Introduction of an Environmental Cost Surcharge as of 26 June 2024

Effective 26 June 2024 (date of ticket issuance), the airlines of the Lufthansa Group will introduce a new surcharge for all flights departing from any country of the European Union1, Great Britain, Norway and Switzerland on/after 1 January 2025.2

The Environmental Cost Surcharge applies to Austrian Airlines / Brussels Airlines / Eurowings3 / Lufthansa / SWISS / Air Dolomiti / Discover Airlines / Edelweiss / Lufthansa City Airlines / Lufthansa CityLine flights.

1 Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

2 The surcharge applies to all points of sales except for tickets sold in Iran, journeys originating in Hong Kong and journeys to or from Japan.

3 Surcharge does not apply to Eurowings flights that are booked on

The Environmental Cost Surcharge amounts (per flight segment):4

Travel Class Short- and medium-haul flights Long-haul flights
Economy Class from 1 to 5 EUR/CHF/GBP/USD from 6 to 12 EUR/CHF/GBP/USD
Premium Economy Class from 9 to 18 EUR/CHF/GBP/USD
Business Class from 1.50 to 7 EUR/CHF/GBP/USD from 18 to 36 EUR/CHF/GBP/USD
First Class from 36 to 72 EUR/CHF/GBP/USD

4 The surcharge amount depends on the flight distance and the booked travel class.

The exact surcharge amount will be displayed during the last step of the booking process in the price details.  

The surcharge covers additional costs from legislative environmental regulations such as the SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) mandate by the European Union (“ReFuelEU Aviation”), adaptations of the European ETS (“Emission Trading System”) scheme and other regulatory costs.