Chateauroux airport, outside the town of the same name in central France, rapidly became a popular destination for immobile planes. Photo: AFPChateauroux airport, outside the town of the same name in central France, rapidly became a popular destination for immobile planes. Photo: AFP
Chateauroux airport, outside the town of the same name in central France, rapidly became a popular destination for immobile planes. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: why French airport with parked Hong Kong Airlines planes is buzzing, as others fall silent

  • Chateauroux airport near Paris serves as a place for airline companies to park their ground planes
  • The planes require extensive maintenance, spurring a flurry of activity
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Chateauroux airport, outside the town of the same name in central France, rapidly became a popular destination for immobile planes. Photo: AFPChateauroux airport, outside the town of the same name in central France, rapidly became a popular destination for immobile planes. Photo: AFP
Chateauroux airport, outside the town of the same name in central France, rapidly became a popular destination for immobile planes. Photo: AFP
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