Roissy moves collapsed terminal flights to Orly

1st June 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, May 31 (AFP) - The Paris airport authority said Monday it would divert only about 15 flights daily to the city's Orly airport from Charles de Gaulle airport, where a partly collapsed terminal has cut passenger handling capacity by 15 percent.

PARIS, May 31 (AFP) - The Paris airport authority said Monday it would divert only about 15 flights daily to the city's Orly airport from Charles de Gaulle airport, where a partly collapsed terminal has cut passenger handling capacity by 15 percent.

Authorities at Charles de Gaulle, where four people died when the roof of futuristic Terminal 2E collapsed on May 23, requested the transfer of the flights last week, Aeroports de Paris (ADP) said.

The terminal's departure area could remain closed for several months during an investigation into the causes of the accident.

"The accident has deprived Roissy of 15 percent of its capacity," ADP said.The diverted flights represent only one percent of the 1,500 daily flights into Charles de Gaulle. Orly deals with 650 flights a day.

Associations campaigning against noise pollution protested Monday against the planned transfer of flights.

© AFP

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