The History of Paris-Le Bourget

Paris-Le Bourget Airport celebrated its centenary in 2014. Needless to say, it is an airport with both a vast and rich cultural heritage. On the 9th October 1914, Captain Lucca landed for the first time on Le Bourget soil when he was looking for a suitable place for defending the city of Paris against the enemy. Paris-Le Bourget Airport was officially opened 5 years later in 1919 and in 1927 Charles Lindbergh landed there in "Spirit of Saint Louis", after having flown across the Atlantic. He was greeted by 200,000 people overawed by this feat, which at the time was a real achievement. 

In 1981, Paris-Le Bourget Airport based its activity primarily on business aviation to tackle the meteoric rise of the Paris-Orly and Paris-Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airports, and in so doing is now the leading business airport in Europe.

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    1927 - Airport of Bourget

  • 1927 aéroport du Bourget

    1962 - passengers landing

  • 1962 débarquement des passagers

    1962 - Christmas at Bourget

  • 1977 facade de l'aérogare

    1977 - Le Bourget airport

  • 1977 embarquement des passagers

    1977 - passengers boarding

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