President Jacques Chirac's proposal to attach a levy of up to €40 ($47.24) on passenger tickets for flights leaving France passed yesterday (ATWOnline, Nov. 23). The tax will go into effect July 1, assuming it is approved by parliament. The government hopes to raise approximately €210 million per year to put toward global poverty and healthcare issues, according to Reuters. Taxes for economy classes will range from €1 to €4 depending on distance, while taxes on ...

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