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Old March 1st, 2008, 04:19 AM   #41
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A photo of the interior of the rebuilded terminal 2E, in Le Figaro:


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http://www.lefigaro.fr/societes-fran...erminal-e-.php
Looks like the same classy design. What changes were made to make it safer?
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Old March 1st, 2008, 05:47 PM   #42
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The concrete vault has been replaced by a metallic structure covered with ash wood. The glazed roof was taken down then reassembled.

A photo of the former design :
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Old March 2nd, 2008, 02:25 AM   #43
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I prefer the old design but the newer is not so bad !
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 04:57 AM   #44
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I prefer the older one too...seemed very psychedelic! Well at least the new look won't be as bad on a day with a bad head ache or nausea.
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Old March 24th, 2008, 10:14 PM   #45
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Collapsed Paris airport terminal reopens with style
By Tim Hepher and Matthias Blamont Reuters

PARIS: Four years after its roof caved in, killing four people, the boarding area at Paris airport's terminal 2E is reopening following a 150 million euro (117 million pounds) rebuilding project.

The first passengers will pass through its giant lounge on March 30, two weeks after Queen Elizabeth opened a new terminal at Heathrow -- highlighting efforts by Charles de Gaulle to oust London's main airport as the top passenger hub in Europe.

"This project supports our ambition to expand because in two years we will have added capacity for 20 million passengers a year," terminal director Franck Goldnagel told Reuters.

"I think we can catch up with London by 2011 or 2012. We are already ahead of Frankfurt."

On Thursday, workers were putting finishing touches to the 660-metre long boarding jetty after transforming its original concrete-covered vault, criticised by many for being too gloomy, into an airy glass, steel and wooden chrysalis.

A 30-metre section of the original concrete roof collapsed in May 2004, just 11 months after 2E was opened. French judges are still trying to find out what caused the accident.

The reopening marks a return to business as usual for Air France-KLM which uses the terminal as part of its Paris hub. It transfers European Union passengers from 2F across the concourse to board flights to North America and Asia at 2E.

FRENCH TOUCH

After years of frowning on the tendency of other European airports to build shopping arcades, operator Aeroports de Paris has started to cash in on the association in most travellers' minds between France and both food and fashion.

It added an extra 1,000 square metres of retail space in the new design for 2E, including luxury boutiques such as Prada and Dior, and top French chef Guy Martin of the Grand Vefour restaurant is responsible for the sandwiches' recipe.

"We were looking for a French touch," said Goldnagel. "We want passengers to remember they have been to Paris. Even in transit they will feel that they have seen a bit of Paris."

Architect Paul Andreu, who also designed the dome-shaped Beijing Opera, had left ADP before the accident happened.

The redesigned building preserves the original elliptical or squashed cylinder shape pioneered by Andreu, but has been redesigned from the main floor upwards to bring in more light.

A 33,000 square metre glass outer casing on the old roof was preserved in a specially built airport hangar and became part of a new transparent roof stretched across a new metal framework.

Inside the terminal a wooden ceiling with plenty of gaps to allow in light creates a warm feeling while allowing passengers to watch planes take off or land on a nearby runway.

"We saved the glass but this is a new building calculated from scratch. The only special thing was the 'deconstruction' phase," said project director Marie-Laure Kepeklian, a former roads and bridges engineer for the French government.

The terminal means big business for ADP and its main customer Air France-KLM and is regarded as crucial to restoring ADP's reputation following the accident. ADP has a subsidiary which also builds airports abroad.

ADP, which also operates Orly, had the top passenger traffic growth in Europe of 4.7 percent last year. It says Charles de Gaulle's traffic of some 60 million passengers is about 10 percent below Heathrow's, with runway capacity to spare.

"We were walking on eggshells during the reconstruction. We could not afford to have a single mishap," said Romain Lochu, an operations executive on the rebuilding team.

"We put in lasers to spot the slightest bending of the roof so that we could evacuate if necessary. It only went off once when a bird got inside."

(Editing by Robert Woodward)
http://www.iht.com/articles/reuters/...CE-AIRPORT.php
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Old March 24th, 2008, 11:39 PM   #46
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THANX ALVAR for thsi article
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Old March 28th, 2008, 08:29 PM   #47
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Aéroports de Paris Launches Satellite 4; Signing of a Protocol Agreement between Aéroports de Paris and Air France

ROISSY, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News:

Today, Pierre Graff, Chairman and CEO of Aéroports de Paris (Paris:ADP) and Jean-Cyril Spinetta, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM signed a protocol agreement concerning the design and operation of the S4 boarding satellite, the future extension of Paris-Charles de Gaulle terminal 2E. This signature marks the official launch of the project and illustrates Aéroports de Paris ambition to cooperate with customer airlines from the preliminary design stage through to delivery of the facilities. The building, with a capacity to handle over 7 million passengers annually and intended for use by SkyTeam alliance members, will enter into service in 2012. Initial construction work has already begun to the East of the hub.

