TITLE

Bird & Bird wins airline tax battle

AUTHOR(S)
Harris, Joanne
PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
Lawyer;6/6/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 22, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the landmark victory secured by Bird & Bird's Brussels office for more than sixty airlines challenging an unfair tax. Proceedings were launched in 1995 after the municipality of Zaventem, where the Brussels National Airport is located, implemented a tax charging all airlines flying through Brussels 30 cents for each departing passenger. The airlines said that the tax was in breach of Article 15 of the Chicago Convention on civil aviation, which deals with airport charges. They argued that the tax was unenforceable because it was not linked to any particular service.
ACCESSION #
17334965

 

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