Groupe ADP has announced the resumption of commercial flights at Paris Orly Airport on Friday June 26th 2020. These fights have been suspended since March 31st.
The first flight to depart was flight TO3400 operated by Transavia bound for the Portuguese city of Porto.
The reopening of Paris-Orly facilities will be done gradually, supporting demand and optimising the infrastructure implemented by the airport. Operations will begin at the Orly 3 area.
The effective reopening is dependant on the lifting of the main restrictions, in particular those which limit passenger movements and therefore the ability of airlines to operate flights within the Schengen area.
The reopened airport is serving only around 25 destinations via 70 takeoffs and landings, compared with 600 a day before the COVID-19 crisis.
Around 8,000 passengers are expected to pass through Orly on Friday, less than 10 percent of the daily average of around 90,000 in the past.
All the necessary precautions are being taken by Paris Aéroport, in connection with the associated airlines, including:
– The compulsory wearing of a mask
– The signage enforcing physical distance
– Some automatic hydro alcoholic gel dispensers
– A strengthening of disinfection and cleaning procedures with virucidal products
– An adaptation of security control process to limit physical contact
Orly 3 is also to be equipped with thermal cameras, this is so that passengers can take advantage of temperature measurement once they arrive in Paris. Passengers can also be directed, if needs be and if they wish, to medical support at the airport.
In addition there are security processes for departures, set by the individual airlines, such as temperature measurement at the boarding gates and a declaration of non Covid-19 symptoms.
In anticipation of this decision to reopen Paris-Orly Airport, Groupe ADP wishes to ease the recovery as fast as possible for connectivity, tourism and economic activity. With everything working to shape this reopening in optimal sanitary conditions.Augustin de Romanet, Chairman & CEO of Groupe ADP