November 24, 2010
Austria is to become the latest country to introduce an air ticket tax.
The air ticket fee will be similar to the one Germany has introduced; it will be €8 for short-haul flights, and up to €35 for long-haul ones. The measure was announced in the country’s budget for 2011-14.
The British air ticket tax, Air Passenger Duty, went up at the start of November. It breaks the world down into four zones, with the most expensive (long-haul) tickets now attracting tax of £85 in economy class (up from £55) and £170 in any other class (up from £110). (From Revenue & Customs web site.)