Paris airports braced for 640,000 passengersthis weekend

2nd July 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, July 2 (AFP) - More than half a million people are expected to pass through the two main Paris airports this weekend as France's summer holiday season takes off, airport operator Aeroport de Paris said Friday.

PARIS, July 2 (AFP) - More than half a million people are expected to pass through the two main Paris airports this weekend as France's summer holiday season takes off, airport operator Aeroport de Paris said Friday.

Charles de Gaulle airport is forecast to handle around 440,000 passengers over the two days that mark the country's first mass vacation departure, while Orly should see 200,000 people, ADP said in a statement.

On a normal weekend, Orly handles between 60,000-70,000 travellers, while Charles de Gaulle sees between 150,000-180,000 people pass through its numerous terminals.

ADP has defined 16 "red" days over the summer vacation period, most of which are grouped around three weekends, this coming one, July 31-August 1 and August 28-30.

 

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