IATA last week issued a strong criticism of proposed air travel taxation plans in Belgium and Ireland and calculated that, combined with the proposed UK Aviation Duty and the recently implemented Dutch departure tax, passengers could face an annual tax burden of up to €3.8 billion ($5.11 billion) in those four countries by 2010. "Collective madness is the only way to describe the €150 million Irish and €132 million Belgian departure tax proposals. Filling budget gaps or ...

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