Minimum Flight Distance Introduced

Minimum Flight Distance Introduced

Wild Card's progress: fully-fledged

This Wild Card came from: 
Workshops/Meetings

The theme/scheme related to this Wild Card: 
Germany

The sub-theme that best relates to this Wild Card: 
May 2010

The source of this Wild Card: 
Discussion on wild cards in the transport working group.

Likelihood timeframe and scenario features : 
now-2025

Wild Card's description 
Due to environmental reasons and the scarcity of resources, especially of crude oil, a minimum flight distance of 500 kilometres has been introduced in Europe. Thus, travelling to destinations which are less than 500 kilometres away has to be realised by alternative means of transport, such as trains, busses, cars or boats. This wild card has a number of vast impacts on different areas, e.g. it might significantly affect peoplesĀ“ travel patterns and could certainly lead to a revival of road and rail usage.