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Iberia calls to remove face masks on flights and invest in sustainable fuels
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Iberia calls to remove face masks on flights and invest in sustainable fuels

Iberia’s corporate director, Juan Cierco, admitted yesterday that aviation taxes for flying or using kerosene will cause an increase in ticket prices and doubted that their application will serve to reduce CO2 emissions. During his speech at the round table ‘Challenges of tourism in the ESG’ of the I Tourism Forum organized by Europa Press he also called for the elimination of the face masks on board airplanes.

Cierco pointed out that “we are the only country next to China and some others that obliges” and added that “if we have filters and the air in the plane is regenerated as in an operating room, the time has come to raise our voice and remove the masks from the planes, because it is starting to affect tourism and business”.

“I do not question the scientific criteria that make us keep this mask, but in none of the countries around us such as France or the UK, or long-haul travel in Latin America or the US, in no country with a level of concern for citizens is it obligatory to wear it,” added Iberia’s head of communications…

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