Terminal 1 Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport

charles-de-gaulle-airport-terminal-1Plan of Terminal 1, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

Charles de Gaulle International Airport


Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (IATA: CDG, ICAO: LFPG) (French: Aéroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle), also known as Roissy Airport as where it’s located (or just Roissy in French), in the Paris area, is one of the world’s principal aviation centres, as well as France’s main international airport. It is located within portions of several communes, including Roissy, 25 km to the north-east of Paris.


paris-cdgt1-10jan2009-2Passengers waiting to board Qatar Airways to Doha. 



Have met with two Balinese who worked at Lyon and now going back to Denpasar via Doha with Qatar Airways


It is named after Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970), leader of the Free French Forces and founder of the French Fifth Republic. The majority of international flights land at Charles de Gaulle International Airport otherwise known as CDG. Charles de Gaulle International Airport has three terminals: Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. Most major airlines fly into either Terminal 1 or Terminal 2. Terminal 1 is the oldest. Terminal 2 was built for Air France, but now hosts other airlines too. The Terminal 3 hosts charter and low cost airlines. Charles de Gaulle (CDG) is France’s main international airport, and the 2nd busiest airport in Europe (after London Heathrow Airport in terms of passengers. 

paris-cdgt1-10jan2009-3Boarding area at Gate no. 43 of Terminal 1 

paris-cdgt1-10jan2009-5Scene outside of satellite building 

paris-cdgt1-10jan2009-6Another scene outside the satellite building 

paris-cdgt1-10jan2009-7Look outside the satellite building, snow is everywhere

The circular shape of Terminal 1 should make it easy for passengers to find their flights, but some struggle with the French language and signs. When it was first built, four decades ago, the terminal was praised by avant-garde architects and damned by those with a more practical view of passenger requirements. Terminal 1 has a single main building for check-in and baggage reclaim with 7 satellites for arrivals and departures. Each satellite can handle about 5 aircraft at any given time. Underground walkways with escalators and traveltors connect the satellites to the main building.  

paris-cdgt1-10jan2009-8Beautiful mural inside the gents 

paris-cdgt1-10jan2009-9Kills your uninspiring at Playstations 

paris-cdgt1-10jan2009-10Playstation and children play area 

paris-cdgt1-10jan2009-11Shopping arcade

Terminal 1 was built to an avant-garde design which is maintained today even though interior sections of the building have been face lifted and modernised. The biggest challenge to arriving passengers is finding their way to the correct exit for buses or taxis and those unfamiliar with Terminal 1’s characteristics can end up going round in circles. The circular design has proved something of a nightmare in a building where it is easy to get confused, lost or both. 

paris-cdgt1-10jan2009-12MH021 to KL at parking apron and ready to board 

paris-cdgt1-10jan2009-13MH021 just taxing away from Gate no. 41 

paris-cdgt1-10jan2009-14One of the Terminal 1’s satellite building 

paris-cdgt1-10jan2009-15Virgin airlines and the main terminal building at the background 

paris-cdgt1-10jan2009-16Even there is snow on the taxiway 

paris-cdgt1-10jan2009-17Now is winter season and Paris have snow

paris-cdgt1-10jan2009-18Look to the ground, everywhere is white.  It is snow now in Europe

There are many stores and boutiques within Terminal 1 both before and after the security checkpoints.



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