Charles de Gaulle airport abandons plan for new Terminal 4

The French government has announced it will abandon plans to build 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 reasons given for the move.

A fourth terminal would have allowed the airport to handle up to 40 million extra passengers a year. France has radically changed its transport priorities, with airport developments now requiring plans for electric or hydrogen-fuelled planes.

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