Compared to other modes of transport, air transport already internalises a large measure of externalised costs in the environmental sector. For a long time, airlines have been obliged to pay emission-based charges for noise and pollutant emissions. This finances clean-up and protection measures. In the area of climate protection, air transport was the first industry in the world to adopt a binding global instrument (CORSIA) through the World Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), which will compensate for the expected increase in CO2 emissions from 2020.
AEROSUISSE positions on CO2, air ticket tax and tax on general aviation: