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A major network european airport

The capital's city airports are among the most sophisticated in the world, with some of the highest passenger numbers. International air traffic will be handled by Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle, complemented by Orly and Le Bourget airports.

Roissy airport has 4 runways and 3 air terminals.
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The main airport used for the organisation of the Olympic Games and Paralympics will be

Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle Airport (CDG).

The essential reasons for this choice are as follows:

CDG: Figures

48 million passengers
in 2002, 100 countries
and 340 cityes served.

International dimension: CDG is a major European airport, being the third-ranked in 2002 with 48 million passengers. About a hundred airlines currently operate at CDG, serving more than 100 countries and 340 cities. In addition to those destinations, the three major world air transport alliances (One World®, Star Alliance®, Sky Team®) operate at this airport.
Scale of infrastructures: Four runways and three air terminals. Many improvements and modernisations are also planned between now and 2012.

Quality of land transport services: Access to the airport is facilitated by links with Paris (A1 and A3 motorways, RER express railway network and direct bus lines) and the TGV railway station located in Terminal 2.
Two other airports will also be used in the context of the Olympic and Paralympic Games:
Orly Airport: This airport caters for more than 23 million passengers a year. Nearby international destinations are very well served, including southern Europe (Spain, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, etc.), North Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, etc.) and the Middle East (Egypt, Syria, Iran, Jordan, etc.).
Furthermore, air transport to and from Orly is especially well adapted for the domestic network.
Le Bourget Airport: Although it is not open to commercial traffic, this is a busy airport for business aircrafts. It could be used for the transport of accredited individuals.
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