Controversial airline tax may be changed

Ryanair Boeing 737-800Passengers walk out of a plane from Ryanair Boeing 737-800 at Moss Airport Rygge.Photo: Jon Olav Nesvold / NTB scanpix
Despite criticism from several  of the bodies consulted,  the air passenger tax is expected to be introduced as planned on April the 1. But in the Parliament  Progress Party are open to adjustments.
We expect  the Ministry of Finance to be working with the airline companies and other important players of the industry in finding a workable solutions on the transfer issues, so that all the airlines are treated equally, the Progress Partys fiscal spokesman Hans Andreas Limi says.
A number of the bodies consulted, among them the Norwegian Competition Authority, has criticized the tax for distorting competition and being poorly prepared.
– None of the the problems that has come up in the consultation were  unknown to us when we entered the agreement. These are problems that must be solved, says Limi.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today