The Assn. of German Airlines forecast the new eco-tax, which took effect Jan. 1, will prevent five million passengers from flying in 2011 and 2012, thus destroying the creation of 15,000 new jobs in the German aviation industry, BDF President Ralf Teckentrup said at the Aviation Press Club in Frankfurt on Tuesday. Nevertheless, in the long term Teckentrup believes the German aviation industry can expect passenger growth. He said 200 million passengers could depart from Germany this year, ...

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