Swiss CO2 tax on flights at par with car drivers gasoline tax
The Swiss parliament lately agreed on taxes of € 28.20 for continental and € 112.80 for intercontinental flights. This tax roughly amounts to the same levies car drivers meet when refuelling their cars covering similar distances. Swiss parliament votes for CO2 tax on air tickets Continue reading “Swiss government asks for CO2 tax for flights”
Aircraft manufacturers and airlines will only invest, when getting returns. The CORONA pandemic, its economic aftermath and the world’s efforts to curb CO2 emissions makes continued low prices for kerosene likely. Airlines and aircraft manufacturers will not invest in new airplanes without economic need. Politics must make the regulations, give guidance and stimulation for aviation to focus on fuel efficiency.
1. How much is the fuel?Fuel is not always the biggest cost for an airline. Continue reading “Low prices for the use of kerosene, hold back any development towards more sustainability”
Low prices for fuel and CO2 emissions make airlines focus on fuel-thirsty speeds
1. Airlines always get what they wantAircrafts are designed around an airline’s business plan. Designers optimise an aircraft’s fuselage, it’s wings and engines to fly with a specific speed to gain an airline the highest profits. The higher it’s speed, the more fuel an aircraft consumes, but the lower are it’s other costs. Continue reading “The price for kerosene defines the airliners that are built”