France will introduce an “eco-tax” of up to €18 (£16.19) on tickets for all flights leaving the country, the government has announced.
“We have decided to put in place an eco-tax on all flights from France,” transport minister Elisabeth Borne said during a news conference on Tuesday.
She added the tax, which is expected to raise around €180m annually from 2020, would finance daily transport in France.
The new tax will range from €1.50 for short-haul flights and up to €18 for long-haul journeys in business class.
The move comes amid an escalating planetary climate emergency which is disproportionally being caused by the tiny percentage of people who use planes for transport.
They should tax private flights at a punitive rate, since clearly those are the most harmful of all, and enjoyed by the very tiniest percentage.