Germany to increase air tax
7 Oct 2019 - by
Germany will raise levies on all flight tickets from next year, reports Bloomberg.
According to a draft bill, the government is attempting to cut CO2 output from aircraft.
German aviation tax is already included in airfare prices and currently charges per passenger at the following rates:
Beginning 2020, the following increased rates will take effect:
Also in the draft bill, in an effort to persuade travellers to use less-polluting forms of transport, Germany will also halve the 19% VAT rate on tickets at its national rail company, Deutsche Bahn AG, passing the savings to travellers.