The impact that the growing demand for more flights has had on the environment is a major concern for many countries. Some people believe that one way to limit the number of people travelling by air is to increase tax on flights. To what extent do you think this could solve problem?

The advent of budget
a hose that carries air under pressure
in many countries, in the early 21st century, seems to have created more problems than it solved. While, the growing middle class is cheering the availability of low fare, and long distance transportation, green activists in these countries are raising alarm on the burden it has on the environment. Flights guzzle a huge amount of highly refined fuel and produce a heavy noise compared to other modes of logistics.
, the aviation industry is lobbying hard to get more concessions to
put in effect
advancing or becoming higher or greater in degree or value or status
ambitions of the new middle class.
, there are some sections voicing their ideas regarding how to tackle
issue. On the one hand, some people believe that changes in taxation might have
an impact
on the purchasing decision by the consumer. They suggest raising the fuel tax and rental taxes at the airport to hike the total price and make it un-affordable for most of the consumers.
, they
believe will
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believe, will
force them to use the flying experience only when necessary. I believe
works due to its successful implementation in the past. In
early 90s
the early 90s
, India levied a high luxury tax on
travel and the passenger growth was very minimal. Impact on
pollution was very minimal they were not even required to report to
Pollution Control Board
the Pollution Control Board
of India.
, after the lift on tax, scientists observed huge concentration of NO2 in the
On the other hand
aviation industry
the aviation industry
would not sit idle and see its growth come down. In fact, the
time, the taxation solution failed due to heavy lobbying by the industry.
solution is not an ideal one.
In addition
to it, growing economies like India need faster transport to provide food for its billion population. Due to
a lot of push back could be expected on any idea of hiking taxes.
, In my opinion, the right solution for
would be to improve land based transportation like modern railways, or even
type solutions. While taxation works in the short term, it would not deter people from
the act of going from one place to another
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