The Austrian government will cut local aviation taxes 50% by January 2018. Pending government approval, taxes should be reduced by 25% in 2017 and 25% the following year. The tax, which has become a burden for the industry, was implemented in 2011. Passengers boarding in Austria were charged €7 ($9.60) for short-haul flights, €15 for medium-haul flights and €35 for long-haul flights. “We would welcome such a move [reducing the aviation tax], which we see as a positive ...

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