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Lufthansa to cut 3,500 jobs to reduce costs #austerity #airlines #taxes


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Lufthansa World Destinations 1973 (Photo credit: caribb)

BBC News – Lufthansa to cut 3,500 jobs to reduce costs.

As another 3,500 people worldwide join the unemployment queue, Lufthansa partially blames higher fees and government imposed taxes.

It has to be said that taxes related to flying are bordering on the ridiculous.

I recently purchased a ticket from a European hub to the Middle East and paid the following fees (see table)

I have no idea what TPSE is but at 80p it seems like a bargain, perhaps I should have paid for another one?

Anyway, point is, that in their desperate greed for funds, governments are stifling business and creating unemployment. Can’t go on like this forever?

Common sense, don’t buy an air ticket without it.

Air Passenger Duty
GBP65.00
Passenger Service Charge
GBP34.49
Passenger Service Charge (International)
GBP12.70
TPSE  GBP0.80
Total government, authority and airport charges* GBP112.99
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