The German government is reportedly evaluating reducing its widely criticized departure tax (ATW Daily News, June 9, 2010), which becomes effective Jan. 1, 2012. According to Weser Kurier, which quoted airport officials, the tax could be reduced from €8 ($10.70) to €6.50. Additionally, €25 fees for medium-haul routes could be reduced; €45 fees for long-haul flights could be reduced by €1.50. In earlier reports, Germany estimated the new airline ticket departure ...

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