France Airport Guide


Tuesday, 26 June 2012

New Breathalyzer law in France

From the 1st of July you must carry an unused Breathalyzer in your car or motorbike/scooter - but not mopeds while driving in France.

However - isn't there always - though the law as passed in November and comes into force on the 1st July they "say" there will be no prosecutions until 1st November.

It must be a French NF-Approved Digital Breathalyzer or Breathalyzer Kit.

The French Police are suggesting vehicles carry at least two, so that if one is used to check the driver, a second remains for inspection but the law requires either an NF Approved digital breathalyzer or one unused breathalyzer kit.

The regulation was passed into law on the 28th February and will be effective from 1st July - however while it won't be enforced until November, stocks are so short that drivers are being advised to order NOW to ensure delivery before the November deadline.

Montpellier airport to expand.......

Montpellier airport to expand (new building is pictured on the left of the present building).

The work, which will cost around € 4 million, fully funded by the airport company, will increase departure capacity.

The two level building  will have - on the ground floor, security checkpoints for passengers, currently located on the first floor with an increase of scanner points from three to seven

Upstairs at Montpellier airport, a new area will be dedicated to boarding will also encorporate a larger duty free shop - 4 times larger than the present kiosk. It will also house a restaurant area of 500 sqm.

With the delivery of this future building for Montpellier airport, whose appearance contrasts with the existing architecture, the lounge will increase the area by a third. "The expansion of the terminal responds to a desire to provide both comfort and speed on departure, "said Cyril Reboul, chief executive of the airport.

"Our goal is to prepare the future"

Cyril Reboul said the work at Montpellier airport costing € 4 million should be completed in June 2013.