The French government is going to set up an ‘eco-tax’ for flights from France. In the long term, travelers must take into account an additional charge of 1.50 euros to 18 euros per airline ticket. That said the French Transport Minister, Elisabeth Borne.

The tax scheme should yield around 180 million euros for the French treasury by 2020. The money is used for infrastructural purposes, such as the realization of rail projects around cities.

Passengers traveling within Europe receive an extra tax of 1.50 euros per ticket in economy class. For business class travelers this will be 9 euros per flight. For flights from France to destinations outside of Europe, the charges are 3 euros and 18 euros respectively. According to Borne, transferers at French airports will be spared.

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