As the leading European hub, Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport will be welcoming almost 80 million passengers by 2020
Our goal is to remain the number one choice for airlines and for passengers from all around the world.
With this in mind, we are working to ensure that we provide the same high quality of service
in all of our terminals and are developing the best conditions in which to welcome new airlines, thereby offering passengers an increasing range of destinations and transfer opportunities at the best prices.
Learn about major projects at Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Terminal 2B-2D junction:
a living space offering a genuine Parisian experience.
This project involves the creation of a connecting building for Terminals 2B and 2D, thus grouping together security control (Security Checkpoint) facilities for better fluidity and installing more modern and pleasant lounges as well as retail areas to meet passengers’ expectations.
At the heart of this building, our passengers will find a gourmet area inspired by Parisian markets and covered passages such as the Carreaux du Temple, the Saint-Quentin market, the Halle Secrétan, and the interior gallery of the Cité Argentine.
This new offering of shops, bars, and restaurants will provide a better Parisian shopping and dining experience (with renowned brands, French chefs and cuisine, and a refined and pleasant atmosphere).
Terminal 2B will be completely refurbished both inside and out with the replacement of the facades and, in particular, the improvement of thermal efficiency.
Aerial view of Terminals 2B-2D before construction
Aerial view of Terminals 2B-2D after construction
By the end of 2020, the capacity for handling wide-body aircraft at Terminal 2B will be increased. This will enable us to welcome a greater number of passengers and offer improved flexibility between Schengen and International Flights at the future combined T2B-T2D junction.
sq. m surface area (equivalent to 15 football pitches)
tonnes of steel framework (1/3 of the weight of the Eiffel Tower)
sq. m of glass surface (equivalent to 3 Louvre Pyramids)
About Terminal 2B:
In operation since 1981 (with construction standards dating back to 1970), Terminal 2B was closed on 9 April 2013. It is expected to reopen at the end of 2020. The flexible infrastructure will allow for both international and Schengen traffic. As far as the aircraft contact stands are concerned, it will be possible to accommodate 5 wide-body and 2 medium-body aircraft or 9 medium-body aircraft. The remote stands will be able to accommodate 7 medium-body aircraft.
Retail area of the Terminal 2B-2D junction
Development of the Paris-Charles de Gaulle Hub and Terminal 4:
A project designed phase by phase
Between 12 February and 12 May 2019, under the supervision of the French National Commission for Public Debate (CNDP), Groupe ADP consulted on the proposed development of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Terminal 4.
During those three months, Groupe ADP held discussions with all stakeholders and presented the objectives of the project, which are as follows:
- Improve everyday life at the airport, through easier public transport links, a new road and new retail units ;
- Sustainably develop the surrounding area, boosting its attractiveness through enhanced training provision, the creation of new jobs, and measures to preserve biodiversity ;
- Provide a better welcome for passengers, by reducing waiting times and creating new, more comfortable spaces ;
Groupe ADP’s proposals comprise several development projects, including improving access in response to a need to improve the operation of the airport and the longer-term need to better accommodate air traffic. The priority remains to bring about improvements in everyday life at the airport, of which local people will be the primary beneficiaries.
Construction work will begin in 2022, focusing initially on improving access to the airport.
A modular project
The fact that the project has been designed as a series of separate modules makes it particularly suited to the current situation. This modular approach will make it possible to change parts of the project and adjust the construction schedule as traffic gradually increases again.
This is a consolidation project, meaning it seeks to make better use of existing space, without expanding the airport beyond its existing boundaries.
A reassessed schedule
To enable all stakeholders to have their say in the best possible conditions, the public inquiry has been delayed until October 2020.
In addition, in light of traffic forecasts, Groupe ADP has reassessed the project schedule: the technical studies are now planned for 2021, with work starting in 2022, and commissioning expected between 2029 and 2033.
Passengers will be able to reach the heart of the capital in 20 minutes
By 2025, the CDG Express (a direct rail service, with a frequency of one train every 15 minutes from 5 a.m. until midnight, 7 days a week) will link the Gare de l'Est in Paris, which will have platforms dedicated to it, with Terminal 2.
Passengers will benefit from a direct service that is adapted to their needs, with the advantage of being fast, comfortable, reliable, and connected. Indeed, flight information will be available continuously throughout the entire passenger journey: at Gare de l'Est, on the CDG Express platforms, as well as inside the CDG Express.
This project is a necessity given that the city-airport link is playing an ever greater structuring role in the quality of the passenger journey. The CDG Express will improve accessibility between the airport and the centre of Paris, offering the type of proximity characteristic of major European and international capitals. It will encourage a modal shift by decongesting the roads between Paris and the airport and by offering a cleaner, multimodal, and diversified transport option.
THE CDG EXPRESS AND EVERYDAY TRANSPORT: On 29 May 2019, the Minister of Transport, 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, drafted by Mr Cadot (the Prefect of the Île-de-France region), pertaining to other construction projects planned for the Paris-Nord railway axis. The revised plan will make it possible to limit the impact on local residents and users of the lines in operation (RER B, Transilien K, and TER Paris-Laon) as much as possible.
A comprehensive project integrating road access
Work is planned to improve the flow of road traffic, with the eastern connection of the Francilienne ring road between the RN2 and the A1 motorway making it possible to offload onto the main network more than 30% of vehicles, compared to approximately 20% today, thus smoothing out and rebalancing road access to the airport on the eastern side.
Since its postponement to the end of 2025, the cost of the project is estimated at €2.2 billion. It is financed to the tune of €0.4 billion by the CDG Express shareholders’ equity in equal parts (Groupe ADP, SNCF Réseau, and the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations) and to the tune of €1.8 billion by a State loan authorised in the amended finance law for 2019. This State loan will be fully repaid, with interest, by CDG Express.
A project that also contributes to daily transport improvements
In addition, the financial package for the project now includes more than €500 million dedicated to renovating the existing network. CDG Express will finance €343 million for track renovation work on RER B and €194 million for its modernisation.
The CDG Express addresses a very specific need. It offers a concrete transport solution that will help alleviate overcrowding on the existing RER B line, thus enabling the latter to return to its primary mission of providing daily local transport.
As of last February, with the signing of the concession contract between the infrastructure manager CDG Express (a subsidiary equally owned by Groupe ADP, SNCF Réseau, the Caisse des Dépôts) and the State, the project has entered into the operational phase. The State also signed the service operating contract last July with Hello Paris, a joint subsidiary of Keolis and RATP Dev.
For more information, visit the
CDG Express website
Hall L renovation
Hall L is the busiest terminal at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. In order to bring it up to international standards, Groupe ADP has undertaken a series of renovation works.
At the same time, customer service, shopping and dining, waiting and service areas have all been entirely redesigned to be inviting spaces for passengers to spend time in, leaving them with an unforgettable impression of Parisian hospitality.
A retail area worthy of the greatest Parisian department stores
In a flagship location at the heart of passenger flow, the premium design of this area, inspired by the Haussmann architecture of Paris’ most charming boulevards, offers the most beautiful setting for the biggest luxury brands. Perfumes and cosmetics, luxury goods, fashion, lifestyle... all the most iconic brands from the City of Light, along with top-quality concepts and exclusive offers, luxury experiences and services, will evoke the exuberant atmosphere of the capital.
A departure lounge with breathtaking views of the French capital
Entirely reconfigured, the lounge now boasts three service areas designed for passenger needs and expectations: rest, work and entertainment... Whether alone or as a couple, with friends or the whole family, passengers are invited to rediscover the airport experience through facilities with a uniquely Parisian design, open spaces and soothing natural light.
Opening is scheduled for the end of 2020.