Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG) 50th Anniversary


Fifty years ago (March 8, 1974), began service, offering only one runway and one main terminal, which to this day is still Terminal 1.

After opening, the airport was renamed to Charles de Gaulle after the former President who died in 1970). In its first year of operation, the airport handled 2.5 million passengers and 131,000 tons of cargo.

The construction cost for the airport was USD $275 million.
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