Don’t soar so often?

News in Brief

The climate action group Possible (formerly 10:10) is proposing a ‘frequent flyer levy’ which would go up with the number of flights – or the air miles travelled – by each passenger.

Someone taking their fourth flight of the year would pay a higher tax on that flight than someone on the same plane who hasn’t yet flown that year.

Possible point out that just 15 percent of people who fly frequently take 70 percent of all UK flights, while more than half the UK population don’t fly at all in any given year.

The additional tax from the frequent flyer levy could be used to create climate-friendly green jobs, and help former aviation workers into these roles. Just Transition!