Airport actuality

CARGO: THE AMBITION OF THE PARIS AIRPORTS 

AUGUSTIN de ROMANET
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
 

“THERE ARE NO MAJOR AIRPORTS WITHOUT MAJOR CARGO ACTIVITY”
 

“Air cargo plays a fundamental role in preserving an airport’s equilibrium. Regardless of wheth- er it is carried in the holds of passenger aircraft or by dedicated cargo aircraft, cargo activity sets the pace for airport life.
Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport is today in the global top ten for cargo. This industry is of signifi- cant importance to the airport and, more broadly speaking, to the economic attractiveness of France.

The cargo activity accounts for approximately 40,000 jobs at the airport, which benefits from a catchment area with an estimat- ed 25 million inhabitants within a 200-kilometre radius.
 
Its cargo services and infrastructure offering is part and parcel of the

competitiveness of the Paris re- gion’s industrial fabric and the attraction of new businesses. As an integrator of solutions, Groupe ADP unites the cargo ecosystem (air- lines, forwarding agents, handling agents and ground handlers, inte- grators and express carriers) in order to foster growth for all.
 
As such, our ambition for cargo is to establish the European lead- ership of Paris-Charles de Gaulle in the coming years. Developing cargo activity is one of the pillars in our Connect 2020 strategic plan which, in particular, includes creating an additional 100,000 sqm of cargo facilities between 2016 and 2020 to support our custom- ers’ growth.”

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