German Government details proposed aviation tax increase

    Germany‘s Government detailed (16-Oct-2019) plans for its proposed aviation tax increase, scheduled to be implemented on 01-Apr-2020, as follows:

    • Air traffic tax for intra European destinations will increase by EUR5.53 to EUR13.03 per passenger;
    • For medium haul destinations up to 6000km, taxes will increase by EUR9.58 to EUR33.01;
    • Long haul taxes will increase by EUR17.25 to EUR59.43.

    The increase is expected to raise EUR785 million p/a in additional revenue. The government will also reduce VAT on long distance rail tickets from 19% to 7% from 2020. [more – original PR – German] [more – original PR – II – German]