LH417AF025 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 277 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2521 times:
I fly often in and out of CDG terminal 1 as I fly mostly star alliance. I have been told that in the past it was where AF used to operate out of along with the rest of the carriers that flew to Paris. My question is, with the size of terminal one and the limited parking stands... how did they do it?
Who got gates?
How was it organized?
Were there remote stands?
Were the satellites divided up into destination regions?
FlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7470 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2455 times:
The planning and construction phase of what was known back then as Aéroport de Paris Nord (Paris North Airport) began in 1966. On March 8, 1974, the airport, renamed Charles de Gaulle International Airport, began service. Terminal 1 was built to an avant-garde design consisting of a ten-floor high circular building surrounded by seven satellite buildings each with four gates. The main architect was Paul Andreu, who was also in charge of the extensions during the following decades.
Quoting LH417AF025 (Thread starter): My question is, with the size of terminal one and the limited parking stands... how did they do it?
Back in 1974, the traffic was far from being as important as it is today. Moreover, AF did not transfer ALL its activities from Orly to CDG at the same time. A lot of European destinations remained operated from Orly ("Sud" and "West") until 1996.
LH417AF025 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2137 times:
And presently AF i believe doesn't conduct any scheduled flights out of the terminal yet i often see uniformed AF employees and also there is an AF KLM ticketing desk in terminal one which confuses me a little bit.
I believe they handle a couple of airlines... is that why? or is there the odd AF charter that leaves from T1?