Low Cost Fare (it's fair to the environment?)
Nowadays, earth had been polluted by industrial activities. The activities are water pollution, noise pollution and air pollution. In this topic, i'll describe more about 'air pollution' in context to air traffic. Air transportation is now heading to a new era. 'Now everybody can fly', this famous tagline used by one of the successfull low cost airline describe it, well this situation has given some positive and negative impacts to the global environment.
There are few reasons why people choose to fly rather than to drive. Firstly, it is because traveling by aircraft can safe much time and money. A few years ago, the ticket price was expensive and exclusive only a welthier person could bought it. Now, there are many low cost airline offering the cheaper ticket price eventhough the route is still the same way. The demand become higher and dramatically increase by the years. It is good for some occasions and businesses, especially for traveling and touring activities. The growth in low cost flights is giving a huge impact on generating income to tourism destinations around the world.
Besides the positive impact described above, there are some negative impacts too. Air pollution is one of them. These pollutions came from the activities of airline industry. When aircrafts take off from the airport it will release a loud noise. This noise caused the air pollution and also heat from the engines are included. In some places, the airport location is in the middle of the town. Those people who live nearby the airport could felt the discomfort feelings. When this situation happens everyday it could change someone feeling and attitude. Tension and mental distraction could evolved to them.
From the advantages and disadvantages described, the government should tackle this matter earlier before it is getting worst. One of the way is by rising the taxes. The rises of the taxes can reduce the demands and also control the numbers of aircraft take off. Another option is drafting the terms and regulation to the all airline company to use an environmental friendly aircraft. All of these suggestions has to be taken and implemented. We are sharing this world together and this action has to be done for our young future generations to live in healthy environment.
As a conclusion, growth in low cost flights must be controlled. It is not the only option we have to travel. Sometimes aeroplanes are more polluting than cars. It is good for this time around but not for long term.
by firrbudi @ Maju Tower : 30 June 2010