New baggage tax to raise €30m for Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus will raise as much as €30 million in gross revenues from its decision last week to levy a baggage tax on passengers, The Sunday Business Post has learned.

5th August, 2006

Aer Lingus will raise as much as €30 million in gross revenues from its decision last week to levy a baggage tax on passengers, The Sunday Business Post has learned. The figure could significantly boost the profit of €72.4 million that the airline generated last year, if the revenues do not leak into lower air fares.

Aer Lingus, which is due to float on stock markets in September, last week joined Ryanair as only the...

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