France To Ban Air Travel That Can Be Done By Train in 2.5 Hours
Provided By - Video Elephant on April 13, 2021
French lawmakers have voted to ban some short-haul flights that can be completed by train in two and half hours.
It is an attempt by one of Europe’s wealthiest nations to cut down on its carbon emissions.
However, connecting flights will not be affected by the ban, meaning international travelers will not be impacted.
The proposal only impacts five routes in total, including flights from Paris Orly to Bordeaux, Lyon, Nantes and Rennes.
Flights from Lyon to Marseille would also be banned under the proposal. France must now formally approve the measure.
France also recently announced that it would be investing $4.8 billion in Air France to help the airline survive the pandemic.
We know that aviation is a contributor of carbon dioxide and that because of climate change we must reduce emissions. Equally, we must support our companies and not let them fall by the wayside, French Interior Minister, Agnes Pannier-Runacher.