Sir: Much can be done to control the growth in flying. Airlines are exempted from paying duty or VAT on the fuel they use, despite the fact that travelling by air is far more environmentally damaging than travelling by car, train or boat. Friends of the Earth is running a Europe- wide campaign to correct this imbalance. Doing so would make the train, in particular, much more competitive.
Senior Campaigner (Atmosphere and Transport)
Friends of the Earth