Legal fog grounds BA in Paris

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The Independent Online
British Airways announced last night that it is planning to switch all of its Paris services away from France's leading airport, Charles de Gaulle, in a protest over security.

A severe case of French judicial fog delayed a legal action by BA yesterday, prolonging the disruption of its flights from Paris. BA complains that Air Algerie's newly reopened check-in desks adjacent to its own are a potential terrorist target, and for security reasons it has been closing down its check-in facilities at peak times. The reason for the legal delay is that the airport terminal is built across the boundary of two departements, and a further hearing is needed to decide where the complaint will be heard. BA has applied to the French civil aviation authority for approval to move its operation to Orly airport from tomorrow.

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