Paris–Le Bourget Airport is an airport located within portions of the communes of Le Bourget, Bonneuil-en-France, Dugny and Gonesse, 6 NM (11 km; 6.9 mi) north-northeast of Paris, France. It is now used only for general aviation including business jet operations. It also hosts air shows, most notably the Paris Air Show. Paris-Le Bourget Airport, which celebrated its centenary in 2014, is an airport exclusively dedicated to business aviation, located just 7 km from Paris and 20 km from La Défense. It occupies an area of 553 hectares and has three runways, two of which can operate independently.
The Paris Air Show is the world’s calendar-oldest air show. Established in 1909, it is currently held every odd year at Le Bourget Airport in north Paris, France. The Paris event starts with four professional days closed to the general public, and then Friday, Saturday and Sunday the public, including children, are allowed in. The Paris Air Show is organised by the French aerospace industry’s primary representative body, the Groupement des industries françaises aéronautiques et spatiales (GIFAS). According to GIFAS, the 2011 Paris show attracted 151,500 professional visitors and 204,000 members of the general public, and 3,250 journalists from 80 countries.