Description of the airport

Located 13 kilometres South of Paris, Paris-Orly is located on 1,540 hectares. It specialises in point to point traffic to metropolitan destinations, Europe, North Africa and overseas. It has two passenger terminals with a capacity of 30 million passengers per year.

Key figures of 2013

28.3 million passengers handled
2nd French airport and the 11th European airport
143 cities served
Site of nearly 27,000 direct jobs
The Paris-Orly airport is part of a major economic centre in the Ile-de-France region, including the National Market (MIN) of Rungis and bus stations, business parks (office buildings) owned by SILIC and the Belle-Epine commercial centre.

(1) With a minimum of 12 movements per year. 

Primary advantages

Proximity to Paris
Moderate operating costs, thanks to the low rolling distances for the aircraft
Fluidity of the runways
Great operational regularity

Regulatory constraints

Traffic at Paris-Orly airport is subject to two regulatory constraints.
Limited to 250,000 per year slots for takeoff and landing (Order of 6 October 1994 by the Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Tourism)
Daily curfew from 23:30 to 6:00
In 2013, the number of aircraft movements totalled 229,654, down 0.4% compared to 2012.


The Paris-Orly airport traffic is almost entirely point to point traffic. Over the past ten years, the development of traffic at Paris-Orly was less favorable than that of Paris-Charles de Gaulle because of the 250,000 cap on the number of airport slots per year and attributable to the impact of TGV competition in the domestic market, particularly that of TGV Southeast and East.

The airline companies

The main airlines operating at the Paris-Orly are Air France, EasyJet, Vueling, Royal Air Maroc, Aigle Azur and

The runways

The Paris-Orly airport has three runways with a programming capacity of 76 movements per hour. Runway 3 has been adapted to accommodate very large aircraft (Airbus A380) to give Paris-Orly a clearance runway for this type of equipment.
The airport has 104 aircraft parking stands, including more than fifty in contact with the terminals.

Access to the airport

Located at the junction of motorways A6 and A10 (18,000 parking spaces)
Served by the RER combined with a dedicated automated metro line (Orlyval)


Strategy of the airport


  • Maintain growth in the number of passengers: given the limitation on the number of movements that can be accommodated at the airport; achieving this goal requires an increase in the average numbers of passengers per flight
  • Significant development of commercial revenues generated by 13,500 m² of shops thanks to the renovation of commercial areas

Action programme

  • • Continuous adaptation of facilities to maintain its appeal as a user-friendly airport for passengers and airlines, well suited for point to point flights, and strengthen its public image
  • • Enriching the supply of passenger services (automobile parking, commercial services), with further major rehabilitation operations particularly reflected by the expansion of retail areas
  • • Positioning of the offer targeted for low-cost airlines at a relatively high-end register, corresponding to the level of the airport equipment and its inherent strengths.

Investment programme

    In 2018 : one terminal
    • an area which increases by 35%
    • 100 000 m² built or renovated
    • investment : € 400-500 million.
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