British Airways chief Willie Walsh hits back at ‘flight shamers’ – Telegraph.co.uk

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British Airways chief Willie Walsh hits back at ‘flight shamers’ – Telegraph.co.uk


Willie Walsh 
Willie Walsh of IAG said it would be ‘socially unacceptable’ to block ordinary families from flying

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 Akos Stiller/Bloomberg


The boss of British of Airways owner IAG has slammed “flight-shaming” environmental campaigners who want to curb air travel.

Willie Walsh said holidaymakers and workers should not feel ashamed about boarding a plane – and insisted that commercial flying is a force for good which has lifted the horizons of millions of people.

In an attack on campaigners who want punishing taxes on flights, Mr Walsh said it would be “socially unacceptable” to ground ordinary families.

And he insisted that airlines do not need any advice from the Extinction Rebellion protesters who have been marching across the world.

The BA chief – one of the most influential voices in the aviation industry – was speaking as IAG…

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