Often overlooked as a poor relation to the mammoth Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) is nonetheless a great facility. Operated by Aeroports de Paris along with its more famous sibling, the airports share state-of-the-art facilities and efficient services that usher millions of visitors into Paris each year. Far from being an also-ran, the small Paris-Orly does its share, processing more than 26 million passengers each year.
Many frequent travelers like the shorter queues and more personal feel of Paris-Orly and there are some cheap flights available via low-cost carriers such as easyJet and Flybe. The trade-off is fewer destinations to choose from, although flights to Paris-Orly are available from a number of cities, including London, Milan, Berlin, Kuala Lumpur, Ouagadougou, Antananarivo, Athens, Budapest, Geneva, Madrid, Istanbul, Lisbon, Havana, Barcelona, Ibiza, Casablanca and Malta. There are also frequent local connections to other French airports such as Nice, Marseille, Bordeaux, Montpellier and Ajaccio.