IATA said it welcomed the abolishment of the Dutch departure tax that was introduced last year (ATWOnline, Oct. 20, 2008) (Oct. 20. 2008). The Dutch government last week decided to eliminate the tax when it implemented an economic stimulus package. "Abolishing the departure tax was the right decision for the Dutch economy," DG and CEO Giovanni Bisignani said. "It will provide an economic boost in this crisis. . .This is just the tip of the iceberg. Airlines saw $6.9 billion in crazy new ...

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