Merkel’s party wants higher taxes on domestic flights, party document shows

Financial Post | Sep 13, 2019 at 10:54 AM
  • Seeking to tackle climate change, Germany’s conservatives want to increase taxes on domestic flights and reduce the cost of long-distance train tickets, a party document seen by Reuters on Friday showed.
  • The tax for domestic flights is now 7.40 euros ($8.21).
  • A spokeswoman for Germany’s flagship airline, Lufthansa , said on Friday that air transport faced more international competition than other transport and such national measures could result in traffic shifting to regions where levies are smaller or non-existent.