Air Canada fights Paris terminal relocation

12th July 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, July 11 (AFP) - A lawsuit lodged by Air Canada after it was forced to leave its regular terminal at Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport in the wake of a deadly collapse elsewhere at the facility in May is to be decided by a French court Monday.

PARIS, July 11 (AFP) - A lawsuit lodged by Air Canada after it was forced to leave its regular terminal at Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport in the wake of a deadly collapse elsewhere at the facility in May is to be decided by a French court Monday.

The court is to rule whether the Canadian airline should return or not to terminal 2A of the airport, a source close to the matter said.

It was temporarily ordered out of the terminal to make room for Air France, whose long-haul flights have been badly disrupted by the May 23 collapse of part of the roof of terminal 2E, an ultra-modern facility completed less than a year ago.

Air Canada has said it viewed the move to the more distant terminal 1 as "unacceptable", especially as it was only to have lasted three days in June but was now expected to continue at least until the end of September.

The director of the French operations of Air Canada, Thierry Baux, had told journalists that the airline had invested EUR 2 million (USD 2.2 million) in helping renovate terminal 2A.

The target of the lawsuit, the state-run airport management company Aeroports de Paris, refused to comment on the case.

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