Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, also known as the Roissy Airport, is the largest airport in France and one of the busiest airport in Europe. It is named after the leader of the Free French Forces during World War II, Charles de Gaulle. He is also the founder of the French Fifth Republic and was the president of France from 1959 to 1969. Roissy Airport is owned and operated by Paris Aeroport. In this Charles de Gaulle Airport Reviews we are going to discuss the different services offered by the airport and other information you might find useful when you’re at Roissy Airport.
Reviews – What People Are Saying
Several information desks are located throughout the airport. Each desk has an English speaker and is identified by the internationally-recognized lowercase I (i). Even if you can easily find your way through different places, you can still visit the information desks and ask for a free guides, airport maps, and general information about Paris. You will find this map helpful with the enormous size of Roissy.
Each terminal has a variety of dining and shopping establishments to address the needs of the passengers. Hour Passion, Attitude, Petty Casino, Swarovski, Hermess. Ferragamo, Quartz, Cosmopole, and Longchamps are some of the shopping establishments you can visit. A selection of dining options like, McDonald’s, Les Marches de Paris, Pizza Hut, France Cafe Express, Brioche Doree, Colombus Cafe and Illy Cafe are situated in the terminals of the airport.
Passengers with reduced mobility are given priority access through all the steps of the arrival and departure process. To make it easier and more comfortable for disabled passengers, public telephone booths for lowered, automatic ticket dispensers and toilets were adapted for ease of use of wheelchair-bound passengers, terminals were equipped with induction loops for hearing-impaired passengers.
Other facilities like health centres (located in Terminal 2F), pharmacies (located in all terminals except 2G and 3), Post Office (located in Terminals 1 and 2A) and a couple of prayer rooms are also available in the airport. Some toilets also have showering, cleaning, and baby-changing facilities.
There is no free internet connection for passengers, however they can use the internet service for €1.50. Internet cafes are also located in terminal 1, 2E, and 3 for €5 per hour. If you want to have something to do while waiting, Roissy has at least one Playstation 3 stop, where you can play for as long as you want.
Charles de Gaulle Airport is located 25 km Northeast of Paris. You can go to and from the airport by car, taxi, bus or coach and railway services.
Passenger Traffic and Aircraft Movements
The airport served 65,766,986 passengers and had 497,763 aircraft movements in 2015, making it the 8th busiest airport in the world and second busiest in Europe (after London Heathrow) in terms of passenger traffic. It serves as the principal hub of Air France, and the European hub for SkyTeam and Delta Air Lines
News and Awards
In March 2015, Charles de Gaulle Airport received the SkyTrax award for the “World’s Most Improved Airport, was among the top 5 airports for shopping, top 10 airports for services, and Hall M in Terminal 2E for 6th best terminal in the world.
- Airport Code: CDG
- Phone number: +33 1 70 36 39 50
- Website URL: www.parisaeroport.fr
- Address: B.P.20101, 95711 Roissy Charles de Gaulle, France
To sum it up
Although it was awarded as the most improved airport in 2015, the airports receives lot of negative Charles de Gaulle Airport reviews. The customers often complain about long and time-consuming queues and awful customer support. Some of the positive feedback written in some Charles de Gaulle Airport reviews are complements for the airport for having clean and well-maintained facilities.