Italy - Ryanair complains about tax fund - February 29, 2016

Ryanair plans to close two of its bases in Italy and cut 600 jobs. The company said in a statement that 16 flight routes would also be lost as a result of the ‘illogical decision of the Italian government to raise municipal taxes further’. From 1 January 2016, the government raises taxes by about 40% (from €6.50 to €9) for each departing passenger in order to subsidise a fund set up for pilots laid off as a result of the merger between Alitalia and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad.

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