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Merkel's conservatives want to double passenger levy on domestic flights

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Merkel's conservatives want to double passenger levy on domestic flights
FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks in the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament in Berlin, Germany September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt   -   Copyright  AXEL SCHMIDT(Reuters)

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives want to double a levy on domestic flight tickets, a party official said on Monday.

Air passengers flying within Germany currently pay 7.38 euros ($8.14) per ticket.

Andreas Jung, leader of the conservative faction in parliament, said connecting flights that are part of long-haul flights would be excluded from the increase.

(Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Michelle Martin)