You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Many people think that cheap air travel should be encouraged because it gives ordinary people freedom to travel further. However, others think this leads to environmental problems. So air travel should be more expensive in order to discourage people from having it. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
You should write at least 250 words.
It is a controversial topic whether to lower or hike the air fare taking into consideration two opposing effects: to encourage more common people to fly or to save the environment from the air pollution. Both these arguments have their own gravity, and so a critical assessment is needed before framing a logical conclusion.
The former group think that air travel should be made more cheap among the ordinary flocks, so that it encourages them to use it more frequently, which can increase the profit of airline companies. They believe, when more frequent flights operate between air stations at a cheaper rate, more people will be able to move from distant places, which makes their travel fast, convenient and safe. Looking at it in a different angle, it is to be understood that more employment is created, and more money flows in, which would benefit the not only the companies which operate the air travel, but also the aerostations which facilitate the service.
However, there are people who are worried of the unparalleled increase in the bad air concentration in the atmosphere, which results from frequent air travels. They believe that when air travel is made cheaper, more services operate between major cities, which would make the air quality hazardous. They also point at the increased duration which flights have to be in the air, waiting for the signal for landing owing to the heavier air traffic. For these reasons, they believe that air traffic should be controlled, and the only way they find is to hike the air fare.
To conclude, I think, owing to environmental threats, more frequent air travels should be discouraged. This does not mean that the air fare should be increased to keep away the common man from flying. At the same time, I am not against operating either exclusive luxury flights or economic flights, because it benefits both the customers and the airline companies.