The project to connect Terminals 2B and 2D, also known as 2B BD, was officially launched by Paris Aéroport teams on 26 June. Countdown to the delivery of the new connecting building set for spring 2020 is now fully underway, almost 15 months after ground was first broke on site.

Looking back. Ground was first broken on the connecting building between Terminals 2B and 2D on Wednesday, 11 April 2018, with delivery scheduled two springs later in June 2020. It was an opportunity for Marc Houalla, Managing Director of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, to remind those present of the reasons behind this major project, which also includes the renovation of Terminal 2B.

This project, which is a great example of cooperation between Paris Aéroport operational teams and Groupe ADP’s Engineering & Development Division, is centred around three key areas. Firstly, capacity. We need these spaces in order to absorb the significant traffic growth across the airport before Terminal 4 is opened. Secondly, quality. It’s vital we offer our 2B passengers a terminal that lives up to our high customer service standards. Finally, flexibility. The building itself has been designed to optimise the allocation of resources between Schengen and international flights. A vital structure for the future serving Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport’s wide-reaching network”.

Marc Houalla, Managing Director of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport

As for the event on 26 June, which really served to kick off the 2B BD link project in earnest, the day gave more than a hundred people from Paris Aéroport the opportunity to see the benefits of the building and answer any questions from future users. On the day, a real team spirit was apparent and the launch date for 2B BD in June 2020 was set!

New Terminal 2B will also be opened in June 2020. It will be reminiscent of the famous Parisian market halls of the past with glass ceilings, boutiques and fine dining to accommodate passengers.

Key figures

77,500m² total surface area, including:
• connecting building: 24,500m²
Terminal 2B extension: 2,500m²

From Spring 2020, Terminals 2B and 2D and the connecting building will be able to accommodate up to 12 million passengers in spaces designed and built to the highest quality standards.