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The Swiss feel no flight of shame

As with the tour operators by Greta Thunberg set in motion, the climate protests also in the Swiss is not on the booking numbers. "We are not a Greta effect," said Swiss-commercial-in-chief Tamur Goudarzi Pour on Friday in an Interview with industry portal "travel news". "But we feel a thoughtfulness of the people. You want to know what a company seriously, for the CO2-reduction", said the German-Iranians.

From a stand-alone Switzerland when flight ticket charges Goudarzi Pour, holds nothing: "We are convinced that an isolated national flight tax is not suitable, because it reduces neither the demand nor the CO2-emissions. If you fly instead of a direct flight via Istanbul, you will trigger with an additional flight more CO2."

The Council of States had decided in September at the advice of the CO2-law, a flight ticket tax of between 30 and 120 Swiss francs, depending on the class and the travel distance is obtained. Be rewarded, those that fly little or not at all: a Good half of the revenue should be reimbursed to the population, the other half of the rafts in a new climate Fund.

This is the Swiss-Manager criticized: "Should there be a levy, it should be earmarked for the research and the commercial use of synthetic fuel. A few days ago, we offer our customers with the Compensaid platform, the ability to fly through the purchase of synthetic fuel is CO2-neutral. We need a further development in this direction."

kerosene consumption reduced

The climate protection, the Swiss take very seriously: "We have invested in a modern and fuel efficient fleet, and are technologically up-to-date. Here, up to 30 percent of kerosene can be saved," said Goudarzi Pour.

in Addition, the Swiss support the global climate protection instrument of the UN-Organisation ICAO, international air travel called the Corsia. "The emissions trading system ETS, we need to cover by 2020, about half of the CO2 emissions allowances. With the various measures, we will grow from next year, CO2-neutral," said the Swiss squad man.

in Addition, could be reduced with a unification of the European air backups of all the CO2 in Europe by approximately 10 percent. Because of this, many flown detours could be saved. (fal/sda)

Created: 22.11.2019, 13:40 PM

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