, 2022-12-10 22:30:00
Belgium’s authorities are set to introduce a new tax on certain aircraft and flights in spring 2023. Aged and noisy aircraft, along with private planes, will be subject to the new taxation. Additionally, short-haul commercial services will be taxed.
Increasing the terms
Even though aircraft utilizing Brussels Airport are required to pay tax based on the amount of noise made during takeoff and landing, smaller models are usually exempt. This exemption is coming to an end on April 1st of next year. The goal is to tax additional aspects such as air pollution and emissions.
The destination is also a factor, with aircraft heading to nearer airports subject to the new tax. Ultimately, the rates will rise for flights flying to a destination that is fewer than 310 mi (500 km) away.
Georges Gilkinet, Belgium’s deputy prime minister and minister in charge of transport, shared the following in a statement, as reported by Reuters:
“The noise pollution experienced by residents near Brussels National Airport, whether they live in Flanders, Brussels or Wallonia, cannot remain as it is.”
Photo: Brussels Airport
While this is a Belgium-based tax, local aviation only accounts for 12% of the country’s total air traffic. Thus, along with Brussels Airlines, airlines across Europe will be keeping a close eye on requirements heading into the new year.
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