Modernization of Paris-Orly Aéroports de Paris presents the future face of
PARIS -- October 17, 2012
Pierre Graff, Chairman and CEO of Aéroports de Paris and Franck Mereyde,
Managing Director of Paris-Orly airport presented this morning a major
modernisation project for Paris-Orly Airport, planned as part of the Horizon
Paris-Orly Airport has already been the subject of several development
projects in recent years. Now, in order to better respond to passengers and
airlines new expectations, Aéroports de Paris is launching an ambitious 6-year
This project will result in the unification of the two existing terminals,
Orly South and Orly West, the construction of a brand new international
departure lounge and the complete redevelopment of all the terminal entrances,
amounting to 100,000 m² of new reception areas for passengers.
The nature of traffic at Paris-Orly Airport has changed considerably in recent
years. The number of national flights has fallen and the percentage of flights
outside France has risen from 14% in 2000 to 28% in 2012. This would suggest
that passengers are spending more time in the terminals. It has therefore
become necessary to provide them with additional passenger concourses, so that
their airport experience is as pleasant and smooth as possible.
A single terminal to better accommodate passengers
Paris-Orly Airport currently comprises two terminals and six departure
lounges. By 2018, passengers will have a single terminal and three departure
lounges at their disposal.
Combining Orly South and Orly West is this project's flagship development.
This building, to be commissioned by 2018, will alone provide 80,000 m² of new
passenger welcome areas. More space, more fluidity, more service. It will
concentrate all functions within a single terminal: check-in, security,
baggage handling, retail facilities, etc. Passengers will be able to enjoy
dedicated areas with shops, services and waiting areas, with a level of
comfort and a quality of materials equivalent to the most recently constructed
hall in terminal 2E of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. With this unique
terminal in Orly, 10 remote aircraft stands will be replaced by contact stands
directly connected to the departure lounges.
A new departure lounge dedicated to international flights
By 2015, the date of commissioning, 80% of the international passengers using
the South Terminal will be welcomed into a new 20,000 m² international
departure lounge, located to the east of the South Terminal. There too,
Aéroports de Paris hopes to offer passengers - but also airlines - facilities
with a level of quality op to the highest international standards. In order to
streamline checking procedures (security, border control), the number of
checkpoints will be increased. The baggage reclaim area will benefit from the
installation of a third baggage carousel.
The complete redevelopment of the exterior facilities
In order to make accessibility to the two terminals more fluid, Aéroports de
Paris will also completely redevelop the terminal entrances between 2013 and
2014. Thus, a new urban space, with quality facilities and rebalanced road and
pedestrian areas will be created. For example, the footpaths will be enlarged,
increasing from 6 m to 17 m. A drop-off area will also be created outside the
Over time, more than 5,000 jobs created
This major construction project will, over the course of the 6 years, create
750 full-time jobs. Once the developments are complete, with the opening of
the 100,000 m² of new areas, almost 5,000 jobs will be directly created within
the airport over time.
Aéroports de Paris
Christine d'Argentré, + 33 1 43 35 70 70
Florence Dalon, + 33 1 43 35 70 58
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