Orly airport reopens gradually now that the déconfinement allows. In an interview in the Sunday newspaper published Sunday, June 21, the group CEO, Aéroport de Paris (ADP) Augustin de Romanet announced the plan for the reopening of the airport of Orly.
“On 26 June, 25 links will be open to Orly. Corsica will be the leading domestic destination, with the others remaining for the most part, to Charles-de-Gaulle. But you can also get in a dozen countries of the Schengen area”, including Portugal and Greece and to the overseas territories, has detailed Augustin de Romanet, i.e. French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion.
At the beginning of July, Orly should be approximately 130 flights per day instead of 650 usually. ADP provides first the reopening of the terminal Orly3, the more modern, and chain then with Orly 4, and then Orly 1 and 2.
A normal activity between 2022-2023
The responsible hope that Orly find it “normal activity” in 2022-2023while for Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle, which is currently home to 20.000 passengers per day instead of 230.000 usually “it will be a little longer,” predicted the CEO of ADP group.
“Our company is going to have to adapt to the new situation. (…) We will have make adjustments of the same nature as those of airlines. We’re working on an adaptation of our industrial project,” said Augustin de Romanet, without giving details encrypted on the job losses to be expected.
However, Augustin de Romanet has encrypted the drop in traffic at airports under its management, which should be, in 2020, “60 % lower than in 2019” because of the consequences of the health crisis of the sars coronavirus.
“At the end of the year, we could be at 65-70 % of normal activity. It is a shock history. We are going to lose more than 50 % of our turnover, which could be reduced by about 2.5 billion euros”, says the CEO of ADP group.