OUR HOST: AéROPORT DE PARIS
About Aéroports de Paris:
Aéroports de Paris owns and operates three major airports in the Paris region (Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly and Paris-Le Bourget), 10 general aviation airfields and the heliport of Issy-les-Moulineaux.
The three major airports provide performing facilities for the benefit of passengers, airline companies, freight operators and mail carriers and offer a powerful range of services tailored to their needs. In 2013, Aéroports de Paris welcomed 90.3 million passengers.
The Paris airports receive most of the major international airline companies, including those belonging to the three major alliances: SkyTeam, Star Alliance and oneworld. In 2012, Aéroports de Paris counted almost 168 airline companies as clients and more than 358 cities were served from Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly.
The port of entry for France, a premier global tourist destination, Aéroports de Paris is an essential connection point for international air transport. Thanks to its geographical location, first class infrastructure and competitiveness, Aéroports de Paris is ideally positioned to take full advantage of the expected growth in global air traffic in the medium and long term.
An even better passenger experience on Aéroports de Paris’ Horizon
Last year held a record series of successes for Aéroports de Paris, while 2012 also saw the acquisition of a 38% share in TAV Airports. Today, renovations at Paris-Orly and Charles de Gaulle are underway as part of its Horizon 2018 initiative to deliver an extraordinary airport journey. In 2012, Aéroports de Paris (AdP) embarked upon improvements across its portfolio, and the operator is demonstrating that it is truly at the forefront of the industry, with renovations to its airports that will transform the passenger experience for every category of traveller. It is currently the midst of a major modernisation project at Paris-Orly. The six-year renovation, which was launched in October 2012, will result in the unification of its two terminals – Orly South and Orly West – to form a more efficient airport environment that will consist of a single terminal and three departure lounges with simplified access and passenger flow. The most emblematic feature of the airport’s €450 million transformation is the construction of a 80,000sqm link between the two existing terminals, to be completed in 2018, and alongside it the building of a new 20,000sqm departure lounge, which will open in 2015. De Romanet explained that the ambitious development project will generate more space in the terminal and greater comfort for airlines and passengers and, when completed, will create an additional 5,000 jobs at the airport.
Chairman and CEO Augustin de Romanet explained to Amy Hanna his vision for further success and the Horizon 2018 initiative - to read the full interview click here
ACI EUROPE and ACI ASIA PACIFIC are delighted to present Airport Exchange 2014 in partnership with Aéroports de Paris, in a milestone year during which Aéroports de Paris celebrates the 40th anniversary of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport.
It is a great pleasure for Aéroports de Paris to host ACI Airport Exchange in Paris in November, bringing together air transport executives from across Europe and Asia Pacific. Since its launch in 2006, ACI Airport Exchange has established itself as the leading event at which ideas and knowledge are shared, and business relationships are formed. Following a very successful event in Doha last year, we at Aéroports de Paris are looking forward to helping take the event on to another level again.
The strategy of Aéroports de Paris is to become the European airport group setting the standard in terms of customer satisfaction, economic performance and sustainability, and we want this year’s event to reflect that throughout the 5 conference streams of: Security & Border Control; Airport Operations; Airport Development & Environment; Facilitation, IT & Customer Service; and the Digital Engagement of Passengers.
Much of Aéroports de Paris’ success is achieved through unique collaborations with our partners, who understand our drive to be a successful airport, which is responsive to the needs of its stakeholders and its desire to be “best in class” at all levels. This year’s ACI Airport Exchange, which we are very proud to host, provides the perfect forum for us to champion the “best in class” experiences and strategies of a responsive airport, as well as the products and services available to achieve that.
I would like to encourage all Aéroports de Paris partners to attend ACI Airport Exchange, whether as a delegate, sponsor, exhibitor, or exhibition visitor, to benefit from the myriad networking and learning opportunities on offer, as I am sure the event can play a key role in ensuring all of us maintain our progressive approaches and solution offers.
Airports have to invest and plan for the long-term. Inspired by each other, we can find the right response to the challenges we are facing. Aéroports de Paris plans to stage a memorable social programme to complement the exciting plans ACI EUROPE and ACI Asia-Pacific have for the conference and exhibition.
We look forward to welcoming you to Paris for the most significant air transport meeting of 2014.
Augustin de Romanet, Chairman and CEO of Aéroports de Paris
Exclusive Tours of Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly Airports for Airport Exchange 2014 delegates
As this year’s host Aéroports de Paris will provide delegates with detailed tours of both Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Paris-Orly Airport led by senior management representatives to showcase the facilities, providing insight into the planning strategy and future developments. Further information to be announced in due course.