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Germany Increasing Air Departure Taxes

Nov 14, 2019

Frankfurt, Germany airport. Photo: Nikolay Antonov | Dreamstime.com

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As part of Germany’s climate package, a plan to reduce emissions, the country will raise departure taxes at German airports. Taxes will go up as much as 60 percent, and are expected to raise up to €740 million. The funds will then be used to lower VAT on rail fares from 19 percent to 7 percent.

The hope is the rate changes will encourage travelers to use trains rather than planes.

The new rates will be:

  • €13.03 for flights up to 2,500 kilometers
  • €33.01 for flights up to 6,000 kilometers
  • €59.43 for the longest flights

Elsewhere in Europe, trains are gaining steam over planes due to the lower environmental impact.

There’s currently not a date released for the start of higher taxes at German airports.

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