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 Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (IATACDGICAOLFPG) (FrenchAéroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle), also known as Roissy Airport (or just Roissy in French), in the Paris area, is one of the world's principal aviation centres, as well as France's main airport. It is named after Charles de Gaulle (1890–1970), leader of the Free French Forces and founder of the French Fifth Republic. It is located within portions of several communes, 25 km (16 mi)[1] to the north-east of Paris. The airport serves as the principal hub for Air France.

In 2008, the airport handled 60,851,998 passengers[3] and 559,812 aircraft movements[2] making it the world's fifth busiest airport in terms of passengers and Europe's busiest (world's fifth busiest) airport in terms of aircraft movements. In terms of cargo traffic, the airport is the sixth busiest in the world, having handled 2,280,049 metric tonnes of cargo.[4]

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