Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (French: Aéroport de Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle, IATA: CDG, ICAO: LFPG), also known as Roissy Airport (name of the local district), is the largest international airport in France. It is named after Charels de Gaulle(1890–1970), leader of the Free French Forces during the Second World War, founder of the French Fifth Republic and President of France from 1959 to 1969. Charles de Gaulle Airport is located within portions of several communes 25 km (16 mi)to the northeast of Paris. The airport serves as the principal hub for Air France as well as a European hub for fellow SkyTeam alliance partner Delta Air Lines.
In 2015, the airport handled 65,766,986 passengers and 497,763 aircraft movements, thus making it the worlds eigth-busiest airport and Europe’s second-busiest airport (after London Heathrow in terms of passenger numbers. It is also the worlds tenth-busiest and it is Europes second- busiest airport(after London Heathrow) in aircraft movements. In terms of cargo traffic, the airport is the twelth-busiest in the world and the second-busiest in Europe (after Frankfurt Airport), handling 2,150,950 metric tonnes of cargo in 2012. The incumbent director of the airport, Franck Goldnadel, was appointed to his position on 1 March 2011.