Damage to the environment caused by the growing number of flights to Spain and destinations worldwide has been "exaggerated," according to the European Regions Airline (ERA) association.
Passengers heading out to take luxury holidays in popular destination such as Spain should be able to make an informed choice about what sort of transport they take, with the freedom to use air travel where necessary, an ERA spokesperson said.
"Our view is that ultimately the consumer should be able to decide which mode [of transport] he takes... You have to put into perspective the amount of damage that these different modes are causing," said Simon McNamara, the ERA's general manager for infrastructure and environment.
He continued: "Air transport is a very headline grabbing form of transport, but the reality is that within the EU we generate about 1.5 per cent of the total CO2 emissions."
"That doesn't mean that we shouldn't do everything we can to try to reduce that amount, but equally it doesn't mean that we should get hysterical about trying to close down air transport. You have to balance the effect we have on the environment with the social and economic advantages we bring to people in life," Mr McNamara concluded.
Holidaymakers heading out to the five-star La Manga resort for their Spanish holidays have the option of either flying into nearby airports, or travelling by train across Europe.
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