French government scraps Paris airport expansion plan

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A plan to build a fourth terminal at Paris Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport which, before the coronavirus pandemic, was forecast to add an extra capacity of up to 40 million passengers per year and was costed at between 7-9 billion euros, has been rejected by the French government on the grounds of now meeting the country's pledges on reducing greenhouse emissions.

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Plans for a fourth terminal at Paris’s main airport have been scrapped after the French government denounced them as incompatible with the country’s commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reports The Times.