ORLY AIRPORT PARIS

PARIS ORLY AIRPORT IS ONE OF TWO MAIN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS IN PARIS,FRANCE WHICH IS LOCATED 13 KM SOUTH OF CAPITAL PARIS. ORLY AIRPORT IS ONLY SECOND TO THE CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT IN TERMS OF INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC PRIOR TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF CDG AIRPORT IT WAS THE BUSIEST AIRPORT IN FRANCE. PARIS ORLY IS ALSO THE BUSIEST AIRPORT FOR THE DOMESTIC AIR TRAFFIC WITH NEARLY THIRTY MILLION ANNUAL PASSENGER TURNOVER IT’S CONSIDERED AS ONE OF THE POST IMPORTANT TRANSPORT HUBS IN FRANCE. SITUATED WITHIN SHORT DISTANCE, PASSENGERS ARE ABLE TO ARRANGE TRANSPORT FROM ORLY AIRPORT TO PARIS WITHOUT ANY HASSLE AS THEY HAVE MAY OPTIONS INCLUDING SHUTTLE FROM ORLY AIRPORT TO MAJOR LOCATIONS OF PARIS OR CAN GET TAXI FROM ORLY PARIS AT A MINIMAL COST. MOST PASSENGERS PREFER TO ARRANGE A CAB FROM ORLY AIRPORT AS ITS VERY CONVENIENT AND SERVICE PROVIDERS OFFER AN EXCELLENT SERVICE TO THEIR CUSTOMERS.

 

LOCATION AND SERVICES OF PARIS ORLY AIRPORT

LOCATION OF PARIS ORLY AIRPORT

AIRPORT IS LOCATED ABOUT 13 KM SOUTH OF PARIS, PARTIALLY IN ORLY AND PARTIALLY IN VILLENEUVE-LE-ROI, WITH A SPAN OF ABOUT 15 SQUARE KM.  AIRPORT CONSIST OF THREE MAIN RUNWAYS AND TWO MAIN PASSENGER TERMINALS AND A CARGO TERMINAL. WHOLE AIRPORT INCLUDING RUNWAYS ARE SITUATED WITHIN TWO DEPARTMENTS (FRENCH ADMINISTRATIVE REGIONS) AND SEVEN COMMUNES (MUNICIPAL LEVEL ADMINISTRATIVE AREAS).  WEST TERMINAL AND HALF OF SOUTH TERMINAL BELONG TO THE ESSONNE DEPARTMENT WHILE HALF OF SOUTH TERMINAL BELONGS TO VAL-DE-MARNE DEPARTMENT.  ORLY AIRPORT IS MANAGED BY AEROPORTS DE PARIS INCLUDING CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT AND LE BOUGET AIRPORT, WHICH ALSO MANAGE SEVERAL SMALL SIZE AIR PORTS SITUATED IN THE SUBURBS OF PARIS.

SERVICES OF PARIS ORLY AIRPORT

ORLY IS THE HOME-BASE FOR THE TRANSAVIA FRANCE AIR LINE AND SECONDARY HUB FOR THE AIR FRANCE NATIONAL CARRIER. HEAD OFFICE OF THE AIR LIB IS SITUATED IN BUILDING 363 WITHIN THE AIR PORT. MANY INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES OPERATE DIRECT FLIGHTS TO ORLY AIRPORT FROM MAJOR CITIES OF ALL AROUND THE WORLD. MANY OF THE REGIONAL CARRIERS OPERATE DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST, CARIBBEAN, NORTH AMERICA, SOUTHEAST ASIA AND RUSSIA TO ORLY PARIS. ORLY AIRPORT HANDLES ABOUT THIRTY MILLION PASSENGERS AND QUARTER A MILLION TONNES OF CARGO ANNUALLY MAKING IT THE SECOND BUSIEST AIRPORT IN FRANCE.

 

HISTORY OF PARIS ORLY AIRPORT

HISTORY OF PARIS ORLY AIRPORT

AIRPORT WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT AS VILLENEUVE ORLY AIRPORT AND OPED IN 1932. IT WAS COMMISSIONED AS A BACK UP AIRPORT TO LE BOURGET BY THEN IT WAS THE ONLY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OPERATIONAL IN FRANCE. PRIOR TO UPGRADE AS AN AIRPORT, ORLY HAD TO HUGE AIRSHIP HANGERS BUILT BY EUGENE FREYSSINET IN 1923 WHO WAS AN ENGINEER.

WITH THE START OF WORLD WAR II, ORLY WAS USED AS A MILITARY AIRFIELD BY OCCUPYING GERMAN LUFTWAFFE.  THROUGHOUT THE OCCUPATION GERMANS STATIONED MANY FIGHTER AND BOMBER PLANES IN THE AIRFIELD AND THIS LEAD TO CONTINUOUS ATTACKS BY THE ROYAL AIR FORCE AND UNITED STATES AIR FORCES. THOSE AIR RAIDS DESTROYED MANY OF ITS FACILITIES AND ALMOST DESTROYED WHOLE UPON THE BATTLE OF NORMANDY AND WITH THE WITHDRAWAL OF GERMAN FORCES IN 1944, AIRPORT WAS THEN REPAIRED AND USED BY UNITED STATES AIR FORCES AS A OPERATIONAL MILITARY AIRFIELD UNTIL OCTOBER 1945. UNITED STATES HANDED OVER THE CONTROL OF THE AIRPORT TO THE FRENCH AUTHORITIES IN 1947. SUBSEQUENTLY, FIRST INTERNATIONAL DIRECT FLIGHTS STARTED IN 1958 AS MANY INTERNATIONAL CARRIERS STARTED SERVICES FROM VARIOUS LOCATIONS.

