Finnair: Only 11% of Finnish people are in favour of introducing environmental flight tax

    Finnair reported (18-Jul-2018) the findings from a consumer research study during summer 2018 confirmed the majority of Finnish people are ready to pay to reduce the emissions caused by air travel, but want the proceeds from possible additional charges to go directly to environmental work. According to the study, almost all Finnish people (94%) want to reduce the emissions of air travel, and many are also willing to pay for this as a part of the ticket price. Finnair reported only 11% of Finnish people were in favour of a flight tax. Finnair said when asked directly about a flight tax, 73% of respondents said a flight tax should not be introduced if the proceeds cannot be directly attributed to reducing environmental impacts. [more – original PR]