Germany’s air transport industry is entangled in an increasingly bitter dispute over the proposed €1-billion ($1.3-billion) air travel tax the federal government plans to introduce in 2011, while legal experts claim the levy may not even comply with European law. Details of the bill are being negotiated by various federal government ministries and the outcome is still unclear. However, according to a first draft proposal, for each short-haul sector originating in Germany carriers would ...

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