04 Jan '12, 11pm

Delta, Lufthansa to Pass EU's Carbon Costs on to Customers

Delta, Lufthansa to Pass EU's Carbon Costs on to Customers

Two weeks after the E.U.'s highest court ruled that all airlines must pay for the carbon emissions produced during flights in and out of the bloc, two airlines are moving to pass the expense to customers, and Chinese airlines are flatly refusing to comply. Delta Airlines has begun adding a $3 surcharge each way for flights in and out of the E.U., but wouldn't comment to several news outlets whether the charge was directly related to being forced into the E.U. Emissions Trading System (ETS). The new rules went into effect Jan. 1. Germany's Deutsche Lufthansa AG, however, firmly pointed the finger at the ETS as the reason for including ETS compliance costs in an existing fuel surcharge. Lufthansa raised that fuel surcharge to 10 euros in mid-December, but said this week it doesn't have plans to increase the surcharge in the immediate future. It's unclear how long Lufthansa w...

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