Closed since March 31, Orly airport will reopen on June 26 announced the ADP group on Thursday. The reopening remains subject to the lifting of certain restrictions on the capacities of airlines.

Paris-Orly Airport, closed since March 31 because of the coronavirus, will resume commercial passenger flights on June 26, "by optimizing the airport infrastructure" according to demand, its manager announced on Thursday, the ADP group. "The effective reopening is conditional on the lifting of the main restrictions by mid-June, in particular those which limit the ability of airlines to fly within the Schengen area", specifies Aéroports de Paris in a press release .

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The first terminal to reopen will be Orly 3. As of June 26, it will be equipped with thermal cameras "so that passengers can take advantage of their temperature when they arrive in Paris", according to the ADP group. "In addition, there are procedures for departure checks deployed by airlines, such as taking the temperature on board, and the declaration of absence of symptoms from Covid-19."

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Wearing a mandatory mask at the airport

At the airport, wearing a mask will be compulsory, signage put in place to remind you of the necessary physical distance, automatic dispensers of hydroalcoholic gel made available, and reinforced disinfection and cleaning procedures.

Secretary of State for Transport Jean-Baptiste Djebbari had suggested on May 10 that Orly could reopen on June 26 if the health situation improved and that the sector was well prepared, in particular with a "solid flight program" .

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"By anticipating this decision to reopen Paris-Orly, the ADP group wishes to promote the recovery as quickly as possible of connectivity, tourism and economic activity," said Augustin de Romanet, the group's CEO, quoted in the communicated.