britannia25 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 65 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4593 times:
I was just wondering why there is not more long haul flights from Orly Airport? I compare Paris Orly to London Gatwick. AF seem to have a similar set up there as BA do at LGW (mostly leisure long haul flights). However, would other carriers not be interested in flying there? Or is it a bit like the LHR/LGW thing, in that airlines prefer to fly to CDG over ORY.
Apologies if this has been discussed before but I am interested to hear your responses!
richcandy From France, joined Aug 2001, 710 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4228 times:
AirAsia X will be flying into ORY from KUL (not sure when they start or if it already has), Open Skies also fly ORY to EWR and IAD.
I'm not sure why ORY does not get more long haul services, in the past there was some legal restrictions on services that could be operated to and from ORY. ORY is also closer to Paris but I don't think it has TSV service to other parts of France.
britannia25 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 65 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3972 times:
Thanks for the responses.
Yeah, I know ORY is closer to Paris, which is why I wondered why there are not more Long haul services in there! Oh well!
Also, never knew that AA used to serve ORY! Interesting!
In a hypothetical sense (disregarding AF and it's SKY partners), do we think that ORY could be used for more long haul flights into Paris?
Oh and in regards to BA serving ORY (which I thing is great), although this is good news it isn't really long haul is it? Although, today it probably is....trying to get from London to Paris I mean!!!!
SR4ever From Luxembourg, joined Mar 2010, 797 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3867 times:
I think it also has to do with airline alliances. Obviously, airlines tend to regroup themselves with their allies. 15yrs ago, longhaul traffic was already done primarily from CDG, so no wonder here. DL and CO moved there when they teamed up with AF, as a matter of example.
ORY is to become a new business district, and as far as transportation is concerned, 2 major developments will come by 2020:
- Fast Metro to Paris (and further South)
- HSR link between the Southwest and the Southeast of the Paris area, with an underground airport station.
planenutz From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1279 posts, RR: 11 Reply 9, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3780 times:
In the early 90's most traffic to the USA orginated from ORY. American, Delta, USAir, and Continental all operated out of ORY South, as did Aeromexico and Wardair Canada. At times I recall seeing up to 3 AA MD-11's parked at remote stands. I believe that during this period only TWA operated out of CDG.
Rukundo From France, joined Jan 2007, 41 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3576 times:
The main reason is that Orly is limited about numbers of flights each year (about 250 000). Then many airlines use CDG, because it is bigger and the three alliances are based here. Some people think that ORY should be closed, because AF (the main operator) reduces flights in France, with the competition of TGV (high speed rail service). However, ORY has a huge traffic to Spain, Portugal, and to North Africa.
But OpenSky provides flights from ORY to USA. Corsairfly flies to Canada, Africa, Mexico and Caraibes. In 2006 or 2008, DL planned to serve Orly West (the AF hub).
Air France flies to French Overseas Territory, but plans are in the pipeline to move to CDG.