We should use air flights for environmental reasons as rarely as possible, said the Minister of Climate and Environment in an interview with Radio Zet. Paulina Henning-Kloska was asked whether airline ticket prices should be more expensive.
The new Minister of Climate and Environment, Paulina Hennig-Kloska, was a “Guest of Radio ZET” on Tuesday. In the “short ball” series, a question was asked whether airline ticket prices should be more expensive. – We should use air flights as rarely as possible for environmental reasons – said the head of the Ministry of Climate and Environment.
Minister of Climate on higher air ticket prices
When asked if she was in favor of increasing air ticket prices, Henning-Kloska replied: “Yes, but a poorer person should also be able to use this form of transport.”
In response to the comment that if air ticket prices are increased, poorer people will not be able to afford such a trip, the Minister of Climate and Environment emphasized that she would not want “us to subsidize the maintenance of such airline companies from public money.” – Let them be self-financing – said Hennig-Kloska.
When asked whether increasing airline ticket prices would be a requirement of the EU “Fit for 55” directive, the head of the Ministry of Climate and Environment replied: – I don’t know if there is such a thread there. As I said, it is the mode of transport that has the largest carbon footprint. If we are talking about limiting it, we should limit flights out of good will.
What about holiday flights?
The host of the program, Bogdan Rymanowski, pointed out that people planning, for example, a holiday flight would be in a difficult situation. – To the extent that flights are necessary, of course they will be. However, we can travel from Poznań to Warsaw by train. I encourage you to use the most pro-environmental form of transport, i.e. rail – Henning-Kloska emphasized.