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Brits continue to book flights despite environmental concerns

Brits are continuing to book flights despite having environmental concerns, new research has revealed.

Brits are continuing to book flights despite having environmental concerns, new research has revealed.

A poll commissioned by Camcon Technology, carried out by international research agency YouGov, showed that climate change, noise and air pollution worried 74 percent of Brits, yet only 22 percent said the concerns would limit the number of flights they take.

Commenting on the findings, Danny Chapchal, chief executive officer of Camcon, said that rather than altering their own travel plans, passengers expected flights carriers to reduce their environmental impact.

"With European Union regulations placing pressure on airlines to cut emissions by three percent in 2012 and airport expansions set to be rolled out across the UK, it’s time that a new generation of quieter and more environmentally friendly planes was developed," he said.

The survey also revealed that 54 percent of respondents were not concerned by the proposed expansion at Heathrow or at other UK airports, while 41 percent agreed that a greater flights capacity was needed.

A further survey by webTV travel site Holiday ’09 revealed that six out of ten Brits were shunning traditional travel brochures in favour of booking flights online.

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