There is an article in todays' "Midi Libre" newspaper (Montpellier ) about the intention of the city of Beziers to renovate the 1800x30 meter runway into 2000x45 meters,allowing services of 180 seat aircraft( Boeing 737 and A 320 ). This in an apparent move to boost the local tourism economy.Cost of the works are estimated roughly 6 M €-to be paid by the taxpayer.
We have enough airports in Languedoc Roussillon without traffic and don't need more runways but more flight into existing airports like Montpellier ( only 45 Km from Beziers ),Nîmes,Carcassonne (50 Km from Beziers ) or Perpignan ( 70 Km from Beziers )
Problem -as usual- are the politicians,that pushe regions to become operators of airports without enough skills to develop them efficiently.
For those who read french..
[Edited 2006-02-09 11:07:02]