The protocol describes the main specifications of satellite 4 (handling capacity, number of aircraft parking stands, level of IATA quality, etc.), and defines the framework for cooperation between Aéroports de Paris and Air France regarding project follow-up as well as the drafting of specifications for the future baggage sorting systems at satellites 3 and 4.

"I am very pleased with the signing of these protocol agreements which will benefit our two Groups and contribute to strengthening the appeal of the hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle. This agreement marks a historic phase in the relationship between Aéroports de Paris and its main customer Air France. This is the first time that we will be joining forces with an airline to work on the preliminary design of a facility on such a vast scale. Through our joint cooperation, we can accurately pinpoint the customer’s requirements, fix the necessary investment amounts and agree on the building delivery schedule” states Pierre Graff, Chairman and CEO of Aéroports de Paris.

Jean-Cyril Spinetta, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM adds: “The Air France teams are extremely pleased with their current relationship with Aéroports de Paris, allowing them to build together a modern and efficient facility for the Air France-KLM Group’s customers”.

In 2007, Paris-Charles de Gaulle posted robust traffic growth of 5.4%, handling a total of 59.9 million passengers, including 37 million SkyTeam alliance customers.

With close to 1,000 daily flights, the Hub handles some 100,000 passengers departing from and arriving at the Hub on a daily basis, i.e. over 40,000 passengers and 35,000 connecting bags. In this context, Satellite 4 will be able to offer additional handling capacity in 2012, contributing to the continued growth of the Paris-Charles de Gaulle Hub.

In an increasingly competitive environment, where all the major European airports are seeking to secure a position as the main gateway into Europe, the Paris-Charles de Gaulle Hub represents a major asset for Aéroports de Paris and the SkyTeam alliance. It also incurs considerable economic impact for the Ile-de-France region and the national economy in general.
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Old March 29th, 2008, 08:15 AM   #48
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S3 just completed and now S4. Amazing.

Hopefully S4 will have an interesting interior like 2E, 2F, not so much like S3.
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Old April 8th, 2008, 11:24 AM   #49
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Here's the 'dossier de presse' on the re-opening of the terminal 2E. I apologize in advance, it is in French. Plenty of pics though...

http://www.aeroportsdeparis.fr/Adp/R...rminal2e_3.pdf
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Old April 8th, 2008, 07:07 PM   #50
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thx very much Frogged
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Old April 25th, 2008, 11:06 AM   #51
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Here's the 'dossier de presse' on the re-opening of the terminal 2E. I apologize in advance, it is in French. Plenty of pics though...

http://www.aeroportsdeparis.fr/Adp/R...rminal2e_3.pdf
The same Pdf translated in english : http://www.aeroportsdeparis.fr/Adp/R...nalversion.pdf
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Aéroports de Paris, March 2008 traffic figures : http://www.aeroportsdeparis.fr/Adp/R...ffic200803.pdf
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Le Point, April 17, 2008 :

A bird's-eye view of CDG airport from this article (in french) : http://www.lepoint.fr/actualites-soc...t/920/0/238806
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Aéroports de Paris doubles its duty-free retail area in Terminal South at Paris-Orly airport

Aéroports de Paris opens a new retail area of 2,200m² at Paris-Orly airport offering, as of July 2008, nine shops and a new catering concept to welcome the 3.3 million passengers departing on international flights.
"We are doubling the retail area in Terminal South at Paris-Orly airport. We will hence be able to offer passengers a more spacious retail area with, for example, a giant shop of 600m² dedicated to gastronomy, spirits and tobacco." states Pascal Bourgue, Marketing,Retail and Communications directeur of Aéroports de Paris.

Paris-Orly South clients: "leisure" passengers to Mediterranean and Caribbean countries

Aéroports de Paris conducts regular surveys among its passengers to identify their needs and to supply them with a custom built shopping offer. The surveys reveal that 73% of travellers from Paris-Orly South travel for leisure. More than half of the passengers are seasonal travellers. The majority are French (70%) followed by Spanish and German passengers (4%). The flagship destinations are North Africa (24% of flights) and the West Indies (15%).**

"Aéroports de Paris invested 25 million euros to develop the international circuit of Paris-Orly South, from June 2006 to summer 2008. This project has allowed the creation of a single central security check area, the development of a 7 000 m2 boarding area – the largest at Paris-Orly, the opening of Icare lounge dedicated to business passengers and finally the construction of a 5600 m2 baggage delivery area dedicated to jumbo aircraft" states Patrice Hardel, Paris- Orly Managing Director.


