France destroys ivory publicly in effort to stop illegal trade

PARIS, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- French officials said they destroyed more than 3 tons of elephant tusks in public Thursday in an attempt to stop the illegal trade of the ivory.

EU distributes financial aid to Mali

BRUSSELS, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The European Union is expressing its ongoing commitment to Mali with an $830 million assistance package, Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs said Tuesday.

Air France-KLM says it has no plans to decimate Alitalia

PARIS, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Air France-KLM said it had no plans to cut employees or reduce assets at Italian airline Alitalia in order to raise fresh capital.

Police search for $2.16 million worth of gold blocks after arrests

PARIS, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Police said they have arrested six men who allegedly stole blocks of gold worth $2.16 million from an Air France plane in Paris.

Record cocaine bust on Air France plane raises complicity questions

NANTERRE, France, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A record seizure of 1.3 tons of pure cocaine aboard an Air France airliner raises questions about possible complicity of French airport workers, police say.

Paris airport workers charged with theft

PARIS, July 21 (UPI) -- Police said they charged 17 baggage handlers at the Charles De Gaulle airport near Paris with stealing more than $230,000 worth of valuables from suitcases.

French air traffic controllers strike to end on Thursday

PARIS, June 12 (UPI) -- A strike by French air traffic controllers that resulted in thousands of flight cancellations is set to end Thursday, officials said.

Deceased Cameroonian stowaway buried in France

MAUREGARD, France, May 4 (UPI) -- A French village buried a Cameroonian man who was found dead in the landing gear of an airplane that landed at a local airport, officials said.

Snow and ice storm hit France hard

PARIS, March 15 (UPI) -- A late-winter European storm that hit France with snow and ice this week could deal a $914 million economic blow to the country, officials estimated.
Court overturns Continental crash ruling

Court overturns Continental crash ruling

VERSAILLES, France, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A French appeals court overturned a ruling that found Continental Airlines guilty of manslaughter in a 2000 Concorde jet crash that killed 113 people.

Customs officers charged with stealing

PARIS, June 23 (UPI) -- Seven customs officers in Paris have been charged with stealing from people they believed were taking drug profits out of France.

Strike disrupts 2 French airports

PARIS, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A strike by security staff disrupted outgoing flights at two major French airports Saturday morning, officials said.

Paris airport normal again after big snow

PARIS, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris returned to normal Thursday night but Germany's airports were still closed or disrupted from heavy snowfall, officials said.

Lawyer sues Delta over canceled flight

NEW YORK, July 24 (UPI) -- A New York lawyer has filed a $5 million lawsuit against Delta Airlines, saying he has been waiting months to be reimbursed for a canceled flight from Paris.

Concorde crash prompts manslaughter charge

PARIS, July 3 (UPI) -- Five individuals and Continental Airlines face manslaughter charges in connection with a Concorde plane crash in France eight years ago, authorities say.
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Charles de Gaulle Airport
PAR2000082904 -29 AUGUST 2000 - PARIS, FRANCE: Sonia Wendling, left, next to her sister Christell, arrive at Charles de Gaulle airport. She is one of several French hostages held on the island of Jolo, and freed thanks to intervention by Libya's general Kadhafi. mc/xl/Xavier Lhospice UPI

Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (IATA: CDG, ICAO: LFPG) (French: Aéroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle), also known as Roissy Airport (or just Roissy in French), in the Paris area, is one of the world's principal aviation centres, as well as France's main airport. It is named after Charles de Gaulle (1890–1970), leader of the Free French Forces and founder of the French Fifth Republic. It is located within portions of several communes, 25 km (16 mi) to the north-east of Paris. The airport serves as the principal hub for Air France and is a European hub for Delta Air Lines.

In 2009, the airport handled 57,906,866 passengers and 525,314 aircraft movements, making it the world's sixth busiest airport and Europe's second busiest airport (after London Heathrow) in terms of passengers. It also is the world's seventh busiest and Europe's busiest airport in terms of aircraft movements. In terms of cargo traffic, the airport is the fifth busiest in the world and the busiest in Europe, having handled 2,054,515 metric tonnes of cargo.

Charles de Gaulle Airport extends over 32.38 km2 (12.50 sq mi) of land. The choice of this vast area was made based on the limited number of potential relocations and expropriations and the possibility to further expand the airport in the future. It straddles three départements and six communes:

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