EU official says tax on air travel is possible

08/10/2010 | BusinessTravelNews.com

Janusz Lewandowski, budget commissioner for the EU, said the European Commission is poised to propose a tax on air travel to raise revenue. "There are various options that would not affect the finance ministries and have a link to European policy like a financial transaction tax, CO2-emission auctions and an aviation scheme," Lewandowski said. "Another possibility could be to tax what is directly connected to the single markets, to the open sky, open travel. So an aviation duty could be something to be charged on a European level."

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