Tuesday February 25, 2020

Secret EU report: fares would rise 10%, but carbon emissions would drop 11% through aviation fuel tax

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

19th May, 2019

A leaked report from the European Commission has said that an EU-wide aviation fuel tax would raise average ticket prices by 10 per cent and reduce the sector’s carbon emissions by 11 per cent.

In a leaked assessment called ‘Taxes in the field of aviation and their impact’, it was found that a tax on aviation kerosene of €330 per thousand litres would raise €26 billion in tax, reduce carbon emissions by the equivalent of...

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