Funding for small French airports queried

A think tank set up by the prime minister to look at ways to make savings has advised reducing state funding to regional airports – a measure which opponents say could put at risk many small airports.

The report ‘Cap 2020’ was produced by a committee of economists, politicians and business and public sector leaders who said its ideas (not limited to airports) would give savings of €30billion a year by 2020.  It proposes in particular to “end all public funding whose efficacy is not ...

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