France has one of the best transport networks in Europe with trains, roads, ports and of course airports that make journeys here often simple and enjoyable. With over 400 airports in the country, flying to and from France is a common way to reach many of the varied regions across the country and often serves as the first step to further travel, both domestic and abroad, with its numerous international and domestic flights taking off daily.
The Paris-based airport of Charles de Gaulle Airport is the busiest airport in France, and as such, it operates as one of the most popular destinations across the world. Some of the busiest routes from Paris are to many of the major cities across Europe such as Berlin, Amsterdam, Rome, Barcelona, Vilnius and Prague. Additionally, flying to destinations farther abroad such as in Asia, North America and South America is common out of Paris. Other popular and busy airports across France include Paris Orly, Nice, Lyon St Exupéry, and Marseille.
The national airline of France is Air France, which operates as a subsidiary of Air France-KLM and the Skyteam Global Air Alliance, including Delta Airlines, to provide an unprecedented amount of flight options within the country and worldwide. The flagship airline has its hubs at Paris’ two main airports of Charles de Gaulle and Orly. Other airlines who operate to and from destinations in France include easyJet, SAS, HOP! (in coordination with Air France), Vueling, and Flybe.