The FAA will raise U.S. overflight fees by as much as 69% by October 2014, dismissing Lufthansa’s opposition to the first update of the fees in about a decade. Lufthansa is the only carrier that objected to the increase in the fee, which is intended to recoup costs for managing flights that traverse U.S. air space without landing in the country. In doing so, Lufthansa broke ranks with a large group of carriers that had agreed not to challenge a rate increase of about 14% a year for ...
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