New and improved Paris-Charles de Gaulle

Aéroports de Paris and Air France have teamed up at Paris-Charles de Gaulle in an effort to improve services offered to passengers, attract more international traffic and “therefore strengthen Europe’s leading connecting hub.”To do this, they have come up with a collaborative program, Hub 2012, a complementary approach to passenger service. 2012, a year of transformation at the airport, will mark the opening of new services, including satellite 4, the new departure lounge at Terminal 2E. Representing an investment of 580 million euros for the designer and Aéroports de Paris, satellite 4 will be dedicated to long-haul flights and wide-bodied aircraft and will accommodate up to 7.8 million passengers. The new boarding satellite will enable Air France to concentrate its activities to the east of the hub, in terminals 2E, 2F and 2G. In the long-term, the Paris-Charles de Gaulle hub will be able to accommodate close to 42 million passengers per year (compared with 34 million passengers in 2010). This new configuration will provide Aéroports de Paris with the opportunity to reorganize new installations in favour of other airlines. By the end of the year, Terminal F will be reconfigured to accommodate only flights dedicated to European traffic. Passengers from the Schengen area will use dedicated easier and faster connecting channels. From summer 2012, satellite 4 will accommodate a lounge for Air France’s Business Class customers with a surface area of more than 3,000 square meters, the largest of its network. Aéroports de Paris will also be innovating with new services in a large area devoted to shopping and relaxation. Before the end of 2012, satellite 4 will see the launch of a museum exhibiting original works of art. There will also be an airside service area of 4,500 square metres located in the “Galerie Parisienne”(satellite 3). This will be dedicated to connecting passengers and will include a hotel.