Are you planning to get flights to Paris to spend your holidays there with the people you love the most? If so, then you will surely find the guide in this website very helpful. The various information that you will find here will surely help you in your travel in this beautiful ccity in France. Below, you will find a short article about the airports in Paris, so feel free to browse through this and see which among the information written will be useful to you.
This site provides information for the benefit of travellers to the two main Airports in Paris, these being Orly and Charles de Gaulle Airport. We have practical information for passengers and visitors regarding timetables and travel information for buses, trains, taxis, shuttle transfers, arrivals and departures, driving directions to and from the airport. Also we have great hotel, Guest house and Hostel information, flight details, parking long and short term, shops and restaurants. We hope this guide helps you to enjoy and assist you in your stay in this great city, and get you to your final destination informatively. Please note the time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October) in Paris.
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France has a population of around 64,500,000 living in France or in French territories e.g. French Guiana, Martinique and French Polynesia to name a few. The number of passengers that passed through French Airports last year (2007) was 153 Million, Over 50% of these 86 Million passed through Paris Airports, a rise of 4.5 on previous year. This is due to more transatlantic flights and the expansion of low cost carriers like Ryanair and Easyjet flying to more French destinations.
The busiest by far is Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (GDG) which is one of the largest in the world and home to Air France-KLM. Charles de Gaulle is currently the worlds 6th busiest airport based on passenger traffic and 2nd busiest based on International traffic with passengers totalling 59.9 Million (2007). The Airport is located northeast of the centre of the french capital around 28km in distance on highway A1.
Paris Orly (ORY) is 10th in the league for passenger traffic in Europe with around 26.5 million passengers in 2007. Orly is located 18.4km south of the centre of the city, near to the A86 ring road.
Charles de Gaulle being one of the major hubs in Europe and with room to expand offers the traveller a multitude of destinations in Europe and beyond at reasonable prices and non stop service including:
Easyjet the Luton based Airline Company recently announced that it is operating a second hub in France at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and aim’s to be France’s second largest carrier. Routes from here include Madrid, Marrakech, Hamburg, Luton, Liverpool, Porto, Lisbon, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Belfast, Bristol, Milan, Nice, Venice, Krakow, Biarritz and Ibiza.
A popular destination for passengers to Charles de Gaulle and Orly is Paris Disneyland located at Marne-la-Vallée, which opened in 1992. The resort is 41km from the centre of the city, 46km from Charles de Gaulle and 50km from Orly. Disneyland is situated to the east of Paris on highway A4. With visitor numbers exceeding 14.5 million in 2007 it has become one of Europe’s leading tourist attractions. The Disneyland Paris resort is easily accessible from both Airports. From Charles de Gaulle the best option is the TGV high speed train service which connects terminal 2 to Disneyland with a journey time of 10 minutes and from Orly it is best to use the VEA bus service journey time of around 45 minutes.
Both Paris Airport have extensive facilities including Duty Free Shipping and famous names including Swatch, Virgin, MacDonald’s, Lacoste, Esprite, Boss, Burberry and Cartier please visit our individual airport pages for a detailed list in each one.
Finally if you are planning to check up to the minute details of Charles de Gaulle Airport Arrivals, Charles de Gaulle Airport Departures and Paris Orly Arrivals, Paris Orly Departures please visit the relevant pages.