After decades of procrastination, the French government abandons the project of Notre-Dame-des-Landes, a second airport for Nantes
This is the end of a story that has lasted more than half a century: the French government says no to Notre-Dame-des-Landes airport.
Notre-Dame-des-Landes is a town located north of the city of Nantes. In the 1960s, authorities planned the creation of an airport in addition to the existing one, Nantes-Atlantique. The project was quickly forgotten until it was relaunched in the years 2000.
The pro-airport people think that the current infrastructures in the west of France are insufficient for its economic development. The anti-airport ones for their part invoke, among other things, environmental threats: Notre-Dame-des-Landes would be a project of the past century.
Rather than an additional airport, the French government plans to develop the existing airport.