Infrastructure and facilities for airlines

Paris Aéroport offers numerous services dedicated to airlines: parking, crane handling, de-icing, several state-of-the-art baggage sorting, and a landing and beaconing service for the smooth running of airport operations.

Parking and lifting

The amount of the aircraft parking fee at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports depends on: maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW), type of parking area used, parking duration. This charge covers: amortization of investments (parking areas, skyways, etc.), maintenance, management of resources

At Paris-Orly we make handing equipment available (cranes, tractors…) for any work required at the airport: pulling out planes that have become bogged down, etc.

Contact logistics service at Paris-Orly airport

Landing and guidance

Paris Aéroport guarantees its customer airlines all of the services needed for smooth airport operations, especially in three key areas: landing, guidance, luggage belts.

These services are paid for by airport landing charges paid by airlines.


Paris Aéroport makes available to airlines its world class infrastructure comprising four runways at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and three at Paris-Orly. 
To guarantee a consistent level of service, Paris Aéroport handles the following operations: 

•  Maintenance of paved surfaces and surrounding areas,
•  Snow and ice removal,
•  Runway inspection,
•  Air navigation systems,
•  Drainage (equipment, maintenance, operation),
•  Repaying investment costs (runways and taxiways). 

These services are paid for by landing charges calculated on the basis of:

•  Aircraft Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) rounded up to the next metric ton,
•  Aircraft noise group (there are five groups),
•  Landing time (day/night) and airport used,
•  Type of flight (training, test, forced turnaround…).

Runway lighting

Paris Aéroport provide the runway lighting system which operates every night and during the day in case of bad visibility. During the day, the runway lights come on as soon as horizontal visibility as measured by Météo France is reduced to 4,000 meters or less. 
In terms of lighting, the Group especially handles the following aspects 

• Equipment maintenance,
• Repaying lighting system investment,
• Electric power consumption required for lighting. 

These services are paid for by the lighting tax , due for every takeoff or landing movement and calculated according to time of day (day/night) and the degree of horizontal visibility. 

Baggage handling

Paris Aéroport is a leading expert in baggage handling using state of the art equipment.

Baggage handling at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport

The baggage sorting facilities in place sort baggage belonging to more than 51 million passengers every year.

At CDG2 (Terminals 2A, 2B and 2D), the baggage sorting system comprises:

 • Baggage check-in lines (dedicated to one or more destinations depending on terminal), comprising a group of counters and a set of belts with a built-in EDS ;
• Baggage reclaim lines comprising carrousels (belts with rubber links).

The baggage installations in the terminals comprise:

•  7 baggage check-in lines with an average capacity per terminal of 2,800 bags per hour ;
• 4 baggage reclaim lines ;
•  1 transfer baggage handling line (currently being replaced).

•  7 baggage check-in lines with an average capacity per terminal of 2,400 bags per hour ;
•  baggage reclaim lines ;
•  1 transfer baggage handling line with an average capacity of 600 bags per hour. ;

• 14 baggage check-in lines with an average capacity per terminal of 3,000 bags per hour;
•  4 baggage reclaim lines ;
•  1 transfer baggage handling line with an average capacity per terminal of 600 bags per hour. 

Each terminal is equipped with two tomographs for additional inspection purposes and the equipment required for processing outsize bags.

Connected to the baggage sorting system at Terminal 2C is the TBM-TBS, equipped especially with and two tomographs, with the capacity to process 2,500 bags per hour. The baggage inspected is primarily bags on long layovers, stored before their onward flight.

CDGE has an advanced installation for fast transfer baggage : a sorting system with three tomographs, for a capacity of 1,600 bags per hour.

• Number of passengers per year : 10 million
• Percentage transferring to another flight : 13%
• Number of bags originating at the airport : 5.2 million
• Number of bags in transit : 0.8 million

Characteristics of the new baggage sorting system :
• Creation of a set of counters on the Boutique level
• Completely interchangeable check in :
• Standard operator stations ;
• Linear check in counter bank layout location ;
• Baggage centralization and distribution that means that all banks can cover all jetties ;
• Sorting monitoring by destination.
• 100% IFBS (Inline integration of EDS and tomography machines, Baggage security monitoring).
•  Originating baggage handling capacity : 4,000 bags an hour.

Transfer baggage handling capacity, for collection at CDG1 :
•  intra-CDG1 flow = 300 bags an hour ; 
•  flow brought in from CDG2 = 500 bags an hour.; 

 At T3, a new baggage handling system including baggage inspection and filtering for all bags carried in the hold has been set up in Hall B.

Main characteristics :
•  two normal size baggage handling lines with built in EDS systems
• a baggage handling line (levels 3/4) with a tomograph
• a outsize baggage handling line with a EDS
• a normal and outsize baggage handling line

 This baggage handling system has a capacity of up to 1,320 bags per hour.


Baggage handling at Paris-Orly airport

The systems have a maximum handling capacity of 1,200 bags every hour.

In Hall 4 of Orly 1-2, Paris Aéroport operates a departure check in system comprising ten banks of check in counters with two lines in mutual backup mode for level 1/2 hold back checking and a line with two elevators leading to a tomograph for inspection. The linear motor loading carrousel offers extremely high reliability, low noise and reduced maintenance.

For transfer passengers, Paris-Orly airport also has an automated system for sorting transfer baggage : TBC. It can handle 2 400 bags per hour. 


Paris-Orly: ensures the distribution of glycol to all assistance operators who provide de-icing. At your disposal, an automated glycol station which speeds up the process of filling the de-icers and their rotation time.

Paris-CDG: de-icing in areas dedicated to this activity, located near the runways. We have 50 de-icing machines and 6 product storage stations..

Contact de-icing services