Charles de Gaulle airport, also known as Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport or Roissy airport, is located 23 km north-east of Paris.
The largest airport in France, it is also the second largest airport hub in Europe, after London Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom, and the eighth largest airport in the world serving more than 315 cities worldwide and with nearly 70 million passengers a year. The main airlines operating at Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport are Air France, EasyJet, Lufthansa and Delta Air Lines.
Paris-Orly airport is located 14 km south of Paris.
It is mainly used for domestic flights, European flights and flights to the Maghreb, Middle East and French overseas territories. A little more than 30 million passengers pass through it each year.
The airport has been renovated and expanded in recent years and can now accommodate the Airbus A380.
It occupies the third place among the French airports, after the airports of Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle and Paris-Orly. The fourth and fifth positions are occupied by the airports of Lyon-Saint-Exupéry and Marseille Provence.
It was built on an area partially won over the sea which provides passengers with a spectacular landing along the coast of the French Riviera with a breathtaking view of the islands, bays, beaches, snow-capped mountains in winter, and the agglomeration which offers a magical image at night.
It serves the majority of French international and regional airports. Its commercial traffic has recently reached 12 million passengers.