Airport Tours – Exclusive access for Airport Exchange delegates
Unfortunately, the Airport Exchange 2014 airport tour is now full. Delegates who have completed a registration and have expressed an interest in attending the tour will be contacted to confirm their participation. Should you have any questions or concerns please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday 3 November
14:00 - 16:00
We suggest that attendees of the airport tour aim the coincide their arrival in Paris with the beginning of the tour, safe storage for luggage will be made available to delegates for the duration of the tour along with a complimentary transfer to the ACI Recommended Hotels.
Year on year Airport Exchange delegates are given exclusive access to tours of the host airport(s), providing insight into the planning strategy and potential future developments, covering multiple areas of interest such as operations, retail, technology, security and baggage handling. As this year’s host, Aéroports de Paris will provide detailed tours of both Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Paris-Orly Airport led by senior management representatives to showcase the facilities.
Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport
Europe's second busiest airport in 2013 with 62 million passengers, and ranked eighth worldwide, Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport has managed to move with the times in the last 40 years of air travel. As early as the 1970s, Terminal 1, which was designed by Paul Andreu, marked the introduction of modern architecture to airport construction, and paved the way for globalised air travel. Throughout the 1980s, the airport grew and adopted the concept of modular terminals (Terminals 2 A,B,C, and D). Since the 1990s, Terminals 2E, 2F, and 2G have allowed Paris- Charles de Gaulle Airport to adapt to the new demands of air traffic, which at that time were shifting towards flight connection hubs. Today, such hubs facilitate flight connections. They have been particularly beneficial in allowing Air France and Fedex more fluidity in the scheduling of their flights.
PARIS-CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT CELEBRATES IT’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY
"In 40 years, Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport has been able to anticipate, adapt, and innovate to accommodate growth in global air traffic. It is France's main gateway and border crossing: a position that we are honoured to occupy, as it contributes to the country's growth in economic terms, tourism, and the attractiveness of France as a destination. It's also been a great adventure in human terms for the wonderful airport community, whose primary mission is to serve our passenger customers,"
Franck Goldnadel, Managing Director, Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport.
More than 180 airlines now make a stopover at Paris-Charles de Gaulle. Each of them has played a role in the growth of the airport, which in turn, has adapted to suit their needs. The most recent major works project, for example, was undertaken to accommodate the arrival of the Airbus A380 super jumbo in 2007. That project called for a €100 million investment by Aéroports de Paris to strengthen the surfacing of runways and taxiways, as well widening some taxiways, shoulders, and so on.