 

TERMINALS OF PARIS ORLY AIRPORT

terminals

IN ADDITION TO A SINGLE CARGO TERMINAL ORLY AIRPORT COMPRISES WITH TWO MAIN PASSENGER TERMINALS NAMELY SOUTH TERMINAL (TERMINAL SUD) AND WEST TERMINAL (TERMINAL OUEST)

SOUTH TERMINAL FEATURES SIX FLOORS WITH A BRICK STYLE DESIGN. WHILE ITS LEVEL 0 CONSISTS OF ARRIVAL FACILITIES AND SEVERAL SHIPS AND SERVICES COUNTERS LEVEL -1,2,3 AND 4 COMPRISES WITH RESTAURANTS, OFFICES AND OTHER SERVICES FACILITIES. LEVEL 1 FEATURES 15 DEPARTURE GATES WITH JET BRIDGES WHICH CAN HANDLE WIDE BODY AIRCRAFT, WAITING AREA AND SEVERAL SHOPS. MAJOR INTERNATIONAL CARRIERS ARE SERVICED AND ALLOCATED TO THE SOUTH TERMINAL.

WESTERN TERMINAL IS DESIGNED WITH TWO FLOORS AND WITH FOUR FINGERS WHICH HOUSE GATE AREA.  GROUND FLOOR CONSISTING ARRIVAL FACILITIES WITH EIGHT BAGGAGE RECLAIM BELTS, SEVERAL SHOPS AND SEVERAL SERVICE COUNTERS. LEVEL 1 FEATURES DEPARTURE AREA, RESTAURANTS, SHOPS AND FOUR DEPARTURE GATES.  SOME OF THE GATES ARE EQUIPPED WITH JET BRIDGES TO HANDLE WIDE BODY AIRCRAFT. MOST OF THE DOMESTIC AND REGIONAL CARRIERS ARE OPERATES THROUGH WEST TERMINAL.

BOTH TERMINALS ANT ITS FACILITIES ARE AT THE TOP OF THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS AND FEATURES MOST MODERN SERVICES AND AIRPORT MANAGER AEROPORTS DE PARIS HAS ALL DIGITAL POLICY AS ALMOST ALL OF THE AIRPORT SERVICES OFFERED VIA DIGITAL ACCESS.

 

TRANSPORTATION FROM AIRPORT

TRANSPORTATION FROM AIRPORT

ORLY AIRPORT IS LOCATED WITH THE ACCESS OF ALMOST ALL THE TRANSPORT METHODS AVAILABLE IN PARIS. AIRPORT HAS A COMPREHENSIVE TRANSPORT SYSTEM CONNECTED WITH TRAIN SERVICES, BUS ROUTES AND PRIVATE TRANSPORT. AIRPORT ITSELF OFFERS TRANSPORT FACILITIES WHICH CAN PRE-ARRANGE THROUGH THEIR WEBSITE HOW EVER IT PROVES COSTLY COMPARED TO SERVICES OFFERED BY OUTSIDE SERVICE PROVIDERS.

ORLY IS CONNECTED TO RER B TRAIN LINE AND ANTONY TRAIN STATION WITH ORLYVAL AUTOMATIC SHUTTLE.  SOUTH TERMINAL IS CONNECTED TO PARIS METRO LINE 7 VIA TRAMWAY T7 AND ALSO AIRPORT IS CONNECTED TO RER C VIA A NOTHER SHUTTLE SERVICE.

IN ADDITION, IF PASSENGERS ARE WILLING TO GET A SHUTTLE FROM ORLY AIRPORT, MANY SHUTTLE SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE TO ALL MAJOR DESTINATION OF PARIS INCLUDING DISNEY LAND, NOTRE DAME AND LOUVRE. WHILE SOME PASSENGERS DOES NOT PRE ARRANGE TRANSPORT AND HOPING TO GET A TAXI FROM ORLY PARIS MOST OF THE PASSENGERS COMING FROM OUTSIDE FRANCE PREFER TO PRE ARRANGE THEIR TRANSPORT ITS VERY CONVENIENT TO BOOK SERVICES PROVIDERS FROM THE AIRPORT AND THROUGH THE INTERNET.  FOR PASSENGERS WHO WISH TO BOOK A CAB FROM ORLY AIRPORT, PIYO CABS IS THE BEST OPTION AS THEIR MOST DEDICATED STAFF AND CUSTOMER FRIENDLY SERVICE ALONG WITH THE CONVENIENCE OF RESERVING THE TRANSPORT WITH FINGER TIPS THROUGH THEIR WEBSITE,  WILL NO DOUBT SATISFY THE PASSENGERS WITH THEIR UNMATCHED SERVICES . PIYO CABS HAS THE BEST EXPERIENCED DRIVERS IN THE PARIS, WITH LOWEST PRICES AND OFFERS MANY ADDITIONAL SERVICES.