Airline association to take Dutch government to court over environment tax

AMSTERDAM - The Board of Airline Representatives in the Netherlands (Barin) is taking the Dutch government to court to challenge the environmental tax set to take effect July 1, an Air France-KLM spokesperson told Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad. The court case is expected to begin March 5, with Schiphol Group perhaps also slated to join, the report said.

Airline association to take Dutch government to court over environment tax

AMSTERDAM – The Board of Airline Representatives in the Netherlands (Barin) is taking the Dutch government to court to challenge the environmental tax set to take effect July 1, an Air France-KLM spokesperson told Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad.

The court case is expected to begin March 5, with Schiphol Group perhaps also slated to join, the report said.

The Dutch government decided last year to put a environmental tax on airline tickets: 11.25 eur per flight for European destinations less than 2,500 km, and 45 eur for longer flights.

The Netherlands is the only European country to have such a tax, the paper said.

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