Airlines for Europe (A4E), which has been lobbying to reduce aviation taxes in eight European countries, has said that when Austria cut air travel taxes in half at the beginning of this year, Austrian Airlines saw a 13% increase in passenger growth in the first quarter alone, according to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). A4E said in 2017 passengers paid €6 billion ($7.2 billion) in aviation taxes in the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Germany and Austria. Germany and ...

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