Paris de Gaulle (CDG) Airport

Paris de Gaulle CDG Airport Overview

Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport CDG - one of two major Paris Airports (the other being Orly) is not only France's largest, but also one of the world's busiest airports.
CDG Aiport is located within portions of several communities, near the town of Roissy - 25 km northeast of Paris - and accessible from motorway A1 via Porte de la Chapelle, or Autoroute du Nord (Exit 19).
With four long runways and nearly 62 million passengers per annum, the Airport is hub to Air France, Delta and EasyJet, and is served by a myriad of airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all parts of the globe.

De Gaulle Airport contact information:
By landline within mainland France dial 3950; from abroad call +33 1 70 36 3950. 
24/7 contacts:  Medical Center +33 1 48 62 2800), Police (+33 1 48 62 3122), and Customs (+33 1 48 62 6285)

  - Due to frequent air- & ground ground transport strikes it is important that passengers scan Twitter messages before departing to the Airport!
  - European citizens traveling to France: As of November 11, 2015 they will again need to have either an identity card valid for foreign travel or a valid passport.
Airport Hotels: 
   1.  Currently, Five on-Airport hotels are located between T-3 and the T-2 complex: CitizenM, Ibis, Hilton, Novotel & Sheraton:
'Gare TGV' shuttle buses, in front of the Sheraton Hotel connect to parking lots PX, PR and P1. "RER B' behind the Sheraton Hotel connects to the Charles-de-Gaulle 2  - TGV stations; both are located between T-2D/2C and T-2F/2E . 
   2. A 3-star Holiday Inn Express hotel is under construction with 305 rooms, dining area, bar & parking spaces is to be completed by 2018.
   3.  A new Hotel Zone at Roissypole (in the 'heart' of the Airport) - is to have 2 new hotels - 'Aloft & Element' by Westin, and Innside hotel.

NEW:  Visitors, exhibitors & conference attendees will now be able to access the 'Welcome Pack'  - a full-service, multi-channnel offer of welcome facilities, shuttle transfers & other services - combining the offers of Viparis, a leader in conference & trade events; by the Paris Region Tourist Board, and the Airport operator.

De Gaulle Airport has passenger terminals T1, T2's associated satellites & T3.

Current and future Airport developments:  'Airports de Paris' announced an ambitious project  to replace the current European Number 1 status held by London Heathrow Airport by year 2020 by means of an investment of EUR 3.1B (compared to EUR 2B during 2011-2015) - with the following projects:
   1. Upgrading facilities (renovation of T2B & T2D; track rehabilitation & aeronautical areas at both De Gaulle & Orly.
   2. Optimizing existig facilities by creating a connecting building between T2B & T2D;  merging international satellite T1 in Roissy;  and constructing a building junction between South & West Orly terminals.
   4. Improving transport to/from Paris via rapid rail link 'CDG-Expess' - by 2023, and Subway line 14 extension to Orly Airport by 2025.
    5. As of Feb. 2016 Aeroports de Paris & its new Service Partner will jointly operate for the next 9 years: over 30 retail outlets and improve passenger services & facilities by means of diversifying & upgrading food & drink outlets particularly at T2E (halls K & L), T2F,  and T1 & T3 - including French bakeries, coffee shops, fast-casual, Asian & bar brands -

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