Funding of security activities Security activities such as those relating to aircraft rescue and fire-fighting services and services for the prevention of animal hazards and those linked to measures employed within the framework of environmental controls are financed by the airport security tax collected for each departing passenger and each tonne of cargo or mail that is loaded. Since 1 January 2011, airport security tax totals €11.50 per departing passenger and €1.0 per tonne of cargo or mail. In order to increase the competitiveness of the Paris-Charles de Gaulle hub, since 1 April 2013, airport security tax has been set at €6.90 for departing connecting passengers. In addition, a surcharge of €1.25 per departing passenger is paid into an equalisation system, which contributes towards funding these administrative activities at smaller French airports whose annual traffic is less than 5 million units, 1 unit of traffic being equal to 1 passenger or 100 kilograms of cargo or mail being loaded or unloaded. Since the Amending French Finance Act 2013 (Act No. 2013-1279 of 29 December 2013 amending Article 1609 quatervicies of the French General Tax Code), Aéroports de Paris, as a group of airports, no longer benefits from the equalisation system for the funding of security measures for Pontoise, Toussus-le-Noble and Issy-les-Moulineaux airports. The airlines report to the Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile (DGAC) on the number of passengers, freight cargo and mail loaded for flights made, upon departure from each airfield. This statement is accompanied by payment of the tax due. The DGAC performs the necessary checks on declarations received from airlines and ensures the recovery of the amounts due. It then repays to Aéroports de Paris the amounts received from airlines that departed from Parisian airports. Pursuant to the Order of 30 December 2009, based on Article 1609w of the French General Tax Code, setting forth the reporting procedures for airport operators for establishing the per-passenger airport tax, Aéroports de Paris provides the Ministers in charge of Aviation and the Budget with data relating to the costs for the current year, the previous year and subsequent years, which is required for setting the tax rate. The administration then notifies Aéroports de Paris of the data used for setting the tax rate. Security and safety activities may neither be profit-making nor loss-making over the total multi-year period. Revenues related to airport safety and security for 2017 amounted to €487 million.

the Government authorities, which essentially consists of explosive- detecting apparatus, generally integrated into airport baggage handling facilities, possibly accompanied by specially trained dogs; ◆ security check measures for staff and vehicles at each access point to restricted security areas within airports, as well as access control measures, including biometrics in particular; ◆ security check and screening measures for supplies; ◆ security procedures for the use of facilities made available to the group’s partners (check-in counters, boarding lounges, etc.); ◆ specific layouts inside and outside the terminals: physical separation of departing and arriving passenger flows, video-surveillance of security check-points and personnel access points, security partitions, secured emergency exits, and anti-return doors and hallways, etc.; ◆ patrolling procedures and monitoring of border security and controls in critical parts of restricted access security areas for airport identification cards and vehicle passes. All of these measures are described in a safety programme established at each airport by Aéroports de Paris and submitted for information purposes to the Civil Aviation services. Security approvals will be issued to security programs for a maximum period of five years by the Deputy Prefect. For Paris-Le Bourget, the security programme was approved on 28 June 2017, for five years and the same for Paris-Orly, approved on 29 March 2013. Finally, the security programme for Paris-Charles de Gaulle was approved on 14 April 2014, with the agreement terminating on 29 March 2018, for subsequent alignment with that of Paris-Orly. The security programmes set out the tasks, locations, resources and procedures to be used, and are supplemented by training plans for the hiring and training of staff working in the security field and quality assurance programmes that describe in particular Aéroports de Paris’ supervisory mechanisms for overseeing security service providers. Around 300 people are employed by Aéroports de Paris to directly perform security duties, and nearly 4,700 people are employed by external service providers specialising in carrying out security checks and screening. These companies are selected by Aéroports de Paris on behalf of the French government, after a publicised and competitive procurement procedure.

Retail and services This segment includes all of Groupe ADP’s retail activities (notably shops, bars and restaurants, car parks, rentals within terminals), as well as advertising activities (Média Aéroports de Paris 1 and the activities of commercial distribution joint ventures within airports (Société de Distribution Aéroportuaire and Relay@ADP) and restaurant services (EPIGO). Income from these is recognised using the equity method.




(in millions of euros)

Revenue EBITDA

953 533

941 527

+1.2% +1.0% +€2m

Share in associates and joint ventures from operating activities Operating income from ordinary activities (including operating activities of associates)






Retail activities are at the heart of Groupe ADP’s growth dynamic and thus contribute to the financial performance and appeal of its airports. Aéroports de Paris acts as lessor, developer, promoter and manager for commercial activities through its joint ventures, Société de Distribution Aéroportuaire, Relay@ADP and EPIGO.

General description of retail activities Aéroports de Paris’ retail activities designate paying services intended for the general public: passengers, accompanying persons and staff working at the airports. These include, for example, shops, bars and restaurants, banks and foreign exchange counters, car rental, advertising and, more generally, any other paid-for service (internet, service stations, etc.).

1 Média Aéroports de Paris manages advertising in the terminals and has been fully consolidated since 2016.



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