Over two-thirds of the traffic at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport is point to point
. Furthermore, the airport is ideally located to attract connecting traffic
which feeds the long-haul traffic, since Paris is less than a two-hour flight from all major Western European cities
. The connection rate at the airport was 31.9% in 2016.
at Paris-Charles de Gaulle handles international and Schengen traffic, and includes Star Alliance member airlines.Terminal 2
handles international and Schengen traffic, including Air France, its SkyTeam alliance partners and the airlines belonging to Oneworld alliance.Terminal 3
mainly handles charter and low-cost traffic.
The main airlines operating at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport are Air France, easyJet, Delta Airlines, Vueling et Lufthansa.
Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport has an extremely efficient runway system
with two sets of parallel runways whose physical layout allows independent use. For each of the two sets, one runway is used for takeoffs and the other for landings, thus limiting the noise impact caused by traffic.
Access to the airport
Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport is served by a network of road and rail transport
which makes it accessible for passengers, cargo carriers and airlines' employees operating at the airport. This network places the airport at the forefront of intermodality.
CDGVAL, the automated rail shuttle connects the airport's terminals, the RER/TGV train stations and the long-term car parking.
In addition, in 2023 the French State will launch a rail link between Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and central Paris: CDGExpress
Paris-Charles de Gaulle, a connection infrastructure like no other in Europe with land reserve and no runway restrictions:
• New Groupe ADP headquarters inaugurated in 2016 within the airport,
• Merger of international satellites of Terminal 1,
• Development of cargo activities,
Land reserve for Terminal 4.