Air Berlin said it has begun levying a new fee through all booking channels for travel beginning Jan. 1, 2011, in order to cover the “ecological air travel levy” introduced by the German government last week. The levy ranges from €10 ($12.7), €28 or €50, depending on flight duration, (ATW Daily News, Sept. 3). AB noted that GDS systems began applying the tax to its flights over the past weekend, “even though the airline company had not taken any ...

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