Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)

1. Airport Overview

2. History and Background

  • Founding Year: 1974
  • Development Timeline:
    • 1974: Airport opens
    • 1982: Opening of Terminal 2
    • 2007: Introduction of the CDGVAL automated people mover
  • Significant Events:
    • 2004: Terminal 2E collapse incident, leading to significant redesign and safety improvements
    • 2010: New satellite terminal S4 opens in Terminal 2

3. Facilities and Services

  • Passenger Services:
    • Lounges: Air France Lounge, Star Alliance Lounge, SkyTeam Lounge
    • Wi-Fi: Free unlimited Wi-Fi available throughout the airport
    • Baggage Services: Lost & Found, baggage wrapping, and storage
  • Shopping and Dining:
    • Shops: Duty-free, luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Dior, local French products
    • Restaurants: Brasserie Flo, Ladurée, McDonald’s, and more
  • Transportation:
    • Public Transport: RER B train, buses, TGV high-speed trains
    • Car Rentals: Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt
    • Parking: Short-term and long-term parking options, valet parking
    • Shuttles: Hotel shuttles and city shuttles available
  • Accessibility: Services for passengers with reduced mobility, accessible restrooms, dedicated assistance teams

4. Terminals and Layout

  • Terminal Information:
    • Terminal 1: International flights
    • Terminal 2: Subdivided into Terminals 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, and 2L, serving both international and domestic flights
    • Terminal 3: Mainly charter and low-cost flights
  • Airport Layout Map: Interactive Map

5. Flights and Airlines

  • Airlines: Air France, Lufthansa, Emirates, Delta, British Airways, and many more
  • Destinations: Over 300 destinations worldwide including New York, Tokyo, Dubai, and Johannesburg
  • Flight Status: Real-time Flight Status

6. Travel Tips and Information

  • Check-In Procedures: Check-in counters open 3 hours before departure; online check-in available
  • Security: Comprehensive security procedures; separate lines for families and business travelers
  • Customs and Immigration: Passport control for non-Schengen flights, customs checks for arriving international passengers

7. Hotels and Accommodation

  • On-Site Hotels:
    • Sheraton Paris Airport Hotel & Conference Centre (Terminal 2)
    • YOTELAIR Paris Charles de Gaulle (Terminal 2E)
  • Nearby Hotels:
    • Novotel Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
    • Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
    • Ibis Paris CDG Airport

8. Airport Lounges

  • Lounge Access:
    • Air France Lounge: Access for Air France Business and First Class passengers, SkyTeam Elite Plus members
    • Star Alliance Lounge: Access for Star Alliance Business Class passengers, Star Alliance Gold members
    • Icare Lounge: Access with Priority Pass membership, or for a fee
  • Lounge Amenities: Complimentary food and beverages, Wi-Fi, showers, workstations, relaxation areas

9. Business and Conference Facilities

  • Business Centers: Available in various lounges with workstations and meeting rooms
  • Meeting Rooms: Available at the Sheraton Paris Airport Hotel & Conference Centre and Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

10. Airport Statistics

  • Passenger Traffic: Approximately 76 million passengers annually (pre-COVID)
  • Flight Operations: Over 475,000 flight movements annually
  • Cargo: Handles over 2.1 million tons of cargo annually

11. Future Developments

  • Upcoming Projects: Expansion plans including new terminal development and runway enhancements
  • Renovation Plans: Ongoing upgrades to terminal interiors, security, and passenger facilities

12. Traveler Experiences

13. Photo Gallery

  • Images:
    • Exterior view of the terminals
    • Interior shots of check-in areas, lounges, and dining options
    • Aircraft on the tarmac

14. Useful Links

15. Contact and Support

  • Customer Support:
  • Feedback: Feedback form available on the official website

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