The Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (French: Aéroport de Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle, IATA: CDG, ICAO: LFPG), also known as Roissy Airport (or just Roissy in French), is one of the world's principal aviation centres, as well as France's largest airport.

It is prominently seen in Taken.


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 northeast of Paris. The airport serves as the principal hub for Air France.

In 2013, the airport handled 62,052,917 passengers and 497,763 aircraft movements, making it the world's eighth busiest airport and Europe's second busiest airport (after London Heathrow) in passengers served. It also is the world's tenth busiest and Europe's busiest airport in aircraft movement. In cargo traffic, the airport is the eighth busiest in the world and the busiest in Europe, having handled 2,150,950 metric tonnes of cargo in 2012. On 1 March 2011, Franck Goldnadel was appointed as the director of the airport.