The minister for Transport considers that because of the crisis of the Covid-19, this project provides for the reception of 40 million passengers more "no longer justified".
The mega-project expansion of terminal 4 at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport, with a capacity of 40 million annual passengers, will be there on the day ? What was the flagship project of the group Aéroports de Paris (ADP) "shall be revised in depth", due to the crisis related to the Covid-19, considered this Tuesday by the minister for Transport Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, on Europe 1.
"The project of the T4 needs to be reviewed in depth," he said, when asked about the necessity of this extension, as the manager of the parisian airports, has announced a return of traffic to pre-crisis levels only between 2024 and 2027, due to the brutal shock of the crisis of the sars coronavirus. "An in-depth review, this means that the project which provided for the home at 2030 from 40 million passengers in more, probably today is no longer justified as it was expected," he said.
Reviews on environmental
"however, there will need accommodations, there will be a need to accommodate new types of traffic, there will need to continue to be able to construct soberly according to the needs of those of the platform," the minister continued. "We are currently investing heavily in the aircraft to hydrogen, we need to develop airport capacity to accommodate the aircraft to hydrogen", he also said.
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For ADP, the objective of the future terminal is to accommodate the attendance of Roissy airport, second airport in Europe behind Heathrow. But this project, at a cost estimated to be between 7 billion and 9 billion euros, has been criticised for the environmental plan. In an opinion rendered at the beginning of July, the environmental Authority (EA) noted that "the equation to solve" between the increase of flights, road traffic, and the respect of the international goals of France in terms of reduction of gas emissions greenhouse effect "is not described nor asked in a comprehensive way".