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France’s new green tax on air travel: will it be effective?


France has followed other EU member states in an effort to limit the environmental damage caused by air travel. And as part of these efforts, the French government has announced that, as of next year, it will be imposing a new tax on plane tickets.

The tax will be introduced in 2020 and will be €1.50 on economy-class tickets, both within France, and between other EU countries. For business class within the EU, this will go up to €9, and for flights outside the EU, there will be a tax of between €3 and €18.

This will be applied to all outgoing flights; however, those…



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