For Black Friday, the company Volotea will offer 100,000 plane tickets at one euro for departures in December or January.

This operation concerns domestic flights between different French airports (Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, etc.) but also flights to Spain or Italy, reports BFMTV.

It echoes a practice denounced by the French government for months.

"There is no such thing as a 5 euro banknote"

Last March, the Minister of Transport Jean-Baptiste Djebbari had mentioned the abnormally low prices offered by low cost companies.

“There is no such thing as a 5 euro note.

When it exists, someone is paying the price differential.

However, it is often the communities, put in competition by the operators ”, indicated the minister during a hearing in the National Assembly.

The small airports where low cost planes land must make a lot of financial efforts to attract airlines.

The practice also promotes social dumping, with wage differences within the European Union.

Austria has taken action

The environmental impact is also singled out.

These planes are often full and therefore consume more fuel.

"We have allowed models to prosper in Europe which are dated models which honestly have made precarious workers in the workplace and I believe that in the world after, this is no longer possible", had castigated the Minister of Transport on BFMTV last July.

The sale of tickets below 40 euros is prohibited.

A measure that aims as much to reduce the impact of the aviation sector on the planet as to fight against social dumping.

The Austrian government also wanted to introduce a tax of 30 euros for all journeys made by plane over a distance of less than 350 kilometers.

Volotea is not at its first attempt.

In 2019, the Spanish company offered a flash sale with two-euro flights to Corsica.


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