Analysis of the activity and strategies of the Airports of Paris
Airports of Paris are one of the world leaders among the airport groups in Europe, in terms of turnover (1.9 billion euros) and passenger traffic (78.7 million). It has been ranked second in handling passenger traffic, and first for freight and mail in Europe. For having handled about 78.7 million passengers in 2005, Airports of Paris has been ranked second in the European airport groups, with London being the first.
It has been ranked the sixth in the world, preceded by London, New York, Chicago, Tokyo and Atlanta in the first five positions. The activity at the airport is divided into divisions such as: airport services, stopover activity and services, and other activities.
Airport Services is an important revenue generating segment. Its area of operation is via the three principal airports of the Paris region: Paris Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly, and Paris Le Bourget. The various sources of revenue for this airport are: fees for rendered services (aeronautical fees and ancillary fees). They are paid by the airline companies and the companies that handle ground service during a stopover.
The revenue is generated based on criteria like the number of passengers at the beginning, the number of movements of planes and their weights on departure and arrival, or according to the use of the infrastructure (parking of planes, luggage, sites of recording, buildings in air terminal etc.).
Other sources of revenue also include commercial receipts, i.e. receipts of the car parks or rents paid by the stores on sites, receipts of the industrial services i.e. income generated from the supply of services like heating, air-conditioning, running water and collection of waste water, or even electricity, airport taxes, collected by the State and transferred through the ADP for missions of general interest.
The estate includes the exploitation of land around the airport operations. The company has almost one million square meters of marketable floor space. Out of this, almost three-quarters have been currently leased to third parties.
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