Paris Orly has experienced a seven percent growth in traffic over the past year, but new strategies are needed if growth is to continue. A serious constraint is the lack of space to expand, which requires innovative approaches to increasing capacity. A big economic shock came when Air Lib filed for bankruptcy in 2003, especially for the Orly South Terminal. It had been Orly's second largest airline after Air France, carrying nearly 4 million passengers and accounting for 47 percent of traffic at Orly South. The void is being filled by economy airlines such as EasyJet and one or two others. It is closer to the center of Paris, which makes it attractive to Air France, which serves London City. Orly's shorter taxi times appeal to budget carriers. Upgrades include expansion of the South Terminal airside areas, a EUR 30 million project under study. Departing and arriving passengers will be separated and the duty-free retail area will double. Some slots allocated for Public Service Obligation remain unused and may be re- allocated. Orly is also anticipating losing some domestic business in the future as more travelers switch to the French high-speed train network when new service between Paris and Strasbourg opens in 2007. To compensate, management is seeking to develop more international routes for leisure and charter traffic. Other upgrades looming are to accommodate the new, larger jets.

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    Key Publishing, Limited

    P.O. Box 100
    Stamford,   United Kingdom  PE9 1XQ
  • Authors:
    • Maslen, R
  • Publication Date: 2005-5


  • English

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 20-21
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  • Accession Number: 01001733
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2005 12:00AM