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.
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.