French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe and Minister for Ecological Transition, in charge of Transport, Élisabeth Borne, officially opened the new Orly 3 building last week, which has transformed Paris Orly airport into a single terminal: Paris Orly 1-2-3-4. It is the first major step in the “All change at Paris-Orly” transformation project led by Paris Aéroports, which sees the removal of reference to Orly South and Orly West.
The overall project is aimed at accommodating growth in traffic, new airlines and an increasing list of international destinations operated from Paris Orly.
Key elements of the transformation include a redesigned and streamlined passenger journey with clear wayfaring signage, enhanced security and a new baggage sorting system, a more spacious facility with internet access and a Parisian shopping experience, and a revised car parking, drop-off area with fast and efficient public transport services. Travellers will have a more diverse selection of shops, bars and restaurants, and extra seating areas around boarding gates.
Air France has said it will mainly operate long-haul flights from the new Orly 3 building, which covers 80,000 square metres on three levels. The new infrastructure provides passengers with more comfortable, spacious and high-quality conditions for check-in, boarding and arrival.
Organised around four departure and arrival areas, the single terminal Paris Orly 1-2-3-4 provides clearer and faster customer channels. Whether travellers are departing, have a connection or are arriving at Paris-Orly, their itinerary is indicated at each stage on the many information panels and signs (and on their boarding pass for passengers departing from the airport). To reach a check-in area, passengers need only to pick up their baggage or find their connecting flight and follow the signs.