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AIRLINES FIGHT EUROPEAN PUSH TO TAX TICKETS AND FUEL

June 21, 2019 / Steve Creedy

Airlines are attempting to head off an attempt by Holland and France to convince European nations to end tax exemptions on aviation fuel and airline tickets. The move is part of discussion aimed at making the European Union carbon neutral by 2050. The Netherlands wants to end tax exemptions for air travel and has foreshadowed a 7.5 euro ticket tax for departing passengers if it can’t get a wider agreement. France wants a tax on jet fuel — something that happens in countries such as the US and Australia but not in the EU — in an attempt to change the behavior of travelers.