A proposal to set minimum fares for air tickets is being worked on by German. This is in a bid to tempt passengers onto less environmentally harmful forms of transport.
“In future, tickets should 50 to 60 euros at a minimum”, said Olaf Scholz the finance minister on Wednesday.
However, in a campaign interview with broadcaster Pro7, he said that no flight should be cheaper than the airport fees and all other fees that it incurs.
He further added that, the government was investigating how this could be done in compliance with European Union law.
Rail offerings from Deutsche Bahn, the state owned railway increased following the air travel collapse due to Covid-19 that made cheap flights by Ryanair, Easyjet and Lufthansa barely possible.
Germany’s top court earlier this month ruled that a 2019 climate change law did not go far enough in safeguarding younger generations’ rights in the face of climate change and had to be further tightened.