Paris to Offer Free WiFi in CDG and Orly this July

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CDG and Orly will offer free, high-speed wireless internet to all travelers starting 1 July 2014. (Photo Credits: Fred Dufour / AFP)

Paris’ busiest airports, Charles de Gaulle and Orly, will begin offering free wireless internet services or WiFi starting this 1 July 2014. Although the exact internet speed has not yet been confirmed, airport authorities are confident that by 2014, tourists and visitors at the airport will enjoy high-speed wireless internet without further charge.

The decision to make wireless internet free for all in Paris’ airports is part of a tourism campaign. According to Augustin de Romanet, CEO of Aéroports de Paris, the move hopes to make traveling more convenient for tourists entering and leaving Paris or Europe via these two airports. “Our standards for welcoming passengers have to be at the highest possible level… offering free, unlimited wifi sends a strong message to that effect,” he adds.

Upon implementation of this new rule, CDG and Orly will become the first two free WiF-ready airports in Europe. To access the CDG or Orly WiFi, passwords will not be needed and service bandwidth is unlimited; however, for traveling entrepreneurs or heavy internet users, additional speed may be purchased. This feature will be introduced to internet users in CDG and Orly soon.

As Aéroport Charles de Gaulle celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, visitors to the airport can expect better services and more convenient additions to make their trip memorable and comfortable.

Previously, the web may only be accessed in CDG or Orly through the airport’s computer areas.