NEC warns against aviation, passenger security taxes

As debate continues in Washington, DC, over¬† how to decrease the federal deficit through a combination of spending cuts and new revenue, the New England Council recently weighed in with concerns about a proposal put forth by the Obama Administration.¬† The Administration has proposed a $100 per flight tax for commercial, cargo and general aviation, as well as an increase in the security tax from today’s minimum of $2.50 per customer per flight segment to $7.50.

In a letter sent to each member of the New England Congressional delegation, the Council expressed concerns that these proposals would be detrimental to individual airline passengers, to the airlines themselves, and to companies who depend on air cargo services to increase exports of manufactured goods.

Visit the Transportation page of our website to read the letter and to view some facts about air passenger travel and air cargo in New England.

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