The boss of Paris airports wants the end of checks on the arrival of Schengen flights

The manager of the Paris airports on Tuesday called on the Minister of the Interior to lift systematic checks on passengers arriving from the Schengen zone, an obstacle he said to the flow of travelers in his facilities.

«At the start of the Covid, we re-established an almost systematic control of Schengen flights which I believe is not compatible with a fluid management of people», Declared the CEO of Groupe ADP, Augustin de Romanet, on RMC. On the eve of a new phase of deconfinement in France and facilitated journeys between European countries, the aviation sector is worried about an increase in waiting times at airports, between an increase in summer traffic and the maintenance of certain controls linked to the health crisis.

Augustin de Romanet, who had already warned last month against a “wait time apocalypse“In the facilities he manages, Roissy and Orly, said Tuesday that he had written to the Minister of the Interior Gerald Darmanin, so that he”agrees to instruct its teams to no longer carry out systematic checks on Schengen flights». «Given the way in which the border police develop their sense of the customer, and share more and more our idea that we are at the service of passengers whose waiting time must be kept to a minimum when not essential, I have very good hope», Added the company director.


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