RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8076 posts, RR: 4 Posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1538 times:
As everyone knows, Air France (AF) uses Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport as their main international airport.
Given the size of France, I wonder has AF ever considered creating a second international hub in southern France? Has there ever been consideration for turning Marseille (MRS) or Nice (NCE) into an international hub for AF?
If that is possible, I think it would be great idea. Not only will it serve well-heeled tourists (after all, the southern coast of France is home to some extremely rich people and expensive resorts), but it would also serve a very large population of French citizen that may desire to fly internationally but have no desire to deal with the hassle of taking the train or flying to CDG to take international flights.
Johnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1487 times:
afaik, there are some international services, except for european flights, of course, to north africa, but that should be it.
in addition, NCE and MRS receive flights a couple of african carriers.
in my opinion, i think there´s no real potential and no real wish to introduce a 2nd international hub because france is still one of the most centralized countries in europe, everything, really everything, politically and economically, is totally aimed at paris.
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