Paris-CDG changes

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.

Jonction terminaux 2B et 2D Paris-CDG

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.

Jonction 2B-2D avant travauxAerial view of Terminals 2B-2D before construction

Liaison-2BD-vue-aérienne-3DAerial 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.

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Retail area of the Terminal 2B-2D junction

Groupe ADP engages in a transformation project for the Paris-Charles de Gaulle platform to promote ecological transition

In an announcement made on February 11th, 2021, the Government requests Groupe ADP to present a new development project for Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport after the termination of the Terminal 4 project. Groupe ADP takes note of this request which is one of the consequences of the Covid-19 crisis.

Developments contributing to the energy transition of the airport, and of the air sector as a whole, must be thoroughly reviewed considering the increasing commitments on green aircrafts, confirmed in the Government's aeronautics support plan for a green and competitive industry, on June 9th, 2020. The crisis linked to the Covid-19 pandemic and its upheavals have lastingly impacted the traffic growth perspectives, thus questioning the schedule of passengers capacity expansion need at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport.

A review of the initial project had been undertaken during the previous months in order to adapt to new traffic assumptions and to better address the sector's environmental transition issues. This work, led by Groupe ADP teams, will lay ground to future thinking on the development issues for the Paris-Charles de Gaulle platform.

Augustin de Romanet, Chairman and CEO of Aéroports de Paris SA – Groupe ADP, stated: "Air travel must accelerate its energy transition. We must draw the proper conclusions from this in our future projects. Following the State's decision to request Groupe ADP to abandon the current Terminal 4 project, as well as to submit a new project for the evolution of the Paris-Charles de Gaulle platform, Groupe ADP is engaging in a period of reflection on the airport's future concerns. The Parisian platforms have a vocation in becoming the leaders in green aviation, for the benefit of all our stakeholders, and in particular the territories neighboring the airports"

Terminal Paris-Charles de Gaulle

CDG Express:
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.

Project financing

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.