Airlines continued to criticize the German government's decision Wednesday to implement an "ecological air travel levy" on passengers that is intended to raise €1 billion ($1.27 billion) annually. Tax revenues will go into the general treasury and are not dedicated to environmental measures. The new tax, part of the government's austerity measures, puts Lufthansa at "a disadvantage" owing to its escalating scale dependent on distance flown, the airline said ...

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