​Air transport is a key enabler of economic activities in France.

It supports 1.1 million jobs and EUR 100.1bn to the GDP, which accounts for 4.2% of French GDP.

​Main Priorities

  • Airport Privatization
  • Smarter consultation process
  • National Airspace Strategy
  • Environment
  • Expansion of Terminal 4 in Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport
  • Fiscality (especially solidarity tax)

Policy Recommendations

  • Reform airport economic regulation to ensure charges are cost-related and efficient
  • Implement National Airspace Strategy
  • Implement Smarter Regulations Principles in Policy Design


AIR TRANSPORT COMPETITIVENESS INDICATORS 2019