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France banned short-haul flights



In 2022, the number of flights was 42 percent lower than in 2019

France has announced that it has banned short-haul flights for which alternative transport is available in order to reduce carbon emissions.

Law it is took effect two years after lawmakers backed a ban on long-haul flights that it is can be reached by train in less than two and a half hours.

So there will be no more flights between Paris and cities such as Nantes, Lyon and Bordeaux. Connecting or leap summers remain in effect as before, the BBC reports.

Critics have called the ban merely symbolic and will bring little change.

Interim Head of the Airlines Industry Group for Europe Laurent Donceel it is told AFP that banning such flights would have only a minimal effect on carbon emissions. Instead of bans, governments should support “real and meaningful” solutions to the issue, he said.

Airlines it is hit hard by the new coronavirus pandemic, according to website data Flightradar24 it is was in 2022, the number of flights will decrease by 42 percent compared to 2019.

Civil Convention on climatic changes that it is founded in 2019 by President Macron and involving 150 members of the public, it is proposed to ban flights for distances that it is can be traveled by train in less than four hours. Later on it is then this limit was reduced to 2.5 hours.

“A plane leaves 77 times more carbon emissions per passenger than a train on these routes, though it is train cheaper and it is possible lost time or delay estimated at up to 40 minutes,” it is announced the consumer association UFC-Que choisir.

Source: Rtvslo

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