December 3, 2021


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Charles de Gaulle airport abandons plan for new Terminal 4 | News

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The French federal government has announced it will abandon options to make a new terminal at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris.

Authorities pointed to the Covid-19 pandemic and the changing environmental priorities of the government as the motives offered for the shift.

A fourth terminal would have allowed the airport to tackle up to 40 million excess travellers a 12 months.

France has radically changed its transportation priorities, with airport developments now demanding designs for electric powered or hydrogen-fuelled planes.

Airbus earlier this week opened a tender method to create hydrogen facilities for aviation in Paris.

Charles de Gaulle airport, which opened in 1974, is the 2nd busiest airport in Europe right after London Heathrow, with a lot more than 76 million travellers passing by in 2019.

Augustin de Romanet, chief govt of Aéroports de Paris, mentioned: “Air travel ought to speed up its energy changeover.

“We need to attract the proper conclusions from this in our foreseeable future projects.

“Following the final decision to request Groupe ADP to abandon the latest Terminal 4 challenge, as well as to post a new job for the evolution of the Paris’ Charles de Gaulle platform, Groupe ADP is engaging in a interval of reflection on the airport’s potential issues.

“The Parisian platforms have a vocation in turning into the leaders in inexperienced aviation, for the reward of all our stakeholders, and in certain the territories neighbouring the airports.”

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