The US Air Transport Association (ATA) has warned that nearly 10,000 airline industry jobs could be cut within one year if the new aviation departure tax is implemented. More broadly, it said that 181,000 jobs could be at risk due to reduction in aircraft manufacturing, airports and supporting businesses. ATA president and CEO Nicholas Calio said tripling the passenger security fee and creating a new $100 departure tax will have a “devastating effect on the US economy and our customers. The proposed new taxes will impact fares and reduce service, which equates to a one-way ticket to the unemployment line
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