OACI (or ICAO in English) and ACI Europe are both saying that ground handling operations, traffic issues and air navigation for the aviation security industry (whatever that all means) are apparently prohibitively expensive. Whereas until quite recently both were promoting the growth of regional airports, they are now saying they are unaffordable.
SNPE are now making an explosive nail varnish? Bergerac only has about 40 permanent staff, most production is now in Poland and Thailand, plus it seems that HQ in Toulouse would like to close them down. As for the stuff, just cut and paste this off a site: Tevco, filiale américaine de SNPE et le mexicain Regio Empresas vont créer un joint-venture, baptisé Durlin-Cosmo pour la production et la vente en gros de vernis à ongles et de ses composants au Mexique, en Amérique centrale (à l'exception du Guatemala) et en Equateur.
Now there is an incentive for the vultures business people to swarm into Bergerac. All those nice Mexican business people with their samples, the cellulose base for making the varnish applied by sniffing hard :-D
One person we met at Cécile's birthday party last summer had just gone to work at Polyrey for fear of being made redundant at SNPE. Don't think they'll be coughing up a contribution to airport development.
Sunday closed! Like the day a flight was delayed by fog, which we could also not see or find driving home, so I waited with our friend. When it got to 1230 the shop closed! They went off to lunch, probably at the café if it was open. That is obviously another incentive for making the airport succeed, doh!