China’s airlines will not pay EU carbon tax

“China will not cooperate with the European Union on the ETS”

China’s airlines are refusing to pay any of the ETS carbon taxes being demanded under the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme. However, other Asia Pacific airlines are likely to pass the extra costs on to passengers. “China will not cooperate with the European Union on the ETS, so Chinese airlines will not impose surcharges on customers relating to the emissions tax,” was the essence of a blunt message from Cai Haibo, deputy secretary-general of the China Air Transport Association, to Reuters in a phone interview. The nation’s four major airlines – Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Hainan Airlines – are represented by the association.
What the European Commission will do if airlines don’t pay is unclear, but it is reserving the right to ban an aircraft operator from flying to Europe, something that could result in a trade war.
Reuters / CNBC
[pictured: China Southern; courtesy Skyteam]

x

Check Also

Air Canada, Air Chaina, joint venture, North America, flights, codeshare, China, Canada, connections

First China-N America airline joint venture signed

Air China and Air Canada joint venture provides “an unparalleled range of flights, products and services”.

Azul, Brazil, sell, buy, shares, stake, Hainan, HNA, debt, United, USA, Open Skies, flights, venture

Airlines in US and Brazil move closer

Now Open Skies is finally approved, United raises its stake in Brazil’s Azul to 8% with a joint venture on the horizon.

SkyTeam, app, mobile, navigation, map, plan, airports, technology, members

SkyTeam app maps airport terminals

The global airline alliance launches a new interactive airport navigation tool for passengers.

Air China, marketing, star alliance, SAS, Beijing, Cathay, Hong Kong, CPH, Copenhagen, Denmark, new route, Chinese tourists

What the new Air China route means for Denmark

Denmark expects a surge in the number of Chinese visitors and their length of stay.

Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, CPH, buy, purchase, sell, stake, ATP, Macquarie, fund, state, tariff, tax, fares, lower

Copenhagen’s shrinking passenger stats

Airport saw 0.5% more pax in 2017, but the trend is downward

LOT, Poland, airline, travel, tourism, flights, Oslo, Norway, 2018, links, connect, Warsaw, Star alliance

Poland talks to Air China for LOT stake

Sale of a 49% stake could save Polish carrier