International Air Carrier Assn., representing 35 European leisure and discount airlines, expressed "dismay" at the decision by the meeting of EU Finance Ministers to introduce a levy on air passengers to fund development aid (ATWOnline, May 17). IACA DG Sylviane Lust commented: "The imposition of a development tax on airline passengers unfairly discriminates against passengers who choose to fly. Furthermore, the ambiguous nature of the tax, which will be voluntary in many EU countries and ...

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