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French govt all set to impose an ‘ecotax' on air tickets 2020 onwards

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The French government will be implementing an “ecotax” on aeroplane tickets for flights taking off from France from next year.
Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne said Tuesday that the impending tax would be between 1.50 euros and 18 euros .
The tax is expected to raise over 180 million euros from 2020 to invest in eco-friendly transport infrastructure, including railway.facilities
She said the only exceptions from the tax will be for domestic flights to Corsica and France's overseas territories, and connecting flights that pass through France. It will not apply to flights arriving in...
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France to introduce eco-tax on airlines flying from its airports

France to introduce eco-tax on airlines flying from its airports

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France will introduce a tax on airlines flying from its airports to help support the environment, as per the transport minister. The move is expected to raise around 180 million euros from 2020. The news saw the airline shares dive down. Share prices of Air France Ryanair , easyJet and Lufthansa fell at 1255 GMT.
As per Air France, planned French eco-tax would be
‘extremely penalizing'. It said 50 per cent of its flights were operated out of
France, notably for its domestic network, where losses amounted to more than 180 million euros in 2018. The new tax would significantly hurt its...
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