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Governments seek more revenue from airlines.(Financial Results, New Deals, And Reports From Every Corner Of The Globe)(Brief Article)

Struggling US and European airlines may be hit with more taxes this year as separate initiatives are underway. In the US, the Bush Administration wants to increase the passenger security tax from $2.50 per segment, or a maximum of $10 per roundtrip, to $5.50 per segment up to a maximum of $16 per roundtrip. The tax on a one-way ticket would rise to $8 under the FY06 proposal. Congress must approve the increase and airlines are lobbying heavily against it.

In Europe meanwhile, momentum is growing among EU transport ministers for a communitywide duty on kerosene to fund aid to developing countries. …

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