by Associated Press | July 09, 2019
PARIS (AP) - The French government will implement an "ecotax" on plane tickets for flights departing from France from next year. Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne said Tuesday that the tax will be between 1.50 euros (US$1.70) and 18 euros ($20).

The tax is expected to raise over US$200 million in 2020 to invest in eco-friendly transport infrastructure, including rail.

Borne said the only exceptions from the tax will be for domestic flights to Corsica and France's overseas territories, and connecting flights that pass through France. It will not apply to flights arriving in France.

For domestic and European flights, the tax will be 1.50 euros for economy tickets and 9 euros ($10) for business class, up to 18 euros ($20) for business flights outside the EU.