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Paris Orly Airport (French: Aéroport de Paris-Orly), commonly referred to as Orly (IATA: ORY, ICAO: LFPO), is an international airport located 13 km south of Paris, France. Originally known as Villeneuve-Orly Airport, the facility was opened in the southern suburbs of Paris in 1932 as a secondary airport to Le Bourget. In 1940, Orly was used by the occupying German Luftwaffe, in August 1944 Orly was partially repaired by USAAF combat engineers and was used by United States Army Air Forces 1408th Army Air Force Base Unit was the primary operator at Orly Field until March 1947 when control was returned to the French Government. Prior to the construction of Charles de Gaulle Airport, Orly was the main airport of Paris. Even with the shift of most international traffic to Charles de Gaulle Airport, Orly remains the busiest French airport for domestic traffic and the second busiest French airport overall in passenger traffic, with 32,042,475 passengers in 2017 It serves as a secondary hub for domestic and overseas territories flights of Air France and as the homebase for Transavia France, Corsair International, OpenSkies, French Bee & TX.

 

 

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