Governments in Latin America that view air travel as a luxury and airlines as an easy tax target have resulted in a proliferation of fees and taxes on aviation in the region, hampering growth. IATA regional VP the Americas Peter Cerda pointed to the example of Chile, which levies a $1 per passenger fee that goes toward the government’s aid projects in Africa and other developing regions. Each $1 in ticket fees can result in as much as $20 million less in tourist revenue by depressing ...

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