AviationInternational air travellers may skip Paris for London or Amsterdam for a quicker connection.

Is France's green aviation initiative too much of a hassle?

France wants travellers to take the train for short domestic journeys.
France wants travellers to take the train for short domestic journeys. Photo Credit: Adobe/olrat

France has confirmed its ban on short-haul flights on French domestic services where a competitive train service of less than 2.5 hours is available.

OAG says while the carbon-saving initiative may seem a great idea, “the law of unintended consequences will quickly apply”.

The global travel data provider says those connecting passengers that used to flow through Paris, for instance, will now probably select a connecting service via another European hub.

“That is what happened when previous types of control were put in place throughout Europe,” OAG noted.

Now, if only France could score another own goal (or three) against England for the World Cup quarter-finals

The Wrap: Good intentions by France, and a shame if traveller don’t skip the plane for the train.

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