’We’ll embarrass people with the data’: Inside the airline industry’s plan to reverse flight ban

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European countries have been cracking down on short haul flights to reduce climate-warming emissions. In December, France banned domestic flights between cities that can be reached by train in under 2.5 hours. just days later, Belgium increased duties on flights shorter than 500 km. Now, the airline industry is pushing back. Airports and airlines plan to invoke EU freedom of movement rights to reverse these environmental restrictions. Why is the airline industry trying to reverse environmental restrictions?Short haul flying – once a symbol of cross-border liberalisation in Europe – is increasi…

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