France to impose green tax on plane tickets from 2020

  1. France has decided to impose a tax of up to €18 on plane tickets for all flights from airports in France.  The move will take effect from 2020.
  2. The new measure is expected to bring in some 182 million euros a year which will be used to fund less-polluting transportation projects.
  3. Sweden had introduced a similar tax in 2018. An added charge of up to €40 was imposed on every ticket in an attempt to lessen the impact of air travel on the climate.