Some of France’s domestic flights will cease operations this month due to a ban on short-haul routes where travelers could alternatively take a train in under 2.5 hours.
The ban aims to reduce carbon emissions caused by planes in France and is part of the country’s overall effort to reduce carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2030. The new policy marks the first time a country has enacted a law prohibiting flights for environmental reasons.
The new law (which was voted on in 2021) affects five routes:
- Flights between Paris Orly and Bordeaux
- Flights between Paris Orly and Lyon
- Flights between Paris Orly and Nantes
- Flights between Paris Orly and Rennes
- Flights between Lyon and Marseille
There are some exceptions, however. Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport aren’t affected, according to reports. And flights from smaller French airports that connect to an international flight, such as Lyon to London with a layover in Paris, are not banned.
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