of which are in adjacent car parks (in direct contact with the terminals).