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West African Airlines: Why To Only To Orly?  
User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Posted (9 years 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3128 times:

Why is it that West African airlines do not fly to CDG but only to Orly? Is there a set rule for this? Is Orly closer to the city of Paris than Charles De Gaulle? I recall Ethiopian Airlines having trouble with the French authorities when it initially wanted to serve CDG, them denying it access to any terminal other than T9 (mostly, if not all charters). While I am not aware of any particular reasons, could this be a way of the French government (always protective) keeping AF competitors at bay? At least Air Senegal, Air Burkina, Air Mauritanie and Air Togo fly to Orly from their respective homes, while AF serves their turf from CDG.

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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3093 times:

Er...because it's cheaper? Just a guess.

User currently offlineBHXDTW From Eritrea, joined Feb 2005, 1090 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3065 times:

Hi ETstar !
Is Orly closer or further away to Paris city than CDG ??


User currently offlineMainMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 2097 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3052 times:

Quoting ETStar (Thread starter):
Is Orly closer to the city of Paris than Charles De Gaulle?

Yeah it is. It's about 9 miles from central Paris, as opposed to about 14 to CDG. Someone may correct me on that, because it's approximate, and the figures are from the top of my head.

Hardly makes much difference, because the local transport to both is excellent and fast on the RER (Regional Rail Network)

Quoting ETStar (Thread starter):
could this be a way of the French government (always protective) keeping AF competitors at bay?

Not sure, but Orly has traditionally catered for French ex-colonial traffic, for example flights to Algeria, Tunisia etc.

I can't see a disadvantage of using ORY; it also has better domestic connections than CDG.


User currently offlineBHXDTW From Eritrea, joined Feb 2005, 1090 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 days ago) and read 3019 times:

I also know that Orly gets a lot of traffic from ex-colonial places like the pacific and the carribean.. a little of subject I know, so Im sorry but maybe theres a reason why a lot of the ex-colonial traffic goes into ORY ?
Interesting eh ?


User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19196 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 days ago) and read 3007 times:

I would say that it is more a combination of cheaper fees and workable slots (CDG must surely be somewhat slot-constrained). This is just my interpretation - not facts. It does not, in my view, really matter whether ORY or CDG is served.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 days ago) and read 2958 times:

Orly is most defiantly cheaper than CDG and also as Pe@rson said the slot times are probebly mose flexible and convenient for the airline, CDG is pretty full with international traffic while Orly is way behind , so therefore their are more slots avalible at the time that is convenient for the AIRLINE not just the airport, so the airline can depart at reasonalbe time fom either end.

Happy Flying !!  wave 



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User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 days ago) and read 2957 times:

P.S

Pe@rson are you living in Bosnia or something ?



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User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19196 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 days ago) and read 2948 times:

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Reply 7):

Pe@rson are you living in Bosnia or something ?

No. I am a keen backpacker and thoroughly enjoyed myself there earlier this year. It's a brilliant country - and one which is, on the whole, very beautifu indeed.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2929 times:

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Reply 6):
Orly is most defiantly cheaper than CDG and also as Pe@rson said the slot times are probebly mose flexible and convenient for the airline, CDG is pretty full with international traffic while Orly is way behind , so therefore their are more slots avalible at the time that is convenient for the AIRLINE not just the airport, so the airline can depart at reasonalbe time fom either end.

Orly is not cheaper than CDG - they have the same basic charges, with the exceptionn of noise tariffs on the landing charge where Orly is a slight bit more expensive.

Orly is also has the number of slots capped, so it doesn't operate to what could otherwise be its optimum level. I suspect that there is a thought that the bulk of these African airlines traffic to Paris is on an O&D basis rather than connecting (and where connecting it would be to other French cities rather than international) and so there is less of a benefit to flying to CDG.



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User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5008 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2928 times:

AA, DL and US(?) all served ORY for years....weren't they "forced" to switch to CDG by the French? IIRC AA wanted to stay at ORY and bitched quite a bit when they had to move (surprise surprise). AA wanted the better French regional connections ORY offered.


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User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19196 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2927 times:

Ze master, Cornish, has spoken. Bow down to our all-mighty lord. Now, make us some tea.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2921 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 11):
Ze master, Cornish, has spoken.

That's me  Smile

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 11):
Bow down to our all-mighty lord.

