Airport actuality

CARGO: THE AMBITION OF THE PARISIAN 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 whether it is carried in the holds of passen- ger 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 (airlines, forwarding agents, han- dling agents and ground handlers, integrators 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 creat- ing an additional 100,000 sqm of cargo facilities between 2016 and 2020 to support our customers’ growth.”