From 2020, tickets in economy class for flights within the EU will be subject to a €1.50 tax, the lowest on the spectrum. The highest tax (€18 a ticket) will be on business class tickets to destinations outside of the EU. The tax will not apply to incoming or connecting flights.
The French Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne stated that the tax is expected to raise around €180m in its first year. The announcement comes after widespread protests forced the French government to abandon its 2018 plans for a fuel tax rise.
A similar tax is already in place in several other European countries, including Germany. Their eco-tax adds between €8 and €45 to ticket prices.