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
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.