France Set to Ban Some Domestic Flights

France has said it will ban some domestic flights where places are accessible by train

France has voted to ban domestic flights on routes than can be completed by train within two and a half hours.

The move is part of a wider series of climate and environmental measures.

It will mean the end of short internal flights from Orly airport, south of Paris, to Nantes and Bordeaux among others, though connecting flights through Charles de Gaulle/Roissy airport, north of the French capital, will continue.

The climate commission had originally recommended the scrapping of all flights between French destinations where an alternative direct train journey of less than four hours existed.

This was reduced to two and a half hours after strong objections from certain regions and from Air France-KLM.