• Securing Air Service Levels for Zimbabwe

    13 days ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    The International Air Transport Association today met with Zimbabwe's President, Emmerson Mnangagwa and a high level government delegation, to discuss the contribution of aviation to the country's economy and development.
    A key topic addressed was the need to find a mutually acceptable and workable solution for the release of USD196 million in revenues owed to airlines and ensuring current levels of air transport services to and from the Southern African country, which are vital to its economy and social development.
    IATA's Director-General, Alexandre du Juniac, said today's meeting had...
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  • Air France Opposed To The Eco-Tax Proposal Announced By The Government

    Air France Opposed To The Eco-Tax Proposal Announced By The Government

    13 days ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    Air France strongly disapproves the announcement of a proposal to introduce an eco-tax varying from 1.5 to 18 euros on tickets for all flights departing from France as from 2020.
    This new tax would significantly penalize Air France's competitiveness, at a time where the company needs to strengthen its investment capacity to more rapidly reduce its environmental footprint, notably as part of its fleet renewal policy.
    France is one of the countries with the most heavily-taxed air transport industry in Europe. These taxes are in addition to the particularly high burden of employer payroll...
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