Aviation diverts money away from public services

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The airlines receive over £10 billion in tax breaks each year because of tax-free fuel and VAT-free tickets and planes.

That’s enough to buy over 30 new hospitals, build 2,000 new schools, put at least 450,000 new police on the beat, or pay the tuition fees of over 3 million students!

Meanwhile, over the last 10 years as air travel fares have come down by 42%, bus fares have been raised by 42%. This hits the poor hardest as 90% of public transport journeys taken by the poorest 20% are by bus.