Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) information
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is France’s largest international airport. In French, it is called Aéroport Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle. The airport is also known as the Roissy Airport named after the local district where it is located. Charles de Gaulle Airport serves the city of Paris and is a primary hub for Air France. It is also the European hub for Delta Air Lines and focus city for low-cost airlines Vueling and Norwegian Air Shuttle.
Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris has three main terminal buildings. Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 serves both domestic and international flights. Terminal 1 airlines include All Nippon Airways, Lufthansa, Thai Airways and United Airways. Terminal 2 has seven sub-terminals – Terminal 2A to 2G. Airlines operating at Terminal 2 include Air France, Malaysia Airlines and Qantas. Meanwhile, Terminal 3 hosts mostly charter and low-cost airline carriers including flights operated by Vueling and Jet2.
The Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is located approximately 30 kilometres from the city centre of Paris. A taxi ride from the city centre to the CDG airport would take about 27 minutes of travel time and cost around EUR45-55 (MYR220-270). For cheaper alternatives, take the shuttle from the Paris CDG airport for at least EUR27 (MYR130) and a travel time of 27 minutes. Taking the train from the airport to the Châtelet-Les Halles station would be even cheaper for EUR11 (MYR50) and a travel time of about 39 minutes. Hopping on a local bus to Gare de Lyon would also be a cheaper alternative for only EUR2-20 (MYR7-90) but with a travel time of about 40 minutes.
Things to do in Charles de Gaulle Airport
Charles de Gaulle Airport’s Terminal 1 is the oldest terminal and relatively small compared to the other main terminals of the airport. However, all the essential services and facilities are available including cash machines, currency exchange and tax refund desk. There is a Relay shop at this terminal as well as a couple of dining options.
Terminal 2 at CDG airport is a sprawling complex subdivided into seven sub-terminals. All sub-terminals have the necessary facilities and services including cash machines, currency exchange, luggage scale, prayer room, video games and children’s area, pharmacy as well as car rental and tax refund counters. The terminal also has an extensive range of boutiques and shops from high-end luxury brands to quick-stop convenience stores. It also has a good selection of dining options from fast-food restaurants to coffee shops and bistros. Some premium and airline lounges can also be found in Terminal 2.
Paris CDG Airport’s Terminal 3 is a smaller terminal compared to Terminal 2, but it also has all the needed services and facilities available. Passengers flying through Terminal 3 can find a tax refund counter, multimedia and video-games area, children's area, cash machines, baby care services and photo services. Several shops and dining options can also be found in Terminal 3.
For transiting passengers, there are some hotels located within the airport grounds including brands such as Hilton, Ibis, Novotel and Sheraton. Find the best accommodation for you by searching for hotels in Paris with Skyscanner.
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New York, USA
New York City is located in the state of New York in the United States. The city is often referred to as simply “New York” or “NYC” or by its nickname, “The Big Apple”. New York City is considered as the centre for culture, food, fashion and art making it one of the most popular travel destinations in the United States of America. When planning a trip to New York, there are just so many sights to see and things to do while in the city. However, some things not to be missed include going up the Empire State Building for a spectacular view of the New York City skyline or head to the Top of the Rock Observation if you want a view of the Empire State Building itself. Also, don’t forget to spend a day or two visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art or Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for a bit of culture.
There are at least ten direct flights from Paris to New York daily at the Charles de Gaulle airport. These flights are operated by some airlines including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Norwegian Airlines. There are also connecting flights to New York offered by British Airways via London and Brussels Airlines via Brussels.
Barcelona is the largest city and capital of Catalonia. It is also the second largest city in Spain. The city of Barcelona is rich in history and culture. It is also famous for its churches, museums and great cuisine. If you find yourself visiting Barcelona, take a stroll through the winding Barri Gòtic or follow an itinerary taking you through Gaudi’s masterpieces including the Sagrada Família, Casa Milà and La Casa Batlló. If you have some time, a visit to Montserrat is worth the short trip just outside the city of Barcelona. It is home to a beautiful monastery standing centre of the Montserrat mountain range.
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport operates at least 11 direct flights from Paris to Barcelona per day. This flight route is operated by low-cost airlines easyJet and Vueling as well as scheduled airlines Air France and Pakistan International Airlines.
Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark. It is said to be the cultural and geographic link between Scandinavia and Europe. The city of Copenhagen is popular for its rich culture, excellent shopping and bustling nightlife. It is a great travel destination for art lovers with some great museums including the Danish National Gallery and the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. The bonus is the fact that most museums offer free entrance once a week, usually on Wednesdays, so this is great for the traveller on a budget. Copenhagen also has a great architecture from the royal palaces of Rosenborg Palace and Amalienborg to the religious sites of the Church of Our Saviour and Christiania.
There are at least six direct flights from Paris to Copenhagen operated daily at the CDG airport. These flights are served by airlines such as AirFrance, easyJet and SAS. Connecting flights to Copenhagen are also offered by Air France via Hamburg, Lufthansa via Frankfurt or Munich, Brussels Airlines via Brussels and KLM via Amsterdam.
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