Dutch government is facing parallel lawsuits challenging its plan to levy a new environmental ticket tax on all passengers departing from domestic airports (ATWOnline, Oct. 2, 2007). The tax, which comes into effect July 1, amounts to €11.25 ($16.59) per passenger for EU destinations (with some exceptions) inside 2,500 km. and €45 for other flights. Amsterdam's Schiphol Group, together with Dutch travel bureau association ANVR, launched legal action to prevent the tax, while The ...

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