6 MAY 2019
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Paris airport operator Groupe ADP has streamlined its operation at Orly with a new junction building known as Orly 3 (below). With a surface area of nearly 80,000sq m, it links the former Orly South and Orly West structures.
The building comprises a public departure hall with check-in counters, Schengen and International inspection area, commercial area, boarding lounge and arrival itineraries, connecting flight area, baggage delivery and baggage handling system.
The boarding room can handle four long-haul or eight medium-haul aircraft on four "mixed" aircraft stations for more flexibility. Half the boarding lounge can also be used in "dual status" mode, Schengen or International.
Until now, Paris-Orly airport comprised two terminal buildings and six boarding halls. Now, the airport authority says “in order to ensure efficiency, simplification and fluidity for passengers”, the airport has a single terminal and four boarding halls.
Air France will operate long-haul flights from Orly 3 with short-haul services leaving mostly from Orly 1. Others in Orly 3 include Pegasus, Level and British Airways, though BA is suspending its London City – Orly route from the end of this month (BTN 29 April).
A new Orly rail station is due to open by 2024, with a 23min journey time between the airport and Gare de Lyon.
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Jacques BANKIR, Paris
The 250000 movement limit decided in 1994 to protect AF and avoid a competing hub to CDG as well as problems with strike hungry controllers has less and less meaning. ORY is the size of LHR with traffic less than LGW that is itself the size of LBG. See De Concorde Aux Low Cost page 206.