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Charles de Gaulle Terminals

Charles de Gaulle Airport comprises of three main terminals. The original terminal building and oldest terminal at the airport is naturally Terminal 1, which was constructed originally for Air France but since that time the airport has expanded and was opened up to allow many other arlines to use terminal 1 as well.

Terminal 1

If you look at terminal 1 from the air you can see the impressive octopus design with its central circular main section linking to seven satellite areas and an eighth giving access to tge rail shuttle service and cars.

The main central building at terminal 1, (the octopus body) has a huge skylight right in the centre which was one of the most impressive design aspects of the designer Paul Andreu.

There are ten floors within terminal 1 although the first floor is only for airport staff. The second floor at Charles de Gaulle airport terminal 1 houses a number of shops and restaurants. On floor three of the airport you will find the majority of the check in desks for departures and this floor is also where you will have access to / from taxis, buses and other vehicles. Heading upwards in terminal 1, once you have checked in and gone through security you will find the duty free shops, all of which is on level four. This is also where you have access to the satellite terminals mentioned earlier where you will find the actual boarding gates for your flights. This is also where flight arrivals at the airport come in to. Up on the fifth fllor you will have access to baggage recalim, customs and the arrivals hall. All floors above this point are for car parking or are reserved for the airlines themselves.

In summary, terminal 1 at Charles de Gaulle airport Paris is comprised of one main building where all the check in desks, baggage reclaim areas are located and then there are seven inter-connected satellite terminals for arrivals and departures, with each one of the satellites able to hande around five aircraft at any one time.

Terminal 2 Charles de Gaulle – Paris

Terminal 2 is made up of a number of smaller terminals named 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F and another located about 2.5kms away. Terminal 2 is obviously much smaller than the main terminal 1 building although it is where you will find the RER and TGV stations which are known as Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2.

Terminal 3 Charles de Gaulle Airport

Terminal 3 is again a small terminal and is situated about 1 km from the main terminal 1 building. It is recommended that you utilise one of the transfer mechanisms to travle between the terminals as on foot the walkway is not a straight line and is actually about 3kms on foot, not something you want to do with baggage.

Guide to which terminal each airline flies to and from at Charles de Gaulle Paris Airport

Adria Airways to and from Ljubljana – Terminal 1
Aer Lingus to and from Cork, Dublin and Shannon – Terminal 1
Aero Mexico to and from Amsterdam, Barcelona, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Rome Fiumicino and Toulouse – Terminal 2F
Aero Mexico to and from Frankfurt and Prague – Terminal 2D
Aigle Azur to and from Annaba, Bagdad and Hassi Messaoud – Terminal 2B
Air Arabia Maroc to and from Casablanca, Fez, Nador and Oujda – Terminal 3
Air Baltic to and from Riga and Vilnius – Terminal 1
Air Canada to and from Montreal Trudeau and Toronto Pearson – Terminal 2A
Air China to and from Beijing Capital and Shanghai Pu Dong – Terminal 1
Air France to and from Antananarivo and Bangalore – Terminal 2C
Air France to and from Athens – Terminal 2D
Air France to and from Aberdeen, Abidjan, Amman, Atlanta and Bamako – Terminal 2E
Air France to and from Abu Dhabi, Algiers, Amsterdam and Bangkok International – Terminal 2F
Air Madagascar to and from Antananarivo, Marseille and Nossi-Be – Terminal 2A
Air Mauritius to and from Bologna, Dusseldorf and Frankfurt – Terminal 2D
Air Mauritius to and from Birmingham, Bristol and Edinburgh – Terminal 2E
Air Mauritius to and from Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bordeaux, and Geneva – Terminal 2F
Air Mauritius to and from Basel-Mulhouse, Bilbao, Brest Clermont Ferrand – Terminal 2G
Air Moldova to and from Kishinev and London Gatwick – Terminal 1
Air Seychelles to and from Mahe-Seychelles – Terminal 2F
Air Transat to and from Montreal Trudeau and Quebec – Terminal 3
Alitalia to and from Berlin Tegel, Bolgna and Copenhagen – Terminal 2D
Alitalia to and from Aberdeen, Abidjan, Birmingam, Dakar and Damascus – Terminal 2E
Alitalia to and from Bangkok International, Bordeaux and Dubai – Terminal 2F
Alitalia to and from Bilbao, Bremen, Brest and Clermont Ferrand – Terminal 2G
American Airlines to and from Chicago O’Hare, Dallas Fort Worth, Miami and New York JFK – Terminal 2A
Armavia to and from Yerevan – Terminals 2E and 2C (check before departing for airport)
Austrian Airlines to and from Vienna – Terminal 2D
Azerbaijan Hava Yollari to and from Baku Heydar Aliy – Terminal 2B
Aegean Airlines to and from Athens, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Milan Malpensa and Munich – Terminal 1
Aeroflot Russian Airlines to and from Lyon, Marseille and Toulouse – Terminal 2F
Aeroflot Russian Airlines to and from Tokyo Narita and Moscow Sheremety – Terminal 2E
Aeroflot Russian Airlines to and from Strasbourg – Terminal 2G
Afriqiyah Airways to and from Tripoli – Terminal 1
Air Algerie to and from Algiers, Constantine and Oran – Terminal 2B
Air Austral to and from Lyon and St Denis-Reunion – Terminal 2A
Air Cairo to and from Hurghada, Luxor, Lyon, Milan Malpensa, Sharm el Sheikh and Toulouse – Terminal 3
Air Europa to and from Malaga – Terminal 2D
Air Europa to and from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dublin, Manchester and Newcastle – Terminal 2E
Air Europa to and from Barcelona, Geneva and Madrid – Terminal 2F
Air India to and from Delhi and Frankfurt – Terminal 2D
Air India to and from Delhi – Terminal 2F
Air Mediterranee to and from Berlin Tegal, Brest, Cap Skirring, Dakar, Djerba, Luxor, Marsa Alam, Nantes, Oran and Tunis – Terminal 3
Air One Spa to and from Milan Linate – Terminal 2F
Air Tahiti Nui to and from Aqaba and Papeete-Tahiti – Terminal 2A
Air Tahiti Nui to and from Los Angeles – Terminal 2E
All Nippon Airways to and from Tokyo Narita – Terminal 1
AMC Airlines to and from Cairo, Hurghada, Luxor and Toulouse – Terminal 3
Arkia Israeli Airlines to and from Tel Aviv – Terminal 2A
Asiana Airlines to and from Seoul Incheon – Terminal 1

© 2013 Airport Information Guide +PJ Lopez

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