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AF At CDG: Rhyme Or Reason?  
User currently offlineEg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1837 posts, RR: 14
Posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2911 times:

Hi,

Is there any logic to AF's use of Terminal 2 at CDG? Seems to me flights are scattered around the terminals A, B, C, D, (E) and F.

E.g, I arrived from MRS at 2F (a French domestic flight) which also seems to be used for European/U.K. flights.

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User currently offlineJOUY31 From France, joined May 2003, 447 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2803 times:

There are at least two principles at work
- some terminals are dedicated : International non-Schengen for 2A, 2C, 2F2, 2E and part of 2B, Schengen for part of 2B, 2D and 2F1 (the ultimate goal is for AF to leave 2A and 2B and to convert 2F2 into a Schengen terminal). With recent events, there will obviously be changes.
- AF wants to minimize the connection time of its passengers, not on an abstract level, but based on the flows which have been recorded and which are anticipated, with the core of the hub centered on the 2E/2F duo and the forthcoming S3 satellite.. This determines in which terminal each flight (Schengen vs non Schengen) is allocated. This, on the other hand, can not easily be measured by anyone outside AF.

AF's hub strategy can be seen at the following location

http://81.91.67.48/airfrance/investors/



[Edited 2004-05-24 16:26:41]

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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2753 times:

Another fairly general rule, while the southern modules (2A, 2C, 2E) are used for long-haul/ intercontinental flights, the northern ones (2B, 2D, 2F with the exception of 2F2) are chiefly used for European/ short haul services.



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User currently offlineEg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1837 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2634 times:

Thanks guys....seems a bit of a mess but no different to BA at Heathrow (who are spread over 4 terminals when you include their 'partners'!)

The only reason I ask is that I flew into CDG 2F from Marseilles in February and, as I was on an ID ticket, had not checked in for my next sector to NCL. Time was running short due to a delay at MRS so I was frantically flicking through the Air France onboard magazine to try and find out where UK flights departed from.

In the end, they departed from 2F but I missed the flight anyway!

Another quick question: when you go airside at for example 2A, can you wander into 2C? Or are lounges, security, duty free etc replicated throughout all the terminals?


User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2599 times:

If you are on the airside departure level, you cannot wander from 2A to 2C or vice versa, however, there is a shuttle bus available for airside inter-module transfer.




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