Thank you my minions  Silly

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 11):
Now, make us some tea.

I thought you were the tea boy Big grin



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User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19196 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2913 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 12):
I thought you were the tea boy

But you have just admited to being our master and all-might lord. Accordingly, we - your subordinates - do not know how to make tea, so urge you - our master, our lord - to show us. So, make the tea - tea boy!  Big grin



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineBHXDTW From Eritrea, joined Feb 2005, 1090 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2900 times:

I'll make you all a cuppa.. I have some Chocolate hob-nobs in too..

User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2886 times:

Quoting BHXDTW (Reply 14):
I have some Chocolate hob-nobs in too..

Yum I love chocolate hobnobs  yummy 

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 13):
we - your subordinates

At least you know your place James Big grin



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User currently onlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32616 posts, RR: 72
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2843 times:

Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 10):
IIRC AA wanted to stay at ORY and bitched quite a bit when they had to move (surprise surprise). AA wanted the better French regional connections ORY offered.

Yup. The funny thing is that after the terminal collapse, airport authorites then wanted AA to move back to Orly, since they knew AA loved it there. AA refused, because of the costs associated with switching airports. They shoul have never forced AA in the first place. Orly is such an easier airport, IMO.



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User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19196 posts, RR: 52
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2834 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 15):
At least you know your place James

See, I am sucking up to you so as to secure a nice job with you.  Silly May I tempt you with another drink, sir? Go on - my treat.  Silly



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineCloud4000 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2806 times:

I know Air Gabon served CDG. Don't know if they still do.


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User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2749 times:

Pe@rson ( Reply 8)
No. I am a keen backpacker and thoroughly enjoyed myself there earlier this year. It's a brilliant country - and one which is, on the whole, very beautifu indeed.

Ok thaks for that info , i was only wandering because of the flag, Sound nice , i'll go there some day i'm sure !

Cornish ( Reply 9)
Orly is not cheaper than CDG - they have the same basic charges, with the exceptionn of noise tariffs on the landing charge where Orly is a slight bit more expensive.

Orly is also has the number of slots capped, so it doesn't operate to what could otherwise be its optimum level. I suspect that there is a thought that the bulk of these African airlines traffic to Paris is on an O&D basis rather than connecting (and where connecting it would be to other French cities rather than international) and so there is less of a benefit to flying to CDG

Wow , i didn't know it was MORE expencive , Orly not being the main airport i thought that it would be cheaper than CDG , But thnaks for correcting me , interesting . scratchchin 

Thank You for all your info !

Happy Flying !!  wave 



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User currently offlineNYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2685 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 8):
No. I am a keen backpacker and thoroughly enjoyed myself there earlier this year. It's a brilliant country - and one which is, on the whole, very beautifu indeed.

I backpacked through BiH last summer. Great place. Mostar, especially, is an undiscovered gem. That place could be the next Prague.


User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2599 times:

Doesnt the Ivory Coast airline with A321's fly to ORY


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User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19196 posts, RR: 52
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2562 times:

Quoting NYCFlyer (Reply 20):
Mostar, especially, is an undiscovered gem.

Mostar undiscovered? There are HOARDS of travellers there - even during the off-season. This makes it rather frustrating for those, like me, who don't like the 'tourist scene.' Nevertheless, it is quite a nice place, especially at night when it's quieter. A good place for contemplation, especially near the river (easy to get down there from near the bridge).

Besides the trip from Sarajevo to Mostar, one of the most beautiful and unspoilt areas of BiH can be found around the road from Sarajevo to Srebrenecia.

There are numerous villages and towns which are well worth a visit.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7403 posts, RR: 57
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2561 times:

Air Algérie and Royal Air Maroc fly to both ORY and CDG because of the huge number of Daily flights, especially in summer.

Other West African airlines including Air Sénégal to DKR, but also Syrian Air, Royal Jordanian, Egypt'Air or Iran Air fly only to ORY for a simple reason : ORY is much closer to PARIS and offers the best connections with AF's Domestic network at Orly West.
Unlike Air France who is drawing from these countries to CDG the PAX in transit to European or Long haul destinations, those airlines are operating to/from ORY 95% of "point to point" service with French tourists to the very popular destinations in Tunisia /Morroco/Egypt and all the traffic of the families/friends/relatives of people originated from those countries (former French colonies) who now live and work in France but are often returning home for vacations.


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