Paris plans 'eco tax' levy on flights leaving French airports

French transport minister Elisabeth Borne has announced that France will impose as of 2020 an 'eco tax' on airline passenger's flight costs for travel leaving France, ranging from 1.5 euros on inter-Europe destinations to 18 euros for business class passengers travelling beyond EU countries, and which is intended to fund investment in less polluting travel.

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France is set to introduce an "eco-tax" for all flights from French airports, the government has said, reports BBC News.