The UK yesterday announced that taxes on airline passenger tickets will double to £10 ($19.80) for most flights from Feb. 1, with duties on long-haul business class tickets doubling to £80 per ticket, as part of an effort to reduce carbon emissions. Finance Minister Gordon Brown told the House of Commons that aviation accounts for a fifth of carbon emissions produced by transport and that the UK "must take action domestically" to increase pressure for a wider EU and/or ...

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