The Austrian government intends to move forward on its own"ecological air travel levy" that will begin March 30, 2011, for all departing flights. It is similar to the tax introduced in Germany last month for air travel from Jan. 1, 2011. Passengers boarding in Austria will be charged €8 for European flights, €20 for medium-haul flights and €35 for long-haul flights. Austrian Airlines Executive Board member Peter Malanik said the new tax could cost OS a "high ...

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