Air France resumes some flights from Terminal 2E

19th December 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Dec 17 (AFP) - Air France said on Friday it planned to resume seven long-haul flights on Monday from a terminal at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport which partially collapsed in May, killing four passengers.

PARIS, Dec 17 (AFP) - Air France said on Friday it planned to resume seven long-haul flights on Monday from a terminal at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport which partially collapsed in May, killing four passengers.

The flights concerned are to Punta Cana, Santo Domingo, Amman, Damascas, Brazzaville, Kinshasa and Antananarivo, it said in a statement, adding a medium-haul flight to Sofia would also be transferred to the terminal.

A new departure lounge has been installed in Terminal 2E following the accident, which an investigation showed had been caused when metal supports had bored their way through concrete into the curved ceiling, causing it to split and collapse.

The accident initially cut the airport's total capacity by 15 percent, and forced airlines to use other terminals, causing many flight delays.

 

© AFP

Subject: French News

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