- Paris-Orly Airport
Aéroport de Paris-Orly
IATA: ORY – ICAO: LFPO Summary Airport type Public Operator Aéroports de Paris Serves Paris Location Seven cities in Essonne and Val-de-Marne Hub for Elevation AMSL 291 ft / 89 m Coordinates Coordinates: Website Map Runways Direction Length Surface m ft 02/20 2,400 7,874 Concrete 06/24 3,650 11,975 Bituminous concrete 08/26 3,320 10,892 Concrete Statistics (2010) Passengers 25,203,969 Source: French AIP
French AIP at EUROCONTROL
Paris-Orly Airport (French: Aéroport de Paris-Orly) (IATA: ORY, ICAO: LFPO) is an airport located partially in Orly and partially in Villeneuve-le-Roi, 7 NM (13 km; 8.1 mi) south of Paris, France. It has flights to cities in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, North America and Southeast Asia. Prior to the construction of Charles de Gaulle Airport, Orly was the main airport of Paris. Even with the shift of most international traffic to Charles de Gaulle Airport, Orly remains the busiest French airport for domestic traffic and the second busiest French airport overall in terms of passenger boardings with 25,204,000 in 2010.
Orly Airport extends over 15.3 square kilometres (5.9 sq mi) of land. It straddles two départements and seven communes:
- Essonne département: communes of Paray-Vieille-Poste (West Terminal and half of South Terminal), Wissous, Athis-Mons, Chilly-Mazarin, and Morangis
- Val-de-Marne département: communes of Villeneuve-le-Roi and Orly (half of South Terminal)
Management of the airport, however, is solely under the authority of Aéroports de Paris, which also manages Charles de Gaulle Airport, Le Bourget Airport, and several smaller airports in the suburbs of Paris.
Terminals, airlines and destinations
Orly Airport has two terminals: West and South.
Airlines Destinations Terminal Aigle Azur Agadir, Algiers, Annaba, Bamako, Batna, Bejaia, Biskra, Constantine, Djanet, Djerba, Funchal, Lisbon, Oran, Ouagadougou, Porto, Setif, Tamanrasset, Tlemcen South Air Algérie Algiers, Annaba, Batna, Bejaia, Biskra, Constantine, Oran, Tamanrasset, Tlemcen South AirAsia X Kuala Lumpur South Air Berlin Berlin-Tegel South Air Burkina Ouagadougou South Air Caraïbes Atlantique Cayenne, Fort-de-France, Pointe-à-Pitre, Saint-Martin, Port-au-Prince South Air Europa Alicante, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife -South West Air France Ajaccio, Basel/Mulhouse, Bastia, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, Calvi, Cayenne, Clermont-Ferrand, Figari, Fort-de-France, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nice, Pau, Perpignan, Pointe-à-Pitre, Saint-Denis de la Réunion, Strasbourg, Toulon, Toulouse West Air France operated by Air Corsica Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi, Figari West Air France operated by Airlinair Annecy [ends 11 December], Berne, Lyon
West Air France operated by Brit Air Barcelona, Basel/Mulhouse, Brest, Clermont-Ferrand, Lorient, Lourdes/Tarbes, Lyon, Montpellier, Pau, Perpignan, Quimper, Rodez, Strasbourg West Air France operated by CityJet London-City, Nantes West Air Ivoire Abidjan South Air Mali Bamako South Air Malta Malta, Reggio Calabria West Air Méditerranée Oran, Palma de Mallorca, Tunis
Charter: Agadir, Málaga, Marrakech, Oujda, Tangier
South Airlinair Agen, Aurillac, Brive, Castres, Lannion South Airlinair operated by Chalair Aviation Annecy [begins 12 December], Caen, La Rochelle South Alitalia Milan-Linate West Alitalia operated by Air One Milan-Linate West British Airways London-Heathrow West Corsairfly Antananarivo, Dakar, Fort-de-France, Mauritius, Miami, Pointe-à-Pitre, Saint-Denis de la Réunion, Saint-Martin
Seasonal: Dzaoudzi, Montréal-Trudeau
South Cubana de Aviación Havana, Santiago de Cuba South EasyJet Athens, Berlin-Schönefeld, Faro, Milan-Linate, Naples, Nice, Pisa, Rome-Fiumicino, Toulouse
Seasonal:Brindisi, Cagliari [begins 4 July 2012], Dubrovnik, Mykonos, Olbia, Palermo, Rhodes [begins 3 July 2012]
