German government employees increased air travel in 2019 02.08.2020

Deutsche Welle | Aug 2, 2020 at 2:00 AM
  • German federal government employees and civil servants traveled by plane 10% more in 2019 than the year before, newspaper Welt am Sonntag reported on Sunday, citing data from the Environment Ministry.
  • The data was released by the German Environment Ministry in response to a parliamentary inquiry filed by the country’s business-friendly Free Democratic Party (FDP).
  • One reason for the high number of domestic flights is that many German government authorities have locations in both Berlin, Germany’s capital, and Bonn, the former capital of West Germany — located in the country’s west.