The upper house of the German parliament has voted to abolish the countryâ€™s air passenger duty. The move was initiated by the state of Bavaria, where Lufthansaâ€™s second-largest hub, Munich, is located. It was supported by the states of Hesse and Saxonia. Lufthansaâ€™s main hub is in Frankfurt, Hesse. Germany instituted the tax in early 2011 with the expectation of raising about â‚¬1 billion ($1.3 billion) annually for the federal budget, although Germanyâ€™s airlines say they have to bear ...
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