Flight Operations To The Paris Games


Flight Operations to the Paris Games

UAS Operations | - 06/19/2024
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Flight Operations to the Paris Games – Operators planning trips to France for the summer games are urged to begin planning now as major demand and congestion is expected at Paris airports.

Peak congestion is predicted between July 11 and after August 11 during the Olympics, and from August 26 until September 8 during the Paralympics.

Paris will also be a no-fly zone on July 26 for the opening ceremony.

The closest airport to central Paris is Le Bourget. This airport has no commercial flights and is used purely for general aviation.

Here’s what operators need to know.

Le Bourget Airport

  • Coordinates: N 48° 58.2′ E 02° 26.5′
  • Marginal Variation: 2.0°W
  • Elevation: 220′
  • Fuel: Jet A-1
  • Open 24/7 for arrival, jet engine departures between 2215 – 0600
  • Approximately a 40-minute drive (14.8 km) from downtown Paris

Operational information 

  • Slot coordination begins on July 12 until September 16
  • UAS VIP supervisors will have unlimited access to the ramp
  • Expect quick turns only and to have to reposition elsewhere for parking
  • All transports must have an accreditation to enter Paris

Alternative airports 

  • Pontoise (LFPT) – a 2-hour drive from downtown Paris
  • Albert (LFAQ) – a 90-minute drive from downtown Paris
  • Vatry (LFOK) – 160km from Paris

For more information and advice on how to plan trips to the Paris Games, check out UAS’ dedicated webpage

For support with your flight operations to the Paris Games, contact UAS