PLF 2024: FNAM denounces “threatened French competitiveness and slowed decarbonization”

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There National Federation of Aviation and its Professions (FNAM), denounced in the 2024 Finance Bill the introduction of a tax on the operation of long-distance transport infrastructure. According to her, this tax will be mainly borne by the Airlines companies and their passengers.

While in its 2024 finance bill (PLF), the French government has just announced a tax on airport concessionsthe FNAM indicates that it had already expressed its opposition to this new tax on August 31, particularly since “its proceeds will in no way be reinvested in the ecological transition of the aviation sector but will exclusively benefit other modes of transport.” She also emphasizes that her vision remains that of a “ecological transition policy intended to facilitate the decarbonization of all modes of transport which are all useful and complementary”.

The FNAM also wishes to affirm that the imposition of this new tax, by increasing the cost of using main French airports to the height of several hundred million euros over the period 2024-2027, will deal an additional blow to theattractiveness of France and the competitiveness of airlines based on the national territory. In this regard, the FNAM recalls that the French flag loses each year, in international competition, a point of market share to the benefit of operators benefiting from a more favorable regulatory and tax environment in their countries of origin.

French air transport has identified the measures and investments necessary to effectively reduce its CO2 emissions by 2030 as well as achieving a goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, she recalls. The FNAM therefore calls for recovery, “as part of parliamentary work, a stable tax framework allowing airlines based in France to realize their investments in new fleets and to acquire sufficient quantities of sustainable aeronautical fuels necessary for the decarbonization of the sector”.

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