Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport also known as Roissy Airport, in the Paris area, is one of the worlds principal aviation centres, as well as Frances largest airport. It is named after Charles de Gaulle (1890–1970) post WWII french president. It is located 25 km to the northeast of Paris. The airport serves as the principal hub for Air France. In 2011, the airport handled 60,970,551 passengers and 514,059 aircraft movements,[5] making it the worlds sixth busiest airport and Europes second busiest airport (after London Heathrow) in passengers served. It also is the worlds tenth busiest and Europes busiest airport in aircraft movements. In cargo traffic, the airport is the fifth busiest in the world and the busiest in Europe, having handled 2,087,952 metric tonnes of cargo in 2011.

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