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Air Transport Association Applauds Belgian Government Decision to Drop Air Ticket Tax

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Air Transport Association Of America (ATA)
: 10 November, 2008  (Special Report)
The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade association for the leading U.S. airlines, today responded to the decision by the Belgian government to drop their proposed air ticket tax.
In a speech delivered last week to the European Aviation Club and also in meetings with government officials, ATA President and CEO James C. May said that the air ticket tax proposal regrettably was fashioned as an ‘environmental measure,’ but that none of the funds collected would have gone to environmental projects. “It would have been an enormous mistake to invoke this tax scheme on airline passengers. The taxes ultimately would have interfered with investment in more fuel-efficient and greenhouse gas-efficient technologies,” said May. “I am pleased that the Belgian government has made the right decision in dropping their air ticket tax.”
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