It's a user-fee-based world in Europe, or as one pilot put it, regarding costs: ``If you have to ask, you probably shouldn't be going.''
Reports filtering in from business aviation operators in the last few months warn of noticeable increases in handling charges, taxes and fees associated with intra-European operations. These combine with complaints of ``sticker shock'' from neophyte international operators making their first forays onto the Continent in a wave of business aviation activity driven by security concerns in the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks. ``The amount of transatlantic traffic is increasing . . . so more ...
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