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Germany to levy up to $33 per flight

Germany to levy up to $33 per flight

Germany plans to levy up to (EURO)26 ($33) for each passenger on flights under a plan aimed at promoting environmentally friendly behavior and bolstering government finances.
A draft bill obtained by The Associated Press Thursday says airlines will have to pay (EURO)13 per passenger on flights of up to 1,553 miles (2,500 kilometers) and (EURO)26 for longer-haul flights.
Passengers only transiting Germany will be excluded.
The government expects the tax _ first announced last month as part of a plan to save (EURO)80 billion through 2014 _ to bring in an annual (EURO)1 billion starting next year.
Its bill says it aims to provide "incentives for environmentally friendly behavior."


Updated : 2021-04-15 15:18 GMT+08:00