DJ introduces carbon surcharge

first_imgVirgin Australia has announced a carbon-pricing surcharge in response to the EU tax and Australian carbon scheme.With the Australian carbon pricing scheme kicking off 1 July this year and starting at AU$23 per tonne of carbon, effective 1 March this year the carrier said the surcharge will apply on domestic Australian flights on and after 1 July this year.The carrier noted that the average increase per sector would be roughly AU$3.00 while flights 200 kilometers away could see a surcharge of more than AU$6.00.Meanwhile in response to the EU tax, which started on the 1 January, the carrier said its codeshare flights with Etihad Airways from Abu Dhabi would see a surcharge of US$3.00 per passenger for all flights into and out of Europe for flights on and after 1 March this year.“The surcharge is applicable on flights into and out of EU countries only,” the carrier said.  Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more