A computer failure affected controls at CDG and Orly

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Saturday afternoon, border controls at the Paris airports of Roissy-Charles de Gaulle and Orly, generated longer than usual waiting times for passengers. Even if they are used to waiting regularly in queues. It’s a real hindrance for the passenger journey.

The reason ?

“A nationwide border police outage is currently affecting checkpoints departing from and arriving at Paris-CDG and Paris-Orly. An extension of the waiting time is to be expected”, tweeted Aéroports de Paris around noon.

Images posted on social networks showed large queues of passengers waiting at Paris airport controls, treading water or sitting on the ground. Around 2:00 p.m., the computer system in question was working again, the Interior Ministry told AFP.

Coming from Martinique, a passenger assured AFP that she had spent nearly two hours in the queue at Orly where “1,500-2,000 people” did not advance an inch. “It’s shameful, people are starting to freak out, especially parents with kids. No one from ADP (Aéroports de Paris) came to tell us anything! “, testified by telephone Anouk, who preferred to keep his name silent.

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