Operational Information During Paris Olympic Games 2024

Taking place from July 26 – August 11, the Olympic Games are the world’s only truly global, multi-sport, celebratory athletics competition. With more than 200 countries participating in over 400 events across, the Olympics are where the world comes to compete and feel inspired. Our dedicated Paris 2024 Ops team are ready to handle your trips to France.
Over 10,00 international athletes and sports fans from all over the globe will travel to France for what is sure to be another memorable sporting occasion.
Four new sports have been added to this year’s games: breaking, sport climbing, skateboarding, and surfing. It’s hoped that the inclusion of these events will help inspire millions of children to take up sport.
Most of the events will take place in central and metropolitan Paris, and the Isle-de -France region. The Athlete’s Village is in Seine-Saint-Denis.

Ops Info

Flight Operations to Paris 2024

Operators planning trips to France for the summer Olympics are urged to begin planning now as major demand and congestion is expected at Paris’ three main airports, Le Bourget, Orly, and Charles de Gaulle. Peak congestion is predicted for the days leading up to July 26 and after August 11.

  • There are airports very close to all locations, with the exception of St Etienne. The closest airport to St Etienne is Lyon, which is 80Kms away.
  • 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

In good traffic conditions, Le Bourget is a 41-minute drive (14.8 km) from downtown Paris.

  • The closest airport to central Paris is Le Bourget.
  • This airport has no commercial flights and is purely General Aviation
  • There are 6 FBO’s there: Signature, Execujet, Aston Sky (All UAS preferred partners), Dassault Falcon Service, Universal, and Jetex.


Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

  • IATA Code: CDG
  • ICAO Code: LFPG
  • Coordinates: N 49° 00.6′ E 02° 32.9′
  • Marginal Variation: 01W
  • Elevation: 392′
  • Fuel: Jet A-1, JP-4

Handler is Alyzia (UAS preferred partner)


Paris Orly

  • IATA Code: ORY
  • ICAO Code: LFPO
  • Coordinates: N48° – 43.3 E 002 – 22.8
  • Marginal Variation: 01W
  • Elevation: 89 m
  • Fuel: Jet A-1

Handler is Alyzia (UAS preferred partner)


Toussus le Noble Airport

  • Elevation 164 m
  • Coordinates: 48°45′05″N 002°06′22″E

Toussus le Nobel Airport is approximately 28km from central Paris

General aviation only

Short runway 1,000m


Paris Beauvais Airport

  • Elevation: 109m
  • Coordinates: 49.4545° N, 2.1115° E

100km from Paris, approximately a 70-minute drive from downtown.

Airport provides its own ground handling


Rouen Airport

  • Coordinates: 49.3889° N, 1.1872° E
  • Elevation: 156m

Approximately 130km from Paris

Airport provides its own ground handling


Paris Vatry Airport

  • Coordinates: 48.7808° N, 4.1893° E
  • Elevation: 179m


Approximately 160Kms from Paris, approximately a three-hour drive

This is the official Paris overflow airport

Paris Vatry is supported by G-Ops


Alternative airports for Paris 2024

  • Pontoise (LFPT) – a 2-hour drive from downtown Paris.
  • Albert (LFAQ) – a 90-minute drive from downtown Paris.


Operational information for Le Bourget

  • LBG will be slot coordinated starting 12th July until 16th Sept
  • Most FBOs will increase their prices and amend their cancellation policies
  • Some FBOs are already quite booked for parking during the Olympics period
  • Currently, there is only 1 medical lift in LBG (belongs to Advanced Air Support)
  • UAS VIP supervisors will have unlimited access
  • All transports must have an accreditation to enter Paris therefore expect a shortage of available transportation if trying to book at the last minute


Operational information for Charles de Gaulle

The new VIP terminal, which is adjacent to the Pavilion d’Honneur, will be operational

While it will offer 17 small private rooms inside, 11 are already requisitioned by MOFA. 6 will be available for use. Can accommodate around 10 pax

The slots will be first come first served


As of January 25

The French authorities have yet to release specific operations guidelines ahead of Paris 2024, but it is understood that slots will be required for all Paris area airport movements.

All requests for slots and parking should be placed with our chosen handler as soon as possible.

Parking will be allocated on a first come, first served basis


The Opening Ceremony

  • For the first time at a Summer Games, the opening ceremony will not take place within a stadium.
  • The parade of athletes will be held on the Seine, with boats for each national delegation.
  • There will be 160 boats travelling along 6Km of The Seine, ending in front of the Trocadéro,

where the remaining elements of the Olympic protocol and final shows will take place.

Airspace Closures for Opening Ceremony July 26

  • LFPG, LFPO, LFPB, and LFOB will close from 1530z with a no-fly zone 80nm around Paris
  • Only a few flights for emergency services will be authorized


Please find below list of closest alternate airports and web links for reference.

AIP France: https://www.sia.aviation-civile.gouv.fr/dvd/eAIP_28_DEC_2023/FRANCE/AIRAC-2023-12-28/html/index-fr-FR.html Official website: https://www.paris2024.org/en/



Non-EU Passengers

  • A visa is required
  • A valid passport is required

EU Passengers

  • A valid passport and/or country ID is required
  • No visa is required

Non-EU Crew

  • A passport and General Declaration Form are required
  • Crew members must wear their uniforms and the duration of their stay must be according to the General Declaration

EU Crew

  • A passport and General Declaration Form required
  • Crew members must wear their uniforms and the duration of their stay must be according to the General Declaration


  • Visitors who do not hold return/onward tickets could be refused entry
  • Passports and passport replacing documents issued more than ten years prior to date of travel will not be accepted
  • Visitors are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay as well as documents required for their next destination Visit the official French immigration site here.


Staying in Paris


Hotel accommodation is at a premium and availability for the Olympic games period is already very tight. Crew accommodation will therefore also be an issue.

Many hotels are insisting on a minimum of three nights’ accommodation, regardless as to how many actual nights are requested.


UAS Executive Travel team’s advice is to opt for hotels outside the bustling heart of Paris…


UAS Executive Travel can take care of Paris 2024 hospitality packages and travel packages guaranteeing the best price for our clients, with packages including guaranteed tickets to sporting sessions and a wide array of additional options including hotels, transport, and unique hospitality experiences at the Olympic venues or in the heart of the city.


We partner with hotels in the following Paris City Centre areas

  • Le Marais
  • Montmartre
  • Champs-Élysées
  • Montparnasse
  • Opéra and Pyramides


And hotels outside of Paris in the following locations

  • Saint-Denis
  • La Plaine-Saint-Denis
  • Boulogne-Billancourt
  • Neuilly


Ground transport


UAS Executive Travel can arrange private ground transportation through our local partner whether it is airport transfers or chauffeur services on hourly basis.


In addition to ground transportation, we can arrange train ticket (Standard or Business premier) to commute between different city within France and even thru other cities in Europe to Paris.


UAS’ dedicated Paris 2024 team

UAS Operations is ready to support your Paris 2024 travel experience, providing 24/7 flight support for your missions.

UAS VIP Supervisors navigate complexities and handle any unforeseen issues of ground operations to deliver efficiency, speed, and reduce delays, costs, and stress. They provide a “white gloves” service standard that involves VIP supervision with extra attention to detail. It leaves nothing to chance and ensures the smoothest, most enjoyable flight operations.

UAS Air Charter is ready to provide air charter solutions customized to suit your unique requirements.

UAS Executive Travel can source accommodation and ground transport solutions in Paris to meet your needs.

contact us today.

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