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European Airlines Operating Highly Polluting Empty Flights to Keep Airport Landing Privileges

HeadlineJan 10, 2022

Outrage is mounting over news that a number of airlines are operating tens of thousands of near-empty flights in Europe amid the COVID surge in order to retain coveted airport landing slots. Climate activists slammed the practice, including Greta Thunberg, who tweeted sarcastically, “The EU surely is in a climate emergency mode.”

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