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A revolution has begun. Cities everywhere around the world are springing up from the earth at the periphery of the largest airports: Memphis, Paris, Bangkok, Guangzhou. With their modern offices, logistics warehouses, resort and hotel complexes, they represent the economic zones of tomorrow. They are Aerotropolises.

The aviation, passenger transport and cargo business has experienced exponential growth during the last 30 years. Over one-third of the value of the world's transported merchandise is today done by plane: all sectors are concerned, from microelectronics to pharmaceuticals, from engine parts to luxury products. As for annual passenger transport, it passed the 5 billion mark in 2010, and continues to increase.

Today's global exchanges are no longer focused on simple metropolises. The new dynamic is around those with an international reaching aviation hub.
Infrastructures that contribute to an area's appeal and job creation are growing around these airport hubs: transport (major roads, highways, railways), logistics and semi-industrial zones, offices (headquarters, subsidiaries), business and conference centers, hotel and resort structures, as well as residential zones integrated into the local area.

There are many advantages to setting up in an Aerotropolis: a multimodal service (plane, train, roads and highways, canals and cargo ports), as well as the presence of logistics, industrial or service sector partners, make it possible for companies to increase performance. Also, the quality of life offered to employees through green spaces, leisure activities, and shopping centers close to a large world capital is now recognized.

These Aerotropolises are a reality. For this reason, international economic actors are gathering to develop synergies between the different world Aerotropolises. 
  • In Memphis, the largest site by size and cargo activity on the American continent,
  • In Guangzhou, in the heart of China's largest industrial region,
  • And now, at Paris Roissy-Charles de Gaulle (Europe's largest cargo hub), companies, as well as project sponsors and public authorities are uniting their forces to develop a privileged international trade network, within the Aerotropolis Europe™ association.
Today's global exchanges are no longer focused on simple metropolises. The new dynamic is around those with an international reaching aviation hub.