Paris-Orly airport closed until September?


Closed since the end of March due to the drop in traffic caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Paris-Orly airport may not reopen its doors to commercial traffic before September.

becoming sanitary base while waiting to receive passengers again, Orly should not review its usual traffic before September 2020. As a consequence of the traffic forecasts this summer revised downwards by the airlines, explains a source familiar with the matter, the CEO of Air France -KLM Ben Smith for example having evoked a return to normal not before two years (he hopes 20% of the traffic of last year in June, 40% in July and 60% in August)

Roissy-Charles de Gaulle, which currently receives all traffic to and from the French capital, could largely manage the resumption of flights during the summer on its own, even if the same sources indicate that the closure of the CDG-2A terminal is being considered to "facilitate the implementing health measures ”(only 2E and 2F would then remain open). The Elysee Palace also specified last night that for all arrivals from the European Union, the Schengen area or the United Kingdom, France will not impose any measure of quarantine.

Si Air France pursues limited operations in Paris including on three inland routes, and is preparing to increase the 11 May the number of its domestic flights, its rivals based in Orly were invited to relaunch their own lines from CDG: the activities ofAir Caribbean or Corsair for example, which aim to return in mid-June to and from the French overseas departments, are not significant enough to justify the reopening of Orly.

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