Bordeaux: The rant of the ICC against the metropolis on the services of the airport

The Bordeaux-Mérignac airport — Mr Bosredon/20Minutes

“It is very good cycle tracks up at the airport. Finally, until proven otherwise, I still have not seen a lot of people put their suitcases on their luggage rack. “Patrick Seguin, the new president of the Chamber of commerce and industry (CCI) of Bordeaux-Gironde, has not made the trip for nothing this Thursday at noon, at the press conference of the company Hop ! Air France, which took place in the premises of Invest In Bordeaux.

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Invited to speak by the end of the conference, he spoke very directly to his “disagreement with the metropolis in its investment choices” to improve connections to the airport of Bordeaux-Mérignac.

The arrival of the tram at the airport postponed to 2021

We are delighted with the arrival of the tram, not in 2019 but in 2021, by the way. But contrary to what people think our elected officials, all the world will not come by tram, or bike ride, to the airport. 82 % of trips are currently by car, and even with a strengthening of collective transport and soft modes, there will still be tomorrow between 78 % and 79 % of trips will still be by car. Therefore, I would like that the community is aware that it is necessary to make adjustments in that sense, even if I know that it is not politically correct to talk about cars. “

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The major concern according to Patrick Seguin is now going up to the airport car park, in a sector that is experiencing the ” trombose. “And who is going to host, moreover, and 2,500 additional jobs with the building of the fleet. “A lot of travellers in the north of the Aquitaine prefer to go take the plane to Nantes, rather than Bordeaux because of this situation. “

The parking P4 enlarged, P2 modernized

In the meantime, Pascal Person, the director of the airport of Bordeaux-Mérignac, has announced a series of building on the car parks to the terminal building. “Early 2018 we’re going to start of work to enlarge the P4 (700 seats), and modernize the P2 by providing a system for locating places. It will also be equipped with a partial roof, with a photovoltaic system, in part. “

Not sure that this is enough to calm down the president of the ICC…