La Galerie Parisienne

This article offers an interview format discussion about the new boarding satellite (La Galerie Parisienne) located in terminal 2E of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. Since opening in June 2007, La Galerie Parisienne has handled nearly 2.4 million passengers. Its passenger handling capacity is part of the overall strategy of the airport's operator, Aéroports de Paris, which aims to increase the airport's overall passenger handling capacity by 19.4 million by 2010. La Galerie Parisienne contains 22 boarding gates and 5,000 seats, which allows for handling a total of 8.5 million passengers annually. Built into its design is the ability to accommodate jumbo aircraft, as well as being able to handle short connections, now numbering 21,000 per week. As a major European hub, Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport averages 1,000 flights per day. These flights, which include 23,000 connecting flights, move an average of 100,000 passengers daily. The article includes key dates in the development of La Galerie Parisienne, from its initial planning in the summer of 2004 through its first docking of the Airbus A380 (June 2, 2007), and initial opening to commercial flight (June 26-27, 2007).


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  • Accession Number: 01103427
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 1 2008 6:28PM