Travelling by plane? You will soon have to pay near 30 euros in flight tax

Starting January 1, 2023, the air passenger tax will increase by about €20. This means that instead of paying €7,95, you must soon pay a €28,58 tax per flight ticket.

The increase in flight tax was made in hopes of making flying less attractive, taking into account the social costs of travelling by plane (ex: noise and air pollution), reports the NOS.

Initially, the flight tax was introduced in January last year. However, this decision took place in the midst of the pandemic, and already-struggling airlines asked for the measure to be postponed.

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The Dutch cabinet already decided that the flight tax would rise in the recent coalition agreement, though the increase was estimated to only be by €24.

Plans for sustainable air travel

On the bright side, even though you’ll be paying more each time you fly, it’s all part of the plan to make air travel more sustainable.

The flight tax increase is part of the greening agreements made by several government parties, writes De Telegraaf.

In addition, part of the proceeds will go towards making aviation a more environmentally-friendly practice. So, let’s all take this as a win for the environmentalists. ✊🏻 🌱

What do you think about the increase in flight tax? Tell us in the comments below!

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Lea Shamaa 🇺🇸🇱🇧
Lea has a passion for writing and sharing new ideas with the world. She enjoys film photography, Wes Anderson movies, fictional books and jazz music. She came to the Netherlands in 2019 for her media studies and has fallen in love with the country and its culture ever since. She loves to ride her bicycle in the city but also feels the need to overtake everyone on the bike lane (she's working on it).


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