France bans short-haul domestic flights to fight climate change

France has passed  a law banning some domestic flights to encourage travellers to take the train instead. 

Under the new law, flights that can be replaced by a train journey of under two-and-a-half hours should be scrapped.

France's national airline has also gone ahead and cancelled three routes that were deemed too high on carbon emissions.

All three went from Paris' second airport, Orly, serving Bordeaux, Lyon and Nantes.

Critics, however, share a different view on this ban and say that it will have a negligible effect on carbon emissions.

He insisted that the need of the hour is that the governments should instead support ‘real and significant solutions’ to airline emissions.

There is no doubt that France has a robust and expanding high-speed rail network, with the French National Railways 

Reports also add that the original proposal was supposed to affect eight routes

However, the European Commission later rules that trips between Paris-Charles de Gaulle


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