France reconsiders its construction project for the fourth terminal at Paris CDG airport

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FILE PHOTO: Young French Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari arrives to attend the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, July 7, 2020. REUTERS / Benoit Tessier

PARIS (Reuters) – The French government will reconsider its plan to build a fourth terminal at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport due to the impact of the coronavirus crisis, Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari said on Tuesday.

“The plan to accommodate 40 million additional passengers by 2030 is probably no longer justified as it was planned,” Djebbari said on Europe 1 radio.

He said French airports would still need investment for upgrades and would need to ensure that new types of aircraft, such as hydrogen-powered planes, can land.

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