Germany Targets Discount Airlines as It Plans New Airline Ticket Tax

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Discount airlines like Ryanair and EasyJet could be disproportionately affected by Germany’s proposed regulatory changes. Anna & Michal / Flickr

Skift Take: Hmmm. Has Mrs. Merkel been listening to Lufthansa Group CEO Carsten Spohr? He has been criticizing discount airlines, including Ryanair, for contributing more than their share of pollution. This German government plan would have a bigger impact on discount airlines than full-service ones, according to Bloomberg. Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary can’t like that.

— Brian Sumers

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