Germany to lower ticket tax due to EU ETS

Victoria
By Victoria October 12, 2011 14:13

Germany to lower ticket tax due to EU ETS

The German finance ministry will lower the planned ticket tax next year to compensate for the additional costs arising from the extension of the European Union’s (EU) emissions trading scheme.

From January 1, passengers on long-haul flights may be faced with additional costs of between €2 ($2.70) and €12 a ticket thanks to the ETS and added to that is Germany’s airline ticket tax, which costs €8, €25, or €45 per passenger, depending on the destination.

The German finance ministry is proposing a 5.52% reduction in the ticket tax across the board.

The German airport association ADV has said that the effects of the plane ticket tax are becoming visible by lower passenger numbers, especially at airports with a high proportion of low-cost and domestic flights.

Victoria
By Victoria October 12, 2011 14:13
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