South EasyJet operated by EasyJet Switzerland Budapest, Geneva, Venice-Marco Polo South Europe Airpost Barcelona, Errachidia, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Malta, Marseille, Palma de Mallorca, Rome-Fiumicino, Tangier, Vienna, Zurich
Chartered Seasonal: Almería, Banjul, Ibiza, Lampedusa, Ouarzazate, Rabat, Zakynthos
South Flybe Exeter, Southampton West Hex'Air Le Puy South Iberia Madrid, Tenerife-South West Iberia operated by Air Nostrum Albacete, Badajoz, Burgos, Ibiza, León, Madrid, Salamanca, Valladolid, Zaragoza West Iran Air Tehran-Imam Khomeini South Jet4you Agadir, Casablanca, Fez, Marrakech, Oujda, Rabat South Norwegian Air Shuttle Bergen, Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen South OpenSkies Newark South Pegasus Airlines Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen South Royal Air Maroc Agadir, Casablanca, Essaouira, Fez, Marrakech, Ouarzazate, Oujda, Rabat, Tangier South SATA International Funchal South Syrian Air Aleppo, Damascus South TAP Portugal Lisbon, Porto West Transavia.com France Agadir, Antalya, Arrecife, Bodrum, Canée, Catania, Djerba, Féz, Funchal, Granada, Heraklion, Hurghada, Ibiza [begins 30 May 2012], Izmir, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Luxor, Marrakech, Monastir, Mykonos, Oujda, Palermo, Porto, Rhodes, Santorini, Seville, Taba, Tangier, Tenerife-South, Tozeur
Charter: Cap Skiring, Dakar, Ivalo
Seasonal: Reykjavik-Keflavik 
South Tunisair Djerba, Monastir, Sfax, Tozeur, Tunis South Twin Jet Bergerac, Périgueux West Vueling Alicante, Barcelona, Ibiza, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Rome-Fiumicino, Seville, Valencia, Zurich West
AOM French Airlines had its head office in Orly Airport Building 363 in Paray-Vieille-Poste. After AOM and Air Liberté merged in 2001, the new airline, Air Lib, occupied building 363.
Orly Airport is connected to the A106 autoroute (extension of the A6 autoroute).
- Orly Airport is connected to the RER B train line at Antony (Paris RER) train station by the Orlyval automatic shuttle. Orlyval is free to use between the two Orly terminals (west and south).
- A shuttle connects Orly Airport to the RER C train at Pont de Rungis – Aéroport d'Orly.
- Tramway T7 is planned to open in 2013 and will connect the south terminal to Villejuif – Louis Aragon on Paris Métro Line 7 (already reachable with bus 285).
- Buses to Paris include
- the Air France coaches (Cars Air France)
- the RATP Orlybus (direct to Denfert-Rochereau)
Originally known as Villeneuve-Orly Airport, the facility was opened in the southern suburbs of Paris in 1932 as a secondary airport to Le Bourget. Before this two huge airship hangars had been built there by the famous engineer Eugène Freyssinet from 1923 on.
As a result of the Battle of France in 1940, Orly Airport was used by the occupying German Luftwaffe as a combat airfield, stationing various fighter and bomber units at the airport throughout the occupation. As a result, Orly was repeatedly attacked by the Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Force (USAAF), destroying much of its infrastructure, and leaving its runways with numerous bomb craters to limit its usefulness by the Germans.
After the Battle of Normandy and the retreat of German forces from the Paris area in August 1944, Orly was partially repaired by USAAF combat engineers and was used by Ninth Air Force as tactical airfield A-47. The 50th Fighter Group flew P-47 Thunderbolt fighter-bomber aircraft from the airport until September, then liaison squadrons used the airfield until October 1945.
The American United States Army Air Force 1408th Army Air Force Base Unit was the primary operator at Orly Field until March 1947 when control was returned to the French Government. (The United States Air Force leased a small portion of the Airport to support Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) at Rocquencourt). The Americans left in 1967 as a result of France's withdrawal from NATO's integrated military command, and all non-French NATO forces were asked to leave France.
