Produced for the Debating Matters competition, this topic guide contains background information and further reading on the impacts of cheap air travel. Critics point to increased carbon dioxide emissions and climate change, looking on budget flights as a particular problem. However, supporters highlight the economic and social benefits of cheap air travel.
This guide looks at the environmental impacts of air travel and expanding airport infrastructure as well as the benefits brought by cheap flights.
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