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Accessing Paris’ Top 3 Airports

Robert Brady | - 02/23/2017
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Accessing Paris’ Top 3 Airports: Familiar with operational differences at Paris’ top three airports? Here’s what you need to know.

Increased charter traffic is expected ahead of Paris Fashion Week 2017 taking place from February 28 until March 8. Be sure you have the correct operational details for Paris’ most in-demand airports, Le Bourget, Paris Orly, and Charles de Gaulle.

Le Bourget Airport
  • IATA Code: LBG
  • ICAO Code: LFPB
  • Latitude / longitude: N 48° 58.2′ E 02° 26.5′
  • Marginal Variation: 01W
  • Elevation: 220′
  • Fuel: Jet, Jet A-1
  • Time Zone Info: GMT+1:00 uses DST
Operational Information 
  • Overflight and landing permits are required for non-scheduled flights
  • Private flights don’t require landing permits
  • Application requires information on the aircraft type, registration, and operator
  • There are no parking restrictions
Paris Orly 
  • IATA Code: ORY
  • ICAO Code: LFPO
  • Latitude / longitude: N48° – 43.3 E 002 – 22.8
  • Marginal Variation: 01W
  • Elevation: 89 m
  • Fuel: Jet A-1
  • Time Zone Info: GMT+1:00 uses DST
Operational Information

To operate a private flight at LFPO, you must fulfil at least one of the following:

  1. Flight in connection with a scheduled Airline
  2. Diplomatic or Military flight

A night ban applies at LFPO as follows:

  • Arrivals are not allowed (on block) between 23h29LT and 06H20LT
  • Departures are not allowed (off block) between 23h19LT and 06H00LT
Charles de Gaulle Airport
  • IATA Code: CDG
  • ICAO Code: LFPG
  • Latitude / longitude: N 49° 00.6′ E 02° 32.9′
  • Marginal Variation: 01W
  • Elevation: 392′
  • Fuel: Jet A-1, JP-4
  • Time Zone Info: GMT+1:00 uses DST
Operational Information

There are some restrictions for business jets at LFPG; it’s necessary to fulfil at least one of the conditions:

  1. Flight in connection with a scheduled Airline
  2. Inbound and outbound non-Schengen
  3. Aircraft with more than 25 seats
  4. The owner is on board
  5. Closure of LFPB in case of departure after 2010Z
  • Private flights don’t require overflight or landing permits
  • For non-scheduled flights, landing permits are not required if the operator is operating internationally – it is advisable to check with DGAC
  • The maximum parking time at Charles de Gaulle is 4 hours

A night ban applies at LFPG as follows:

  • Arrivals are not allowed (on block) between 00h30LT and 05H30LT
  • Departures are not allowed (off block) between 00h00LT and 05H00LT
  • Any infringements of this are subject to a fine from French CAA (up to €20,000)
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