Paris Scraps Charles De Gaulle Airport Expansion Plans [Simply Flying, 11/02/21]

The French government announced Thursday that it wants to scrap plans to expand Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. The Minister of Ecological Transition, Barbara Pompili, said that the project, which called for the construction of a fourth terminal by 2037, was “obsolete” and did not correspond to the government’s objectives of fighting climate change.

Paris CDG aerial view
There will be no fourth terminal at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, the French government says. Photo: Getty Images

Plan not in alignment with environmental goals

The plan was for airport operator ADP, of which the government owns a majority stake, to expand Charles de Gaulle‘s capacity by 40 million passengers per year through the addition of a new terminal. This would have meant an increase of over 50% of its current capacity.

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