Flight tax cut for holiday destinations

30th April 2008, Comments 0 comments

Flight tax adjustment will cancel a pricing paradox.

30 April 2008

The flight tax to popular holiday destinations such as Turkey and the Canary Islands is to be adjusted to cancel a pricing paradox.

From July 1, a tax will be levied on all flights from the Netherlands. For flights outside the EU and for those of more than 2,500 kilometres, the cost will be 45 euros. For shorter flights, the tariff will be 11.25 euros.

However, there are some destinations outside the EU that only require a short flight for holidaymakers. Logically, this would make them subject to two tariffs, something the Lower House of the Dutch parliament and the Dutch travel industry are opposed to.

The new adjustment means that flights to all destinations in the Canary Islands, Turkey, Madeira, Morocco and the Azores will only be subject to the lower tariff of 11.25 euros.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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