October 4, 2019 / 10:12 AM / 14 days ago

Germany plans to hike taxes on European, long-haul flights: document

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government plans to raise taxes on tickets for flights within Europe to 10.43 euros from 7.50, a government document seen by Reuters showed.

The cabinet is due next Wednesday to approve the plans, which also foresee a rise in taxes on tickets for mid-haul flights to 32.57 euros from 23.43, the document showed. Taxes on long-haul flights would rise to 58.63 euros from 42.18.

The tax hikes, which would take effect from April 1, 2020, are part of a package of budget-neutral measures the government drafted last month aimed at protecting the climate and restoring its green credentials.

Reporting by Holger Hansen; Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Tassilo Hummel

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