Budget Airline Passengers Facing Levy of [Pounds Sterling]6 a Ticket; Ryanair and easyJet Will Have to Contribute to [Pounds Sterling]300million Rescue Fund
Byline: SEAN POULTER
BUDGET airlines could be forced to impose a levy of up to [pounds sterling]6 on every ticket to finance a [pounds sterling] 300million rescue fund for stranded travellers.
The Civil Aviation Authority wants the money to protect passengers if an airline or travel company goes bust.
But, when a one-way flight to Bilbao can cost as little as [pounds sterling]23 including taxes and charges, such a levy would be a significant extra charge.
Low- cost operators, which include easyJet and Ryanair, described the rescue plan as 'totally unnecessary'.
EasyJet, founded by Stelios Haji-Ioannou, said the scheme could cost the …
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Publication information: Article title: Budget Airline Passengers Facing Levy of [Pounds Sterling]6 a Ticket; Ryanair and easyJet Will Have to Contribute to [Pounds Sterling]300million Rescue Fund. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: March 20, 2004. Page number: 6. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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