Fee Imposed To Cover Airline's Costs Under The EU-ETS
Delta will begin charging an additional three dollars on tickets
purchased for flights to Europe to cover the cost of its compliance
with the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme.
Delta is reportedly the first major U.S. carrier to announce a
fee in response to the scheme.
Reuters reports that the surcharge was tacked on to the ticket
price on January 2nd. The EU's cap-and-trade scheme went into
effect New Year's Day. A spokesperson, however, would not say
whether it was a direct result of the implementation of the
When one airline raises prices, most others usually quickly
follow suit. The EU had long suggested that airlines pass the cost
of purchasing emissions credits on to their customers. Lufthansa
earlier this week became the first European airline to announce
that it would be charging its customers an additional fee because
of the plan.