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.
"This is a big moment for Aéroports de Paris, for Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, and for all the employees who work there each day. In four decades, we have served more passengers at this airport than the number of people living in India in 2012, or nearly 20 times the population of France. The airport constitutes a vital tool for the French business community and an asset for our country. We must move it towards ever more quality of service. In a world of heightened competition between major airports, Paris-Charles de Gaulle must remain the European benchmark."
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.