Paris Orly Airport is the second busiest airport in France with more than 27 million travelers passing through its terminals annually according to 2011 statistics.
Located 8.1 miles south of the French capital, the airport primarily handles domestic travel but does still handle international flights despite most of the international travel being routed to the Charles de Gaulle Airport. It is currently operated by Aeroports de Paris, the same company that runs Charles De Gaulle (CDG). Before CDG became operational, the Orly airport was the main gateway of air traffic and handled both domestic and international flights.
Flights and Destinations
Cheap flights are available though several airlines including EasyJet and Flybe. There are however, fewer destinations when leaving the airport. Flights into the airport are offered from numerous cities including Milan, Berlin, Kuala Lumpur, London, Athens and Istanbul. You can also find local connections to other French airports through Paris Orly Airport. You can find flights out to cities in North America, the Caribbean, Africa, The Middle East and Southeast Asia.
Paris Orly Airport is a state of the art facility and handles relatively wide-bodied airplanes despite its smaller size. The airport offers shorter wait times and a more personalized feel.
Terminals 1, 2E, and 3 offer a Cyber café. Coin operated Internet Kiosks are offered all the way through the terminals. In addition, you can also find post offices, banks, ATMs and currency exchanges offices. Children’s play areas are available, as well as, play station terminals, game rooms, multi-faith chapels, a beauty salon, pharmacy and first aid station.
Paris Orly Airport also offers the standard duty free shopping as well as high-end retailers such as Burberry and Armani. The selection is smaller than you will find at larger airports but the selection encompasses most retail needs. Both of Orly’s terminals offer a wide array of restaurants from sit down establishments to snack bars. The terminals also offer several places to enjoy a glass of wine or beer.
Paris Orly Airport prides itself on offering efficient services that keep pleasure and business travelers provided with the amenities they need, whether they are traveling through Europe, through France, or through any of the other many destinations offered.