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.
 
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 .  Future Constructon starts in 2015 on the new 3-star Holiday Inn Express hotel with 305 rooms, dining area, bar & parking spaces - to be completed by 2018.  This will bring de Gaulle Airport's total of available hotel rooms to 3,100.

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

De Gaulle Airport contact information:
The Airport can be contacted via landline from within mainland France by dialing 3950 (EU 0.34/minute); or from abroad by dialing +33 1 70 36 3950.
Its Medical Center (+33 1 48 62 2800), Police (+33 1 48 62 3122), and Customs (+33 1 48 62 6285) can be contacted 24/7.

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 four intended 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.
   3. Strengthening competitiveness to capture air traffic.
   4. Improving transport to/from Paris via rapid rail link 'CDG-Expess' - by 2023, and Subway line 14 extension to Orly Airport by 2025.
 


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