Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (EFE).- The president of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has assured tonight that the islands will be exempt from the application of the new European rate that will tax kerosene, the one that he considers to have the greatest repercussion have on air transport to or from the archipelago.
“Today, the Council of Europe, 27 member states, has agreed to leave the Canary Islands exempt from the kerosene tax, which is the one that most taxes the price of tickets,” Torres announced, during the debate of candidates for the Canarian Government issued this Tuesday by RTVC and RTVE.
Previously, the Canary Islands had already obtained a commitment from the European Commission and the Strasbourg Parliament that it would remain temporarily outside of another green tax mechanism on air transport, which penalizes CO2 emissions.
In this case, the Canary Islands were granted a temporary exception, until 2030, but only for flights between islands and connections with the rest of Spain. On the other hand, international flights to other EU states or to third countries are subject to this tax. EFE