The Norwegian parliament adopted the controversial Airplane seat tax on 80 million on December 14 last year. The introduction is scheduled to take place on April 1, and two of the four airlines which offer flights to or from Norway have already decided to raise their prices, according to NRK news.
– The ticket prices have been adjusted slightly to take into account the introduction of the proposed air passenger tax , communications director Lasse Sandakerveien-Nielsen in Norwegian channel says to the TV channel
– We added on the prices to avoid losses upfront selling site which is taxable, says communications director Konsteien Widerøe.
SAS and Ryanair, on the other hand, both choose to refrain from raising prices now. SAS because they are unsure how the tax will end up eventually. Ryanair because the company always is to offer the lowest rates, according to the Nordic manager Hans Jørgen Elnæs. The Irish budget airline for its part announced that it will close down the base at Moss Airport Rygge November 1, if the fee is introduced.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today