Airlines oppose congressional proposal to double security tax

04/1/2013 | Washington Times, The

The House Budget Committee approved the fiscal year 2013 budget that would double the security tax from $2.50 to $5 per flight, which would increase taxes airline customers pay by $700 million annually, A4A says. "We cannot continue to put more taxes on airline passengers, who already pay more than $60 in taxes on a typical $300 round-trip ticket with this disappointing and short-sighted approach that ultimately will discourage business travel and tourism," said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio.

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