The Danish authorities have proposed introducing a “green tax” for air passengers.
The tax amount will depend on the route. On domestic flights, it will be about $9, on mid-haul flights – $35, on long-haul flights – $56. At the same time, air ticket prices are expected to become lower.
Half of the proceeds from the green fee will go toward the transition to clean fuel on domestic flights. As for the remaining half of the income, the government said it would be distributed to seniors in the form of additional cash payments.
“The Danish aviation sector must – like all other sectors – reduce its climate impact and move towards a green future,” said Lars Ågaard, Denmark’s Minister of Climate, Energy and Utilities.
The Danish government has said it aims to launch the first domestic route powered entirely by clean fuel by 2025.