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January 23, 2013

Are European Airlines Profiting From Shelved EU Carbon Tax?

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Lufthansa's first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental (D-ABYA) takes off on a test flight. (Photo by Boeing)

Airlines turn profit from EU freeze on carbon tax: environmentalists (via AFP)

Airlines made up to half a billion euros in windfall profits last year by passing on a carbon surcharge to travellers despite an EU decision to freeze its controversial carbon tax, environmentalists said on Tuesday. Green group Transport and Environment said airlines chalked up extra revenues estimated…

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British Airways Boeing 747 and 777s cross paths at Boston's Logan International Airport. (Photo by Eric Dunetz)

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Reflection of an Icelandair Boeing 757 in an Amsterdam Schiphol window.

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