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France plans 'eco-tax' for air fares


France is set to introduce an "eco-tax" for all flights from French airports, reports BBC.

Economy class tickets on flights within France or the EU will have a tax of €1.50 (R23) imposed. Business class tickets for flights out of the EU will have the highest tariff of up to €18 (R286).

The tax, which is expected to raise about €180m (R2,8bn) from 2020, will only apply to outgoing flights and not to those flying into the country.
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