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Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (French: Aéroport de Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle, IATA: CDGICAO: LFPG), kent as Roissy Airport (or juist Roissy in French) an aw, is ane o the warld's principal aviation centres, as well as Fraunce's lairgest airport. It is namit efter Charles de Gaulle (1890–1970), leader o the Free French Forces an foonder o the French Fift Republic, as well as the Preses o Fraunce frae 1959 tae 1969. The airport is locatit athin portions o several communes, 25 km (16 mi)[1] tae the northeast o Paris. The airport serves as the principal hub for Air France[3][4].

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Aéroport de Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle
Roissy Airport
Aeroport de Roissy.JPG
Airport teep Public
Awner/Operator Groupe ADP
Serves Paris, Fraunce
Location 25 km (16 mi) NE o Paris
Hub for
Focus ceety for
Elevation AMSL 119 m / 392 ft
Coordinates 49°00′35″N 002°32′52″E / 49.00972°N 2.54778°E / 49.00972; 2.54778Coordinates: 49°00′35″N 002°32′52″E / 49.00972°N 2.54778°E / 49.00972; 2.54778
CDG is locatit in Île-de-France (region)
CDG is locatit in Europe
Location in Île-de-France
Direction Lenth Surface
m ft
08L/26R 4,215 13,829 Asphalt
08R/26L 2,700 8,858 Asphalt
09L/27R 2,700 8,858 Asphalt
09R/27L 4,200 13,780 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers 69,471,442 Increase 5.4%
Aircraft muivements 475,654 Increase 0.6%
  • Source: AIP France[1]
  • Passenger Traffic & Aircraft Movements[2]

In 2013, the airport handled 62,052,917 passengers an 497,763 aircraft muivements,[5] makkin it the warld's aicht busiest airport an Europe's seicont busiest airport (efter Lunnon Heathrow) in passengers servit. It is the warld's tenth busiest an Europe's busiest airport in aircraft muivement an aw. In cargo traffec, the airport is the aicht busiest in the warld an the busiest in Europe, haein handled 2,150,950 metric tonnes o cargo in 2012.[5]

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