Incidents, accidents and attacks
On 3 June 1962, Air France Flight F-BHSM, a chartered Boeing 707 named the Chateau de Sully, bound for Atlanta, U.S., crashed on take off with 132 people on board; 130 of them were killed. The only survivors were two stewardesses seated in the rear of the plane. The charter flight was carrying home Atlanta's civic and cultural leaders of the day. At the time, this was the highest recorded death toll for an incident involving a single aircraft.
On 11 July 1973, Varig Flight 820, a Boeing 707, made a forced landing due to fire in a rear lavatory, incoming from Rio de Janeiro-Galeão. The aircraft landed 5 kilometers short of the runway, in a full-flap and gear down configuration. However, due mainly to smoke inhalation, there were 123 deaths. Eleven people survived (10 crew, 1 passenger).
On 3 March 1974, Turkish Airlines Flight 981, otherwise known as the Ermenonville air disaster crashed in the Ermenonville forest after take-off from Orly on a flight to London's Heathrow Airport when an improperly closed cargo door burst open and explosive decompression brought down the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and killed all 346 on board.
On 13 January 1975, several men, including Ilich Ramírez Sánchez AKA Carlos the Jackal, made an unsuccessful Rocket-Propelled Grenade attack on an El Al airliner. The Boeing 707 was taking off for New York City with 136 passengers. They missed the aircraft, but damaged a JAT McDonnell Douglas DC-9 which had just disembarked passengers from Zagreb. The men tried again on 19 January, again without success when police spotted the terrorists and opened fire with a submachine gun.
On 15 July 1983, the Armenian underground organisation ASALA bombed a Turkish airline counter in the airport, killing eight people and wounding over 50. The ASALA member Varoujan Garabedian was convicted to life imprisonment for perpetrating the bombing.
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Major airports of France
Abbeville: Saint-Maclou Aerodrome · Agen: La Garenne Aerodrome · Ajaccio: Campo dell'Oro Airport · Angers: Loire Airport · Angoulême: Champniers Airport · Annecy: Mont Blanc Airport · Aurillac Airport · Avignon: Caumont Airport · Bastia: Poretta Airport · Beauvais: Tillé Airport · Bergerac: Dordogne Périgord Airport · Béziers: Cap d'Agde Airport · Biarritz: Bayonne Airport · Bordeaux: Mérignac Airport · Bourg: Ceyzériat Airport · Brest: Bretagne Airport · Brive: La Roche Airport · Caen: Carpiquet Airport · Calvi: Sainte-Catherine Airport · Cannes: Mandelieu Airport · Carcassonne: Salvaza Airport · Castres: Mazamet Airport · Chalon: Champforgeuil Airport · Chambéry: Savoie Airport · Châteauroux: Marcel Dassault Airport · Cherbourg: Maupertus Airport · Clermont-Ferrand: Auvergne Airport · Deauville: Saint-Gatien Airport · Dinard: Saint-Malo Airport · Épinal: Mirecourt Airport · Figari: Sud-Corse Airport · Grenoble: Isère Airport · Île d'Yeu Aerodrome · La Rochelle: Île de Ré Airport · Lannion: Côte de Granit Airport · Le Havre: Octeville Airport · Le Puy: Loudes Airport · Lille: Lesquin Airport · Limoges: Bellegarde Airport · Lorient South Brittany Airport · Lyon: Saint Exupéry Airport · Marseille: Provence Airport · Metz/Nancy: Lorraine Airport · Montpellier: Méditerranée Airport · Moulins: Montbeugny Airport · Mulhouse: EuroAirport Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg · Nantes: Atlantique Airport · Nice: Côte d'Azur Airport · Nîmes: Garons Airport · Paris: Orly Airport · Paris: Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport · Pau: Pyrénées Airport · Périgueux: Bassillac Airport · Perpignan: Rivesaltes Airport · Poitiers: Biard Airport · Quimper: Cornouaille Airport · Rennes: Saint-Jacques Airport · Rodez: Marcillac Airport · Rouen Airport · Saint-Étienne: Bouthéon Airport · Saint-Tropez: La Môle Airport · Strasbourg: Entzheim Airport · Tarbes/Lourdes: Pyrénées Airport · Toulon: Hyères Airport · Toulouse: Blagnac Airport · Tours: Val-de-Loire Airport · Troyes: Barberey Airport · Villefranche: Tarare Airport
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