A 600m² multi-store: the largest retail shop at Paris-Orly airport

The largest shop of Paris-Orly has opened since February 2008, with an area of 600m² dedicated to wines, spirits, tobacco, gastronomy and confectionary. The shop shelters a cigar cellar of 70 m² which guarantees optimum storage conditions. A team of professionals advises clients on about thirty brands of cigars and more than 200 references. «Among our clients, particularly to North Africa, cigar lovers are more and more numerous. Tobacco and gastronomy products occupy an important place in their purchases, particularly chocolate bars which are easy to eat on the plane. » highlights Florence Lenne, Retail Director at Aéroports de Paris.

The multi-brand store also shelters a tasting corner, available for passengers to discover the selection of wines and spirits. More than a 100 references of wine are available. "Our shop offers today a very large choice of wines. Our clients look for original or grand cru wines they can buy as a gift or souvenir from France. We spend time advising them and to develop their knowledge of wine» says Pascal Merle, Category Manager for Aelia.

Relaxation and health food at the centre of the duty free area

The new retail area at Orly South Terminal is organised around a "Bert's" bar & restaurant. This 370m² area offers 180 seats and three settings responding to passengers needs: leather sofas and armchairs for a cosy atmosphere, restaurant tables to gather around a meal, bar stools for snacking. Bert's, established for the first time at an airport, offers varied and health food based on menus elaborated by the nutritionist Jean-Paul Blanc. « This concept is a first at an airport. It responds to two strong expectations of our clients at Orly South: quality light food at downtown prices » explains Florence Lenne.


Fashion, ready-to-wear and jewellery for gift purchasing

In January 2008, Aéroports de Paris opened a 100m² watch and jewellery shop in the new retail area. It offers a range of jewels and watches
linking emblematic Parisian luxury and the new custom jewellery. "The majority of our clients are women. Passengers often buy for themselves or their relatives, it is often impulsive shopping. Jewellery in white and yellow gold is always very successful "says Gaël vallade, CEO of Tech Airport.

A 340m² Printemps boutique offers a selection of about twenty clothing brands, leather goods, glasses and jewellery with a price range going from 15 to 700 euros. According to Richard Geneste, General Manager of HFP-Phenix, "70% of our clients come to the shop to buy presents. Passengers to Morocco and Algeria, purchase mainly upscale fashion items; regarding flights to the West Indies, it is not rare that our clients buy their beachwear at the airport, particularly their swimsuits!"

Will follow a Virgin sales point and a "Relay-Kaboom" shop: this new concept offers a selection of toys and children clothes (Petitbateau) combined to a relay press offer. A Swatch boutique, a Solaris sales point and a "Beauty Unlimited" area of 550m² offering top fragrance and cosmetics international brands will complete the retail offer.

* 2007 traffic for passengers departing on international flights from
Paris-Orly South
** March 2008 opinion survey among departing passengers
http://www.aeroportsdeparis.fr/Adp/R...69-rcicpgb.pdf

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Old May 23rd, 2008, 03:01 PM   #55
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I always heard that CDG's area is very huge (32 km²), but when i see pictures of others airports, those airports seem to have land more huge than CDG (for example ATL, DFW, ORD, LHR...). So it seems not to be possible that CDG's traffic exceeds LHR's traffic.
Did someone know the area of others big airports ??
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 07:19 PM   #56
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LHR has only 2 runways, cdg has 4 : that's more important. (Btw CDG=32km², LHR = 12.14km² )
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Old May 24th, 2008, 04:06 AM   #57
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Le Point, April 17, 2008 :

A bird's-eye view of CDG airport from this article (in french) : http://www.lepoint.fr/actualites-soc...t/920/0/238806
OMG ! it will be huge !!!
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Old May 25th, 2008, 08:27 PM   #58
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OMG ! it will be huge !!!
How will passenger reach T2G by public transportation? I guess CDGVAL (the new driverless metro) will not be extended for only 3M passengers. So there will be a shuttle bus from the TGV station? And there is not any pedestrian link with T2E and T2G neither on the rendering.
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Old May 25th, 2008, 08:33 PM   #59
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Why they don't use the infrastructure of the old shuttle for a third line of CGDVal.
In 1990's two liçne were build a first between CDG1 and CDG2 and a second line was build between CDG2 A-B and CDG2 F. (The terminal didn't exist at this time.)
They already used the first for the line CDG1 - CDG of the CDG Val.
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OMG ! it will be huge !!!
How will passenger reach T2G by public transportation? I guess CDGVAL (the new driverless metro) will not be extended for only 3M passengers. So there will be a shuttle bus from the TGV station? And there is not any pedestrian link with T2E and T2G neither on the rendering.
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