Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport (IATA code: CDG ・ ICAO Code: LFPG), commonly known as “Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport” or “Roissy airport”, located in Roissy-en-France, 23 km north-east of Paris.
It is the largest airport in France, the second largest airport connecting platform in Europe (after London Heathrow airport in the UK) and the tenth world airport in 2018 for passenger traffic with 72.2 million passengers.
Paris Airport opened in 1974 (Terminal 1) to cope with the overflow of Orly airport, it is named after Charles de Gaulle, who was President of the Republic when the creation of the airport was decided in 1964. The airport, its airport terminals and its 4 runways are distributed among the departments of Val-d’Oise, Seine-Saint-Denis and Seine-et-Marne. It occupies more than half of the territory of the municipality of Roissy-en-France with an area of 32 km2.
The airport is operated commercially by Paris Airport (ADP Group)