Lufthansa has announced that it will include the full cost of the EU ETS in its fuel surcharge from Jan. 1, while warning that European-based airlines are now at a disadvantage. The airline estimates that the ETS will cost €130 million ($167.3 million) in 2012, and while there will be no immediate increase; the next fuel surcharge review will take into account that additional cost. Lufthansa said that due to its growth over the past five years, it would have to acquire 35% of the ...

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