APD – there are increasing calls to put ‘air’ back into the equation with cut in ‘impractical’ and ‘absurd’ ‘tax on trade’

We have been here before, many times in fact and seen no positive movement. However, there is increasing belief that in a post-Brexit environment that…..

US act on airport passenger facility charges could pave the way to faster airport modernisation

US Congressmen Thomas Massie (Republican, Kentucky) Earl Blumenauer (Democrat, Oregon) have introduced an unusual bipartisan legislation – the HR 3791 Investing in America: Rebuilding America’s…..

The cost of flying in Europe – continent’s largest airlines will be hit with a EUR5 billion bill from environmental taxes and other payments

Europe’s largest airlines will pay more than EUR5 billion in national environmental taxes and other payments this year, according to lobbying group A4E. This includes…..

France’s new ‘eco contribution’ tax for commercial air services is earmarked to help finance other transport sectors

The French government has announced it will introduce a new ‘eco contribution’ tax for commercial air traffic within and departing from mainland France from 2020……

Economic growth versus environmental concern – the case for and against the abolition of air taxes in Scotland

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed the devolved government of the country will reconsider its plans to abolish air travel taxes after agreeing to a…..

Norway reviews air passenger tax, but it could be too little too late to stop Widerøe from suspending routes

Norway’s Government recently proposed to make changes to the infamous air passenger tax via its 2019 budget draft. The proposal calls to lower the NOK83…..

Sweden’s new ‘eco-friendly’ aviation tax is already beginning to effect air connectivity

Just over two months since its introduction and it is already looking like Sweden’s  highly controversial airline passenger tax appears to be impacting the country’s aviation…..

Full abolition of Austria’s air passenger taxes could increase GDP by EUR320 million per annum and create 1000 new jobs by 2030

The reduction of Austria’s air passenger taxes from the start of this year has helped to support the country’s aviation industry, but the removal of…..