Fons have you carefully read the original message?
the airline industry's exemption from paying Value Added Tax (VAT) on fuel should be scrapped, and says an additional fuel tax should be brought in
I'll agree with you that extra taxes are unwanted. OTOH the VAT exemption seems unfair to me, I can accept they wish to do away with it.
I mentioned that earlier, and said also to keep an eye on the MEP fares, to see if they not exempt themself of their penalty.
That VAT would weigh on pax and cargo rates. What about airmail? But how? How would Postes Francaises solve the problem?
I cannot imagine an honnest calcullus to charge everybody proportionally to 'the added value' of his airtrip, airshipment. Because fuel consumption is linked to many factors.
Would you pay the same penalty for a flight on a prop as on a modern jet? What about if you sat on a 747-combi, that uses more fuel because of its heavier payload of cargo?
This thing doesnot work, there will be always someone cheated, presumably me, I think. Therefor it is NO!
Remember how difficult it was to calculate VAT on airpackages? You know what the VAT is on a holliday package? Ask your travel agent...
And who would collect it, and to who would benefit?