The National Conference of the Liberal Party has decided to cancel the tax exemption program and change the air passenger tax in order to take offensive measures against greenhouse gas emissions from air traffic.
Liberal politicians in Finnmark suggested that the new program be deleted to abolish the tax exemption program because they believe it is necessary to raise funds for the country’s smaller airports. The National Assembly rejected the Finnmark proposal by a vote of 116 to 54.
Therefore, the Liberal Party has now decided in its plan that they will cancel the tax exemption program and use the increased tax revenue to maintain good offers at all airports across the country.
The Liberal Party is one of the political parties that has long opposed plans to provide travelers with cheap tobacco and alcohol for travel abroad.
The overwhelming majority of representatives also set the air passenger tax as an environmental tax based on emissions, and they agreed with the “Youth Left” proposal to increase air passenger tax on flights outside Europe.
For safety reasons, the National Assembly also advocated the implementation of zero emission requirements for cruise transportation throughout the coastal areas (not only the World Heritage fjords).