The Dutch government has abandoned its proposed tax on freighters, after research showed it would likely drive cargo to other airports in Europe.
The environmental tax, part of the country’s Aviation Tax Bill, would have netted the government some €12m from freighters, which will now come from an increase in passenger air tax.
This will rise from €7 to €7.45, although transfer passengers are exempt. Total revenue from the tax will be …
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Source: The Loadstar