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As of , the airport offers direct flights to the most countries and hosts the most airlines in the world. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport covers The choice of constructing an international aviation hub outside of central Paris was made due to a limited prospect of potential relocations or expropriations and the possibility of further expanding the airport in the future.
Management of the airport lies solely on the authority of Groupe ADP , which also manages Orly south of Paris , Le Bourget to the immediate southwest of Charles de Gaulle Airport, now used for general aviation and Paris Air Shows , several smaller airfields in the suburbs of Paris, and other airports directly or indirectly worldwide.
On 8 March the airport, renamed Charles de Gaulle Airport, opened. Terminal 1 was built in an avant-garde design of a ten-floors-high circular building surrounded by seven satellite buildings, each with six gates allowing sunlight to enter through apertures. The main architect was Paul Andreu , who was also in charge of the extensions during the following decades. A new luggage automated sorting system and conveyor under Terminal 2E Hall L was installed to speed luggage delivery time for airlines operating Paris-Charles de Gaulle's hub.
The Frutiger typeface was commissioned for use in the airport and implemented on signs throughout the building in Initially called Roissy , it was renamed after its designer Adrian Frutiger.
Until , every PA announcement made at Terminal 1 was preceded by a distinctive chime, nicknamed "Indicatif Roissy" and composed by Bernard Parmegiani in The chime can be heard in the Roman Polanski film Frantic.
The chime was officially replaced by the "Indicatif ADP" chime. Charles de Gaulle Airport has three terminals: Terminal 1 is the oldest and situated opposite to Terminal 3; Terminal 2 is located at another side with 7 sub-terminal buildings 2A to 2G.
Terminal 2 was originally built exclusively for Air France ;  since then it has been expanded significantly and now also hosts other airlines. Terminals 2A to 2F are interconnected by elevated walkways and situated next to each other. Terminal 2G is a satellite building connected by shuttle bus.
Terminal 3 formerly known as "Terminal 9" hosts charter and low-cost airlines. Refer to Ground Transportation below for inter-terminal transfers and transport to central Paris.
The first terminal, designed by Paul Andreu, was built in the image of an octopus. It consists of a circular terminal building which houses key functions such as check-in counters and baggage claim conveyors.
Seven satellites with boarding gates are connected to the central building by underground walkways. The central building, with a large skylight in its centre, dedicates each floor to a single function. The first floor is reserved for technical operations and not accessible to the public. Online pre-orders are even possible, complete with in-flight delivery to your seat. Duty-free shops are rare at train stations, but do exist. Like at the Waterloo station in Belgium or the Eurotunnel terminals.