Simple Flying - Jake Hardiman

Today (08 March) will mark 48 years since the opening of Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). Named after the former French Prime Minister and President, the airport is the busiest in not just Paris, but indeed France as a whole. Let's take a look at its history, and where it stands today, amid the present uncertain market situation.

Situated in the commune of Roissy-en-France, some 23 km (14 miles) northeast of central Paris, Charles de Gaulle Airport's story began in the decade before its opening. At this time, the French capital was already served commercially by the older Le Bourget (opened in 1919) and Orly (1932) facilities. Nonetheless, in 1966, plans began to be made to establish a third airport in Paris...

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