Germany announced proposed hikes in the taxes applied to air travel, with corresponding decreases in the tax on rail travel. Effective from April 2020, air ticket taxes for flights out of Germany will increase by 75 percent to 13.03 euros for flights up to 2,500 km, 33.01 euros for flights from 2,501 to 6,000 km, and 59.43 euros for flights of 6,000 km or longer.