Brussels Airport will tax “dirty” aircraft more

Brussels Airport will tax “dirty” aircraft more

Brussels Airport will begin in 2021 to increase airport taxes on planes that emit more carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrous oxide (NOx), CEO Arnaud Feist said in an interview with De Standaard. The move comes as the airport tries to attract more modern, cleaner aircraft. At present, airlines pay a tax for every passenger flown into Brussels Airport of around 30 euros. According to spokesperson Anke Fransen, the tax covers the workings of the airport, such as security checks. There is also a variable portion of the tax. At present…

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