Ruling on Air Canada row with ParisC-de-G airport postponed

12th July 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, July 12 (AFP) - A French court will rule late this week at the earliest on a suit filed by Air Canada after it was forced to leave its regular terminal at Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport, court sources said Monday.

PARIS, July 12 (AFP) - A French court will rule late this week at the earliest on a suit filed by Air Canada after it was forced to leave its regular terminal at Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport, court sources said Monday.

The Canadian carrier was temporarily ordered out of Terminal 2A 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 the ultra-modern Terminal 2E.

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.

An administrative court in the Paris suburb of Cergy-Pontoise on Monday heard from both Air Canada and the target of the lawsuit, Aeroports de Paris (ADP), but court sources said a date for a ruling had not yet been set.

The court is to rule whether the Canadian airline should return or not to Terminal 2A at Charles de Gaulle.

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

Aeroports de Paris has refused to comment on the case.

© AFP

 

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