Ryanair 737-800. Ryanair announced further cuts to its German operations next year, citing the new flight tax as reason for its decision. German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the new tax in June as part of a €80 billion ($106 billion) package of austerity measures, although she justified it on environmental grounds. The tax will be €8 on all flights within the EU, beginning on Jan. 1 (ATW Daily News, Sept. 2). Medium-haul flights outside the EU and long-haul flights ...

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