Tourists in France will have to travel by rail: the most popular country among tourists in the world began to ban flights. These are domestic flights lasting less than 2.5 hours. The reasons for the ban are ecological.
As the French press reports, citing statements in the “Official Gazette”, domestic flights lasting less than 2.5 hours have been banned.
Another prerequisite is that there should be an alternative to flights by train. As Minister of Transport Clément Beaune said, flights between Nantes, Bordeaux, Lyon and Paris-Orly, in particular, fall under the ban.
The ban will be valid for 3 years. As the head of the French Ministry of Transport stated, the ban “is a fundamental step in the policy of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.” He also added that France is the first in the world to take such a step and this decision “coincides with the government’s policy of encouraging modes of transport that emit less greenhouse gases.”