Thursday February 27, 2020

Frequent flyer tax ‘the kind of thing we need to look at,’ say Greens

Levy would rise ‘quite high’ for passengers taking multiple flights

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

@aiden_corkery
29th January, 2020
Neasa Hourigan, the Greens’ finance spokeswoman, said the party had no plans to introduce a congestion charge in Dublin, Cork or Galway. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

A frequent flyer tax should be looked at to discourage people from taking multiple flights in the same year, the Green Party has said.

The party has said it supports measures at European level to consider a tax on aviation fuel, which has been exempt from such duties since 1944.

Ireland had initially expressed concerns at calls by other member states last year to introduce such a tax but has since said it would “engage constructively”...

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