Airports to court over eco-tax on flights

The Dutch airports association is to take the state to court on Monday to fight the proposed eco-tax on flights which the government intends to bring in on July 1, reports Friday’s Financieele Dagblad.

The airports say that the tax ( €11.25 for short distance flights and €45 for long haul journeys) has been presented as an environmental measure but there is no guarantee that the money generated – estimated at €350m – will be spent on the environment.
The proposed tax also contravenes an international aviation treaty, the paper quotes the airports as saying.

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