Environmental Cost Surcharge

The “Environmental Cost Surcharge” applies to Lufthansa Group marketed and operated flight segments departing from the EU-27 countries, as well as from Great Britain, Norway, and Switzerland.



The surcharge covers additional costs that arise 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 related national and international laws.­


Lufthansa Group informs passengers about the “Environmental Cost Surcharge” applying for their respective flight ticket.


Applicable Lufthansa Group Airlines

Surcharge applies if the flight segment is marketed and operated by any of the following Lufthansa Group airlines:

  • Discover Airlines (4Y)
  • Air Dolomiti (EN)
  • Eurowings (EW) *
  • Lufthansa (LH)
  • Swiss International Airlines (LX)
  • Austrian Airlines (OS)
  • Brussels Airlines (SN)
  • Lufthansa City Airlines (VL)
  • Edelweiss (WK)

* Exemption: Surcharge does currently not apply to EW tickets that are sold on www.eurowings.com


Geographical Scope

Departure flight segments originating from: EU-27 countries + Switzerland, Great Britain, and Norway


Effective date

- Effective for tickets issued on/after 26th June 2024
- Effective for departures on/after 1st January 2025



Surcharge applies to all sales channels and to all point of sales



Depending on the fare rules of the ticket



- Infants not occupying a seat

Environmental Cost Surcharge Amount

Surcharge amounts for short-to medium-haul flights:

  • Economy Class: from 1 € to 5 €
  • Business Class: from 1,50 € to 7 €


The exact surcharge amount will be displayed in the price details.