Sunday March 29, 2020

Varadkar backs European moves to tax jet fuel

The European People’s Party has called for an end to the exemption for aviation fuel in a bid to curb emissions

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

@danieltmurray
24th November, 2019

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the government will support European moves to end international tax exemptions on aviation jet fuel.

Fuel used for air flight currently escapes any taxation, despite the sector making up 2 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. The European People’s Party (EPP) group - of which Fine Gael is a member – changed its policy on jet fuel tax at its annual conference last Thursday, committing to ending the exemption...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Airlines worldwide are being hit hard by restrictions to travel due to the Covid-19 pandemic. While Ryanair is one airline with pockets deep enough to ride the emergency out, the question is who else will be left standing?

Barry J Whyte | 1 week ago

Airline can ‘survive through a prolonged period of reduced or even zero flight schedules’, says O’Leary

Peter O'Dwyer | 1 week ago

Covid-19 is taking a severe toll on the aviation sector, with many grounding planes and some laying off staff

Peter O'Dwyer | 2 weeks ago