Lufthansa has taken a swipe at the EU standalone position on emissions trading, claiming that it leads to additional costs and is detrimental to the environment. Senior VP-Corporate Fleet Nico Buchholz told the Eco-Aviation Conference that “ETS based on arrival/departure at European airports favors alternative routes with potential traffic deviation via alternative hubs outside of the EU. Long-distance direct flights place an over-proportional burden on EU carriers with additional ...

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